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Auction Description for Auctions Imperial: 2013 AUCTIONS IMPERIAL ARMS & ARMOR

2013 AUCTIONS IMPERIAL ARMS & ARMOR

by Auctions Imperial LLC


312 lots with images

March 16, 2013

Live Auction

The Crowne Plaza Hotel North

2004 Greenspring Dr.

Timonium, MD, 21093 USA

Phone: +1 (323) 851-2345

Email: info@auctionsimperial.com

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A JAPANESE VOTIVE TANTO DAGGER

Lot 1: A JAPANESE VOTIVE TANTO DAGGER

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Description: The bone mounts carved with samurai figures, the blade with brass habaki. Late 19th-early 20th century. Overall length cm. Condition II

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A YATAGHAN BAYONET AND A PATTON SABER

Lot 2: A YATAGHAN BAYONET AND A PATTON SABER

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Description: The first of Chassepot type, with leather scabbard .The second lacking the hilt .Latter 19th century and early 20th century. Both heavily worn. Overall length of saber 108 cm. Condition IV

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A PERSIAN MACE

Lot 3: A PERSIAN MACE

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Description: Of steel, the head forged in the form of a bull's head. 19th-20th century. Areas of rust. Overall length 72.1cm. Condition II

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TWO CONTINENTAL SOCKET BAYONETS

Lot 4: TWO CONTINENTAL SOCKET BAYONETS

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Description: Each wrought in one piece, with triangular blade and slotted socket. 18th century. Worn .Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA.Overall length 52 cm. Condition IV

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AN INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER

Lot 5: AN INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER

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Description: With symmetrical steel grip inlaid in silver, the broad, heavy, double-edged blade recurved and chiseled en suite with floral panels, with armor-piercing tip. Mid-19th century. Light wear Overall length 43 cm. Condition II

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A. U.S. M1902 OFFICER'S SABER AND A CADET SWORD

Lot 6: A. U.S. M1902 OFFICER'S SABER AND A CADET SWORD

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Description: Officer's saber with nickeled hilt and horn grip, etched blade marked U.S. and RIDABOCK & CO. Nickeled scabbard. Beginning of the 20th century. Cadet's sword with typical gilt hilt, the etched blade marked THE/ M.C. LILLEY & CO./ COLUMBUS O and GERMANY, together with the owner's name, ALEXANDER RICHARD APPELMAN. First quarter of the 20th century. Overall length of officer's saber 103 cm. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. Condition I

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A DANAKIL DAGGER AND A KUKRIE DAGGER

Lot 7: A DANAKIL DAGGER AND A KUKRIE DAGGER

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Description: The first with horn handle of characteristic form and curved steel blade,in its hide scabbard with remains of belt. The second with horn grip and white metal mounts. Late 19th century and mid-20th century. Both with light wear. Overall length of Danakil dagger 46.5 cm. Condition II

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A JAPANESE M1914 NAVAL OFFICER'S PARADE SWORD

Lot 8: A JAPANESE M1914 NAVAL OFFICER'S PARADE SWORD

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Description: With gilded mounts and folding counterguard, the rayskin grip with wire wrap intact. The fullered and nickeled blade in its leather scabbard mounted en suite with the hilt. Early 20th century. Repair to scabbard. Overall length 81.7 cm. Condition II

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A RARE AFGHAN SHIELD

Lot 9: A RARE AFGHAN SHIELD

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Description: Of hammered copper, engraved overall in concentric foliate and floral bands, with rolled rim. Mid-19th century .Overall diameter 37.5 cm. Condition II

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A MOROCCAN POWDERHORN

Lot 10: A MOROCCAN POWDERHORN

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Description: With iron body and brass mounts engraved with characteristic motifs. Late 19th century .Worn.Overall length 33.8 cm. Condition III

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AN OTTOMAN OFFICER'S SABER

Lot 11: AN OTTOMAN OFFICER'S SABER

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Description: German made, based upon the M1889 saber, with lionhead pommel, ribbed grip and elaborate guard. Blade with etched crescent moon and star.In its steel scabbard .Early 20th century. Light wear. Overall length 93.5 cm. Condition II

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A CHINESE SHORTSWORD

Lot 12: A CHINESE SHORTSWORD

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Description: With broad, heavy, single-edged blade and recurved guard, with two-handed grip .Excavated condition .Latter 19th century .Overall length 81.5 cm. Condition V

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A SUDANESE KASKARA BROADSWORD

Lot 13: A SUDANESE KASKARA BROADSWORD

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Description: With wooden grip and brass crossguard. The long, straight, double-edged blade of above-average quality, etched with Arabic calligraphy, including ALLAH! and a partially legible inscription, possibly the owner's or maker's name "... IN OMDURMAN AL MALIK AL AMAR MAHMUD 1304 a.h."[1886/87c.e.] Muhammad Ahmad, known as the Mahdi, made Omdurman his military headquarters in 1884; it remained the Mahdist capital until 1899. Dated 1886/87.Grip-wrap lacking .Overall length 105.7 cm. Condition III

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TWO CONTINENTAL PIONEER'S SHORTSWORDS

Lot 14: TWO CONTINENTAL PIONEER'S SHORTSWORDS

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Description: Both with wood grips and brass mounts, broad blades and leather scabbards. The first struck 252 on guard and scabbard, the second lacking the chape. Mid-19th century. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. Overall length 64.2 cm. Condition II

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A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER

Lot 15: A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER

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Description: The horn grip inlaid with mother of pearl and brass in geometrical motifs. With curved steel blade and brass scabbard. Late 19th-early 20th century.Overall length 27.5 cm. Condition II

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A PHILIPPINES SHORTSWORD

Lot 16: A PHILIPPINES SHORTSWORD

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Description: The horn grip with pommel carved as a fully-modeled man's head with cap, brass mounts. Heavy, single-edged blade in tooled leather scabbard .Early 20th century. Overall length 69 cm. Condition II

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A U.S. MILITARY ASSOCIATION SWORD

Lot 17: A U.S. MILITARY ASSOCIATION SWORD

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Description: Brass hilt with modeled motifs, blade with etched decorations, U.S. and RIDABOCK & CO/ NEW YORK .Late 19th century .Overall length 87.3 cm. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. Condition II

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A SUDANESE ARM DAGGER

Lot 18: A SUDANESE ARM DAGGER

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Description: A large example with hardwood handle and broad blade, the leather scabbard with braided armband. Late 19th century .Overall length 42.2 cm. Condition III

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A BURMESE DHA DAGGER

Lot 19: A BURMESE DHA DAGGER

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Description: Of characteristic form, the grip a single section of elephant with filigreed silver ferrule. Broad, single-edged blade.Mid-19th century .Overall length 22.1 cm. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. Condition I

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AN ITALIAN CLASP KNIFE

Lot 20: AN ITALIAN CLASP KNIFE

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Description: A large example with horn grips and steel frame. The single-edged blade marked M. ATTILIO/ FRESOLONE/ CAMPOBASSO. Mid-19th century. Light wear. Overall length open 32 cm. Condition III

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A SPANISH COLONIAL DAGGER

Lot 21: A SPANISH COLONIAL DAGGER

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Description: Of plug bayonet form with reeded bone grip and pierced and inlaid blade .First half of the 19th century .Overall length 28.1 cm. Condition II

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A PERSIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN

Lot 22: A PERSIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN

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Description: Formed of rawhide with tooled floral and geometrical motifs overall, with hinged, sprung steel cap. Mid-19th century. Overall length 29 cm. Condition I

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A JAPANESE HACHIWARA ARMOR-PIERCING DAGGER

Lot 23: A JAPANESE HACHIWARA ARMOR-PIERCING DAGGER

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Description: Reputedly used for piercing helmets, the robust, quadrangular blade with hooked forte. The blade retained in the wooden grip by a pin. Mid-late 19th century .Areas of pitting .Overall length 40.7 cm. Condition III

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A YAKOMA SICKLE SWORD AND A UGANDAN TRIBAL DRUM

Lot 24: A YAKOMA SICKLE SWORD AND A UGANDAN TRIBAL DRUM

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Description: The handforged steel blade of characteristic form with central ridge, slotted at the tip. The bone grip carved with crosshatching. Late 19th century. The drum Bagandan, covered in zebra hide. 20th century. Overall length of sword 50.6 cm. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. Condition I

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A SUDANESE HELMET

Lot 25: A SUDANESE HELMET

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Description: The hemispherical bowl forged of a single piece of steel, with robust nasal and brass finial. The camail of riveted rings.Mid-19th century .Worn overall .Overall height with camail 40 cm. Condition III

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A PAIR OF U.S. CAVALRY SPURS

Lot 26: A PAIR OF U.S. CAVALRY SPURS

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Description: Of steel, retaining brass buckles and leather straps, each marked R.I.A. for Rock Island Arsenal, and N.A. and dated 1914 and 1915, respectively. Dated 1914-1915. Light wear. Overall length 13 cm. Condition III

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AN AFGHAN PULOWAR SWORD

Lot 27: AN AFGHAN PULOWAR SWORD

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Description: The steel hilt of characteristic form, with profiled pommel and quillon finials.The handforged blade curved and single-edged.Late 18th-early 19th century. Light wear. Overall length 78.2 cm. Condition III

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A PERSIAN BROADSWORD

Lot 28: A PERSIAN BROADSWORD

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Description: Reflecting the neoclassicism prevalent during the reign of Nasr al-Din Shah, the symmetrical steel hilt with trilobate pommel and scrolled quillons. The massive, straight, double-edged blade etched overall with lengthy Qur'anic inscriptions, heroes and snakes. Mid-19th century .Overall length 100.8 cm. Condition III

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A SUDANESE TRIPLE DAGGER

Lot 29: A SUDANESE TRIPLE DAGGER

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Description: Mounted and decorated en suite, with one straight and two curved blades, each with stepped bone grips, the blades with elaborate etched Arabic inscriptions, including NASR MIN ALLAH! [Victory from God!]In their Monitor lizard skin scabbard, incorporating the reptile's forelegs, claws and tail.Latter 19th century. Pommel caps and one scabbard section lacking. Overall length 57.1 cm. Condition III

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A BUGIS KRIS

Lot 30: A BUGIS KRIS

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Description: With characteristic JawaDemam-type grip and scabbard carved of actively-grained hardwood, with engraved brass mendak. The waved blade forged of pamor. Mid-19th century .Overall length 40.8 cm. Condition II

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A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER

Lot 31: A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER

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Description: The grips of variegated hardstone with elephant bands and brass mounts.The curved, T-backed blade with chamfered edge.In its fabric-covered wooden scabbard.Mid-19th century. Overall length 31 cm. Condition II

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A BRITISH MODEL 1821 INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD

Lot 32: A BRITISH MODEL 1821 INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD

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Description: The hilt of typical form retaining substantial original gilding, the guard embellished with crowned VR monogram and folding counterguard, the grip covered in sharkskin with wire wrap. The lightly-curved, single-edged blade with fuller to either side with lengthy panels of foliate etching and the crowned VR monogram, marked at the left forte, MANTON & COMPANY/ LONDON/ CALCUTTA, the right forte with brass proof mark set within a six-pointed star. The brass field officer's scabbard with traces of gilding, the last third a working-life replacement, chape lacking. First half of the 19th century.Minor age darkening to blade.Overall length 97.7 cm. Condition IV

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A SUMATRAN KALASAN SWORD

Lot 33: A SUMATRAN KALASAN SWORD

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Description: Of characteristic form, with lacquered hardwood grip and rolled pommel with studs and ferrule wrought of suassa, an alloy of gold and copper endemic to the region. The hardwood scabbard mounted elaborately in silver with suassa appliques, the deeply-bellied blade with characteristic choil at the forte. Mid-19th century. Minor wear. Overall length 62.2 cm. Condition II

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A BURMESE DHA DAGGER

Lot 34: A BURMESE DHA DAGGER

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Description: The grip a single section of elephant with filigreed silver mounts, the blade single-edged. Late 19th century. Light wear. Overall length 32.1 cm. Condition II

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AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD

Lot 35: AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD

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Description: The tangband and bolsters of embossed and chased silver. Recurved, single-edged blade of hollowground section with gold-inlaid geometrical motif to the right side and inscribed on the left, WORK OF ATRAK ___ [?] OWNER AHMAD, and deeply struck with a maker's mark. 19th century. Grips lacking, repairs to bolsters, blade with darkened areas. Overall length 75.5 cm. Condition IV

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FIVE FENCING FOILS

Lot 36: FIVE FENCING FOILS

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Description: Comprising a pairs and three single foils. Variously struck, SOLINGEN, and with maker's marks. Latter 19th century. As found. Length of the longest 107 cm. Condition V

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AN INDIAN SCISSOR KATAR DAGGER

Lot 37: AN INDIAN SCISSOR KATAR DAGGER

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Description: Of characteristic form, the hilt and forte of the blade inlaid with silver. When the grips are compressed, the blade springs apart into two halves to reveal an inner blade. In its later leather scabbard.Mid-19th century. Overall length 41.6 cm. Condition II

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AN OTTOMAN PERCUSSION PISTOL

Lot 38: AN OTTOMAN PERCUSSION PISTOL

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Description: A massive example made in the French style, with walnut stock inlaid with brass in elaborate foliate motifs, the lock engraved overall. The cannon barrel with finely-chiseled panel at the breech, and moulded rings at the muzzle. Mid-19th century .Overall length 34.2 cm. Condition II

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TWO INDIAN BATTLEAXES

Lot 39: TWO INDIAN BATTLEAXES

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Description: The first Bhil work, with well-forged steel head and hardwood haft. The second wrought entirely of steel from Udaipur, with crescent blade and substantial remains of silver inlay throughout. Mid-19th century.Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA.Overall length of the longest 75.3 cm. Condition II

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A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD

Lot 40: A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD

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Description: With finely crested and carved pommel and silver ferrule, and massive, pattern-welded blade. In its carved and pierced wooden scabbard. Latter 19th century.Minor loss to scabbard .Overall length 59.6 cm. Condition II

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AN AFGHAN JEZAIL MUSKET

Lot 41: AN AFGHAN JEZAIL MUSKET

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Description: The hardwood stock with characteristic flared butt, lavishly inlaid with bone and horn in repeating chevron patterns. With massive flintlock mechanism, probably British.Mounts of brass, the barrel with ogival rear sight.Mid-late 19th century .Minor losses.Overall length 158 cm. Condition II

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AN OTTOMAN SUMA RAMROD

Lot 42: AN OTTOMAN SUMA RAMROD

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Description: The grip composed of alternating sections of green-stained horn and brass with a large, pierced toggle. The profiled iron shaft conceals a pair of long, narrow tweezers. Mid-18th century. Overall length 43.4 cm. Condition I

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AN AFRICAN DAGGER

Lot 43: AN AFRICAN DAGGER

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Description: Tetela people, with elephant pommel and copper-wrapped grip.The finely-forged blade with central step and ridged edges.Late 19th century .Overall length 26.5 cm. Condition I

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AN OMANI POWDER HORN

Lot 44: AN OMANI POWDER HORN

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Description: Of characteristic form, wrought of tooled cooper with brass wire bands and appliques.Mid-19th century. Overall length 19.7 cm. Condition III

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN HUNTING DAGGER

Lot 45: AN ANGLO-INDIAN HUNTING DAGGER

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Description: The grip with rolled pommel carved of green hardstone, with mother of pearl panels and brass guard, secured by a latch on the brass locket of the velvet-covered wooden scabbard. With broad, curved, single-edged blade.Late 19th century.Chape lacking.Overall length 35.7 cm. Condition III

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A MARTINI-HENRY BAYONET

Lot 46: A MARTINI-HENRY BAYONET

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Description: With integral socket struck 112 and locking ring, the fullered, triangular-section blade with original finish bearing ordnance marks WD and a crowned E over 46, each with the broad arrow stamp. In its leather scabbard with brass chape and locket marked 64. Latter 19th century.Overall length 64.3 cm. Condition I

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AN AFGHAN PISTOL

Lot 47: AN AFGHAN PISTOL

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Description: Wood stock with flared butt inlaid with mother of pearl, percussion lock, mounts and barrel elaborately inlaid in brass in foliate motifs with inscriptions. Hammer replaced, does not hold on cock, wood refinished. Latter 19th century and later.Overall length 46 cm. Condition IV

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A MOROCCAN MUSKET

Lot 48: A MOROCCAN MUSKET

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Description: Of Afedali type, the hardwood stock of characteristic form, with broadly-flared butt. Mounted with a well-made, locally-produced snaphaunce lock featuring a sliding pan cover. The barrel with finely engraved octagonal breach with traces of silver inlay, secured to the stock by numerous engraved brass bands. First half of the 19th century. Wear and losses overall.Overall length 169 cm. Condition III

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A SOUTH INDIAN KATAR DAGGER

Lot 49: A SOUTH INDIAN KATAR DAGGER

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Description: A massive example, the hilt finely forged and chiseled overall in vegetal motifs; with fullered, double-edged blade. 17th century. Overall length 52.2 cm. Condition II

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A PHILIPPINES SWORD

Lot 50: A PHILIPPINES SWORD

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Description: The grip carved of fine exotic hardwood with ferrule adapted from a military fitting with U.S. markings; massive handforged blade which expands continuously to the tip. Later scabbard carved and inlaid with crosses and painted highlights. Beginning of the 20th century.Overall length 66.2 cm. Condition II

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