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Scandinavian Sami Knife and Leather Sheath. ED 2563. - ED 2563
This is a very nice ‘Sami’ knife which means big knife in Finnish. This example has a 6” blade with a fuller on one side and marked Holger Andreasen A.S. to the other. There is a brass ferrule and a wooden handle which is usually birch for better grip in snowy conditions. The scabbard is typically Scandinavian made of leather with an integral belt loop. An excellent quality knife. £295. ED 2563.

RESERVED RESERVED WW2 Era Japanese Kamikaze & Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Suicide Dirk & Scabbard. Sn 18460 - 18460
The WW2 Japanese Kamikaze (divine wind) special attack corps was formed from volunteer pilots who crashed their aircraft or 'Okhas' (piloted bombs) into enemy shipping. Kaiten (Japanese Navy One man Submarines) were also used for this purpose. A Kamikaze or Kaiten pilot could if he wished carry a small Aikuchi (dagger without guard) with which to cut his own jugular or stab himself in the last moments before hitting his target. This is an excellent, original Japanese Kamikaze / Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk & Scabbard. It has a 4 ¾” long, single edged, razor sharp blade. The blade with wave hamon is un-signed and has just light areas of staining. The dirk measures 8” overall. The Dirk has the correct Japanese Maple handle with polished horn ferrule, brass pin securing the hilt to the blade and bone ringed lanyard hole. The handle has is decorated with inset polished horn roundels. It is correctly without finger guard. The Japanese maple scabbard is undamaged and has matching polished horn ferrule and inset roundels. The price for this rare, sought after Japanese Kamikaze piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18460

19th Century Indian Katar Fighting Push Dagger With Hindu Religious Imagery On Blade. ED 2561 - ED 2561
The katar or katara is a type of push dagger from the Indian subcontinent. The weapon’s were used for fighting and in Religious ceremonies. They are characterized by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the user's knuckles. Unique to the Indian subcontinent, it is the most famous and characteristic of Indian daggers. Ceremonial katars were also used in worship. It has a heavy 6 ½” dagger fighting blade with medial ridge (12 ½” overall). One side of the blade features Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, the elephant-headed Hindu god. The reverse features Mother Durga the Hindu Goddess or the supreme energy (Shakti) riding a Lion or Tiger which are embodiments of power which are controlled by the Goddess. The Lion or Tiger represent power, will and determination. Mother Durga riding the cat symbolises her mastery over all these qualities. The typical ‘H’ shaped grip has an ornate grip bar (all illustrated). As is common this Katar is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2561

Late 18th Century French Nobleman’s Deer / Boar Hunting Dirk / Sidearm With Ornate Solid Brass Hoof Shape Hilt With Game Bird Form Clamshell Type Guard. Sn 18123:3 - 18123:3
This is an original French form Nobleman’s quality Hunting dirk / sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an ornately decorate solid brass hoof shape hilt & game bird form clamshell type guard. It also has a decorated straight cross guard with ball finials. Its slim 19 ¾” double edged blade with medial ridge has staining consistent with age. Both sides of the blade are decorated with etched foliate panels. It measures 24 ¼” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks. As is common with these weapons it is without scabbard. Sn 18123:3

19th Century Italian Form Hunting Knife / Dirk With Stag Antler Hilt, Pierced Blade & German Silver Fittings. Sn 18269 - 18269
This is an attractive 19th Century Hunting Knife / Dirk in Italian form. The 12” long knife has a solid Stag antler hilt with German Silver pommel cap ferrule and finger guard with re-curving tips. It has a 7 ¼” drop point blade. The blade is pierced at the forte with ‘bird atop urn’ scene and has a section of decorative scalloping to the back edge. The blade has just staining to be expected with age and the blade is very sharp. As is common with these knives it is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18269

19th Century Piha Kaetta Sinhalese Sri Lankan Knife With Ornate Tooled Blade Highlighted With Silver, Brass And Copper & Carved Horn Hilt Inlaid With Silver Decoration. ED 2557 - ED 2557
The Sinhalese are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group of the island of Sri Lanka. This Piha Kaetta Sinhalese Knife was made sometime in the 19th century (see page499 of A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour by Stone where similar knives are illustrated) . It has the typical 7” single edge blade with panels of ornate tooled decoration highlighted in silver, brass and copper. The blade has just staining consistent with age and is sharp. The knife measures 10 ½” overall and has an undamaged curved horn hilt carved with foliate decoration and mounted with silver & brass escutcheons. The curved brass pommel cap has tooled decoration as does its flamboyant brass finger guard. As is common, the knife is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2557

Argentinian 1909 Bolo Machete With Scabbard & Frog - ED 2543
This is an Argentinian 1909 Bolo machete with its scabbard. These were made by Weersberg Kirschbaum and Company in Solingen and is marked to the blade thus. The other side of the blade carries the Argentinean crest with MODELO ARGENTINO 1909. The spine carries a capital A and the crossguard a capital. The other side of the crossguard carries A/O 3202. The pommel carries an oval monogram with RA inside. The scabbard is blued steel and is free from dents or damage. The frog is made of brown leather and carries the Argentinian crest over E.A. and a makers name of MANUEL faintly stamped to the rear. These machetes were used by Argentinean elite troops in the jungle. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2543

**RARE**Victorian Or Earlier Persian Splayed Kris Blades Trident Spear Head With Ornate Foliate Decoration. Sn 18125:6 - 18125:6
Since the Roman Empire Tridents have been used by many countries throughout the world including Persia, Cina, Korea, Japan Java & India. This is an attractive, rare to find Trident spear head made in Persia before or during the Victorian era. A Persian Trident almost identical to ours is illustrated on page 629 Fig. 800:1 of Stone’s book A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour. The iron Trident head measures 20” overall length.It has 2 splayed kris form blades either side of a 9” spear point blade. The trident has ornate foliate tooled decoration to the bottom edge of both sides of each blade and the trident shank. The Trident’s 8 ½” ferrule has a 24mm width hole for attachment to spear pole / shaft. The Trident has no damage or rust. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18125:6

**RARE**WW1 Austro Hungarian Trench Fighting Knife By Resicka Vienna & Scabbard. ED 2541 - ED 2541
An original Austro Hungarian WW1 Fighting/Trench Knife & Scabbard. The knife has a single edge 8 ¼” steel blade with an overall length of 13 ¼”. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The ricasso has the 'R' mark of the manufacturer Resicka Vienna. The smooth wooden scales are secured with steel pins. The oval cross guard has small inspection marks (illustrated). The scabbard is metal, has even patina and no dents. The rear of the throat has 2 fixed strap bars fitted with small webbing belt loop. This is a very good condition, rare WW1 trench knife and scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2541

**ANCIENT BLADE**Late 16th Century Muromachi Bizen Work Japanese Tanto Blade Smith Signed ‘Yuki Mune’, Protective Japanese Maple Wood Shira Saya Resting Mounts Additional Carved Ox Bone Hilt With Wood Blade, Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 18051:1 - 18051:1
This is an ancient Japanese tanto blade which has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written assessment notes accompany this tanto. Extracts from the assessment and notes include “Looks like late 16th century age (Muromachi) period. This is Bizen or associated provinces work. Its nakago tang shape is typical of this school’s style. The forging is also right for this school. Grain is running itame getting tired& worn on one side with use and polishing over many years. It has a hamon of suguha with very fine nie crystals along the edge. There is also activity inside the hamon which is a sign of good work. The 2 kanji signature I read as Yuki Mune. I can only find one man in my books at this period. Yuki Mune (Eisho 1504-1521 Buzen province used art names Ryokai Yuki Mune. He lived in Usa Buzen Province and was 2nd Generation to use this art name. It was mounted in ox bone carved mount in the late 19th Century, Meiji period for export . The carving is well done depicting Chinese Scholar reading to Children. A nice looking display item”. In his illustration of the blade he adds “cutting edge is just over 8”. Total length just over 10 ½”. Decorative file marks on tang are extreme right slant. Shape of Nakago Jiri is Kuri Jiri”. The price for this ancient blade with original UK expert opinion includes UK delivery. Sn 18051:1
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