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**RARE**ANCIENT CIRCA 15TH CENTURY RENAISSANCE RONDEL ETCHED DAGGER BLADE**Re-Fitted In The Victoran Era With Correct Rondel Dagger Form Polished Walnut & White Metal Hilt. ED 2576 - ED 2576
The rondel dagger was a stabbing weapon very popular as a sidearm throughout Europe during the 14th and 15th centuries . While extremely simple in basic design, the rondel dagger has been executed in an amazing variety of ways. Many historical examples of this style of weapon, which features disc-shaped rondels on one or both ends of the hilt, survive today. The discs at the "pommel" and/or "guard" may be solid metal, layers of metal and wood, or some other combination. The blade is seen in a myriad of forms, including single-edged flat or hollow-ground, double-edged, triangular with little or no edge, diamond section and others. This is an excellent original C15th century Rondel blade re hilted to a high quality at some point in its life most likely during the Victorian era when the revival of interest in renaissance era weapons took place. Its original C15th Century flat diamond section blade is clean and crisply etched on both sides with foliate imagery and winged Cherub devices. The blade is 13” length and it measures 18 ½” overall length. It has the correct polished walnut curved disc shaped finger guard found on rondel daggers, this one with stepped white metal simulated flower petal mount on the underside of the guard. It has a turned walnut grip with scalloped white metal ferrules & stepped flower head with petals shaped white metal pommel cap. The price for this rare rondel dagger blade in superb condition for its great age with quality Victorian era mounts includes UK delivery. ED 2576.
£1,750.00

South East Asian ‘Dha’ with Polished Bone Handle and Scabbard. ED 2703. - ED 2703
A Dha (Burmese; also spelled dah) is the Burmese word for "knife" and "sword" similar term to daab or darb (Thai) in Thai language for a single edge sword. The term dha is conventionally used to refer to a wide variety of knives and swords used by many people across Southeast Asia, especially present day Myanma (Burma), Thailand, Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. This example has a blade length of 17 ¾ cm (28 ½ cm overall) which has some light staining conducive with its age. The handle is polished bone with no pommel. There is no finger guard below the wire bound silver coloured quillon. The blade has no markings on any side including the spine. The wooden/Bamboo scabbard is bound with plaited twine and flat to the base. This is a lovely ‘Dha’ and scabbard and would adorn any collectors cabinet. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2703. (Drawers)
£245.00

1899 Dated Abdul Karim Maker Spear Point Bowie Knife For An Indian Army Officer Signed With Gun Stock Quality Antique Ivory Hilt & Silver Mounted Scabbard With Retaining Clip. Sn 18267. - 18267
This is an original late Victorian Spear Point Bowie Knife For An Indian Army Officer . It has an 8” flattened diamond section spear point blade, incised on the forte with the intials GC and SI either side of a crown over a pair of large Gothic initials SR over a further set of initials PS and the date '99 (1899), the other side of the forte incised ABDULKARIM MAKER. It has very finely chequered antique ivory grips of gun stock quality and German silver oval finger guard with ferrule. It is contained in its silver mounted velvet wrapped wooden scabbard with spring clip which fastens to the finger guard of the knife when sheathed and retains it securely in the scabbard. The velvet is intact but one side has lost some of its colour over time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18267 (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). 18267.
£950.00

Burmese ‘Dha’ (Knife) with Bamboo Scabbard. ED 2701. - ED 2701
A Dha (Burmese; also spelled dah) is the Burmese word for "knife" and "sword" similar term to daab or darb (Thai) in Thai language for a single edge sword. The term dha is conventionally used to refer to a wide variety of knives and swords used by many people across Southeast Asia, especially present day Myanma (Burma), Thailand, Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. This example has a blade length of 18 cm (29 ¾ cm overall). The handle is bound in a brass coloured wire, topped with a brass coloured pommel. There is no finger guard. The blade has Asian markings to each side including the spine. The bamboo scabbard is bound with plaited twine. This is a lovely ‘Dha’ and scabbard and would adorn any collectors cabinet. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2701.
£245.00

SOLD SOLD (16/12) **MINT**2007 GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS, RECORD BREAKER**Massive Wenger ‘Giant’ Swiss Army Multi Blade / Tool Knife (87 Tools 141 Functions) With Later Carry Case. Sn 20334 - 20334
Wenger, known to be the more innovative of the two Swiss Army Knife manufacturers (the other being Victorinox), created this unique Swiss Knife Army that is still considered a marvel of modern Engineering. The Wenger Giant is the largest Swiss Army Knife ever made. It is the only SAK that has the most tools, as it has every tool that Wenger has ever produced for their 85mm Swiss Army Knives. The Giant comprises 87 tools that can perform 141 different functions. The Wenger Giant did feature in the Guinness World Records. Specifically, the Guinness Book Of World Records awarded it the distinction of being the ‘most multifunctional penknife‘. This is what Guinness says about the Wenger Giant: “The most multifunctional penknife is the Swiss Army Giant Knife 2007, manufactured by Wenger S.A. in Delemont, Switzerland, which contains 87 tools and offers 141 different function“. The Giant ended up having 14 blades, three types of pliers, countless screwdrivers, saws, wrenches, and a lot of other tools. Wenger made it available for purchase around 2007, the year it won the Guinness Record. It comes only in standard red-coloured Wenger Branded scales. The Giant is an enormous SAK. Though impressive by design and craftsmanship, the model is so large that it is impractical for any type of actual use. It is not something you can carry with you anywhere, be it in your pocket or in your bag, however, Wenger has made it pretty clear that the Giant was not designed to be a practical knife. It was specifically used for promotional purposes by Wenger, mainly to attract the attention of dealers at trade shows. Our example is in mint condition with all of its original blades and tools including functioning torch & compass. The knife comes in a later alloy carry case with hinged lid, carry handle and clasp fasteners. The case is foam lined to protect the knife. The price for this mint world record breaker includes UK delivery. Sn 20334
£0.00

Early 1883 Pattern Japanese Suya Sword Shop Arsenal Tokyo Naval Officer's Dirk With ‘Harp’ Marked Cross Guard & Scabbard. Sn 20201 - 20201
This is an early, original 1883 Pattern Japanese Naval Officer's Dirk & Scabbard. These dirks were worn by all commissioned Officers. Towards the end of WW2 they had simulated sharkskin grips made from plastic or composite material and celluloid cross guards. Early examples had Shark skin covered grips and ornate finished fittings (see pages 70-73 of Military Swords Of Japan By Fuller & Gregory). This dirk has the correct early shark skin covered wire bound grip with brass mounts & recurving cross guard. The pommel cap and both sides of the hilt have Imperial chrysanthemum ‘Mon’ devices. The cross guard has a crisp arsenal mark of the Suya Sword Shop Arsenal Tokyo which resembles a ‘harp’ (see page 185 of Dawson’s Swords Of Imperial Japan’). It has a clean 8 ¾” single edged blade with fullers. It measures 13 ¼” overall and the hilt is slotted for retaining lug which is mounted on its scabbard. The polished Ray skin bound wood scabbard has brass mounts embossed with prunus blossoms. Each side throat mount has brass hanging rings. The upper mount of the scabbard has the correct press button retaining lug. The price for this arsenal marked Japanese Naval piece includes UK delivery. Sn 20201
£695.00

*Out of Print* A Pair of Books; Civil War Knives & New England Cutlery. 20300:2. - 20300:2
Book 1 - Civil War Knives by Marc Newman. Historian Marc Newman spent more than 10 years researching Civil War Knives. In addition to examining the collections of dozens of museums, historical societies, presidential libraries, national military parks and battlegrounds and individual collectors. Hardback with dust cover, 109 illustrated pages. Book 2 - New England Cutlery – A guide to New England knives and cutleries by Philip R. Pankiewicz. Philip Pankiewicz is a freelance writer, educator, amateur photographer, naturalist, sportsman and part-time custom knifemaker. He has published dozens of articles on knives, and was a contributing editor to National Knife Collector Magazine. Paperback, 256 illustrated pages. The price for these two invaluable sources of information includes UK delivery. 20300:2.
£195.00

*Out of Print* A Pair of Hardback Books; Knifemakers of Old San Francisco & American Primitive Knives 1770-1870. 20300:1. - 20300:1
Book 1 - Knife makers of Old San Francisco by Bernard R. Levine. In only one place in nineteenth century America did local knifemakers create a style of cutlery which was entirely new. That place was San Francisco. This is the story of the leading cutlers of the American West, the celebrated knifemakers of old San Francisco who made the most exotic, the most costly and perhaps the most beautiful knives ever produced in the United States. Hardback with dust cover, 160 illustrated pages. Book 2 - American Primitive Knives 1770-1870 by Gordon B. Minnis. Once in a great while a publication appears that neatly and completely fills a substantial gap in American arms lore. Until the advent of this book, those who wanted information on early American handmade knives and daggers could only find bits and pieces in widely scattered sources. Hardback with dust cover, 100 illustrated pages. These books are a must for the collector/enthusiast. The price for the pair of books includes UK delivery. 20300:1.
£175.00

*Out of Print* A Set of 5 Books on Bowie Knives, Axes, the M1880/90 and Hunting Knives. 20300:4. - 20300:4
Book 1- Bowie Knives by Robert Abels-The knives shown in this book represent a careful selection of American and Sheffield specimens from the 1835 to 1890 period-paperback, 48 illustrated pages. Book 2- Bowie Knives from the collection of Robert Abels by William G.Keener. The late Robert Abels lived in New York and was nominally a dealer in arms and armour – paperback, 139 illustrated pages. Book 3 – Marbles, Knives & Axes by Konrad F. Schreier jr. Much of the information in this book was gathered from catalogues, periodicals and books published about the Marbles company and its products before around 1955- paperback, 70 illustrated pages. Book 4 – American Knives- The First History and Collections Guide by Harold L. Peterson. Men have collected arms for centuries but in recent years there has been an increased interest in edged weapons. This book when 1st published in 1958 opened the field of American knives of all types to a vast number of collectors eager for information. Hardback with dust cover, 178 illustrated pages. Book 5- Light but Efficient – A study of the M1880 hunting and M1890 entrenching knives and scabbards by Albert N. Hardin, Jr & Robert W. Hedden. Although the existence and purpose of the M1880 Hunting knife have long been recognised, never before has a definitive study of this weapon and its various scabbards been published. Hardback with dustcover, 104 illustrated pages. The price for this collection includes UK delivery. 20300:4.
£195.00

*Out of Print* A Rare Pair of Hardback Books on Bowie Knives. 20300:5. - 20300:5
Book 1-Bowie Knives of the Ben Palmer Collection by Ben Palmer, W.J. Moran and Jim Phillips. ‘As and American original, few weapons can match the lore and attraction of the Bowie knife’. From the 1830s to the present. Forged in the fire and the stuff of legend, these knives have captured the attention of historians and collectors. Hardback with dust cover, 149 illustrated pages with copies of hand written inventories. Book 2- A Sure Defence-The Bowie Knife Book by Kenneth J. Burton. The author Mr Burton has been a collector of antique weapons since 1960. With the publication of this book there has been a large hole filled which has existed for many years within the archives of Australia’s history, and that is relating to the use of knives, especially the fighting kind, during Australia’s wild colonial days. Hardback, 99 illustrated pages. The price for these two books includes UK delivery. 20300:5.
£225.00
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