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A large Indian Khanda broadsword, circa 18th Century, probably North or Central Indian.  Of all steel construction, the quality can be see in the attention to detail. The basket hilt has some nice intricate design, as do the blade straps that reach down the blade from the hilt.  Of completely solid construction, and retaining a very sharp double edged blade. The blade is very flexible and has light scratching to the surface of the blade. Nice broad spatula tipped blade as is typical on the…

A large Indian Khanda broadsword, circa 18th Century, probably North or Central Indian. Of all steel construction, the quality can be see in the attention to detail. The basket hilt has some nice intricate design, as do the blade straps that reach down the blade from the hilt. Of completely solid construction, and retaining a very sharp double edged blade. The blade is very flexible and has light scratching to the surface of the blade. Nice broad spatula tipped blade as is typical on the…

Kirach, a rare Indian sword with khanda type bracing on the spine of the blade, with green cloth covered scabbard.

Kirach, a rare Indian sword with khanda type bracing on the spine of the blade, with green cloth covered scabbard.

Sword Unknown Artist / Maker Dated: 2nd half of 14th century Place of Origin: France or England Medium: Iron or steel, copper and cord Measurements: Length: 95.4 cm; width: 6 cm, at guard; weight: 1.36 kg; length (blade): 67.8 cm; balance point: 6.5 cm, forward of the guard block Maker’s mark: inlaid in copper, 16.5cm from hilt

Sword Unknown Artist / Maker Dated: 2nd half of 14th century Place of Origin: France or England Medium: Iron or steel, copper and cord Measurements: Length: 95.4 cm; width: 6 cm, at guard; weight: 1.36 kg; length (blade): 67.8 cm; balance point: 6.5 cm, forward of the guard block Maker’s mark: inlaid in copper, 16.5cm from hilt

Rapier, c. 1625. Blade by Clemens Hartkopf (Solingen). Hilt: Italian. Steel…

Rapier, c. 1625. Blade by Clemens Hartkopf (Solingen). Hilt: Italian. Steel…

Indian dagger, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1700 (sheath fittings, circa 1800), white nephrite jade hilt and sheath fittings inlaid with foiled rubies, emeralds, and diamonds set in gold; steel blade; velvet covered wooden sheath overall: 16 7/8 x 3 x 1 in. (42.8625 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm) Sheath: 11 1/4 in. Dagger: 14 5/8 x 3 x 1 in. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Indian dagger, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1700 (sheath fittings, circa 1800), white nephrite jade hilt and sheath fittings inlaid with foiled rubies, emeralds, and diamonds set in gold; steel blade; velvet covered wooden sheath overall: 16 7/8 x 3 x 1 in. (42.8625 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm) Sheath: 11 1/4 in. Dagger: 14 5/8 x 3 x 1 in. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony  Israel Schuech  (German, Dresden, active 1590–1610)    Bladesmith:      Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)  Date:      dated 1606  Culture:      German, Dresden  Medium:      Steel; gilt bronze, with traces of enamel; paste jewels; cameos; pearls  Dimensions:      L. overall 48 in. (121.92 cm) L. of blade 41 1/4 in. (104.78 cm) Wt. 3 lb. 4 oz. (1474 gm)  Classification:      Swords  Credit Line:      Fletcher Fund, 1970

Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony Israel Schuech (German, Dresden, active 1590–1610) Bladesmith: Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600) Date: dated 1606 Culture: German, Dresden Medium: Steel; gilt bronze, with traces of enamel; paste jewels; cameos; pearls Dimensions: L. overall 48 in. (121.92 cm) L. of blade 41 1/4 in. (104.78 cm) Wt. 3 lb. 4 oz. (1474 gm) Classification: Swords Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1970

TWO ELEPHANT GAUNTLET SWORDS (PATAS)   INDIA, 18TH CENTURY   Of typical form, one with fine gold floral damascening and blade marked with pairs of moon crescents

TWO ELEPHANT GAUNTLET SWORDS (PATAS) INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Of typical form, one with fine gold floral damascening and blade marked with pairs of moon crescents

The firangi that sold at Sothebys had a fine scabbard included, signed by RAM DAKHS SANWAT, ALWAR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA. The sword they sold also had a straight, cut-and-thrust imported Portuguese blade with shallow grooves, discoidal pommel and curved top-spike. The sothebys sword was reputedly from the collection of the Nizam of Hyderabad, most probably received as a gift from the Hindu court of Alwar in Rajasthan, circa 1856.

The firangi that sold at Sothebys had a fine scabbard included, signed by RAM DAKHS SANWAT, ALWAR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA. The sword they sold also had a straight, cut-and-thrust imported Portuguese blade with shallow grooves, discoidal pommel and curved top-spike. The sothebys sword was reputedly from the collection of the Nizam of Hyderabad, most probably received as a gift from the Hindu court of Alwar in Rajasthan, circa 1856.

Hunting Sword Decorator: Emanuel Pioté (Austrian, Vienna 1781–1865) Decorator: Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian, Vienna 1795–1868) Date: ca. 1825 Geography: Vienna Culture: Austrian, Vienna Medium: Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather

Hunting Sword Decorator: Emanuel Pioté (Austrian, Vienna 1781–1865) Decorator: Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian, Vienna 1795–1868) Date: ca. 1825 Geography: Vienna Culture: Austrian, Vienna Medium: Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather

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