POLISH MARKET OF ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOUR
The courtesy of presented pictures are mostly to Rempex, Desa auction houses
I’m not a seller of objects listed below. The prices given in US dollars are in the approx. currency. This were also starting not sell prices
DESCRIPTIONS are from auction catalogues. BE AWARE SOME MISTAKES ARE MADE THERE!
|SABRE WITH TURKISH FITTINGS|
Steel blade, plane, of Persian “shamshir” type. On the forte golden “turga”. Cross hilt made of silver, with elongated arms, thickened at the ends. Hilt, covered with horn plaques, is ended with rounded and bended pommel, with opening for the sword-knot.
Lenght of the blade: 77 cm; overall lenght: 91 cm; curvator: 9 cm.
Turkish, beginn. of the 19th c.
Starting price was: 2600 $
|PERSIAN SABRE – “SHAMSHIR” WITH THE SHEATH|
Blade made of wootz steel, plane. Crosshilt made of steel, with elongated arms, thickened at the ends. Plaques made of horn with slanting, twisted, silver wire. The bended pommel is with metal cover. Sheath made of wood, covered with shagreen, with metal fittings.
Overall lenght: 93 cm, lenght with the sheath: 94 cm, lenght of the blade: 79,5 cm, curvature: 10 cm
Persia, 18th c.
Starting price was: 5700 $
|ORIENTAL SABRE WITH SHEATH|
Blade made of wootz steel, plane, covered with golden arabic inscriptions and marks. Crosshilt made of steel, thickened at the ends, with signs of golden lettering. Base of the hilt is twisted with silver wire. Plaques made of horn, inlaid with silver and brass. Both plaques are separated with brass binding, decorated with geometrical design. To strenghten the hilt additional silver plates are attached to the hilt, where floral design is engraved. Sheath made of wood, covered with leather, with metal fittings. Some of the fittings are decorated with golden and silver ornaments.
Lenght of the blade: 76,5 cm; curvature: 8 cm; overall lenght: 90 cm; lenght in the sheath: 93,5 cm
Arabic, 18/19th c.
Starting price was: 4500$
Blade made of wootz steel, plane, with widened back. Broad yelmen with strong protrusion. On both flats of the blade visible golden inscriptions. Crosshilt made of brass, decorated with geometrical ornament. Hilt covered with black horn plaques, ended with huge, rounded pommel, with opening for sword-knot. Hilt plaques separated with brass binding decorated with floral design.
Lenght of the blade: 64 cm; curvature: 8 cm; overall lenght: 78,5 cm;
Turkish, 18th c.
Starting price was: 3900$
|Steel blade with fullers and grooves. On the forte engraved astral and oriental motifs. Hilt made of polished horn. Sheath made of wood, covered with leather with single fastening for the belt, and with metal chape, decorated with floral design|
Lenght of the blade: 77,5 cm; width of the blade: 3 cm; overall lenght: 90 cm;
Starting price was: 3100 $
|RUSSIAN KINDJAL, “BEBUK”, mod. 1907|
Blade made of steel, with two fullers. Hilt made of wood with brass fitting and rivets. Inscription on the blade in Russian: “Zlatoust. Or. Fabr. 1909” and letters “A” under the crown and “T”. On brassfittings visible military numbers and iscr. “MAD”. Sheath made of wood, covered with leather with brass fittings.
Lenght of the blade: 43,2 cm, width of the blade: 3,5 cm, curvature: 1,5 cm, overall lenght: 58,5 cm. lenght in the sheath: 63,5 cm
Russian, ca. 1910.
Starting price was: 500 $
|Steel blade, curved, double edged, with prominent ridge running through the middle of the blade on both sides. Hilt in shape of capital letter “I”, made of walrus’ fang. It is decorated with engraved figural motif and inscriptions.
Lenght of the blade: 23,5 cm; overall lenght: 36,3 cm;
Persia, 18th c.
Starting price was: 3200$
|CAUCASIAN KAMA WITH SHEATH|
|Blade made of steel, straight, double-edged, with two fullers on both sides. Handle narrowing in the middle for better grip, plaques of the hilt made of bone, partially covered with silver plates, decorated with niello. Plaques attached to the tang with three rivets, covered with decorated heads. Sheath made of wood, covered with black shagreen, with silver, nielloed fittings decorated with geometric floral design.
Lenght of the blade: 42,5 cm; width of the blade: 4,3 cm; overall lenght: 56,8 cm; lenght with sheath: 57,5 cm
Caucasian, 19th c.
Starting price was: 1450$
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