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Auction House:Vickers & Hoad AuctioneersNumber of lots recorded:612
Sale Title:Militaria & Weapons; Directors SelectionLots with images:603
Auction Location:SydneyPrices available:421
Date:08/08/2015
LotDescription Price Image
*** Old and scarce Mongolian dagger with scabbard of good quality. 45.5 cm overall with 33.5 cm double edged double fullered blade. Silver hilt set with coral and turquoise. Silver scabbard with finely chiselled foliate panels and set en suite with coral and turquoise. ***
*** Important Indian jambiya with scabbard. 30.5 cm overall with 20 cm double edged double fullered blade of fine watered steel, the ricasso with gilt koftgari floral decoration on both faces. Steel mounted hilt with bone grip scales. Red cloth covered wooden scabbard with pierced steel mounts. (See 'Stone's Glossary' figure 396, number 46 for a similar example). ***
*** Old Kuban Cossack kindjal with scabbard. 45 cm overall with 33 cm double edged multi fullered blade, the ricasso etched with an inscription on each face and dated 1907. Silver and nielo mounted hilt with horn grip scales. The wooden scabbard with black leather cover and silver and nielo mounts engraved with foliate decoration ***
*** Superb and quite important old North Indian jambiya with scabbard. 40 cm overall with 26 cm curved double edged watered steel blade with well formed central ridge. Large green jade hilt of pistol grip form with chiselled floral decoration set with several gold mounted rubies. Velvet covered wooden scabbard with gilt koftgari decorated steel chape. Superb and quite important old North Indian jambia with scabbard. 40 cm overall with 26 cm curved double edged watered steel blade with well formed central ridge.… ***
*** Important Indian jambiya with scabbard. 34.5 cm overall with 23 cm slightly curved double edged blade of watered steel with armour piercing tip. Pale green jade hilt of pistol grip form with carved foliate decoration. Red cloth covered wooden scabbard with gilt silver mounts of a high standard engraved with foliate decoration. A most elegant piece. ***
*** Choice North Indian kard with scabbard. 31 cm overall with 19.5 cm single edged watered steel blade inlaid on both faces with gilt koftgari inscriptions in Arabic script. Engraved silver mounted hilt with green jade grip scales. Green leather covered wooden scabbard with embossed gilt silver mounts. ***
*** Large old Tanjore katar of good quality. 50 cm overall with 35.5 cm blade of very finely multi fullered watered steel with armour piercing tip. Cut and chiselled steel hilt with guard of traditional Tanjore form. ***
*** Choice old North Indian kard with scabbard. 32 cm overall with 19 cm single edged watered steel blade with integral bolster. Steel mounted hilt with mother of pearl grip scales. Red cloth covered wooden scabbard with exceptional gilt koftgari steel mounts decorated with birds in foliage etc. ***
*** Good old Arab jambiya with scabbard. 32 cm overall with 19.5 cm curved double edged blade with pronounced central ridge. Silver mounted horn hilt. Wooden scabbard backed with brown leather and faced with finely pierced silver of a quality that indicates it was specially made for this purpose on the Malabar Coast of India ***
*** Exceptional and rare Turkish double bichaq with scabbard of 19th century date, and of a rare form. Each 33.5 cm overall with 22 cm single edged blade of traditional form with gilt koftgari panels and an inscription. Silver hilt with embossed floral decoration. Heavy silver scabbard with highest quality embossed decoration incorporating stands of arms, etc. in foliage. Complete with original silver chain ***
*** Rare pair of old Bhuj pesh kabz daggers with scabbards. Each 27.5 cm overall with 17.5 cm good quality recurved blade of strong T section. Steel mounted hilt with bone grip scales. Black leather covered wooden scabbard with fine silver chape. Complete with original woven hilt retaining loops. Old collection label on reverse of scabbard ***
*** Good old Jamdhar Katari with scabbard. 32 cm overall with 20 cm heavy double edged blade. One piece steel hilt of traditional form. Steel mounted scabbard ***
*** Exceptionally large old Indian katar of good quality. 88.5 cm overall with 42 cm watered steel blade with strong armour piercing tip. Intended to be used as both a stabbing weapon and a parrying aid ***
*** Large, old and high quality Khyber knife with scabbard. 72 cm overall with 57.5 cm blade of traditional form, steel mounted horn grip scales, finely pieced loop on pommel. The wooden scabbard covered in embossed black leather and with a cut and chiselled steel chape of the highest quality. Far better than usually found ***
*** Large old Balinese keris of good quality. 70 cm overall with 56 cm blade of finely patterned two colour steel. Wooden hilt and scabbard of traditional Balinese 'informal' form. A high quality and most impressive piece. ***
*** Exceptional old Taureg Telek with scabbard. 35 cm overall with 22 cm double edged blade with shallow fullering and inlaid talismanic panel with Arabic inscriptions. The wood and ivory hilt of traditional form with two gold bands with Arabic inscriptions. The silver mounted leather and crocodile skin scabbard with it's original woven leather wrist loop ***
*** Old Burmese knife of good quality. 34 cm overall with 20 cm slightly down curved single edged blade of hand forged steel. The silver mounted wooden hilt finely inlaid with geometric designs in silver wire. ***
*** Old Balkan jambiya and scabbard. 35.5 cm overall with 23 cm curved double edged blade with well formed central ridge. One piece horn hilt set with four Turkish silver coins. Wooden scabbard covered with embossed brown leather with turned wooden chape ***
*** Jambia. 32 cm overall with 21 cm curved double edged blade with raised central ridge ***
*** Old, good quality and most elegant Persian kard with scabbard. 25.5 cm overall with 15 cm single edged blade of watered steel. The ricasso and tang well chiselled with foliate designs. Ivory grip scales. Red cloth covered wooden scabbard ***