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Rare 18th Century Signed Khazana Katar

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Rare 18th Century Signed Khazana Katar

Here we have an extremely rare example of a fine Indian Katar complete with original scabbard, mounts and utility tool kit. The Katar is constructed of fine Wootz steel with an elegant polished edge. The grip is lavishly covered in gold work and displays an inscription written in sanskrit. The inscription displays a date which points to the royality & the 18th Century. Very rarely do we see such fine Katars let alone with all the accessories.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMK08

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Fine 19th Century Indian Rajput Sousan Patah

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Fine 19th Century Indian Rajput Sousan Patah

Here we have an extremely fine Indian Sousan Patah sword natively known as a Katti sword. This example is, of fine quality, possibly made for presentation or even nobility. The sword is constructed of fine quality steel, which has been chiseled with depictions of Hindu deities. Parts of the blade have been darkened, whereas the edge has been polished to produce a visual delight. The hilt is of super quality, perforated borders, covered with silver & gold work also depicting images of Hindu goddesses. Arguably, this sword shows every skill a swordsmith could possibly use to produce a fine quality sword. The blade & hilt are in almost perfect condition and the blade edge is still amazingly sharp. A real example of Indian craftsmenship.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS11

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Rare Miniature Silver Khanda Sword

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Rare Miniature Silver Khanda Sword

Here we have a miniature Indian Khanda sword complete with scabbard. Constructed from silver metal is also hallmarked, which suggests it may have made during the British Raj in India. An unusual find in very good condition.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIR02

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18th Century Gold Hilted Indian Tegha Sword

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Rare 18th Century Gold Hilted Indian Tegha Sword (Wide Blade)

Here we have a rare heavy indian sword called the Tegh or Tegha. The hilt is finely decorated in gold floral design. The hilt is mounted with a heavy blade which looks to be of Wootz steel, forged supporting a T-spine. This spine adds strength to the wide blade and would make this weapon the first choice when attacking armoured warriors. The blade displays two fading cartouches and is covered with a lovely dark patina. In amazing condition considering age.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS10

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Late 19th Century Gold Hilted Indian Tulwar

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A beautiful example of an Indian Tulwar. The hilt is lavishly covered in gold, decorated with shapes & stars. The hilt is mounted with a Wootz steel blade forged with a single fuller. The blade is very sharp, displays detailed patterns & is very well balanced. Scabbard has a small piece missing from the entry section but overall is solid.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS09

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Late 18th Century Small Indian Steel Dhal

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Late 18th Century Small Indian Steel Dhal Shield

Here we have a small Indian Dhal constructed from steel. Finely decorated with silver & gold floral designs. Complete with four boses, original knuckle padding & straps. Covered with an even patina and is in good condition considering its age.

Price: On application

Ref: WMD08

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17th Century Indian Spear Pole Arm Head

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17th Century Indian Lance Pole Arm Head

A beautiful & fierce looking lance head from the Indian Subcontinent. Constructed from Wootz steel the pattern is barely visible covered by an aged even patina. The sharp diamond tip flares off into four edges separated by deep round fullers. The head has been designed to pierce and penetrate heavy armour. The gold inlay decorating the base of the lance head is still visible. In great condition considering its age and could easily be mounted onto a wooden or bamboo shaft. A true weapon of war from the battlefields of India & Persia.    

Price: On application

Ref: WMIPA01

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Early 18th Century Signed Fine Wootz Tulwar

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Early 18th Century Signed Fine Wootz Tulwar

Here we have a very fine quality Tulwar sword from the 18th Century. The hilt lavishly decorated with silver and two types of gold. The hilt is in style commonly seen in the north of India. The blade is made from high quality wootz steel. The edge has been mirror polished while the main body shows off dark wootz pattern, which gives this Tulwar real character. There is still some gold work to be seen on the blade and the inscription reads “ibrahim” the blade smith. Overall the sword is in great condition considering its age, a real fine example of a Tulwar sword.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS08

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19th Century North Indian Gold Hilted Tulwar

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19th Century North Indian Gold Hilted Tulwar

A fine example of a north Indian Tulwar. The literally perfect hilt is lavishly covered with gold, decorated with detailed floral patterns. The hilt is mounted with a wide Tulwar blade which is cut with three fullers and much of its original polish remains. The blade is well balanced and still holds a sharp edge. Two eyelash markings are stamped on to one side of the blade. The hilt is in perfect condition, and amazing example of an Indian classic.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS07

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19th Century North Indian Silver Ricasso Tulwar

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19th Century North Indian Silver Ricasso Tulwar

A finely decorated Tulwar from the North of Indian. The almost perfect hilt is lavishly covered in silver with intricate floral patterns. The blade is of high quality with a sharp edge, its ricasso section also decorated with intricate silver work (Koftgari) outlining the langets. The sword is paired with its original wooden scabbard, finished with leather & velvet. A complete Indian sword in very good condition.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS08

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Rare 18th Century Indian Horn Vajra (Lightning combat weapon)

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Rare 18th Century Indian Horn Vajra (Lightning combat weapon)

Here we have a very rare hand to hand combat weapon from Indian known as a Vajra. There are various designs of Vajra, but traditionally its design was of metal and resembled a modern day dumbbell. Its origins go right back to early Indian history and is referenced in the ancient Vedic scriptures. This Vajra is constructed of Indian antelope horns which are known for its strength & durability. Mounted together with brass & steel and decorated in a southern Indian style. This Vajra fits an adults hand perfectly and is the length of a small dagger. In very good condition.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMK07

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19th Century Fine Indian Boar Tusk Primer Powder (hunting flask)

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19th Century Fine Indian Boar Tusk Primer Powder

Fine black powder primer flask most likely Anglo-indian period. Constructed from a fine boar tusk with beautiful patina and mounted with silver decoration. An interesting sun face is prominent on the centre of the flask. This symbol is synonymous with the Hindu sun God Suriya devta. The flask is finished with a lovely fitting screw on cap for a tight seal. The fastening chain is missing but overall in excellent condition.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIR01

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Rare Circa 17th Century Parrying Dhal Shield

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Rare Circa 17th Cenury Parrying Dhal Shield

Here we have a fine example of a very rare shield from the Indian Subcontinent or border regions of Nepal,Bhutan. Designed as a parrying shield very similar to the more common Madu/Madru. This armoured weapon would be used with great affect to parry incoming blows as well as offering the ability to side strike an opponent, providing a clear advantage over the typically used Dhals. Constructed from both Iron & Brass metals, the shield is in solid condition with aged patina. The Indic style of the shield resembles weaponry & art from the gupta era, which have a strong Vedic influence.

Price: On application

Ref: WMD07
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Rare 18th Century Indian Haladie/Hailandie

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Rare 18th Century Indian Haladie/Hailandie

Here we have another unique weapon from the Indian Subcontinent. Known as a Haladie, it was used as a punch & parry weapon and was mainly used by the warrior communities of India such as the Rajputs. The haladie offered the warriors a weapon that could be used ferociously while also providing some level of protection. Constructed from steel all three blades are amazingly sharp. The two flanking blades brandish swollen armour piercing tips and subtle fullers, while the centre blade is supported by a knuckle guard. The handle is forged with protruding lines for secure grip and much of its original gilding remains. In amazing condition with nice patina indicative of age. A rarity from the Indian arsenal.

Price: On application

Ref: WMK06

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18th Century Laddered Wootz Kard Dagger

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18th Century Laddered Wootz Kard Dagger

Here we have a fine example of the Indo Persian kard dagger. Mounted with fine ivory grips the exquisite Laddered wootz blade is complimented well. The laddered wootz pattern is vivid and clear throughout. Amazingly sharp and in very good condition. This example is most likely Iranian but similar examples can be found throughout the Indian Subcontinent. When it comes to wootz steel it really doesn’t get much better than this.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMKAD02

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Colt London Navy Pistol Revolver

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Colt London Navy Pistol Revolver

This revolver needs no introduction, it is no other than the gun that changed the west and military history around the world. The 36 Cal Colt Navy is one of the most collectible pistols even today. This example has a London Address with matching serial numbers, in good working order and in original condition.

Price: £1650

Ref: WMCPR03

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18th Century Indian Armoured Helmet

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18th Century Indian Armoured Helmet

The helmet of choice for the heavily armoured Indian warrior. Also known as a Khula Khud, this helmet is constructed entirely of steel. It features an adjustable face guard and is flanked by long chain mail providing the wearer with side & rear protection. There are plume holders on either side of the helmet, which would have held regimental or decorative feathers. The helmet is intricately decorated all over and much of its gold inlay remains.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIH01

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Early 19th Century Indian Patissa Khanda Sword

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Early 19th Century Indian Patissa Khanda Sword

Here we have a fine example of the legendary Indian doubled edged sword, the Patissa Khanda. The heavy but well balanced blade features deep fullers, a rounded tip which is typical of the patissa Khanda and almost all of its original polish remains. The blade is mounted on a silver gilted basket type hilt, which brandishes a curved spike. The grip is also bound with leather cord and the Khanda comes with a restored scabbard. It is said that very few warriors were capable of wielding the Khanda, which was worshipped amoungst the warriors faiths of India

Price: £1800

Ref: WMIS06

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Rare 18th Century Rhino Hide Indian Dhal with Armoury Mark

Rare 18th Century Rhino Hide Indian Dhal with Armoury Mark

Here we have a fine example of a large Indian Dhal shield, made from high quality translucent Rhino hide. Brandishing a large crescent, complete with four ornate bosses, one of which looks to be replaced. It also has its original knuckle cushion and grip rope. This Dhal is very unique as there is a hidden Sanskrit inscription under the cushion, which reads “Shri dhaftri sena ragad jeejee bragani dhal kabach”. Roughly translates to “A Dhal/Armour from the Respective Armoury of the Sena of Ragad Jee Jee Bragani”.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMD06

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Late 18th Century Fine Wootz Steel Kard Dagger

Late 18th Century Fine Wootz Steel Kard Dagger

Constructed of fine wootz steel, with patterns visible on both sides of the high quality and still very sharp blade. The bone ivory grips riveted on to the full tang and has been decorated with a chiselled brass strip. The Kard dagger is accompanied by its original worn leather covered scabbard. The design of Kard suggests it’s birth could have been in Iran, but similar daggers are found throughout India & Afghanistan.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMKAD01

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18th Century Solid Steel Swollen Spike Katar

18th Century Solid Steel Swollen Spike Katar

Here we have an Indian Katar designed to do one thing, break through heavy armour & mail. Constructed of high quality steel with an even patina, which is consistent with its age. The blade is very thick, much thicker than most. Forged with deep fullers and a diamond point, the blade has been most likely made for armoured combat. The side bars of the Katar has reminiscence of etched designs & silver work.

Price: £545

Ref: WMK05

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18th Century Indian Straight Sword (Kirach)

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18th Century Indian Straight Sword (Kirach)

Here we have a beautiful Indian Kirach sword. This particular example is of North Indian style and resembles swords of the royal court. The Hilt is finely decorated with gold, which displays the leaf standard commonly seen as a standard on the Indian battlefield and within the Royal circles. The blade is of very high quality, which is confirmed by the blade smiths mark & still has most of its original polish, with very sharp straight edge. This Kirach is accompanied with a restored scabbard matching period design, a truly prestigious sword.

Price: On application

Ref: WMIS05

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Rare large framed print of the battle of Chillienwallah

Rare large framed print of the battle of Chillienwallah

Rare original picture printed in Dec 1849 titled “Charge of the 3rd Kings Own Lt. Dragoons at the battle of Chillienwallah, Jan 13th 1849” Text reads, To Major General Sir Joseph Thackwell, G. C. B. K. H. and the officers of the cavalry engaged. This print is most respectfully dedicated by their very obliged & obedient servant Rudolph Ackermann 191 Regent Street.
“Bodies of Sikh Cavalry made demonstrations on our left. Gen Thackwell directed a squadron of the 3rd L. Dragoons to charge them, who willingly obeyed the order, and under their gallant leader, Capt Unett, dashed through the Sikh wedge. Intense was our anxiety about the fate of the 3rd Squadron, but at length they cut their way back and emerged covered with glory. Two Officers of this squadron were wounded, the gallant Unett & Stisted, and the loss among the men amounted to 46 killed and wounded”

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMAP04

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Rare large framed print of the battle of Aliwal

Rare large framed print of the battle of Aliwal

Rare original picture printed 1846 titled “Charge of the 16th (Queens Own) Lancers at the battle of Aliwal, January 28th 1846”
Text reads, To colonel Cha Rob Cureton L.B. and the officers of the regiment. The right wing of the 16th Lancers having stood exposed to the fire of a galling battery in their direct front, were advanced to the attack under the direction of their gallant leader Major J. R. Smyth, Commanding the regiment, who was severely wounded. This print is most respectfully dedicated by their very obliged servant Rudolph Ackermann, 191 Regent Street.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMAP03

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Rare large framed print of the battle of Moodkee

Rare large framed print of the battle of Moodkee

Rare original picture printed in June 1849 titled “The thirty first regiment, Sir Harry Smiths division, advancing to the charge at the battle of Moodkee, on the 18th of December 1845. To Major General Sir Harry Smith, Bart. G.C.B &c.&c.
Text reads, This plate is most respectfully inscribed, by his very obliged and obedient servant Rudolph Ackermann, 191 Regent Street.
“The thirty-first found themselves in front of a battery of fourteen or fifteen guns protected by a battalion of infantry, from which withering volleys were sent into the ranks of the thirty-first, who however returned it with interest. One crashing volley from the corps laid low nearly the whole of the enemy’s artillery-men opposed to their part of the line, while the bayonet disposed of such of the remainder of the enemy as had not time to save themselves by flight, and a little after sunset all their advanced guns, seventeen in number, remained in the hands of the British, Fourteen of their guns found in battery were captured by the thirty-first regiment”

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMAP02

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19th Century Sudanese Fighting Dagger

19th Century Sudanese Fighting Dagger

A typical example of a fighting dagger from Sudan and surrounding areas. These types of daggers were in most cases the chosen side arm alongside the Kastara sword used by the tribal warriors. The grip is covered in hide & leather wrapping. The steel blade is accompanied with its original tooled hide sheath which is beautifully decorated in traditional designs & patterns.

Price: £75

Ref: WMSD02

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Colt Newline 41 Cal Rimfire Pistol

Rare model in amazing condition, 98% original nickel finish. Walnut grips with original varnish. Very collectible pistol in great working order.

Price: £900

Ref: WMCPR02

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Early 19th Century Khyber/Afghan Knife

Early 19th Century Khyber/Afghan Knife

Here we have a complete example of the Afghan fighting blade known as the Khyber knife. The long blade is strong, re-enforced with the T-spine and still very sharp. The full tang grip is comprised of ribbed wooden slabs and there is a lanyard ring on the flat pommel. The knife comes with a black hide covered wooden scabbard finished with metal chape to the tip and mid section. This Khyber knife is more of a short sword than a knife and is a fine example of the great weapon.

Price: £450

Ref: WMAKK01

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Colt London Navy Pistol Revolver

Colt London Navy Pistol Revolver

This revolver needs no introduction, it is no other than the gun that changed the west and military history around the world. The 36 Cal Colt Navy is one of the most collectible pistols even today. This example has a London Address, in good working order and in original condition.

Price: £1650

Ref: WMCPR01

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Early 19th Century Indian Deity Battle Axe

Early 19th Century Indian Deity Battle Axe

Here we have a beautifully chiselled Indian Battle Axe. The head of the axe has been ornately chiselled with brass depictions of two Hindu deities (Shiva & Krishna). Mounted on a strong wood shaft topped with a sharp spike and capped on the bottom end.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIA01

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18th Century Fine Indian Pesh Kabz Dagger

18th Century Fine Indian Pesh Kabz Dagger

Here we have a complete example of an Indian Pesk Kabz dagger. The grips beautifully carved out of fine ivory which has a lovely patina. The blade has been made from fine quality Wootz steel with vivid patterns throughout. Designed with the traditional T-spine, which displays a Sanskrit inscription in gold inlay. The dagger comes with its original hide covered wooden scabbard. The Pesh kabz was well renowned for its strength when thrusting due to its supporting T-spine.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMPK02

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18th Century Thick Indian Hide Dhal

18th Century Thick Indian Hide Dhal

This medium sized Dhal is constructed of thick animal hide that resembles the hide of a Rhino. Complete with four silver gilt bosses, brass crescent and sealed with a shiny black lacquer. The Shield is still very strong considering its age. These types of Dhal shields were common on the Indo Persian battlefield and were sometimes worn on the back of a warrior.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMD05

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18th Century Very Large Indian Hide Dhal

18th Century Very Large Indian Hide Dhal

Here we have a very large Dhal, which is constructed of thick animal hide, complete with four bosses, knuckle cushion and is sealed with a two tone lacquer. The Shield is still very strong considering its age, but looks to be missing its crescent or other emblems. These types of Dhal shields were common on the Indo Persian battlefield and this particular example most likely would have been worn on the back of a warrior due to its large size.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMD04

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Early 18th Century Serrated Edged Indian Wootz Katar

Early 18th Century Serrated Edged Indian Wootz Katar

Constructed from fine Wootz steel, which has visible patterns all over. The blade has been made with a serrated edge, a swollen tip and has chiselled designs on both sides. Overall the Katar is well aged and still in very solid & sharp condition. This particular style of Katar is very rare, even in the most comprehensive collections. Truly a collectors piece.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMK04

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18th Century Small Northern Indian Wootz Katar

18th Century Small Northern Indian Wootz Katar

Here we have a nice small sized Katar dagger constructed of Wootz steel. Patterns visible on both sides of the fullered blade. The blade edge is very sharp, with a swollen tip and has lovely chiselled designs on both sides. The Katar was known as a weapon of nobility and has roots in ancient Indian history.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMK03

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Early 19th Century Afghan Pesh Kabz Dagger

Early 19th Century Afghan Pesh Kabz Dagger

Here we have a complete example of the Afghan Pesk Kabz dagger. The beautifully decorated grips are constructed from a combination of wood, steel & horn and the blade is made from good quality steel, designed with the traditional T-spine, which is common to the Pesh Kabz. This dagger comes with its original hide covered wooden scabbard, tipped with a steel chape. The Pesh kabz was well renowned for its strength when thrusting due to its supporting T-spine.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMPK01

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Early 19th Century Silver Hilted Indian Tulwar

Early 19th Century Silver Hilted Indian Tulwar

Lovely Indian Tulwar with an intricately decorated hilt covered in silver inlay (Koftgari). Midway down the blade there is a scarf weld which is commonly seen on Indian swords. The blade has a nice dark colour with a very sharp edge and has a blade smiths mark, which resembles a trident.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS04

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Late 18th Century Gold Hilted Indian Fine Wootz Tulwar

Late 18th Century Gold Hilted Indian Fine Wootz Tulwar

Here we have a very fine Indian Tulwar most likely from the regions of Rajasthan India. The heavy steel hilt is lavishly covered in gold inlay (Koftgari) & the pommel displaying a detailed image of a Sun. The blade has been constructed from very high quality Wootz steel, showing fine patterns and is in almost pristine condition, with a super sharp edge. Comes with hide covered scabbard, this is truly a complete example of the legendary Indian sword.

Price: On Hold

Ref: WMIS03

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19th Century Indian Hunting Tulwar (Shikargar)

19th Century Indian Hunting Tulwar (Shikargar)

Beautifully chiselled blade with depictions of animals and hunters with remnants of gold inlay. The hilt has been decorated with chiselled floral designs and finished with intricate gold inlay. The blade has an even aged patina and is still very sharp. These swords historically were used in hunting expeditions were the hunter would test their courage & skill against a wild beast. Indian history is riddled with such stories.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS02

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Rare 18th Century Pattern Welded Sikh/Indian Chakram

Rare 18th Century Pattern Welded Sikh/Indian Chakram

Extremely rare throwing disc known as a Chakar or Chakram, most likely of Sikh Indian origin. Constructed of pattern welded steel and formed with an aerofoil for consistent throwing. Light patina with vivid patterns to the steel and still very sharp.

Price: POA

Ref: WMC02

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Two 19th Century Shot Flasks

Two 19th Century Shot Flasks

Here we have a pair of 19th Century English shot flasks, most likely used for hunting. Both constructed of brass and have sliding catches to deliver the load.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMPF02

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18th Century Large Indian Hide Dhal Shield

18th Century Large Indian Hide Dhal Shield

Constructed of thick brown tanned animal hide, the Dhal has four very ornate bosses which are topped with silver rosettes. This shield is still very strong considering its age, but is missing its knuckle cushion. These types of Dhal shields were common on the Indo Persian battlefield and were sometimes worn as back armour.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMD03

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18th Century Large Indian Hide Dhal Shield

18th Century Large Indian Hide Dhal Shield

Constructed of very thick animal hide, with careful examination resembles Dhals made from Rhino hide. The Dhal still has its four original bosses and is sealed with an even black lacquer. The Shield is still very strong considering its age, but is missing its knuckle cushion. These types of Dhal shields were common on the Indo Persian battlefield and were sometimes worn as back armour.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMD02

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14th Century Kamakura Period Japanese Tanto Aikushi Koshirae

14th Century Kamakura Period Japanese Tanto Aikushi Koshirae

The blade of this Tanto is from the first half of the 14th century, with its uchi zori shape, the tip is not curved in a slashing shape but is curved inward the edge, it is also sometimes known as the armour piercing tanto. The blade is still very thick & sharp with original polish and has a great natural grain. The tang is unaltered and original and has a signature which is hard to see due to heavy patina, which is common on such old blades.

The Edo period aikuchi koshirae is in fine condition, covered with lacquered smooth ray skin, quality old habaki. Tsuka has full rayskin cover from a single piece, polished horn fittings throughout the koshirae with lovely matching menuki. The tanto comes with copy of Japanese registration card.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMJT01

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Early 19th Century Northern Indian Archers Long Bow

Early 19th Century Northern Indian Archers Long Bow

Constructed entirely of timber and beautifully decorated in fine gold & mixed colour lacquer paint work. This type of long bow traces its routes as far back as the ancient Indian sagas and at one time was the most revered weapon in Indian culture. The bow is very strong and has been well looked after. A true rarity from the Indo Persian arsenal.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIB01

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Early 19th Century Indian Matchlock Torador Musket

Early 19th Century Indian Matchlock Torador Musket

Indian Torador Musket from the state of Rajasthan, finely painted with traditional artwork from the region. Barrel is secured to the forestock with finely chiselled bands. Matchlock & trigger mechanism works perfectly and pan no longer has its cover. Barrel has a dark even patina. These type of muskets were heavily used on Indian battlefields as well as for hunting large game. Provenance – Stratford Armouries UK.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIM03

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Early 19th Century Indian Matchlock Torador Musket

Early 19th Century Indian Matchlock Torador Musket

Intricately decorated Indian Torador Musket from the state of Rajasthan. Barrel is banded with silver wire to the forestock and matchlock & trigger mechanism works perfectly, pan no longer has its cover. Mother of pearl decoration is almost perfect. Barrel has a dark even patina. These type of muskets were heavily used on Indian battlefields as well as for hunting large game. Provenance – Stratford Armouries UK.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIM02

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18th Century Mughal/Moghal Islamic Wax Seal (Mohur)

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18th Century Mughal/Moghal Islamic Wax Seal (Mohur)

Beautifully detailed wax seal from the Indian Subcontinent. Brass is mounted in what looks to be a coin silver shank with a lanyard ring.

Price: On application

Ref: WMWS02

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18th Century Indian Zulfikar Soussan Pata Sword

18th Century Indian Zulfikar Soussan Pata Sword

Here we have a very unusual Indian sword, which has its influences from the Middle East as well as from the Indian Subcontinent. The double hooked tips are common of the Zulfikar sword (Broken sword of Islam). The hilt is typical of an Indian sword comple with knuckle guard. The sword is well balanced and still very sharp.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMIS01

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17th Century Wax Seal inscribed “Haider Ali”

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17th Century Wax Seal inscribed “Haider Ali”

A beautifully detailed wax seal inscribed with name of Haider Ali & a symbol of a fish, which is known as the symbol of prosperity. Haider Ali is the father of the infamous Tiger of Mysore, Tipu (Tippoo) Sultan. Brass face to the seal is mounted in what looks to be a coin silver shank. A rare item from the past, a must for any collector of Mysore or Tipu related relics.

Price: On application

Ref: WMWS01

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19th Century Indian Kukri Dagger

19th Century Indian Kukri Dagger

Lovely example of a small Indian fighting Kukri. Nice even patina all over the blade with no pitting. Accompanied with its original leather covered wooden scabbard.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMKD01

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19th Century Original Leather Shotbag

19th Century Original Leather Shotbag

This shotbag throws 1 1/4 OZ. It has seen some use and is in worn condition but overall presentable considering age.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMPSB01

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Early 19th Century Picture of the Lahore Fort Armoury

Early 19th Century Picture of the Lahore Fort Armoury

Here we have another rare piece of Sikh/Indian history. An actual picture taken of the Lahore Fort Armoury. Before the British conquest of Punjab the fort of Lahore was the centre of the Sikh Kingdom of Maharaja Runjeet Singh “The Lion of Punjab”. The fort eventually came under the British and was later decommissioned. We have not come across another picture of the Lahore Armoury, even in the Book published by the V&A titled “Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms”.

Price: POA

Ref: WMAP01

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18th Century Indian Saddle Torador Musket

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18th Century Indian Saddle Torador Musket

Here we have your not so typical Torador musket. This musket is under half the usual size of a full sized Torador. The musket is extremely well balanced almost like a modern pistol with a butt attachment, it is so well balanced you can target & aim with a single arm, which makes it great from horse back. The bore is quite small, which suggests this musket may have been used for hunting or by a young child.

Price: On application

Ref: WMIM01

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Charles, Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805), The Defeat of Sultan Tipu

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Charles, Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805), The Defeat of Sultan Tipu

Charles, Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805), The Defeat of Sultan Tipoo, Tipu, Tippoo, Medal, 1792, by C H Küchler. Side one is of Cornwallis and the reverse is of Cornwallis receiving the sons of Sultan Tipu as hostages. FAS SIT PARCERE HOSTI, SULTAN TIPPOO DEVICTO OBSIDES RECIPIT MDCCXCII. Very rare medal from the wars against the Tiger of Mysore.

Price: On application

Ref: WMDTM01

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18th Century Indian Composite Archery Bow

18th Century Indian Composite Archery Bow

Composite Archery Bow made with a combination of wood, horn & hide. These types of bow were a formidable weapon on the Indo Persian battlefield, especially from horseback due to its short length. Provenance – From the collection of Robin Wigington, sourced directly from the Wigington family.

Price: £450

Ref: WMCB02

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18th Century Indian Composite Archery Bow

18th Century Indian Composite Archery Bow

Composite Archery Bow made with a combination of wood, horn & hide. These types of bow were a formidable weapon on the Indo Persian battlefield, especially from horseback due to its short length. Provenance – From the collection of Robin Wigington, sourced directly from the Wigington family.

Price: £400

Ref: WMCB01

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Early 18th Century Indian Hide Dhal

Early 18th Century Indian Hide Dhal

Large Indian Hide Dhal with large threatening brass crescent. Very thick hide with brown tan and copper bosses with brass rosettes. This style of Dhal resembles those used by the southern Indian warriors, the Marathas.

Price: £495

Ref: WMMD01

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Extremely Rare 18th Century Sikh/Northern Indian Fighting Club

Extremely Rare 18th Century Sikh/Northern Indian Fighting Club

A very rare Sikh/Northern Indian wooden fighting club. These weapons were highly regarded by the Sikh warrior sect, the Akali Nihaangs. There are many references of this weapon in ancient Sikh scriptures and art work. This club is in great condition and beautifully decorated with lacquer work in the traditional phulkari colours & patterns on the Punjab region. It is capped at the grip with an iron ring possibly for some sort of lanyard.

Price: SOLD

Ref: WMFC01

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19th Century Sudanese Arm Dagger

19th Century Sudanese Arm Dagger

Beautiful example of a Sudanese arm dagger. Brass hilted, steel blade with faint fullers on both sides. Comes with a lovely tooled green hide scabbard, traditionally decorated all over.

Price: £250

Ref: WMSD01

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Rare 18th Century Pattern Welded Sikh/Indian Chakram

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Rare 18th Century Pattern Welded Sikh/Indian Chakram

Extremely rare throwing disc known as a Chakar or Chakram, most likely of Sikh Indian origin. Constructed of pattern welded steel and formed with an aerofoil for consistent throwing. Light patina with vivid patterns to the steel.

Price: On application

Ref: WMC01

 

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18th Century Fine Wootz Steel Northern Indian Katar

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18th Century Fine Wootz Steel Northern Indian Katar

Constructed of fine wootz steel. Patterns visible on both sides of the fullered blade. The edge is highly polished which really emphasises the patterns of the wootz steel. Decorated with gold inlay a specific type of koftgari art.

Price: On application

Ref: WMK02