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art-of-swords:

Small Sword

  • Dated: late 18th century
  • Culture: English
  • Place of Origin: Great Britain Court

The grip, mount and guard feature small iron double chains and are decorated with flowers modeled with diamond-points. The guard comes with two straight quillons, no finger-ring and shell. The sword has a triangular blade. It is presented in a whitened leather scabbard with three iron fittings, two decorated with outlines.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

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art-of-swords:

Practice Swords - Tengu

Made for the practitioners of Ninpo Taijutsu could enjoy this recreation of a traditional shinobigatana that can be safely used in the dojo without risk of injury or a damaged gi.

Tengu features a longer-than-average tsuka at 1.1 shaku with a short 1.6 shaku blade, hidden by a full length rattan wound saya, the style of which was synonomous with the Yagyu-ryu, a sword school with much of its history in ninpo teachings.

The extra space in the saya would traditionally be used to both give the impression that the wielder had a longer blade and therefore had misjudged his distance, and to hide blinding powders (metsubishi) which could be flung from the saya after the draw with the free hand.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Kusanagi Swords

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art-of-swords:

Shamshir Sword with Enamelled Silver Mounts

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Indo-Persian
  • Medium: steel, silver, enamel, wood, leather
  • Measurements: overall length 93.5 cm

The sword has a flat, curved blade of grey damask, a silver hilt with cross-quillon finely engraved and enamelled with floral motifs. The walrus ivory grip scales, the gripstrap en suite while the wooden scabbard has leather covering applied later and features silver mounts decorated en suite.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

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art-of-swords:

Mughal Khanjar Dagger

  • Dated: early 19th century
  • Medium: jade, steel, gilding, wood, silk
  • Measurements: overall length 39 cm

The grip of the dagger is carved of a single section of pale green jade with dark mottling, with swollen grip and flared pommel surmounted by with three fully-modeled clumps of grapes on vines. The surface is carved with lotuses and acanthus leaves. The recurved, double-edged blade has a central ridge forged of finely-patterned wootz with delicately-inlaid goldwork panels at either side of the forte. In its silk-velvet covered wooden scabbard with a gilt chape. 

Source: Copyright 2014 © iCollector

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  1. Imperial Russian Horse Guard Regiment officer’s tunic or ‘Koller’, circa 1900.

  2. Tsar Nicholas II’s officer uniform of Her Majesty Empress Maria Fyodorovna’s Cavalry Guards Regiment, circa 1900-1910.

  3. Officer’s uniform for a court ball worn by Tsar Nicholas II, circa 1900s.

  4. Uniform of Tsar Nicholas II in the form of an officer of the Life Guards Rifle Regiment of the imperial family, circa 1903.

  5. Imperial Russian military tunic, circa 1900.

  6. Model 1907 Imperial Russian WWI 2nd Lieutenant’s tunic of ‘Kittel’