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  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : 39,000.00 USD
FINE AND RARE GERMAN HAND AND A HALF SWORD C.1620. This magnificent sword was surely made to order for a wealthy and probably titled owner. It is a hand and a half broadsword made for use in one hand or two, depending on the situation. It is related to a group of swords dating to the early 17th century, mainly decorated with animal head pommels and quillon terminals. The use of human heads is less well known, but several examples exist. A notable example, evidently related to and possible by the same artisan is in the collection of the Historsche Museum, Dresden, #VI/341. Features distinctive to both examples are the form of the ears and the wedge shaped rolled collar. The base of the 32 3/4" double edged blade is decorated with a scrolling tendril from which three flowers bloom, growing from a fruit. The reference is obviously to the cycle of birth and renewal a popular theme offering hope in troubled times.
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £22500.00
Superb Pair of Cased Duelling Pistols. New item. More photographs and full description to follow.
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : $24995 USD
Extremely Rare German Landsknecht Hand-and-a-half Sword, ca. 1520  . The Landsknecht mercenaries of the Germanic countries were among the most fearsome warriors in all of history. In a time when there were no standing armies as we know today, any king or magnate who could afford them wanted to hire the Landsknechts. The Katzbalger (literally "cat skinner") was the well-known short sword with the S-shaped guard of twisted iron. Genuine Katzbalgers are very rare and usually bring well over $10,000 when they come up for sale. However, what is even more scarce is the two-handed or hand-and-a-half varieties with S-shaped guard. A two-handed example sold at auction in Munich about 15 years ago for about $16,000 USD and has since changed hands several times for ever increasing prices. The example offered here is the only hand-and-a-half sword of this type we have ever encountered. It features a very large distinctive S-shaped guard of twisted iron with fluted bun finials. Ovoid pommel with a pair of incised lines at the base, mounted on what is apparently the original leather-wrapped two-stage wood grip. The guard is loose due to shrinkage of the grip and the lack of a ferrule which once was likely mounted at its base. Thick hollow-ground 42" blade of triangular section with a latten-filled cross mark, designed to pierce the weak spots in an opponent"e;s armor. Metal shows hand forging, light pitting, and a rich dark patina on the guard. Overall length 54". Such a sword would have been carried by a veritable giant for the time. This type sword is often considered the Holy Grail for collectors of weapons of the age of the armored knight. SB1244c $24,995
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18,495
. A Very Fine Pair of Saw handled Flintlock Duelling Pistols by H. W. Mortimer & Co.. . A Very Fine Pair of Saw handled Flintlock Duelling Pistols by H. W. Mortimer & Co.  A Very Fine Pair of Saw handled Flintlock Duelling Pistols by H. W. Mortimer & Co. 16 1/2&157; overall,10&157; octagonal sighted 18 bore barrels, engraved &#acute;H.W Mortimer & Co London Gun Maker to His Majesty&#acute;, Gold inlayed palm branch on breaches with gold wheat ear line , barrel tangs engraved with acanthus , flat bolted lockplates with wheat ear border engraving, & H.W. Mortimer & Co, French cocks also border engraved en suit , gold touch holes and pans, frizzens with roller bearings to springs. Saw handled chequered walnut half stocks with silver fore ends, Left hand sde with silver ovals engraved &#acute;BB&#acute; ,blued steel furniture comprising oval butt caps with rope borders, spurred trigger guards with trophy of arms to bows, pineapple finials, set triggers, plain baluster turned ramrod pipes, original ramrods with horn tips one with worm. See Pistolets,Histoire,Technologie Et Modeles De 1550 A1915 by Adriano Sala pages 222,223 H. Lee Munson &156;The Mortimer Gunmakers&157; pp 172-8 pl. 274. Harvey Walklate Mortimer (1753-1819) was appointed Gunmaker to George III in 1783. He was at 89 Fleet Street between 1782 and 1799 and was Contractor to the East India Company from 1796 until 1806. He retired in 1811 and died in 1819 C1805 Very good condition much original finish. By tradition owed by Beau Brummell George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 "e; 30 March 1840) was an iconic figure in Regency England and for many years the arbiter of men’s fashion. At one time he was a close friend of the Prince Regent, Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £17500
Fine North European Two Handed Sword Dating To Circa 1520. A fine, rare and well proportioned North European two handed  sword (hand and a half sword).  The hilt, which retains much of its original blackening to the iron parts, is an impressively chiselled example of the early 16th century armourer’s craft. The flat, downwardly curved quillons,  widening towards square-ended terminals, with central rope-twist decoration in raised relief on both sides, plus the deeply grooved pommel with fluted ridges, mark this sword out as a member of a distinct and unique group of North European two-handed swords. So far as we know, only six of this type are presently identified. The broad blade is single edged with a thick spine beneath which two fullers each side extend from the hilt for 40% of its length, after which the blade is double edged and of lenticular section. Three crescent-shaped notches are applied at the end of the spine. An armourers mark of facing crescents terminating in ovals, with a further oval imbetween,  flanked by trefoils of diamond shaped dots is present on one side a short distance from the hilt. The marks are most likely of a Passau smith. The hub of the cross is formed as a thick bar of rectangular section. The distinctive quillons are rounded nearest the block and expand in vertically flattened form towards their terminals and are decorated with raised diagonally grooved rope-like lines along the middles which are flanked by further incised lines. Two horizontal ring guard bars of thick round section are applied to the sides, each formed with two raised knops with similar “roped” finish. Beneath the cross, a downward facing round section bar of open crescent shape is applied. Two further crescents, also decorated with knops, are forged onto the terminals of this bar and rise at 45 degrees to attach to, and strengthen, the side rings. The pommel is of upturned pear shape and formed with eight equally spaced deep grooves which radiate from the pommel top to its base. The surfaces of the ridges imbetween are cut with narrow lines alternating in vertical, and diagonally vertical form, similar in depth and spacing as the lines which form the rope designs on the guard. The guard and the pommel retain much of the original  blackened finish. The waisted stepped grip is of wood covered with leather over a cord wrap. The blade length is 41.5 inches (105.5 cm) and overall is 52 inches (132 cm) long. These large swords were not just for two-handed use. They were designed to be used equally well with one hand by a trained user. In the 16th century such  swords were quite common on European battlefields, carried by  armies fighting wars almost permanently during a time of shifting religious  and political change. As fashions moved towards the beginning of the 17th century they went out of use and today are rare compared to the survival rates of two-handed swords of the “bearing sword” variety – large, well made, imposing and decorous, but designed mainly to be carried point up in civic procession rather than for use in combat. One fine example, almost identical to ours, is illustrated in “Records of the Medieval Sword”, Ewart Oakeshott, St Edmundsbury Press, 1991, page 241, which sold through Peter Dale Ltd of London before 1982. The same example is illustrated in “The Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons”, Leslie Southwick, Antique Collectors Club, 1982, page 29, fig 49). Oakeshott comments that another sword in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (Inventory Number M.602-1927) and illustrated in “European Swords”, Anthony North, page 6 fig 3, has an identical hilt apart from the guard having one branch. A third example is illustrated in “Edged Weapons in Sweden”, Staffan Kinman, Stockholm, 2014, page 29, fig 26b, and is similar to the British Museum example. Oakeshott comments on another in Zurich (Schweizerisches Landesmuseum Inventory Number LM 16933). A fifth sword with similar characteristics is also illustrated in Southwick (as above) fig 48, its location unknown.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £16,500
. A very fine & rare pair of Flintlock Carriage Pistols by Westley Richards. . A very fine & rare pair of Flintlock Carriage Pistols by Westley Richards
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £16,495
Extremely Rare Duke of Richmond’s Flintlock Musket by Henry Nock.. Extremely Rare Duke of Richmond’s Flintlock Musket by Henry Nock. Extremely Rare Duke of Richmond’s Flintlock Musket by Henry Nock. 54&157; overall, 39&157; round smooth bore barrel with proof marks and &#acute;HN&#acute; mark, musket bore. Fitted with prototype Henry Nock screw-less lock. Ring neck cock, frizzen pan flash guard engraved with Crown GR with swivelling face plate and brass screw-less box lock action, signed &#acute;HN&#acute; internally. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising butt plate, trigger guard, 3 ramrod pipes, a throat pipe, and a fore-end cap. No side plate, lock retained by single screw through brass washer. Heavy double ended rammer, sold with extensive research on this unique musket. Experimental musket made by Nock circa 1786 The Duke of Richmond&#acute;s Musket is one of the great rarities of British military arms collecting. Originally intended to become the standard British infantry arm, this radical new flintlock musket with Henry Nock&#acute;s state-of-the-art enclosed lock began production in 1792, just one year before Britain entered the wars against France that would continue until 1815. The resulting need for large numbers of muskets doomed what many arms historians believe was the finest flintlock musket ever made. Wartime necessity forced the British Army to turn to the India Pattern Musket, a much lower quality gun that could be manufactured much faster, at lower cost, and in huge quantities. Production of the Duke of Richmond&#acute;s Musket was therefore very limited and lasted only five years. As a result, most dealers and collectors have never seen one of these rare muskets, and even most arms museums lack this gun in their collections. Provenance: Dr GM Pedlow, Senior Historical Officer, NATO Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £15,995
. A very fine pair of duelling pistols by Durs Egg. . A very fine pair of duelling pistols by Durs Egg A very fine pair of duelling pistols by Durs Egg, 14 ¾&157; overall , 9inch slightly swamped octagonal 54 bore barrels signed D. Egg London in script, engraved with a band of beadwork at the breeches, the rear and fore sights to both pistols removed to allow reactive sighting. Stepped locks signed D. Egg in script, slender swan necked cocks ,spoon shaped pans, the frizzen springs with good traces of original colour, full stocked carved behind the lock tails with a tear drop and with slab sided butts, the plain trigger guards with acorn-shaped terminals retaing traces of original blued finish, horn fore-end caps and horn capped wooden ramrods one with worm. A very fine early pair of duelling pistols in the manner of John Twigg who Durs Egg had worked in 1772. In near mint condition Circa 1775 Ex Wilfrid Ward collection sold Christie&#acute;s October 1993.The Catalogue notes these are the earliest known Durs Egg Duelling pistols Durs Egg son of Leonz Egg, gunmaker, Switzerland. Born 1748, baptised Urs Christian. After a short stay in Paris, came to London and worked for John Twigg, 1772. Granted denization in 1791. Gunmaker & Sword Cutler. Became gunmaker to George IV & Duke of York. Renowned for his fine workmanship. See Weapons of Honour page 965 by Wilfrid Ward. Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
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