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  • Nation : French
  • Local Price : 160000 Euro
Fantastic box of Boutet pistols. Octagonal¸ micro-rifled¸ damascened barrels¸ fine engravings at the base and the two gilt stamps "BOUTET"¸ grooved from the tangs to the centre of the barrels¸ signed "Boutet A Versailles" among gilt ornaments¸ at the nozzles the effigy of arrow and the number "92"¸ yellow gold fore -and rear-sight; flintlocks¸ provided with anti-friction and sealing systems¸ signed "Boutet a Versailles" and engraved with effigy of birds and floral motifs; elegant chiselling at the hammers¸ pans¸ batteries¸ springs and screws; gilt pans and vents; briarwood half stock¸ micro-checkered and chiselled with spider-nets and feathers near the butt-plates¸ the area between butt-plate and butt covered with ebony chiselled with foliage; beautiful¸ steel mounts chiselled with foliage and engraved with mythological figures¸ vases and floral motifs; trigger guards with finger support¸ triggers with integrated set trigger. Yellow-gold-plated barrel brackets. In their original¸ wooden case¸ lined with green cloth and complete with all tools¸ manufactured with same care as the pistols. Complete with key.These pistols can be dated around 1814-18
  • 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 : Italian
  • Local Price : $29995 USD
Exquisite Chiseled Italian Rapier, ca. 1620  . One of the finest quality rapiers to come on the market in years, this rapier would be a showpiece in any museum or private collection. Steel hilt chiseled in fine detail with matching artichoke motif throughout. It consists of straight quillons with artichoke finials, quillon block chiseled in the form of artichoke leaves, pas d"e;ane joining the double side rings; each with opposing artichokes separated by a disk. Knucklebow also features opposing artichokes separated by a disk, ending just short of the artichoke pommel with button. The leaves in the design are chiseled with stems 360 degrees in the round. Reverse with unadorned single side ring and two symmetrical bars joining the base of the lower obverse side ring. Original wire-wrapped grip with turks heads and overlying twisted wire lattice. Hexagonal-section 44 ½" blade with long tapered ricasso with line borders and stamped on each side with maker"e;s mark "* S *"; short central fuller stamped "* IHS *", with another "S" stamped just below the fuller on each side. Overall length 51 ½". 100% original and complete in near excellent condition with just very light pinprick pitting on the blade. A smaller and less ornate rapier made approximately 20 years later featuring this exact same motif is in the Wallace Collection and featured in numerous publications. It is likely the work of the same artisan. The workmanship is superb in every detail. Though this sword looks great in photos, they cannot do it justice. From a multi-million dollar New York City estate, this is the finest sword we have ever offered! SR1250 $29,995
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18950
Click and use the code 20073 to search for this item on the dealer website The Finest Royal Naval Historical Swords of Both Admirals, Houston Stewart
  • 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 : German
  • Local Price : $19995 USD
Magnificent Chiseled and Gilt German Two-handed Sword, Late 16th C   SALE PRICED!. In all the years we"e;ve been in business we"e;ve seen a lot of great two-handed swords, but none has ever come close to this one in either quality or provenance. This sword was formerly in the personal collection of Dr. Bashford Dean, first curator of the Arms and Armor Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The sword was then acquired by the Met itself in 1929 after Dean"e;s death, and later sold at auction in November, 1956 by Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York. The Met had acquired about half of Dean"e;s personal collection of approximately 800 items after his death, either by purchase or bequest. At some point after its sale at auction, it became the property of the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Mass. The sword features a guard with large symmetrical side rings with expanded centers and long down-turned quillons, expanding toward the finials. Large ovoid pommel with button; later leather-wrapped wood grip with twisted brass mesh and expanded central knob. Broad 48 1/4" flamboyant blade with long leather-wrapped ricasso and large down-turned side lugs. Guard, pommel, and blade lugs are chiseled ensuite with floral decoration; featuring gilt diamond-section medallions on pommel, side rings, and quillons. The blade lugs are gilt as well. Blade shows light pitting and lamination, with several large nicks on the lower third. While this style sword is generally classified as a "processional" sword and was carried for occasions of state, it was not uncommon for them to be used in battle, as they were carried by the personal guard of kings and high ranking nobility. The sword has been professionally restored, with the leather replaced and gilding refreshed. Overall length 67 ½". A most impressive sword with exceptional provenance; perhaps one-of-a-kind. SB1176 $24,995 Now Just $19,995
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : 14500 GBP
Kanenori sword with two cut test. This is Kanenori of Yasutsugu school of Echizen province.Yasutsugu school is very famous school on Edo era.Yasutsugu is smith of Tokugawa general.As for this sword¸ Sword of early Edo era.(Shouo era¸ c1654)Also¸ As for this sword¸ it was tested the sharpness in the human body and Maejima Hachiroemon cut off the body of two condemned criminals at the same time for cutting test.Hamon and jigane is interesting. It´s Soshu-den style.Even if you look for a sword with a cutting test¸ you can not find it.You can feel soul of samurai of Edo era with this japanese sword.Cutting edge : 73.8cmSori : 1.4cmJigane : Strong Itame-hada and masame-hada¸ There is nie-utsuri and chikei in jigane.Hamon : Gunome and Hitatsura-gokoro¸ There is ko-ashi¸kinsuji¸sunagashi in hamon.Nie and nioi is deep and soft. Hamon is brghtBoshi : Hakikake-gokoroEra : Early Edo era (c1654¸ Shouo era)Signature : Chikugo no Kami Fujiwara no Kanenori¸ Echizen JyuKiritsuke-mei signature: Shino Yuki Owakimo Ryodo Futatsudou Maejima Hachiroemon KiriotoshiShouo Gan Nen Tatsu No Ni Gatsu Nijyuichi NichiPaper : NBTHK Hozon.Koshirae : ShirasayaPolish : 100
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £14500.00
Pair of Silver Mounted Pistols. A Fine Pair Of Silver Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistols by Griffin & Tow of London, Circa 1773. With two-stage octagonal to round sighted barrels, stamped at the breech with barrel makers mark and London view and proofs, signed ‘Griffin & Tow, London' within a border, foliate engraved barrel tangs and screws, signed, stepped, bevelled locks fitted with sliding safety catches, (both cocks possibly working life replacements), early waterproof pans, full stocked in walnut with raised mouldings around the barrel tangs, superb silver furniture comprising; buttcaps each with grotesque masks; trigger guards with London hallmarks for 1773/4 and makers mark IK, with detailed flower engraved trigger guard bows and flower finials, asymmetrical wrist escutcheons cast and chased with blossoms and foliage left vacant, pierced side-plates decorated with scrolling foliage and strap-work. In fine untouched condition overall. Griffin & Tow Joseph Griffin & John Tow Gunmakers, 10 New Bond Street, 1772-82. Warehouse, Ship Yard, Minors, 1777. Contractors to East India Company. Succeeded by John Tow. Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA. Dimensions: Bore: 16 Bore Barrel Length: 26 cm (10.23 Inches) Overall Length: 41 cm (16.14 Inches)
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