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Austrian officer saber, pattern 1837

Articles par à Nov 12, 2017 dans Saber, Slider

Austrian officer saber, pattern 1837

Austrian officer saber, pattern 1837, modified circa 1890 : with a single scabbard ring. All steel mounting, grey shark skin grip with brass wire. Large « Blücher » guard and long pommel, hooked quillon and two large oreillons. Curved blade with round back, engraved in script letters : « G H Kohl waffenfabrickant à Stuttgart ». All steel scabbard with engraved throat piece and a single suspending ring. Price : 500 Euros....

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Indian Pesh-kabz, mid XVIIIth century.

Articles par à Oct 22, 2017 dans Firearm, Slider

Indian Pesh-kabz, mid XVIIIth century.

Great Pesh-Kabz, Moghul India, circa mid of XVIIIth Century. Big dark green jade grip (nephrite), with holeworked ring on top. Heavy fine damascus blade (34 cm), with flat back, engraved on rear with sanskrit script. Fish skin on scabbard (the fish part was probably made later). Despite it’s restored scabbard, with such size and close to mint conditions, this dagger is an exceptionnal sample of Moghul pieces. Price : 4 800...

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Persian dagger, mid XIXth century

Articles par à Oct 22, 2017 dans Slider

Persian dagger, mid XIXth century

Persian dagger, mid XIXth century. Big bone grip (13,5cm), deeply engraved with royal personnalities and geometrical designs. Heavy curved blade (26 cm), with two cutting edges, engraved on both sides with scrolls and leaves (some gold is still prersent). The first half of one cutting edge is flat and engraved with leaves designs. WITHOUT SCABBARD Price : 1 500 Euros....

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First Empire French officer « à l’orientale » saber

Articles par à Oct 8, 2017 dans Saber, Slider

First Empire French officer « à l’orientale » saber

Very nice French officer saber in « Kilidj » style, circa First Empire. Long blond horn grip (a thin crack on internal side) with two brass eyelets on upper parts, engraved with pearls rings. Two oval brass pièces in the middle on both sides. Large oriental style guard, finely engraved with flowers in the middle. Heavy flat blade (79 cm) on « Kilidj » type, in very high quality fine damascus. This blade was made circa 1730-1750, because of its two Kofgari signatures. One of them is still present, but the other one, originaly placed on the upper part, is now almost masked with the typically European making system (some losses on Kofgari). Black leather on wood scabbard (the leather is dry a little, near the metallic parts). Four golded brass elements, finely engraved with flowers and palms designs on both sides. This saber, in the construction, design and ornaments, is very similar to those made by the famous Parisian maker, Pirmet, during the First Empire period. Price : 4 800...

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Very scarce hunting dagger, Louis XVI gift

Articles par à Oct 8, 2017 dans Firearm, Slider

Very scarce hunting dagger, Louis XVI gift

Exceptionnal hunting dagger, given to Rodez-Bénavent count by king Louis XVI. Very well ciseled lion head pommel. Wired ivory grip (some light losses on the upper part). « Box » guard with lion-heads Roman rams on each side (old tin soldering). Heavy flat blade (57 cm), probably in damascus steel, with two reenforcment half-moon pièces. Good leather on wood scabbard with three golded brass pièces. They are deeply engraved on both sides with braces and volutes. The upper one reverse is engraved : « DONNE PAR LE ROI LOUIS XVI, A MARC, ANTOINE, JOSEPH, COMTE DE RODEZ-BENAVENT » In 1784, the viscount Marc, Antoine, Joseph de Bénavent was captain in the Colonel-General Regiment. The same year, he was received in Versailles with the court honours and « made » Rodez-Benavent count by the king. Then, he was admited in the royal coach. Knight in the St Louis order in 1786, he was major in the Royal Infantry Regiment in 1788 and first Colonel in the same Regiment in 1791. With the Revolution troubles, he left France and was in charge of a Chasseurs-nobles company in Condé army. When the Empire Fallen, he returned in France and died in Paris in 1815. His descendants are presents in the various French political regims all along XIXth century. All the parts of this piece are really very high quality made and finished. Price : 5 500 Euros  ...

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