Edged Weapons, Armor, & Militaria

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Date of the auction: 12.06.2019 - 13.06.2019

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Unique 19th Century English Hunting Ax with Two Sheaths.

Stamped on right side of blade with crown "VR" and maker "W. THORNHILL & CO. LONDON". The crescent blade is 4" across the edge; the head formed in one piece with a hammer opposite the blade. The shaft extending 11" from the head in one piece of steel. The grip if exotic wood, appears to be rosewood

Lot #: 1001

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Good Left Hand or Quillon Dagger, Last Quarter of the 16th Century with...

The stout 14" four sided blade with pierced and fluted ricasso. The plain downturned steel guard with finger ring. The pommel, fluted and of pumpkin shape. The grip of wood wrapped with alternating copper and steel wire with Turk's heads, is fluted throughout. CONDITION: Blade is polished over pits

Lot #: 1002

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Remarkable and Massive Cannoneer's Stiletto, Italian, Circa 1600?

The 18" quadrangular blade carries various marks to gauge powder and must have been used with one of the largest cannons in Renaissance Europe. The blade of characteristic form stamped with two indecipherable maker's marks at forte. The writhen quillons are superbly forged and decorated with

Lot #: 1003

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Large and Attractive Late 16th Century Quillon or Left Hand Dagger with...

Blade with two broad fullers ending in a sharp point. Plain steel downturned quillons with rudimentary moldings and large finger loop. A globos pommel, plain, and undecorated. The grip wrapped with alternating brass and steel wire in a most attractive pattern. Brass Turk's heads. CONDITION: Blade is

Lot #: 1004

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Remarkable 16th (?) Century Springendolch.

The 12 - 1/2" blade with two springing pieces to catch an opponent's sword, push button in the form of a squash. Downturned quillons on steel guard with turnings. The urn shaped pommel, plain but of good form. The elaborate shaped brass wire wrapped grip with two brass Turk's heads and lozenge form

Lot #: 1005

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Fine, Diminutive, Late 16th Century Left Hand or Quillon Dagger.

9" blade finely forged with punch decoration on flattened ricasso. The iron hilt, once blued, with downturned quillons and large finger ring. A pommel of balluster form, once blued. Spirally fluted grip bound with copper and silver wire. CONDITION: The blade is polished bright with no real pitting

Lot #: 1006

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Continental Quillon Dagger, First Quarter of the 17th Century.

The slender 10 - 1/4" blade with well defined bolster, the recurved quillons with checkered decoration, pommel with checkered decoration en suite with quillons. Grip with elaborate checkerboard silver wrapping with silver Turk's heads. CONDITION: Blade polished over pitting. Hilt retaining much of

Lot #: 1007

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Good Late 16th Century European Halberd.

The head measures 25" in length, pierced blade 9 - 1/4" across, central spike 15 - 1/2" with a 2 - 3/4" fluke. Halberd is in unusually fine condition with minor pitting and only minor exfoliation. Straps are intact. 93" overall. CONDITION: Shaft is possibly the original with blackened finish and

Lot #: 1008

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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Very Attractive And Large 17th Century Halberd, Probably Italian.

7 - 1/2" crescentic blade elaborately pierced with heart. Fluke, 5", pierced en suite with blade. 10" central spike in the form of a blade, elaborately pierced with a serpent and two slots. CONDITION: Blade has its original straps and what appears to be the original pole with remnants of very

Lot #: 1009

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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Lot of 2: Saxon Miner's Guild Axe, with a Carved and Scrimshawed Cow Bone...

Lot consists of (A) Saxon miner's guild axe with a 9" blade of characteristic form including cut out cross and pierced holes with its original brass tip. Stamped indistinctly PH. Walnut shaft inlaid throughout its length with scrimshawed stag horn and bone panels depicting tulips, daisies, the

Lot #: 1010

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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Etched 17th Century Halberd, Possibly Italian.

Blade retaining good traces of early etching with a human figure holding what appears to be an axe. The crescentic blade measures 9 - 1/2", central spike 13 - 1/2", engraved fluke 3 - 3/4". CONDITION: Halberd retains what appears to be the original haft with brass star tack decorations and old

Lot #: 1011

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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An Early 18th Century Halberd with Partisan Style Blade Stamped On Blade "B...

Partisan blade measures 10", halberd blade 4 - 1/2", fluke 4 - 3/8". This most attractive polearm with brass tack star type decoration, faceted oak pole, and original straps. CONDITION: Head in good condition showing good exfoliation, central rib well forged throughout, pole possibly original. 86

Lot #: 1012

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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Late 16th Century European Halberd with Pierced Blade and Antique Shaft.

The well forged head measures 21" overall, excluding straps, pierced blade 7 - 3/4" across. Central spike 13" and fluke 3". Overall length 82". Shaft covered with faded red velvet and decorative tassel below straps. Has brass tack decoration. CONDITION: Straps with old copper brazed repairs. Head

Lot #: 1013

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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LOT OF 2: A Good LATE 16TH CENTURY HALBERD WITH PIERCED BLADE AND FLUKE AND...

Lot consists of (A) Halberd with 9 - 1/2" blade, pierce with a cross. Similar crosses appear on German miner's axes. Fluke struck on right side with an armorer's mark and measuring 2 - 3/4", heavy central spike with four flats measuring 20". Halberd has its original long straps with head and straps

Lot #: 1014

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A SCARCE ITALIAN CORSEQUE, LATE 16th EARLY 17TH CENTURY OF CHARACTERISTIC FORM.

The two upturned flukes with central ridge measure 8", central blade measuring 12". Head measures 20 - 1/2". Short straps appear to be a later addition. CONDITION: Corseque is well forged throughout with swelled ridges showing great age with some exfoliation. Round shaft a later addition. 92 - 1/2

Lot #: 1015

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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LOT OF 3: THREE ANTIQUE EUROPEAN POLEARMS INCLUDING A LATE 16TH CENTURY...

Lot consists of (A) Partisan with head measuring 31" overall, two flukes 6" across, central blade measuring 24". CONDITION: Very well used with edges showing chips, possibly battle damage and patinated throughout with some significant pitting. 94 - 1/4" overall including shaft, which is possibly

Lot #: 1016

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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Lot of 4: European Weapons Including A 17th Century Halberd on Shaft, A...

Lot consists of (A) Cast iron mace with overall patination. (B) Fouchard blade with surface rust overall and remnants of etched decoration. (C) Halberd with pierced decoration of blade, measuring 6", central spike is 17", fluke is 3". Straps are intact but cracked on one side. CONDITION: Pole is old

Lot #: 1017

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Large Halberd with Pierced Head, Late 16th/Early 17th Century.

Blade measures 8", abbreviated fluke measures 1 - 3/4", spike measures 20". Head overall measures 29" to the straps which appear to be original. CONDITION: Good for a polearm of this age. The dark hardwood shaft, well faceted, possibly period. Shaft with museum numbers in red lacquer. An attractive

Lot #: 1018

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Rare and Unusual Late 16th Century Italian Scorpion Polearm.

The well forged head measuring 24" with cutting blade measuring 10" and spike measuring 9 - 1/4". The polearm decorated with period engraving including IHS and cross, constellation, and large "H", and other cabalistic decorations to protect the user. Scorpion is mounted on a faceted pole, early, but

Lot #: 1019

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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LOT OF 3: THREE EUROPEAN EDGED WEAPONS, VARIOUS DATES.

Lot consists of (A) A good copy of an Italian Cinquedea. Blade of characteristic form etched at fork with knights on horseback, quillons etched, wood grip of cinquedea type with blackened brass pommel. Blade measures 15", 21" overall, 3" wide. CONDITION: Patinated overall. (B) is an Italian hunting

Lot #: 1020

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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17th Century Pierced Blade Halberd, Possibly Italian.

Blade measures 6 - 3/4", central spike measures 14", fluke 3 - 1/4". Blade and fluke well pierced with hole decoration. No marks. Well forged. Old lead seal collection tag attached. CONDITION: Overall patination. Overall 103". Faceted shaft with brass tack decoration is a later addition. Straps

Lot #: 1021

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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An Attractive Spanish Revival Main Gauche by the Artilleria Fabrica de Toledo.

The 16 - 3/4" blade of characteristic form, well etched throughout, with strap work and florals. Maker and date etched into ricasso. The plain steel guard of characteristic main gauche form. Small pommel with turnings. The grip wrapped with copper wire and banded with steel straps. CONDITION: Blade

Lot #: 1022

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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ITALIAN MVSN "BLACKSHIRTS" MODEL 1937 DAGGER.

Made for Italy's MVSN "Voluntary Militia for National Security", commonly referred to as the Blackshirts. The Blackshirts were a paramilitary wing of the Italian National Fascist Party who were easily identified by their black uniforms. They used methods of violence and intimidation against many of

Lot #: 1023

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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LOT OF 2: POLISH AND YUGOSLAVIAN DAGGERS.

Lot contain (A) Polish dagger, and (B) Yugoslavian Air Force dagger. (A) Polish dagger with a nickel-plated blade marked with a Polish eagle and an unknown emblem, with light runner and scattered marks. Brass fittings show heavy patina and the wire-wrapped grips retains approximately 50% of its

Lot #: 1024

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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LOT OF 2: FRENCH EDGED WEAPONS

Lot consist of: (A) French short sword dated 1832 on the ricasso and 'Manufactured at Klingenthal' on opposite side. Brass handle with bulls eye patterns on guard. (B) Sabre bayonet with scabbard. No markings or proofs, brass handle with 23" blade. CONDITION: Fair as cleaned along time ago, tip is

Lot #: 1025

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A Fine 16th Century German Mace from the Renowned Collection of the Late...

Frank Andrina was not only one of Disney's most talented animators, he was also one of the most knowledgeable, scholarly, and sophisticated collectors of early arms and armor in America. His ownership of this elaborate and superbly executed piece of 16th century metalwork gives this splendid mace

Lot #: 1026

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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European Halberd.

This European, probably German, halberd head measures 19", including the 14" diamond section spike. It has 14-3/4" iron straps on both sides and a 3-1/2" cutting edge. The head measures 8" across and the tail is marked on the right side with an unknown armorers mark. The cone is faceted. 33" of the

Lot #: 1027

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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OUTSTANDING COLLECTORS ASSORTMENT OF GERMAN K-98 BAYONETS

This immense lot consists of: ten German K-98 bayonets with scabbards and some with frogs. The following makers marks are observed: Elite-Diamont dated 1938, E.U. Horster dated 1937, 41 cof, Clemen & Jung dated 1937, unmarked (sterile), 43ffc, 44cul, s/178G, F.Herdera dated 1940 and Eichhorn marked

Lot #: 1028

Estimate: US$500 - US$1,000

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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A MASSIVE AND EXTREMELY ELABORATE TURKISH COMBINATION AXE AND SPEAR...

The crescentic blade measures 8" overall, the fluke measures 6 - 1/4" and the central spear measuring 5 - 1/2", spear at base measuring 4 - 1/2". A blade of the axe inlaid with brass in Arabic calligraphy and etched as well with additional calligraphy. The fluke inlaid with brass and etched with

Lot #: 1029

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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Lot of 5: An Interesting Lot of Five Ethnic Weapons, Including Two...

Lot consists of (A) a kriss with wavy meteorite steel blade with classic hardwood grip in attractive hardwood scabbard circa 1900. (B) The second kriss with straight meteorite steel blade and unusual figural hilt, possibly representation of Jesus. The scabbard of fine wood elaborately carved, hilt

Lot #: 1030

Estimate: US$600 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019