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 attached to the shaft with two steel rods. CONDITION: Blade shows use but no abuse. Some chips in...

Price: US$300 - US$500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 with some pitting, mostly at extreme tip. Retaining considerable original gilding. Steel guard with...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 slashes. The pommel of a turban shape en suite with the quillons. The fluted wire wrapped grip with two all...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 polished with some pitting. Point has been altered and is not the original shape. Quillons are...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 hand grip. CONDITION: Blade, polished bright over very old pitting. Spring mechanism very strong and...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 remaining. Quillons appear to retain traces of original bluing, as does pommel. The most remarkable...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 an old refreshed gilding over pitting. Pommel with refreshed gilding over pitting. Silver grip in...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 some 16th century carving just below one strap. Old museum number 5869. A very handsome piece still...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 ancient velvet covering. 89" overall. A most impressive and decorative 17th century halberd.PROVENANCE...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 crossed hammers of the guild, and Christ on the cross. CONDITION: Head is patinated. Shaft missing two...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 museum tag. The fluke is struck with a makers mark. Halberd is probably Italian. Faceted pole with spike...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 - 1/2" overall. A very attractive halberd of unusual form. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 shows exfoliation and old European style cleaning. A handsome period halberd. PROVENANCE: FORMER...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 measuring 49" and overall length of 95". CONDITION: Good for a halberd of this period. Pole possibly...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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" overall. A scarce form of polearm. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 original. (B) a late 18th century lance, four sided head measuring 5". CONDITION: Patination overall...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 with worm holes, blade is patinated throughout. Straps cracked on one side. (D) Dipstock prod...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 large polearm. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Name Value Blade...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 probably not the original. CONDITION: Good for a polearm of this age and most of the engraved...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 knife, circa 1800, possibly earlier with 9" heavy blade and elaborate brass bound horn grip. The...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 absent. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Name Value Blade Length 6...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 is patinated but etching is excellent. Steel guard patinated as is pommel. Copper wire wrap is...

Price: US$700 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 Mussolini's opponents. In 1940 the MVSN provided Italy with 340,000 first line troops, but were...

Price: US$600 - US$900

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 covering over the wooden core. A portepee with moderate wear is attached. Bronze plated steel scabbard...

Price: US$600 - US$900

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 chipped and mounting groove on back of handle is fouled. TDW Name Value Blade Length (A) 19 - 1/4...

Price: US$300 - US$500

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 provenance and a guarantee of authenticity. Measures 27" overall and weighing 3 lbs 13.2 oz. Six...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 haft appear original while the other 35" have been added at a later time, attached by steel straps...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 nickel plated dress bayonet with stag handles and black scabbard. CONDITION: Very good to excellent...

Price: US$500 - US$1,000

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 calligraphy, the spear inlaid with a brass star and crescent and etched. The tubular haft inlaid with...

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

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019

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 with silver collar circa 1900. (C) The Indonesian halberd head of meteorite steel with no shaft...

Price: US$600 - US$1,200

Date: 12 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019