Chinese dao (sabre) - 19th century.  Interesting note: If a blade has just one sharp edge, the Chinese consider it a 'knife'.  Two sharp edges make it a 'sword'.  Length and weight don't matter...  I'm not putting THIS 'knife' in my pocket, boot, or anything else but a scabbard!

Chinese dao (sabre) - 19th century. Interesting note: If a blade has just one sharp edge, the Chinese consider it a 'knife'. Two sharp edges make it a 'sword'. Length and weight don't matter... I'm not putting THIS 'knife' in my pocket, boot, or anything else but a scabbard!

Unique Chinese sword  8-ring Dao  Bagua engravings  A remarkable martial sword  Provenanced Peking sword

Unique Chinese sword 8-ring Dao Bagua engravings A remarkable martial sword Provenanced Peking sword

Ogboni ada ogun - 57,5cm - African sword and knife - African Weapons

Ogboni ada ogun - Cuchillo africano - Longitud:

R-G30B.- Sable de tropa de Caballería ligera, modelo 1825. España, 1825-1830. Guarnición en latón de tres gavilanes, guardamano, galluelo punzonado "IBARZABAL" y monterilla larga afirmada en la virola. Puño de madera forrado en piel, alambrado con torzal de latón. Hoja curva, de ancho vaceo hasta la pala, filo corrido al exterior y contrafilo, lomo cuadrado. Long. Total: 99 cm; Long.Hoja : 84 cm; Anchura base hoja: 30 mm

R-G30B.- Sable de tropa de Caballería ligera, modelo 1825. España, 1825-1830. Guarnición en latón de tres gavilanes, guardamano, galluelo punzonado "IBARZABAL" y monterilla larga afirmada en la virola. Puño de madera forrado en piel, alambrado con torzal de latón. Hoja curva, de ancho vaceo hasta la pala, filo corrido al exterior y contrafilo, lomo cuadrado. Long. Total: 99 cm; Long.Hoja : 84 cm; Anchura base hoja: 30 mm

Persian sword mounted with a mace like long handle but having a sword blade, the blade is engraved with mirror floral pattern and gold koftgari of great quality. The engravings are high quality showing a good age and of typical Persian origin. Possible a dervish sword, 30 in long, 17 in blade.

Persian sword mounted with a mace like long handle but having a sword blade, the blade is engraved with mirror floral pattern and gold koftgari of great quality. The engravings are high quality showing a good age and of typical Persian origin. Possible a dervish sword, 30 in long, 17 in blade.

Tibetan sword and scabbard with bone inlay. Cleveland Museum of Art

Tibetan sword and scabbard with bone inlay. Cleveland Museum of Art

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