Konda Executioners Sword 19th Century From The Slave Trade For Human Consumption

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19th century from the slave trade for human consumption (cannibalism). Classic form with 15″ double edged blade terminating in opposing hook tips used to handle the dismembered body parts which were sold individually. See the 1890 account by Glave who witnessed the process. Wood hilt with flared base and expanded pommel… full details here

19th Century French Artillery Sword  c.1830s

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pasadena_antiques_and_design Store 19th Century French Artillery Sword -c.1830s… full details here

Antique Yoruba Womans Brass Dance Sword 19th Century.

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19th century. From a group of seven which came to market in 1989-we have seen no others in over four decades. 19 3/4 overall with loop handle and broad leaf shaped blade deeply chiseled with geometric work incorporating two turtle heads, universally deemed to represent longevity. Upper panel of four chickens… full details here

Antique Dayak Headhunters Sword, Mandau 19th Century

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19th century, the period of unregulated headhunting. 20 5/8 blade with long clipped point shows frosty gray patina with a little pitting to the point. Carved wood hilt with abstracted mystical motif pommel mounted with black hair. The grip with bands of woven split cane, sound and complete. Two piece wood… full details here

Konda Slavers Short Sword, 19th Century

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Second half of the 19th century, collected by Baptist missionaries about 1890. 8 7/8″ trowel shaped blade chiseled with concentric lines in leaf shaped panel each side. Fine wood hilt with flared base and especially large wheel form pommel decorated in radial reeded and checkered panels. Dark patina throughout. The blade… full details here

Antique Sword Spanish Colonial Hanger Mid 19th Century.

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Mid 19th century. One piece brass hilt of briquet form shows sand texture from casting as found on Confederate swords, indicating its construction in the Caribbean. 27″ curved slab side blade, edged only half way in the Spanish fashion. Long false edge. Blade shows dark patina and uniform medium oxidation as… full details here

Antique 19th Century Philippine Sword

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Southern Luzon. Iron hilt displaying the superior quality of the earlier period. Medial ridged knuckle bow developing to the asymmetrical guard with serpentine quillon. Large faceted brass pommel cap. Faceted horn grip with stepped expanded terminal (lineal age check) and iron base ferrule. 16 3/8″ s.e. blade with curved cutting edge… full details here

Rare Antique Mexican Two Handed Sword First Half Of The 19th Century.

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First half of the 19th century. 25 3/4 slab side blade with three fullers and bearing the sun moon and stars marks well documented on mid-18th century blades including American Revolutionary War examples. This blade was produced in Solingen for export in the first half of the 19th century. The hilt… full details here

Tibetan Leather & Engraved Steel Sword Belt   19th Century Or Earlier    41

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freedonia Store TIBETAN LEATHER & ENGRAVED STEEL SWORD BELT – 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER – 41″ Description: A Tibetan belt with engraved steel plates attached to a 41″ long leather. There are 3 7 1/2″ center plates and 4 1/4″ plates at both ends. The buckle is original. There are traces… full details here

A Very Rare Antique Mandingo Sword second Half Of The 19th Century

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Second half of the 19th century when the Mandingo were both suppliers to and victims of the slave trade. The one piece wood hilt carved as a female figure with stylized scarified torso. The head traditionally carved in the full round with keel shaped nose aligned with the coiffeur crest. Inset… full details here

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