Our catalogue > Antique Arms & Armour

This section shows antique swords, daggers & related items from South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Ottoman-Turkish Empire, North Africa & the Middle East, as well as examples from the Tribal world.

All items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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4389

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Rare Piha-Kaetta

Sri Lanka
17th-18th century

length: 44cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

5049

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Rare Gold & Ruby-Inlaid Mughal Pale Green Nephrite Sword Belt Loop

North India
18th century

height: 7.7cm, width: 3.5cm, thickness: 1.6cm, weight: 42g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

3218

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Malay Kris with Jawa Demam Hippopotamus Ivory Hilt & Gold & Gilded Silver Mounts

Malay Peninsula
18th-19th century

length: 35.3cm, weight: 353g

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Provenance

UK antique market

4651

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Damascened Sword with Carved Ivory Hilt

Bali, Indonesia
18th century

length (in scabbard): 57.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3792

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Malay Sewar Dagger with Fine Silver Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 36cm, weight: 326g

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Provenance

UK art market

5408

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Mounted Malay Ivory Kris Hilt

Malay People, Northern Malaysia
19th century

length (without stand): 7.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5414

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Yemeni Silver-Mounted Dagger (‘Asib)

Arab Peoples, Yemen
19th century

length: 32cm, width: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

3588

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Small Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Ivory Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 49cm

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private collection, UK

4657

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Kris with Gilded Silver Hilt

Bali, Indonesia
mid-20th century

total length: 56.5cm, length of hilt: 12.2cm, total weight: 576g

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Provenance

UK art market

3198

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Ottoman Kard with Green Nephrite Hilt & Chased Silver Scabbard

Ottoman Turkey
19th century

length: 37.2cm, weight: 275g

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Provenance

private collection

2862

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Rare Sumatran Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Mounts Including a Clenched Fist Hilt

Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 45.3cm, weight: 246g

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Provenance

private Japanese collection; Bob Hales Collection (UK).

2861

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Carved Royal Acehnese Ivory, Gold & Suasa Siwaih Dagger

Aceh, Indonesia
circa 1850

length: 29cm

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Provenance

private Japanese collection; Robert Hales Collection (UK).

4043

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Chased & Engraved Pendang Lurus Sword

Java, Indonesia
18th-early 19th century

length: 50cm

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Provenance

Scottish art market

3594

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Rare, Unusually Large Tridacna Clam Shell Kris Hilt

Malay People, Terengganu, Malaysia
19th century

height (without stand): 11cm, width: 11cm, weight: 302g, height with stand: 17cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5406

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Three Burmese Silver & Ivory Mounts Betel Knives

Shan People, Eastern Burma
19th and early 20th centuries

lengths: 11.8cm, 17.2cm and 23.3cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3595

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Rare Malay Tridacna Clam Shell Kris Hilt

Malay People, Terengganu, Malaysia
19th century

height (without stand): 9cm, width: 9cm, weight: 155g, height with stand: 14.4cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2745

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Malay Kris with Fine Blade & Silver Mounts

Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century and earlier

length: 46cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3436

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Philippines Barong Sword & Sheaf with Silver Mounts

Tausug People, Jolo Island, Sulu Region, Philippines
19th century

length: 72cm, weight: 1,048g

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Provenance

UK art market

4077

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Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

Ethiopia
19th century

diameter: 47cm, height (approx.): 20cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2942

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Omani Silver Gunpowder Flask (Talahiq)

Oman
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 248g

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Provenance

UK art market

4811

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Pichangatti Knife & Scabbard with Fine Silver & Gold Mounts

Coorg, South India
18th-19th century

length: 31.3cm

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Provenance

Scottish art market

3149

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Indian Katar Dagger with Grip Overlaid in Thick Gold

India, probably Udaipur
18th century

length: 39.5cm, width: 8cm, weight: 387g

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Provenance

private collection.

3217

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Sumatran ‘Executioner’s’ Kris (Kris Panjang)

Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 68cm, weight: 422g

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Provenance

UK art market

2598

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Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Cast Brass Shield or Buckler

Minangkabau People for the Aceh Market, Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

diameter: 32cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4146

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Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt

Shan people, Burma
18th-19th century

total length: 39.5cm, weight: 348g

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Provenance

UK art market

3725

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Rare Iban Dayak Mandau or Parang Ilang Sword

Iban Dayak People, Saribas Region, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
19th century

length: 72cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3303

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Dagger Handle & Case Associated with Colonel Fred Burnaby

North Africa/England
19th century

length: 43.4cm, height: 23.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3587

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Fine Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Ivory & Engraved Silver Mounts

Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 32cm, weight: 211g

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Provenance

UK art market

2375

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Sri Lankan Silver & Ivory Mounted Piha-Kaetta Dagger & Scabbard

Sri Lanka
18th century

length in scabbard: 33cm, weight: 523g

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Provenance

UK art market

1934

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Wooden Knobkerrie Club Carved with Honeycomb Head

Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa
19th century

length: 66cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4157

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Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt

Shan people, Burma
19th century

length: 41cm, weight: 264g

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Provenance

UK art market

2010

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Highly Unusual Madurese Kris with Ebony Scabbard and Hilt Carved as a Dutch Resident, and with a Jawi Inscription

Madura, Indonesia
circa 1820

length: 49.5cm, length of blade: 32cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2184

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Sepik Kominimung Shield

Pora Pora or Bien River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

height: 117cm, width: 46cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

1335

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Rare Matchlock Gun with Gold & Silver Mounts

Coorg, South India
18th century

length: 142cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3375

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Balinese Silver-Mounted Ritual Knife (Suddha-Mala)

Bali, Indonesia
19th-early 20th century

length: 28cm, width of blade at widest point: 3.8cm, weight: 162g

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Provenance

UK art market

917

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Ottoman Silver-gilt Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade

Ottoman Turkey
circa 1900

length: 56cm, weight: 906g

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Provenance

UK art market

918

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Ottoman Silver Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade


18th century

length: 55cm, weight: 622g

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Provenance

UK art market

3298

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Iron Trisula

Java, Indonesia
circa 18th century

length: 40cm

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UK art market

3243

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Sumatran Silver-Mounted Klewang

South Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 30cm, weight: 158g

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Provenance

UK art market

2403

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Malay Sewar Dagger with Ivory & Silver Mounts

Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 34.5cm weight: 241g

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Provenance

UK art market

1159

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Brass Cannon (Lantaka)

Sarawak (Malaysia) or Brunei
18th-19th century

length: 65cm

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4207

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Group of Five Chain Mail Fasteners

India, probably Rajasthan
17th-18th century

diameters (approx.): 2.7cm-4.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

2509

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Malay Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts

Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 32cm, weight: 242g

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Provenance

UK art market

2510

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Unusual Sewar Dagger with Wood & Silver Mounts

North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 35.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1891

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Balinese Soldier’s Kris

Bali, Indonesia
17th-18th century

length: 54cm, weight: 3464g

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Provenance

UK art market

1840

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Patani Kris Tajong with Zoomorphic Carved Wooden Hilt

Kelantan, Malaysia or Patani, Southern Thailand
19th century

length: 47.5cm, weight: 507g

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Provenance

private UK collection

1019

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Zulu Knobkierrie Club

Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
19th century

length: 63cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1538

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Malay Dagger (Tumbok Lada) with Parrot-shaped Horn Hilt

Malay, Malaysia
early 20th century

length: 34cm, weight: 199g

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Provenance

UK art market

2856

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Malay or Sumatran Kris with Fine ‘Rose’ Blade & Silver Mounts

Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
early 20th century

length: 49.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3000

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Congo Chief’s Axe-Knife

Nsapo & Wongo Peoples, Congo
19th-early 20th century

length: 39cm, width: 22.5cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3203

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Mughal Steel Dagger (Chilanum or Khanjarli)

North India
17th century

length (without scabbard): 37.2cm

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Provenance

private collection; acquired from Simon Ray, London.

4398

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Brass & Hide Shield

Baluchistan, India (now West Pakistan)
19th century

diameter: 26.7cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3646

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Curved Malay Knife (Kerambit or Korambi)

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th-early 20th century

width across: 15.5cm, weight: 89g

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Provenance

UK art market