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.

Do sign-up for our monthly catalogues so you can see new additions to our stock as they arrive.

or...

9245

Vietnamese Ceremonial Trident (Dinh-ba)

Vietnam
Nguyen Dynasty, 19th century

length: 46.3cm, width: 23.8cm, weight: 571g

Provenance

French art market

9273

Wahabite Silver Dagger & Scabbard (Khanjar)

Wahhabite People, Hijaz and Asir regions, western Saudi Arabia
19th-20th century

overall length: 41cm, width: 5.7cm, weight: 426g

Provenance

private collction, UK; collected in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s

9348

Moroccan Silver-Clad Dagger with Blond Rhinoceros Horn Hilt (Koummiya)

southern Morocco
19th century

overall length: approximately 41.5cm, weight: 628g

Provenance

UK art market

8864

Cirebon Short Sword with Carved Antler Hilt

North Coast, Java, probably Cirebon, Indonesia
18th-19th century

length (with scabbard): 38.2cm, length of blade: 26.7cm, width: 4.6cm, weight: 405g

Provenance

UK art market

8867

Ottoman Balkans Parcel-Gilt Silver Koran or Cartridge Box

Ottoman Balkans
circa 1800

height: 11.4cm, width: 13.3cm, depth: 2.7cm, combined weight: 319g

Provenance

UK art market

7328

Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Wooden Shield with Pierced Brass Mounts (Peurise)

West Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

diameter: approximately 31cm, weight: 1,022g

Provenance

Dutch antique market

8415

Fine Horn of Africa Bedja Dagger with Silver Embellishments

Hadendoa People, Bedja region, Eritrea
19th century

length: approximately 33cm, width: 11.3cm, weight: 245g

Provenance

UK art market

8737

Zanzibar-Omani Hide Shield with Brass Mounts

Southern Oman/Zanzibar
19th century

diameter: 24.8cm, height: 14cm, weight: 1,066g

Provenance

UK art market

8561

Unusual Sumatran Sword with Carved Wooden Ancestor Hilt

North Sumatra, Indonesia, probably Batak or Nias
18th century & possibly earlier

overall length: 66.5cm, length of wooden hilt: 11cm

Provenance

overall length: 66cm, weight: 457g

6986

Enamelled & Gilded Silver Scabbard End-Fitting or Chape

India, probably Lucknow
18th century

length: 11cm, width: 2.2cm, weight: 33g

Provenance

UK art market

3296

Tibetan Nomad’s Silver-Mounted Knife & Scabbard with Coral

Khampa, Western Tibet
19th century

length: 24.5cm, width: 3.1cm, weight: 189g

Provenance

from the collection of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, UK.

6366

Carved Philippines Barong Sword with Silver Mounts & Inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl

Sulu Islands, Southern Philippines
early 20th century

length: 64cm, weight: 957g

Provenance

private collection, UK

6702

Moroccan Gun Powder Flask

Berber People, Middle Atlas Mountain, Morocco
19th-early 20th century

width: 27cm, length: 25.1cm, depth: 12cm, weight: 623g

Provenance

UK art market

6522

Maori Greywacke Club (Patu Onewa)

Maori People, New Zealand
18th century

length: 37.2cm, width: 9.4cm, weight: 1,109g

Provenance

private collection, London, UK; prior to that, Christie's Paris, December 2003.

6240

Fine, Malay Sword (Klewang) with Horn Hilt & Silver Mounts

Malay Peninsula or Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 72.5cm, weight: 854g

Provenance

private collection, England.

2940

Fijian Throwing Club (I Ula Tavatava)

Fiji
18th-early 19th century

length: 42cm

Provenance

UK art market; private UK collection.

8876

Ottoman Balkans Gilded Silver Cartridge Box

Ottoman Balkans
circa 1800

height: 10.9cm, width: 12.2cm, depth: 3.1cm, weight: 126g

Provenance

UK art market

4236

Early New Guinea Wooden & Bone Mace or Club

Papua New Guinea, probably Sepik region
19th century and possibly earlier

length: 64.2cm, diameter of head: 9cm, weight: 190g

Provenance

UK art market

7055

Qajar Bird Hunting Whistle & Carved Wooden Gem-Set Case

Persia (Iran)
19th century

length: 16.5cm, weight: 58g

Provenance

Oliver Hoare, London; Christie's, London, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, 20 Apr 2007.

7054

Qajar Bird Hunting Whistle & Carved Ebony Gem-Set Case

Persia (Iran)
19th century

length: 14.8cm, weight: 71g

Provenance

Oliver Hoare, London; Christie's, London, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, 20 Apr 2007.

6272

Indian Arab Silver-Clad Powder Flask

Deccan, Indian-Arab; Gulf States & possibly Western India - Indian Ocean
circa 18th century

length: 23.6cm, weight: 760g

Provenance

UK art market

5960

Rare Ottoman Turkey or Balkans Silver Cartridge Box for the Waist

Ottoman Balkans
early 19th century

length: 19.3cm, height: 7.7cm, thickness: 4.2cm, weight: 261g

Provenance

UK art market

6226

Unusual Deccan, Engraved, Silver-Gilt Dagger Locket

Deccan, India
17th century

length: 7.9cm, width: 5.2cm, weight: 60g

Provenance

art market, London

6144

Colonial Spanish Powder Flask (Yesquero)

Colonial Spanish, Argentina
19th century

length: 7cm (not taking into account the curve), weight: 27.59g

Provenance

UK art market

5412

Three Shan Burmese Silver Mounted Knives (Dha Hmyaung)

Shan People, Eastern States
19th century

lengths: 22cm, 19.8cm, 17.7cm

Provenance

UK art market

3203

Mughal Steel Dagger (Chilanum or Khanjarli)

North India
17th century

length (without scabbard): 37.2cm

Reserved

Provenance

private Japanese collection; acquired from Simon Ray, London.

4651

Balinese Damascened Short Sword with Carved Hilt

Bali, Indonesia
18th century

length (in scabbard): 57.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

5771

Pair of Mughal Double-Headed Steel Belt Hooks

Northern India
17th century

heights (without stand): 9.8cm, heights with stands: 13.5cm & 15cm

Provenance

UK art market

3792

Malay Sewar Dagger with Fine Silver Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 36cm, weight: 326g

Provenance

UK art market

5443

Early, Carved Wooden Massim Sword Club or Lime Spatula

Massim area, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
18th-19th century

length: 62.5cm, width at widest point: 8cm

Provenance

UK art market

3588

Small Malay Sewar Dagger with Hippopotamus Tooth Mounts

Malay People, Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 49cm

Provenance

private collection, UK

4043

Chased & Engraved Pendang Lurus Sword

Java, Indonesia
18th-early 19th century

length: 50cm

Provenance

Scottish art market

2745

Malay Kris with Fine Blade & Silver Mounts

Sumatra or Malay Peninsula
19th century and earlier

length: 46cm

Provenance

UK art market

4517

Ovimbundu Carved Wooden Sceptre

Ovimbundu People, Angola
19th century

height: 54cm

Provenance

UK art market

4077

Shield with Gilded Metal Mounts (Tafa Gassa)

Ethiopia
19th century

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

Provenance

UK art market

2942

Omani Silver Gunpowder Flask (Talahiq)

Oman
19th century

length: 19cm, weight: 248g

Provenance

UK art market

3217

Malay ‘Executioner’s’ Kris (Kris Panjang)

Sumatra, Indonesia or Kelantan, Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 68cm, weight: 422g

Provenance

UK art market

2598

Sumatran Minangkabau-Acehnese Cast Brass Shield or Buckler (Peurise)

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

diameter: 32cm

Provenance

UK art market

2184

Sepik Kominimung Shield

Pora Pora or Bien River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
first half of the 20th century

height: 117cm, width: 46cm

Provenance

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

1335

Rare Matchlock Gun with Gold & Silver Mounts

Coorg, South India
18th century

length: 142cm

Provenance

UK art market

3375

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

Provenance

UK art market

918

Ottoman Silver Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade

Ottoman Turkey
18th century

length: 55cm, weight: 622g

Provenance

UK art market

3243

Sumatran Silver-Mounted Klewang

South Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 30cm, weight: 158g

Provenance

UK art market

2403

Malay Sewar Dagger with Silver Mounts

Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 34.5cm weight: 241g

Provenance

UK art market

1159

Borneo Brass Cannon (Lantaka)

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

length: 65cm

Provenance

UK art market

2509

Malay Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts

Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 32cm, weight: 242g

Provenance

UK art market

2510

Unusual Sewar Dagger with Wood & Silver Mounts

North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 35.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

1840

Patani Kris Tajong with Zoomorphic Carved Wooden Hilt

Kelantan, Malaysia or Patani, Southern Thailand
19th century

length: 47.5cm, weight: 507g

Provenance

private UK collection

1538

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

Malay, Malaysia
early 20th century

length: 34cm, weight: 199g

Provenance

UK art market

3000

Congo Chief’s Axe-Knife

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

length: 39cm, width: 22.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

2402

Malay Tiger-Motif Sewar Dagger with Horn & Silver Mounts

Sumatra/Malay Peninsula
19th century

length: 30cm

Provenance

UK art market

4922

Malay Kris Panjang with Chased Silver Mounts & Pierced Hilt

Malay Peninsula
18th-19th century

length: 42.5cm,weight: 443g

Provenance

UK art market

4819

Fine Karo Batak Piso Andar Andar Sword with Gold Suasa & Silver Mounts

West Karo Batak People, North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 55.5cm, weight: 396g

Provenance

private collection, UK.

4818

Sulawesi Badek with Engraved Silver Mounts

Sulawesi, Indonesia
early 20th century

length: 28.5cm, weight: 290g

Provenance

private collection, UK.