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Edged Weapon, Armor, & Militaria - Day 1

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Unique 19th Century English Hunting Ax with Two Sheaths.

Unique 19th Century English Hunting Ax with Two Sheaths.

Lot # 1001 (Sale Order: 1 of 448)      

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 edge are minor. Checkered grip in good condition. Ax appears to retain considerable original polish. Accompanying the ax are two leather sheaths with brass buckles. Condition of sheaths and ax is very good. A unique accessory item for the collector of 19th century hunting weapons. Blade Length: 4" Overall Length: 15" Condition: Dimensions:

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 hamme...morer 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 edge are minor. Checkered grip in good condition. Ax appears to retain considerable original polish. Accompanying the ax are two leather sheaths with brass buckles. Condition of sheaths and ax is very good. A unique accessory item for the collector of 19th century hunting weapons. Blade Length: 4" Overall Length: 15" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Good Left Hand or Quillon Dagger, Last Quarter of the 16th Century with Stout Blade and Gilded Pom

A Good Left Hand or Quillon Dagger, Last Quarter of the 16th Century with Stout Blade and Gilded Pom

Lot # 1002 (Sale Order: 2 of 448)      

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 rust showing through gilding. Pommel with some rust staining showing through original gilding. Grip in fine original condition throughout. This fine dagger is one of the better ones offered in recent years. Blade Length: 14" Overall Length: 18 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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 wo...moreod 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 rust showing through gilding. Pommel with some rust staining showing through original gilding. Grip in fine original condition throughout. This fine dagger is one of the better ones offered in recent years. Blade Length: 14" Overall Length: 18 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Remarkable and Massive Cannoneer's Stiletto, Italian, Circa 1600?

A Remarkable and Massive Cannoneer's Stiletto, Italian, Circa 1600?

Lot # 1003 (Sale Order: 3 of 448)      

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 steel Turk's heads, displaying remarkable quality throughout. CONDITION: Blade is mostly grey polished metal with clean pitting at ricasso. Quillons are polished but not overly pitted, showing good exfoliation. Pommel exfoliated at top indicating forging rather than casting. Grip is in superb condition throughout. This 25" long cannoneer's stiletto is the largest and finest one it has been our pleasure to catalog. A remarkable dagger sure to be the center piece of any Renaissance edged weapon collection. Blade Length: 18" Overall Length: 25" Condition: Dimensions:

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 characteristi...morec 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 steel Turk's heads, displaying remarkable quality throughout. CONDITION: Blade is mostly grey polished metal with clean pitting at ricasso. Quillons are polished but not overly pitted, showing good exfoliation. Pommel exfoliated at top indicating forging rather than casting. Grip is in superb condition throughout. This 25" long cannoneer's stiletto is the largest and finest one it has been our pleasure to catalog. A remarkable dagger sure to be the center piece of any Renaissance edged weapon collection. Blade Length: 18" Overall Length: 25" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Large and Attractive Late 16th Century Quillon or Left Hand Dagger with Finely Forged 14" Blade.

A Large and Attractive Late 16th Century Quillon or Left Hand Dagger with Finely Forged 14" Blade.

Lot # 1004 (Sale Order: 4 of 448)      

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 polished as is globos pommel. Elaborate wrapped grip is in excellent condition. 19 - 1/4" overall. This is a most attractive Renaissance dagger. Blade Length: 14" Overall Length: 19 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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 undecor...moreated. 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 polished as is globos pommel. Elaborate wrapped grip is in excellent condition. 19 - 1/4" overall. This is a most attractive Renaissance dagger. Blade Length: 14" Overall Length: 19 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Remarkable 16th (?) Century Springendolch.

A Remarkable 16th (?) Century Springendolch.

Lot # 1005 (Sale Order: 5 of 448)      

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 works correctly. The quillon showing some exfoliation and considerable age. The urn pommel in good condition with some copper filling indicative of age. The brass wire wrap grip with old hand work patina. All together a most remarkable dagger and a very rare one. Blade Length: 12 - 1/2" Overall Length: 17 - 3/8" Condition: Dimensions:

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...more 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 works correctly. The quillon showing some exfoliation and considerable age. The urn pommel in good condition with some copper filling indicative of age. The brass wire wrap grip with old hand work patina. All together a most remarkable dagger and a very rare one. Blade Length: 12 - 1/2" Overall Length: 17 - 3/8" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Fine, Diminutive, Late 16th Century Left Hand or Quillon Dagger.

A Fine, Diminutive, Late 16th Century Left Hand or Quillon Dagger.

Lot # 1006 (Sale Order: 6 of 448)      

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 feature of this dagger is the grip, which has the most elaborate treatment of alternating braided copper and silver wire with silver wire Turk's heads. The most elaborate dagger grip wrap we have yet observed. Blade Length: 9" Overall Length: 13 - 3/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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, ...moreonce 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 feature of this dagger is the grip, which has the most elaborate treatment of alternating braided copper and silver wire with silver wire Turk's heads. The most elaborate dagger grip wrap we have yet observed. Blade Length: 9" Overall Length: 13 - 3/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Continental Quillon Dagger, First Quarter of the 17th Century.

A Continental Quillon Dagger, First Quarter of the 17th Century.

Lot # 1007 (Sale Order: 7 of 448)      

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 phenomenal condition. 14" overall. An attractive early dagger. Blade Length: 10 - 1/4" Overall Length: 14" Condition: Dimensions:

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...more 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 phenomenal condition. 14" overall. An attractive early dagger. Blade Length: 10 - 1/4" Overall Length: 14" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Good Late 16th Century European Halberd.

A Good Late 16th Century European Halberd.

Lot # 1008 (Sale Order: 8 of 448)      

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 retaining what appears to be an early faceted metal ferrule at base. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART Blade Length: 25" Overall Length: 93" Condition: Dimensions:

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 a...morend 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 retaining what appears to be an early faceted metal ferrule at base. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART Blade Length: 25" Overall Length: 93" Condition: Dimensions:

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Very Attractive And Large 17th Century Halberd, Probably Italian.

Very Attractive And Large 17th Century Halberd, Probably Italian.

Lot # 1009 (Sale Order: 9 of 448)      

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: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 7 - 1/2" Overall Length: 89" Condition: Dimensions:

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 ser...morepent 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: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 7 - 1/2" Overall Length: 89" Condition: Dimensions:

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Lot of 2: Saxon Miner's Guild Axe, with a Carved and Scrimshawed Cow Bone Powder Flask, Axe Dated 16

Lot of 2: Saxon Miner's Guild Axe, with a Carved and Scrimshawed Cow Bone Powder Flask, Axe Dated 16

Lot # 1010 (Sale Order: 10 of 448)      

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 pellets but otherwise intact. (B) Flask measures 10 - 1/4" overall with a hunting scene of a gentleman with bow and arrow firing at a fleeing boar. CONDITION: Good condition with some deterioration but excellent scene and original forged iron carrying rings. These axes were carried by minrs in processions when they marched throughout the city for various pageants. They are attractive and an essential piece for any collection of early European weapons. Blade Length: (A) 9" (B) No blade Overall Length: (A) 30" (B) 10 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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 indistin...morectly 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 pellets but otherwise intact. (B) Flask measures 10 - 1/4" overall with a hunting scene of a gentleman with bow and arrow firing at a fleeing boar. CONDITION: Good condition with some deterioration but excellent scene and original forged iron carrying rings. These axes were carried by minrs in processions when they marched throughout the city for various pageants. They are attractive and an essential piece for any collection of early European weapons. Blade Length: (A) 9" (B) No blade Overall Length: (A) 30" (B) 10 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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Etched 17th Century Halberd, Possibly Italian.

Etched 17th Century Halberd, Possibly Italian.

Lot # 1011 (Sale Order: 11 of 448)      

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 at base, appears to be the original. Overall length 93". A good early etched halberd. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Purchased by the museum from French & Co., Inc., that came from Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 24 1939 as lot 118. Blade Length: 9 - 1/2" Overall Length: 93" Condition: Dimensions:

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", engra...moreved 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 at base, appears to be the original. Overall length 93". A good early etched halberd. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Purchased by the museum from French & Co., Inc., that came from Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 24 1939 as lot 118. Blade Length: 9 - 1/2" Overall Length: 93" Condition: Dimensions:

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An Early 18th Century Halberd with Partisan Style Blade Stamped On Blade "B Eon" With An Armorer's M

An Early 18th Century Halberd with Partisan Style Blade Stamped On Blade "B Eon" With An Armorer's M

Lot # 1012 (Sale Order: 12 of 448)      

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 NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 10" Overall Length: 86 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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 str...moreaps. 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 NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 10" Overall Length: 86 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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Late 16th Century European Halberd with Pierced Blade and Antique Shaft.

Late 16th Century European Halberd with Pierced Blade and Antique Shaft.

Lot # 1013 (Sale Order: 13 of 448)      

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 COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 21" Overall Length: 82" Condition: Dimensions:

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 r...moreed 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 COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 21" Overall Length: 82" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 2: A Good LATE 16TH CENTURY HALBERD WITH PIERCED BLADE AND FLUKE AND WELL STRUCK ARMORER'S MA

LOT OF 2: A Good LATE 16TH CENTURY HALBERD WITH PIERCED BLADE AND FLUKE AND WELL STRUCK ARMORER'S MA

Lot # 1014 (Sale Order: 14 of 448)      

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 the original. Museum number in red lacquer. A far better than average early polearm. (B) Spear measures 19" at blade and 91". Appears to be perhaps of African make on European pole. CONDITION: Patinated overall. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 1/2" (B) 19" Overall Length: (A) 95" (B) 91" Condition: Dimensions:

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...more 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 the original. Museum number in red lacquer. A far better than average early polearm. (B) Spear measures 19" at blade and 91". Appears to be perhaps of African make on European pole. CONDITION: Patinated overall. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 1/2" (B) 19" Overall Length: (A) 95" (B) 91" Condition: Dimensions:

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A SCARCE ITALIAN CORSEQUE, LATE 16th EARLY 17TH CENTURY OF CHARACTERISTIC FORM.

A SCARCE ITALIAN CORSEQUE, LATE 16th EARLY 17TH CENTURY OF CHARACTERISTIC FORM.

Lot # 1015 (Sale Order: 15 of 448)      

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. Blade Length: 12" Overall Length: 92 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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: Corseq...moreue 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. Blade Length: 12" Overall Length: 92 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 3: THREE ANTIQUE EUROPEAN POLEARMS INCLUDING A LATE 16TH CENTURY PARTISAN.

LOT OF 3: THREE ANTIQUE EUROPEAN POLEARMS INCLUDING A LATE 16TH CENTURY PARTISAN.

Lot # 1016 (Sale Order: 16 of 448)      

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, some holes in wood. (C) a small halberd with bird form flukes and blade, head measuring 13" overall attached to a later pole with a screw, straps are absent. CONDITION: Pole is a later pole, overall patination. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: (A) 24" (B) 5" (C) 13" Overall Length: (A) 94 - 1/4" (B) 97 - 1/2" (C) 98" Condition: Dimensions:

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, possi...morebly 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, some holes in wood. (C) a small halberd with bird form flukes and blade, head measuring 13" overall attached to a later pole with a screw, straps are absent. CONDITION: Pole is a later pole, overall patination. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: (A) 24" (B) 5" (C) 13" Overall Length: (A) 94 - 1/4" (B) 97 - 1/2" (C) 98" Condition: Dimensions:

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Lot of 4: European Weapons Including A 17th Century Halberd on Shaft, A 17th Century Partially Compl

Lot of 4: European Weapons Including A 17th Century Halberd on Shaft, A 17th Century Partially Compl

Lot # 1017 (Sale Order: 17 of 448)      

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, Italian, missing some components, string appears original. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: (A) 5" (B) 23" (C) 6" Overall Length: (A) 32" (B) 27 - 3/4" (C) 85" Condition: Dimensions:

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 decor...moreation 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, Italian, missing some components, string appears original. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: (A) 5" (B) 23" (C) 6" Overall Length: (A) 32" (B) 27 - 3/4" (C) 85" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Large Halberd with Pierced Head, Late 16th/Early 17th Century.

A Large Halberd with Pierced Head, Late 16th/Early 17th Century.

Lot # 1018 (Sale Order: 18 of 448)      

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. Blade Length: 8" Overall Length: 98 - 3/8" Condition: Dimensions:

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 pol...moreearm 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. Blade Length: 8" Overall Length: 98 - 3/8" Condition: Dimensions:

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A Rare and Unusual Late 16th Century Italian Scorpion Polearm.

A Rare and Unusual Late 16th Century Italian Scorpion Polearm.

Lot # 1019 (Sale Order: 19 of 448)      

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 decoration is clearly visible. 88" overall. A rare form of polearm and seldom encountered. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 24" Overall Length: 88" Condition: Dimensions:

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, con...morestellation, 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 decoration is clearly visible. 88" overall. A rare form of polearm and seldom encountered. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Blade Length: 24" Overall Length: 88" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 3: THREE EUROPEAN EDGED WEAPONS, VARIOUS DATES.

LOT OF 3: THREE EUROPEAN EDGED WEAPONS, VARIOUS DATES.

Lot # 1020 (Sale Order: 20 of 448)      

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 blade with etching at fork of a cockrel and an expanded flower. The brass bound fluted horn grip with slight worm damage. CONDITION: Good, mostly bright metal. (C) A bone gripped stiletto with heavy short blade measuring 4 - 3/4", engraved with floral meander. The fluted horn grip with beautiful patination, the pommel engraved with floral meander en suite. CONDITION: Fair, with considerable wear to blade and etching. Grip is crisp. Blade Length: (A) 15" (B) 9" (C) 4 - 3/4" Overall Length: (A) 21" (B) 13 - 1/2" (C) 9 - 5/8" Condition: Dimensions: CORRECTION: Photos updated.

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 ty...morepe 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 blade with etching at fork of a cockrel and an expanded flower. The brass bound fluted horn grip with slight worm damage. CONDITION: Good, mostly bright metal. (C) A bone gripped stiletto with heavy short blade measuring 4 - 3/4", engraved with floral meander. The fluted horn grip with beautiful patination, the pommel engraved with floral meander en suite. CONDITION: Fair, with considerable wear to blade and etching. Grip is crisp. Blade Length: (A) 15" (B) 9" (C) 4 - 3/4" Overall Length: (A) 21" (B) 13 - 1/2" (C) 9 - 5/8" Condition: Dimensions: CORRECTION: Photos updated.

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17th Century Pierced Blade Halberd, Possibly Italian.

17th Century Pierced Blade Halberd, Possibly Italian.

Lot # 1021 (Sale Order: 21 of 448)      

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. Blade Length: 6 - 3/4" Overall Length: 103" Condition: Dimensions:

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 ta...moreg 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. Blade Length: 6 - 3/4" Overall Length: 103" Condition: Dimensions:

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An Attractive Spanish Revival Main Gauche by the Artilleria Fabrica de Toledo.

An Attractive Spanish Revival Main Gauche by the Artilleria Fabrica de Toledo.

Lot # 1022 (Sale Order: 22 of 448)      

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 excellent. A large and most attractive example of this unusual and most interesting type of dagger. Blade Length: 16 - 3/4" Overall Length: 22" Condition: Dimensions:

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 characterist...moreic 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 excellent. A large and most attractive example of this unusual and most interesting type of dagger. Blade Length: 16 - 3/4" Overall Length: 22" Condition: Dimensions:

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ITALIAN MVSN "BLACKSHIRTS" MODEL 1937 DAGGER.

ITALIAN MVSN "BLACKSHIRTS" MODEL 1937 DAGGER.

Lot # 1023 (Sale Order: 23 of 448)      

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 integrated in the Royal Italian Army and disbanded in 1943. This blade is nickel plated and shows the MVSN symbol inlaid on the handle with an eagles head pommel and quillon. The handle is made of aluminum with synthetic plates on either side, which are held in by a single brass screw. Complete with correct scabbard. Hanger is not present. CONDITION: Blade is in excellent condition with only small areas of spotting on either side of the ricasso. Aluminum handle shows small scattered handling marks all around. Synthetic grip plates are in excellent condition. The scabbard is in excellent condition retain 90%+ of its original black painted finish. Paint has minor loss in small areas scattered around scabbard. Finial on drag is missing. Overall this is an excellent example of an Italian Model 1937 Blackshirt's dagger. Blade Length: 7 - 3/4" Overall Length: 12 - 1/8" Condition: Dimensions:

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...more 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 integrated in the Royal Italian Army and disbanded in 1943. This blade is nickel plated and shows the MVSN symbol inlaid on the handle with an eagles head pommel and quillon. The handle is made of aluminum with synthetic plates on either side, which are held in by a single brass screw. Complete with correct scabbard. Hanger is not present. CONDITION: Blade is in excellent condition with only small areas of spotting on either side of the ricasso. Aluminum handle shows small scattered handling marks all around. Synthetic grip plates are in excellent condition. The scabbard is in excellent condition retain 90%+ of its original black painted finish. Paint has minor loss in small areas scattered around scabbard. Finial on drag is missing. Overall this is an excellent example of an Italian Model 1937 Blackshirt's dagger. Blade Length: 7 - 3/4" Overall Length: 12 - 1/8" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 2: POLISH AND YUGOSLAVIAN DAGGERS.

LOT OF 2: POLISH AND YUGOSLAVIAN DAGGERS.

Lot # 1024 (Sale Order: 24 of 448)      

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 with brass fittings show heavy patina, with a chrome Polish eagle attached near the throat. CONDITION: It is unknown as to when this dagger was issued. Blade is near mint and fittings, grip, and scabbard are good. Overall very good. (B) Yugoslavian Air Force dagger with an unmarked nickel-plated blade with light marks throughout and light freckling. Nickel-plated brass fittings 90-95% of their finish, and the wire-wrapped grip retains approximately 70% of it blue leather covering. A worn portepee is attached. Scabbard retains 75-80% of its blue leather covering, and the nickel-plated steel and brass fittings retain apporximately 80% of their finish, with moderate freckling on the throat fitting. A brass flying emblem is attached to the throat fitting. CONDITION: It is unknown as to when this dagger was issued. Dagger is very good to excellent, and the scabbard is very good. Overall very good to excellent. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 3/4" (B) 9 - 3/8" Overall Length: (A) 13 - 5/8" (B) 14 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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 l...moreight 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 with brass fittings show heavy patina, with a chrome Polish eagle attached near the throat. CONDITION: It is unknown as to when this dagger was issued. Blade is near mint and fittings, grip, and scabbard are good. Overall very good. (B) Yugoslavian Air Force dagger with an unmarked nickel-plated blade with light marks throughout and light freckling. Nickel-plated brass fittings 90-95% of their finish, and the wire-wrapped grip retains approximately 70% of it blue leather covering. A worn portepee is attached. Scabbard retains 75-80% of its blue leather covering, and the nickel-plated steel and brass fittings retain apporximately 80% of their finish, with moderate freckling on the throat fitting. A brass flying emblem is attached to the throat fitting. CONDITION: It is unknown as to when this dagger was issued. Dagger is very good to excellent, and the scabbard is very good. Overall very good to excellent. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 3/4" (B) 9 - 3/8" Overall Length: (A) 13 - 5/8" (B) 14 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 2: FRENCH EDGED WEAPONS

LOT OF 2: FRENCH EDGED WEAPONS

Lot # 1025 (Sale Order: 25 of 448)      

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 Blade Length: (A) 19 - 1/4" (B) 23" Overall Length: (A) 25 - 1/4" (B) 27 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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) Sa...morebre 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 Blade Length: (A) 19 - 1/4" (B) 23" Overall Length: (A) 25 - 1/4" (B) 27 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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