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Cambodia. Pole Arms: ca 1500 Khmer Empire pole-arm heads (2). Spear head, iron. Blade leaf shaped with low medial ridge, double edged 280mm, on round, iron tang 160mm D440mm overall); Lance head, iron. Solid diamond cross section base tapering to leaf shaped blade 325mm. Round, tapered tang with 'cork-screw' twist 165mm (490mm overall). Browned with age, surface pit. GC. Scarce early Cambodian weaponry, possibly pre-dating the above age estimate. (2)
China. Pike: ca 1900 Boxer Rebellion iron pike head. An elongated diamond shape spear point, tapered shaft attachment. Part of shaft remains inside attachment area. Heavy age patina with overall light pitting. Nice Boxer rebellion souvenir, possibly brought back by an Aussie. Fair condition. Scarce.
 SOLD at A$150
China. Sword: 1900 'Boxer Rebellion' ring-hilt 'Execution' sword. Broad, single edged blade, tapering toward hilt, spatulate end, small octagonal cross guard, leather 'washer' grip designed for 2 handed wield, iron ring pommel. Blade with chased decoration of wave patterns to both faces. Much age pit to blade, particularly towards point, but does not detract from overall appearance. Blade 580mm, grip 285mm (910mm overall). Overall VGC. Scarce, original 'Boxer' sword.
Congo. Knife: 'Zapozap' tribal knife. c.1900-40 Also used in the Congo Region as Money & for Trade. 43 cm long. Made from steel & brass adornments. Double sided decorative blade. Steel bound & studded grip. A very interesting & unusual ethnographical item. EF.
Ethiopia. Sword; ca1875 Scimitar Blade, possibly for Government or Diplomatic Official. English made: 'manufactured by Mrs Harrison, Imperial Furnisher' with a retailer stamp to ricasso (part legible)' Z.S---Ian, Harar, 15'. (Harar was an Independent City/State from 1647-1875, incorporated into the Egyptian Empire 1875-1884; Ethiopian Empire 1887-1902). Long, curved s/edged blade with double fullers 865mm. Floreate etched 3/4 of its length with maker details & a 2 x line Ethiopian script (undeciphered) motto to one side. Opposite face bearing the British (Queen Vic) Royal Crest ('dieu-et-mon-droit') & with etched depiction of St George slaying the Dragon to ricasso. Minus its grip & hilt, but with domed brass pommel cap still in situ. This bears evidence of silvering & has traditional Ottoman type decoration. 990mm overall. Minus brass proving disc from Ricasso. Overall age toning. VGC
 SOLD at A$275
European. Sword: ca1800-1880 'Court' sword. Fine d/edged, slim (14mm wide) tapering blade with double fullers to ea face. Gilt brass semi-shell guard with wolf-head quillion finials. Bronze twisted wire-bound bulbous grip. Gilt brass pommel bearing the portraits (presumably) of Christ & Mary. 870mm. Overall length. No scabbard. VGC. Possibly belonged originally to Fraternal or Religious Order, an interesting C19th Sword
 SOLD at A$180
France. Fighting Knife: 1939-45 Vichy French alloy fighting knife. 1940/41. Cast alloy hilt & short steel blade stamped 'Depse'. No scabbard. nEF Very Rare.
Indonesia. Kris: Traditional Javanese Kris dagger with old, straight-etched blade with surface rust to blade. Carved dark stained timber handle & timber scabbard with decorated brass sheath. LOA 50cm, blade 38cm. Estimated vintage early C20th. Comes with protective cloth cover. Minor repair to sheath handle. Fair-GC.
 SOLD at A$80
Italy. Sword: 1939-45 Regia Aeronautica (Royalist Airforce) Officer's Sword. Thin Blade etched with Royal Savoy Coat of Arms & Knot, martial trophies & a depiction of an early mono-plane No '44' stamped at Ricasso. Gilt brass guard in form of Eagle Wing, back strap & pommel in form of crowned eagle head. Propeller shaped release catch. Dark blue painted wood grip with wire binding. In its leatherette covered steel scabbard with brass mounts. Scabbard covering absent in 2 places. Generally VGC
 SOLD at A$1000
Japan: Bayonet 1939-1945 type 97 for the Arisaka rifle. By Nagoya Arsenal. In its steel scabbard with brown leather frog (minus securing tab). VGC.
 SOLD at A$220
Japan. Samurai Yari pole arms collection. 1600-Late 1890s First pole arm has a total length 103'. Blade length 22', cutting edge 5'. Has been cut in centre for ease of travel. Dates from mid to late 1600s. Part of pole was originally covered in abalone, but now missing some parts. Heavy pole with iron cap & thick copper bands, surface scratches with some light pitting, complete with original blade cover that is made from boar hair. Overall in very GC. Second is Edo period Japanese Samurai Yari Boar Hair Cover. Nice original cover 11' in length with hair set into a wood centre, width is 5'. Complete with Wooden Yari Blade & Handle. Overall length with cover is 27'. Also a pr of Japanese Samurai Rain Covers for wet weather. Leather shaped covers 9' & 10' long, both date to around mid 1700's. F. Japanese Yari Pole Arm, length 99', with cover. Heavy wooden pole with gold lacquered vines & family crests. Iron fitting to end, other fittings are of copper. Museum grade copy, late 1800's to early 1900's. VGC. A great display piece. Lastly a Yari Pole Arm similar to above, with cover, wooden blade & lacquered matching blade cover. Total length 90'. Another museum grade reproduction that displays well. VGC. (6 items)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
Japan:: ca1930-1945 Army Officer Parade Sabre, nickel plated blade, brass & bronze hilt fittings with wire bound black bakelite grip. In its black painted iron scabbard. Bright blade. Sword is in good condition with expected age. Scabbard has one shallow ding which is hard to notice. VGC.
 SOLD at A$475
Laos. Crossbow quiver from the Laos region. c.1900-40 Bamboo & basket weave rattan & shell adorned cross belt. Dark bamboo pipe for holding arrows & wickerwork basket on side. A very well made tribal item. EF.
Pacific Islands War Club. c.1900 - Polynesian short paddle club. Dark carved timber, made of very dense wood, heavy for it's size. A clear lacquer finish has been applied some time in the past. VGC & scarce..
Persian (Luristan) , Spear: Ca.1500 BC bronze Spear or Lance Head, 268mm. Broad, tapered blade with distinct medial ridge, short 'Tab' like tang with 2 holes to ricasso for fastening. 45mm, broad at ricasso. Minor fissures & edge chips, pleasing patina. VGC. A scarce & visually appealing item of ancient weaponry.
 SOLD at A$300
Russia. Sword: ca1900-21 Shashka of traditional military form. Curved single edged blade with broad fullers & sharpened back edge (for 23cm). Stamped at ricasso: 'H.G.7/B9538'. Brass mounted, fluted grip with the same numbers stamped to 'guard'. Overall very minor surface pit to blade consistent with age. Appears to be an old copy using some original parts.. 930mm, overall, no scabbard. VGC
 SOLD at A$210
Sweden Bayonet, M1896 bayonet for the Mauser. Scabbard marked D/1.18 No 1149. Blade marked EAB on one side, & crown over 520 on the other. 3 digit number is probably WWI issue. Channelled blade is sharp with no dings or pitting. VGC.
 SOLD at A$100
Switzerland. Sword Original 1899 pattern cavalry troopers sword & scabbard. Maker marked Neuhausen with Swiss + numbered A3159. Retains original leather sword knot retainer. Scabbard & guard have light overall surface rust. Blade in nice condition. Overall GC. A nice sword.
 SOLD at A$450
USA. Knife: 1917-18 Army Bolo fighting knife Mod.1917. Blade has some pitting. Timber grips modified to user. Canvas covered scabbard (dated 1918). gVF
 SOLD at A$200
USA WW2 Machete, blade marked US DC-45. Wooden handle grips, 1 of these has a 1cm chip missing at the top. Blade length 435mm. Overall length 585mm. Surface rust & pitting to blade. No scabbard/sheath. Fair-GC.
 SOLD at A$110
USA. Pocket Knives. Three are Military issue (WWII Corp of Engineers, another with no name plate & a post WWII Army issue) & 3 are Commercial versions. The US Army Engineer's pocket knife is marked 'USA' on the bone handle name plate. It has the pre 1943 can opener (old style) & is complete & undamaged. Blade is faintly maker marked (?Camillus?). Another US Army knife has the 1943 2-piece can opener. It has no name plate. All steel construction (war time) & bone handle. The blade has been well sharpened. Marked made in USA. This type was sold in Army PX stores & possibly used in Air Force survival kits. The third pocket knife is 'US' marked, all metal type dated 1975. Serial production began in 1950s. The bail is broken. The 3x Commercial pocket knives are versions of the US Boy Scout knife, which is what the US Army knives in WWI & WWII are a copy of. The first is an official US Boy Scout knife of WWII vintage, bone handle. Has the 1943 bone handle. Has the 1943 can opener & the Scout emblem name plate. Blade is shortened by sharpening. The other two are based on this knife but one in British made (IXL branded) & the other is unmarked (but has metal handles in simulated bone). All knives are used & show wear. Interesting group of knives showing the history of US Army knives. Instant display. (6)
 SOLD at A$190
World. Knives. Inc 3 divers knives, a hand made machete & 6 other various types of knives. 1 has a wood & brass handle with steel blade (no markings). Handle is slotted for attaching to?? Fair-GC. (10)
 SOLD at A$80
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