JOHN C. DENNER CO...Weapons Catalogue - Eastern
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Islamic, Eastern, Oriental and African Arms & Armour

We are using "Islamic Arms" by Tony Tirri as our main reference as we feel this is the finest book in print on this subject. The illustrations are excellent, generally illustrating several examples of each type. If you have an interest in this subject and do not own this book, we highly recommend you acquire it for your library. This is available through our book department at the greatly discounted price of $150.00 Canadian


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E-1: MORROCCAN FLASK:  Leather covered wood with brass tacks.  $350.00
 
   
 

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E-2 TURKISH “BIGHAQ”: 12 inch blade, bone grip beautifully decorated with brass pins and silver Niello circular inlays. Very nice maker’s stamp of a scimitar on the right side of the blade. Brass covered wood sheath. $350.00
 
 

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E-3. PERSIAN JAMBIYA: Circa 1850. Magnificent 10 inch blade with a gold lined panel illustrating birds in foliage. The blade has fantastic cut-outs in a ladder design. The hilt is carved with the same birds in foliage as on the blade. The scabbard as large animals such as deer and what appears to be a large cat. The edges have silver inlay. This is truly a work of art. TIRRI Page 208. $1200.00
 
 

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E--4. PERSIAN PESHKABZ: Circa 1850. Lovely 8 inch blade. JADE STONE GRIP. Leather covered wood scabbard with brass tip. This is a very high quality piece. TIRRI page 213 $1250.00
 
 

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E-5. ARABIAN JAMBIYA FROM OMAN: Profusely covered in Silver. With its original belt. The 7 inch blade is of typical low quality. TIRRI page 92. $850.00
 
 
 

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E-6. JAPANESE TEMPLE TANTO: Carved bone scabbard and handle. 7 inch blade. Chip missing from scabbard. $195.00
 
 

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E-7. SUDANESE ARM DAGGER: 5 ⅜ inch blade. Wood grip nicely fluted. Leather scabbard with snake-skin covering. This dates to the Mahdist Era of 1898 and the Battle of Omdurman. $145.00
 
 

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E-8. PERSIAN BOW “KAMAN”: 17th – 18th Century, 25 inches wide. Much of the original paint is still visible. The wavy design on the front is faint but clearly visible. These are extremely rare. The original Museum Tag accompanies the bow, written in French. Reference Islamic Weapons Maghrib to Mogal by A. Tirri Page 215  (available from our Book Dept.)  $1500.00
     
     
     
     

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E-9. INDIAN JAMADHAR SEHILKANETH (3 BLADED KATAR): The entire silver inlay is still intact overall. The blades are activated by squeezing the two central bars together. Complete with its original scabbard, which is quite RARE. This piece is in exceptionally fine condition. Ref: Islamic Weapons Maghrib to Mogal” by Anthony C. Tirri Page 297.   $750.00

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E-10 INDO-PERSIAN BUCKLER SHIELD “DHAL" or "SEPAR”: 9 inch in diameter. Retains Most of its original silver inlay. It is really quite spectacular. These were generally used as parrying shields. Tirri pages 225-228. See also P. 352. $750.00

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E-11. NORTH AFRICAN POWDER FLASK: Made from a camel’s scrotum. Beautifully tooled. $85.00

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E-12. INDIAN KUKRI: Wood grips, iron mounted 9 inch blade, stamped ‘TEMPERED STEEL, MADE IN INDIA”. Very nice black leather covered wood scabbard. Early 20th Century. $195.00

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E-13  BLACK LEATHER FROG FOR A MILITARY KUKRI: Early 20th Century. $75.00

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E-14. CHINESE BRONZE DAGGER: Undoubtedly a fake but looks great! Overall length 17 inches. $45.00

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E-15 JAPANESE “WAKIZASHI”: 14 inch blade has been poorly polished. The Fuchi and Menuki have reclining figures on a pillow with gold highlights. The Tsuba has a woven mat background with gold flowers and petals. The Kozuka (side knife) has some engraving with a panel of Japanese characters. All the fitting are excellent. The blue silk wrapping has completely deteriorated and should be replaced. This is an early blade, circa 1700 which could take a polishing very well and should really be restored. Blade GOOD. All fittings excellent. $950.00
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BOOK: ISLAMIC WEAPONS MAGHRIB TO MOGHUL by Anthony C. Tirri: Indigo Publishing, Miami, USA, 2003. Gilt-Embossed Black Cloth and dust cover. Book Condition: New -. Size 9 “ x 12”. 484 pages - in English - over 350 color illustrations - 13 color maps - a handsomely bound and printed work on weapons used in battle in Islamic countries, from Morocco to Indonesia, between the 17th and 19th centuries, by one of the world's foremost authorities and collectors. Chapters on Damascus steel - Islamic calendar with date conversion - reproductions/composites, bazaar pieces - bibliography - index. This has become the prime research source for the Islamic collector. All our Islamic items are cross referenced to this book. $150.00
 
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E-16. MOGUL CHAIN MAIL SHIRT “JOSHAN” OR “ZIRAH BAKTAR” 17TH CENTURY: Inscription on the front right plate is engraved in Pharsi script “DEENDAR KHAN” and dated “1011”. Islamic Calendar 1011 is 1602/03 in the Christian calendar. This piece is from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh from the dynasty of Muhammad Quli QutB Shah 1591-1658. The links are riveted with two large front plates and 2 plates on each side with articulated plates over the back. Reference Persian Arms and Armour – Perski Pg. 214, 215 numbers 4A, B & C. $2500.00
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E-17. SOUTHERN INDIAN KATAR: Circa 1680-1720. The hilt retains most of the original silver plating which was once gold washed, some of which is still evident in protected areas. The 10 inch blade is from a European Farangi sword blade and is in remarkably fine condition. TIRRI Pg. 304  $1200.00
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E--18 INDONESIAN KRIS- JAVA, SUMATRA: Very nicely carved wood handle with a very unusual 3 piece Mendak (Ferrel at the base of the hilt). The 14 inch meteor steel blade has a wonderful pattern. The “WRANKA” (scabbard) has a lovely “PENDOK” (metal covering) of embossed brass. TIRRI Pg.421 $425.00
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E--19. INDONESIAN KUDI: Java, Madura, Bali. Beautifully grained wood handle and scabbard. The 8 inch meteor steel blade has a wonderful pattern. These very unusual knives were carried by medicine men and thought to contain magical powers. $395.00
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E--20. INDONESIAN BADEK: Java, Sumatra, Madura, Sulawesi. Horn handle, wood scabbard with horn at mouth and tip. Very nice meteor steel 7 inch blade with a very nice grain. TIRRI Pg.424 $250.00
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E-21: MOROCCAN NIMCHA: Circa 1850. European blade 35” long with the upper third showing strong traces of blueing. Lovely smooth blade with some light pitting at the tip. The guard shows much of the original silver inlay. Brass ferrel at the base of the horn grip. V.G. $650.00
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E-22: INDIAN JAMADHAR, SEHILKANETH (3 BLADED KATAR): The entire silver inlay is still intact on the blade. Much of the silver inlay is still intact on the handle. The blades are activated by squeezing the two central bars together. This is really a very nice piece. (Ref. “Islamic Weapons Maghrib to Moghul” by Anthony C. Tirri page 297) VG+ $500.00
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E-23  CENTRAL CONGO (ZAIRE) KNIFE 11 inch blade. 7 inch grip overall. Top portion is of wood, then 1 inches of flat brass wrapping than a triangular piece of flattened metal. It is very difficult to put a date on this piece but this is a very old, probably 1850-1900. V.G. $150.00
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E-24:  CENTRAL CONGO (ZAIRE) CHOPPER 12 3/8 inch blade, 3 inch wood grip. Portion of wood chipped off the pommel. Very old probably 1850-1900. V.G. $150.00
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E-25. BURMESE DHA: Early 20th Century. Ivory grip, silver mounds and scabbard beautifully decorated. 13 ” overall. Tirri Pg. 404. $450.00
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E-26:  CENTRAL CONGO (ZAIRE) DAGGER 9 inch blade “Kiuaya” is scribed on the blade. There is a crude engraved pattern on the blade. The wood hilt is 3 inches. Very old probably 1850-1900. V.G. $150.00
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E-27. AFGHAN PESHKABZ; Circa 1850. Brass grip with wood pommel. 9 inch blade. Brass mounted wood scabbard. (TIRRI pg. 244) $350.00
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E-28. SUDANESE ARM DAGGER: 7 inch blade with wood grip. Leather scabbard with snake skin decoration. This dagger is unique in that it comes with two awls – one large; one small, with tweezers at the other end, also a large needle. Rare with these accessories.  This dates to the Mahdist Era of 1898, The Battle of Omdurman.  (TIRRI pg. 77) $350.00
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E-29  INDIAN JAMADHAR SEHLIKANETH (3 BLADED KATAR): Silver inlay on the blade and handle is excellent. The blades are activated by squeezing the two central bars together. (TIRRI pg. 297) $550.00
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E-30  PHILIPPINE PUNAL: 7 inch blade, silver mounted grip and scabbard. (TIRRI pg. 443) $325.00
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E-31. JAPANESE TEMPLE KATANA: The 19 inch blade is of the usual low quality. The carved bone handle and scabbard are above the usual quality with very fine detail. VG+ $550.00
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E-32. INDIAN TULWAR: Circa 1840-1850. Maker’s stamp under right langet. The 30 inch blade has some light to medium pitting. The ENGRAVED HILT IS SILVER PLATED. Most of the silver plating is still present. From the Indian Mutiny period. TIRRI page 327. VG $450.00 
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