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March 2019

Wallis & Wallis Live Webcast Auction 18 Mar 2019 10:30 GMT (3 day sale)

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  • Lewes
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  • BN7 2NJ
  • United Kingdom

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An Indian dagger katar. 19th century, blade 21cms, raised central rib and swollen point, in a

Lot 1

An Indian dagger katar. 19th century, blade 21cms, raised central rib and swollen point, in a steel sheath pierced with addorsed birds and foliage...

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An Indian dagger katar, early 18th century. Blade 25cms cut with multiple convergent fullers, iron

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An Indian dagger katar, early 18th century. Blade 25cms cut with multiple convergent fullers, iron hilt of conventional form, twin swollen handle ...

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A South Indian dagger 'hooded' katar. Probably 17th century, broad blade 34cms cut with multiple

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A South Indian dagger 'hooded' katar. Probably 17th century, broad blade 34cms cut with multiple convergent fullers, iron hilt, hood-shaped guar...

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An Indian dagger katar. 19th century, blade 26cms with central rib and thickened point, iron hilt

Lot 4

An Indian dagger katar. 19th century, blade 26cms with central rib and thickened point, iron hilt covered with gold damascened flowering foliage i...

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An Indian dagger 'scissors' katar c.1900. Twin hollow half-blades 20cms opening when the handle bars

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An Indian dagger 'scissors' katar c.1900. Twin hollow half-blades 20cms opening when the handle bars are squeezed to reveal a central 17cms blade ...

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An Indian (western Deccan) dagger katar. Early 18th century, wootz blade 18cms with raised rib and

Lot 6

An Indian (western Deccan) dagger katar. Early 18th century, wootz blade 18cms with raised rib and thickened point, chiselled iron hilt with bead...

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An Indian dagger pesh kabz. Possibly Gujerat, straight SE T-section wootz blade 33.5cms, hilt

Lot 7

An Indian dagger pesh kabz. Possibly Gujerat, straight SE T-section wootz blade 33.5cms, hilt entirely covered with shaped mother of pearl pieces...

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An Indian dagger pesh kabz. 19th century, recurved T-section blade 19cms (refinished), iron hilt

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An Indian dagger pesh kabz. 19th century, recurved T-section blade 19cms (refinished), iron hilt gold damascened with flowers and foliage, in its ...

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An Indian dagger kard. 19th century single edge wootz blade 24.5cms, iron grip strap and bolsters

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An Indian dagger kard. 19th century single edge wootz blade 24.5cms, iron grip strap and bolsters damascened with gold and silver foliage, 2 piece...

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An Uzbek dagger of bytshak type. Probably Bukhara c.1900, straight SE blade 20cms of bulat steel,

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An Uzbek dagger of bytshak type. Probably Bukhara c.1900, straight SE blade 20cms of bulat steel, silver gilt grip strap with stamped decoration, ...

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A Bosnian dagger. 19th century, straight tapered DE blade 36.5cms chiselled with geometric ornament,

Lot 11

A Bosnian dagger. 19th century, straight tapered DE blade 36.5cms chiselled with geometric ornament, 2 piece walrus ivory grips, plain brass grip ...

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A Greek or Cretan ear knife.19th century, straight SE blade 25cms inlaid with brass stars, 2 piece

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A Greek or Cretan ear knife.19th century, straight SE blade 25cms inlaid with brass stars, 2 piece ivory grips (chipped at the pommel) and engrave...

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A rare Ceylonese knife kirichchiya. Slightly curved SE blade 15cms dated 1939 and with single

Lot 13

A rare Ceylonese knife kirichchiya. Slightly curved SE blade 15cms dated 1939 and with single projection to protect the finger, horn hilt carved a...

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A fine Philippine's dagger punal. 1st half of the 20th century, slightly curved broad DE tapered

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A fine Philippine's dagger punal. 1st half of the 20th century, slightly curved broad DE tapered blade 26cms, ivory pommel, swollen gilt filigree ...

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An unusual Javanese or Balinese short machete wedung. c.1900, swollen SE blade 22.5cms chiselled

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An unusual Javanese or Balinese short machete wedung. c.1900, swollen SE blade 22.5cms chiselled with a pair of nagas and with extensive inscripti...

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A scarce knife from the Maldives. 19th century, SE blade 13cms, hilt made from ivory, silver and

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A scarce knife from the Maldives. 19th century, SE blade 13cms, hilt made from ivory, silver and brass with distinctive swept pommel, in its hard...

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A scarce knife from the Maldives dated 1875. SE blade 11cms, hilt made from ivory, silver and

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A scarce knife from the Maldives dated 1875. SE blade 11cms, hilt made from ivory, silver and brass with distinctive swept pommel, in its hardwood...

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A hunting knife c.1900. Possibly Swedish, straight SE blade 12cms, casein grip imitating engine

Lot 18

A hunting knife c.1900. Possibly Swedish, straight SE blade 12cms, casein grip imitating engine turning, pierced plated nickel mounts, small recur...

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An Indian shikari hunting knife. Mid-19th century, straight DE blade 31cms stamped ARNACHELLUM

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An Indian shikari hunting knife. Mid-19th century, straight DE blade 31cms stamped ARNACHELLUM SALEM, fitted with a Burmese ivory hilt carved with...

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A Burmese knife. Late 19th century, associated slender curved SE blade 25.5cms, ivory hilt carved

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A Burmese knife. Late 19th century, associated slender curved SE blade 25.5cms, ivory hilt carved with 2 demonic figures in acrobatic postures wit...

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An Indian Hindu axe zagnal. Late 19th century, iron head 22cms with thick brass inlay of Krishna and

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An Indian Hindu axe zagnal. Late 19th century, iron head 22cms with thick brass inlay of Krishna and foliage, peen formed as a pagoda, haft made f...

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An unusual Indonesian dagger sadop Kalimantan c.1900. Broad DE kris-like blade 12.5cms with wavy

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An unusual Indonesian dagger sadop Kalimantan c.1900. Broad DE kris-like blade 12.5cms with wavy edges and bold pamor, hilt and sheath made from s...

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A speculative dagger. Broad straight DE blade 30.5cms of shallow diamond section and struck with a

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A speculative dagger. Broad straight DE blade 30.5cms of shallow diamond section and struck with a European maker's mark, gilt brass hilt of Ceyl...

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A Cambodian powder horn. Probably 19th century, 26cms, swollen top carved with lotus leaves,

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A Cambodian powder horn. Probably 19th century, 26cms, swollen top carved with lotus leaves, ribbed finial pierced for carrying cord; together wit...

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An Abyssinian shield gashan. c.1900, 47.5cms, conical shape covered with red velvet and fitted

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An Abyssinian shield gashan. c.1900, 47.5cms, conical shape covered with red velvet and fitted with rolled brass strips and bands decorated with g...

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An Omani thick hippopotamus hide shield buckler. 19th century or earlier, 25cms diameter, of conical

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An Omani thick hippopotamus hide shield buckler. 19th century or earlier, 25cms diameter, of conical form with turned reinforcing ribs, the hide g...

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A dark grey-coloured pottery fire grenade. Probably 13th or 14th century11.5cms, of conventional

Lot 27

A dark grey-coloured pottery fire grenade. Probably 13th or 14th century11.5cms, of conventional swollen form, divided vertically into 9 segments ...

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A Kingsmill (Gilbert) Islander's dagger tebutje. 31cms, comprising tiger shark's teeth (one missing)

Lot 28

A Kingsmill (Gilbert) Islander's dagger tebutje. 31cms, comprising tiger shark's teeth (one missing) laced to a wooden form with fibre bindings, t...

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An Asian child's toy 'pistol'. 19cms overall, comprising a brass spring loaded tube wrapped around

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An Asian child's toy 'pistol'. 19cms overall, comprising a brass spring loaded tube wrapped around an iron core which can be pre-compressed to fir...

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4 assorted kris hilts. Comprising 2 from Sumatra, the first made from hippo tusk and carved with a

Lot 30

4 assorted kris hilts. Comprising 2 from Sumatra, the first made from hippo tusk and carved with a Garuda and tight scrolls; the second wooden pro...

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3 small assorted priming flasks. Comprising an Assam Naga horn 12cms with geometric pewter inlay and

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3 small assorted priming flasks. Comprising an Assam Naga horn 12cms with geometric pewter inlay and red painted bands; a brass Ottoman Turkish fl...

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A Persian dagger jambiya. Late Qjar dynasty, curved DE blade 19cms etched overall en suite with iron

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A Persian dagger jambiya. Late Qjar dynasty, curved DE blade 19cms etched overall en suite with iron hilt and sheath with designs of fish inhabiti...

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An Indian dagger jambiya. 20th century, recurved shallow diamond section blade 23cms, rock crystal

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An Indian dagger jambiya. 20th century, recurved shallow diamond section blade 23cms, rock crystal hilt with 2 pairs of cup set pastes (?) and an ...

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An Indian dagger jambiya. 20th century, broad curved DE blade 20cms of Arab type, bulbous iron

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An Indian dagger jambiya. 20th century, broad curved DE blade 20cms of Arab type, bulbous iron hilt damascened overall with silver flowering folia...

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An Indian dagger jambiya. Late 19th century, curved DE blade 17cms chiselled with Hinu divinities at

Lot 35

An Indian dagger jambiya. Late 19th century, curved DE blade 17cms chiselled with Hinu divinities at forte with traces of gold damascened details,...

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A Persian dagger jambiya. Twin sprung blades 19.5cms enclosing a fixed shorter central barbed blade,

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A Persian dagger jambiya. Twin sprung blades 19.5cms enclosing a fixed shorter central barbed blade, iron hilt and sheath, etched overall with bir...

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A good Indian 'tiger's tooth' dagger jambiya. 2nd half of the 19th century, broad curved DE wootz

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A good Indian 'tiger's tooth' dagger jambiya. 2nd half of the 19th century, broad curved DE wootz blade 21.5cms cut with a pair of deep fullers, c...

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A rare Arab dagger jambiya and matching kard. Probably Hyderabad c.1900, each with dark brown

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A rare Arab dagger jambiya and matching kard. Probably Hyderabad c.1900, each with dark brown composition hilt inlaid flush with pierced sheet gol...

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A scarce Indian transitional dagger chilanam/khanjarli. Late 17th century, recurved DE watered blade

Lot 39

A scarce Indian transitional dagger chilanam/khanjarli. Late 17th century, recurved DE watered blade 32cms, cut with a pair of narrow fuller, fort...

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A Ceylonese knife piha kaetta. 19th century, blade 18cms with elaborate scrolled brass ferule and

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A Ceylonese knife piha kaetta. 19th century, blade 18cms with elaborate scrolled brass ferule and engraved brass sheets applied to forte, 2 piece ...

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An Indian dagger kard. Straight single edge pattern welded blade 19cms, engraved silvered forte,

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An Indian dagger kard. Straight single edge pattern welded blade 19cms, engraved silvered forte, gilt hilt with polychrome decoration, in its leat...

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An Indian dagger kard. Late 19th century, straight single edge wootz blade 14cms, gilt stepped

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An Indian dagger kard. Late 19th century, straight single edge wootz blade 14cms, gilt stepped ferule with 3 character inscription, one piece ivor...

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A scarce Uzbek dagger kard from Bokhara. 19th century, hollow ground single edge watered blade 15.

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A scarce Uzbek dagger kard from Bokhara. 19th century, hollow ground single edge watered blade 15.5cms, one piece walrus tusk hilt, nielloed silve...

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A small Indian knife, 20th century. SE blade 12cms with gold damascened bird at forte, silver hilt

Lot 44

A small Indian knife, 20th century. SE blade 12cms with gold damascened bird at forte, silver hilt with fluted grip embossed with camel's head and...

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An unusual Indian dagger. With thick bifurcated pattern welded blade 17cms, iron hilt with ear-

Lot 45

An unusual Indian dagger. With thick bifurcated pattern welded blade 17cms, iron hilt with ear-shaped pommel, decorated overall with gold damascen...

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An North Indian dagger. Late 19th century, broad straight DE blade 30.5cms chiselled with flowers,

Lot 46

An North Indian dagger. Late 19th century, broad straight DE blade 30.5cms chiselled with flowers, silvered grip strap and ferules, 2 piece bone g...

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An Uzbek dagger of bytshak type. Probably Bukhara c.1900, straight SE blade 15.5cms of bulat steel,

Lot 47

An Uzbek dagger of bytshak type. Probably Bukhara c.1900, straight SE blade 15.5cms of bulat steel, engraved pewter bolster, one piece walrus tu...

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An Indian twin bladed dagger bich-hwa. Late 19th century, recurved DE blades 19cms, gilt copper

Lot 48

An Indian twin bladed dagger bich-hwa. Late 19th century, recurved DE blades 19cms, gilt copper loop-shaped hilt and locket each chased and engrav...

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A Malayan dagger bade bade. 19th century, curved slender SE blade 21.5cms, hippo ivory hilt and

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A Malayan dagger bade bade. 19th century, curved slender SE blade 21.5cms, hippo ivory hilt and sheath mounts carved with foliage, gold filigree f...

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A rare Mentawai Islander's (Siberut/Sipura) knife palitai. 19th century, straight DE pointed blade

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A rare Mentawai Islander's (Siberut/Sipura) knife palitai. 19th century, straight DE pointed blade 25cms, wooden hilt and sheath carved with foli...

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A Burmese dagger dha. First half of the 20th century, slightly swollen SE blade 24cms, silver

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A Burmese dagger dha. First half of the 20th century, slightly swollen SE blade 24cms, silver covered sheath and ferule with bands of wire-work, i...

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A good Burmese silver mounted sword dha.19th century, SE blade 56cms swollen towards the tip,

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A good Burmese silver mounted sword dha.19th century, SE blade 56cms swollen towards the tip, ivory grip nicely carved with an assortment of figur...

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A carved ivory handle from a Burmese letter-opener. Early 20th century, 11cms, hilt carved as a

Lot 53

A carved ivory handle from a Burmese letter-opener. Early 20th century, 11cms, hilt carved as a demonic figure squatting on top of a crouching kin...

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A North African knife. Straight DE blade 25cms, nickel hilt with up-turned cross-piece, short

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A North African knife. Straight DE blade 25cms, nickel hilt with up-turned cross-piece, short layered section to grip, in its nickel mounted sheat...

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An African Kota tribal knife bolengwa. 20th century, broad DE blade 32cms cut with decorative

Lot 55

An African Kota tribal knife bolengwa. 20th century, broad DE blade 32cms cut with decorative grooves, wooden hilt and sheath covered with iron na...

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An African (Sudanese) Hadendoa tribal knife. c1900, broad curved DE blade 21.5cms, black hardwood

Lot 56

An African (Sudanese) Hadendoa tribal knife. c1900, broad curved DE blade 21.5cms, black hardwood X-shaped hilt, the grip bound with silver wire. ...

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A good African Shona tribal battle axe gano. c.1900, small head 11cms with incised decoration,

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A good African Shona tribal battle axe gano. c.1900, small head 11cms with incised decoration, wooden haft entirely covered by intricate brass wir...

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An Ethiopian sword shotel, early 20th century. Straight SE French military cuirassier's sword

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An Ethiopian sword shotel, early 20th century. Straight SE French military cuirassier's sword blade 86.5cms cut with 2 fullers, 2 piece horn hilt ...

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An Ethiopian sword shotel. early 20th century, broad straight DE Liegeoise blade 80cms cut with 2

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An Ethiopian sword shotel. early 20th century, broad straight DE Liegeoise blade 80cms cut with 2 fullers and etched with geometric ornament toget...

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An African (Cameroon Grasslands area) dress knife. c.1900, broad swollen DE blade 43cms swollen

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An African (Cameroon Grasslands area) dress knife. c.1900, broad swollen DE blade 43cms swollen towards the tip, chiselled with repeated seed and...

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