This is a rare Model 1853 Austro-Hungarian Pioneer Short Sword. You can tell this weapon was privately purchased by the lack of regimental markings and the fact that it has custom goat horn grips instead of the standard ones made of wood. In overall very good condition with minor period wear to the blade and scabbard and it has a nice natural patina.
Overall length is 24 1/4 inches long, the blade is 18 5/8 inches long
Vintage wooden hat form circa 1900 to 1930 (used in the photos of my hats listed for sale under miscellaneous).
These come-alongs were made in Germany by Kayser, probably between WW I and WW II.
These flexible cuffs were called "Come-alongs" because once put around someone's wrist and closed, all it took was a slight twist of the wrist by the person in charge and no matter how big the prisoner was......they came-along without an argument!
This particular set has a chain that is heavy and quite long at 10 inches, the overall length is 13.5 inches and they would have been able to control a ...
Ammolite is the fossil shell of the Upper Cretaceous Ammonite, a squid-like marine animal. Ammonites lived about 70 to 75 million years ago, and were a favoured delicacy of the Mosasaur, a marine reptile. It would sink its teeth into the ammonite, the body would be devoured and the shell discarded and then fall to the sea bottom. Over millions of years the sediment would preserve the shell and this mineral-rich environment created iridescent greens, reds, yellows, rare blues and violets...
This beautifully carved Continental flintlock pistol is decorated with silver and silver wire inlay; the stock is Walnut. Made circa 1750, this pistol is unusual in that it has both carved and silver decorations. The ramrod is a replacement.
I always recommend checking with a qualified gunsmith before firing any antique firearm.
Comes with Professional Appraisal.
Because this pistol is an antique is does not have to be registered in Canada or the USA.
Flintlock pistol by Jn. Mann & Sons of Glasgow Scotland made specifically to be used for trade with the Native Indians of North America.
Made circa 1820, It has a full stock of walnut with rope burn tiger striping with brass furniture. The lock is stamped "MANN", the barrel is stamped "Glasgow" and has three Birmingham proof marks that were in use beginning in 1813. The ramrod which appears original, looks like it might be a bit short and could have been shortened or replaced at one time...
This blackjack dates from the early to mid 1900's and is a small, easily-concealed weapon consisting of a leather-wrapped lead weight attached to the end of a leather-wrapped coil spring. The strap on the end opposite the weight wraps around the wrist.
It works by storing kinetic energy in the dense core when swung, this stored energy then spreads the impact over a larger surface area; the leather covering lessens the chance of lacerating the skin and the chance of breaking bones. A blow...
Leather cosh or sap. Used by police forces in Wales, England and North America as well as sheriffs and badmen alike. This beauty has been hand stitched and dates from the 1800's and has seen quite a bit of use. Most police departments switched to the wooden baton (Billie Club) around the mid 1900's
Length: 11 1/2 inches, Width: 2 1/4 inches across the top, Weight: 17 1/2 ounces (488 grams).
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON COME-ALONG.
These “nippers” were made in the U.S.A. by Harrington and Richardson about 1940. These are Model #126 and came in 2 sizes, this one being the longer one; the other was shorter by a couple of chain links. Weight 100 grams.
These flexible cuffs were called "Come-alongs" because once put around someone's wrist and closed, all it took was a slight twist of the wrist by the person in charge and no matter what size that prisoner was......they cam...
Approximate dimensions: 16.5 inches wi...