Antique edged weapons including swords, daggers, knives, bayonets, sabres and others.  We focus mainly on hard to find and unique items and not that many mass produced antique edged weapons that can be found in many other places, unless we come across a great deal and pass on the savings to you.  This is usually when we buy stocks of military surplus bayonets and other gear and accessories.  From the Far East to the Middle East, Europe to the Americas, we hope that you will find your next antique edged weapon for your collection here at Mayer Antiques & Collectibles.

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Original Israeli Dustar Knives Model 1 Arad
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Original Israeli Dustar Knives Model 1 Arad

$409.50
These original Israeli Dustar knives are of Model 1 Arad, the first models to be produced by Alex Shamgar and Meir Aziz.  The Dustar knives are made of D2 steel - RC 56-57 making them relatively easy to sharpen.  The Israeli Dustar knives that we have available are of a limited edition made for some of the most elite military units in the IDF: Sayeret Matkal Dustar knife - The IDF's elite special reconnaissance unit, modeled after the British SAS and the US Delta Force. SOLD OUT Shayetet 13 Dustar knife - The IDF's elite navy special forces unit, comparable to the US Navy SEALS and the British Special Boat Service.  SOLD OUT Sayeret Tzanhanim Dustar knife - Paratrooper special reconnaissance unit - 6 pieces left Sayeret Rimon Dustar knife - A commando unit specializing in anti-terrorist activities in the Gaza strip and surrounding areas - 6 pieces left Agaf Hamivtzaim Matkal - Operations Directorate of the Chief of Staff - 6 pieces left Each original Israeli Dustar knife comes with a leather and Kydex scabbard. When ordering please mention which one of these four types you would like. Each knife is numbered on its spine.  These are not the commercial Dustar knives but rather a very limited production to some of Israel's military special units given as commemorative gifts for end of service or finishing courses. Dustar knives are no longer produced and so all of these are super rare!   Dimensions Total length without scabbard: 30 cm / 11.81 inches Total length with kydex scabbard: 37 cm / 14.56 inches Total length with leather scabbard: 34.5 cm / 13.58 inches
Headhunter Mandau Knife Set Of Dayak People Kalimantan Borneo Indonesia
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Headhunter Mandau Knife Set Of Dayak People Indonesia

$1,170.00
This unique tribal weapon is a headhunter's mandau knife set made and used by the Dayak people living in Borneo (Kalimantan in Indonesian), Indonesia.  This mandau knife was used in the headhunting ceremony, where after tribes attached other tribes, they gathered the heads of their enemies to be used in various festivities.  The Mandau knife is both a work of art in itself and a weapon. It consists of a long knife with a dear horn for the handle which is carved ornately and strands of hair (human?).  The scabbard is made of two pieces of wood bound together with rattan and other natural vegetation.  The smaller knife fitted to a long wooden stick which is also decorated, was used to take out the brain out of the skull and other soft tissue of the head as well as sharpening, carving and other general use. Dimensions Total length in scabbard: 61 cm/24 inches Sword: 53 cm/20.8 inches Knife: 41 cm/16.14 inches

Antique Polish Hunting Knives Set

$1,755.00
Antique Polish hunting knives set of a long dagger and short knife both with horn handles, probably deer antlers. The ornate leather scabbard is with the initials A.S with a royal crown above.  The handle of the long dagger is with monogram initials on the pommel.  The ricasso is marked L. Knapinski, Krakow. Dimensions: Total length: 49 cm/19.29 inches Length of dagger: 44.2 cm/17.4 inches Length of knife: 27 cm/10.62 inches
Chris Reeve Shadow 1 Knife – USA Model
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Chris Reeve Shadow 1 Knife – USA Model

$1,989.00
Original Chris Reeve Shadow 1 model knife made in the USA, serial number 36 on the blade stamped also with the CR.  The blade and handle are one piece of A2 steel, 55-57 RC and Kal-gard coated. On the Other side of the blade “Made in USA” is stamped.  The handle is hollow and the screw in butt cap is D655 Aluminum.  The leather scabbard is also marked with the CR logo.  Chris Reeve Shadow 1 knife made in the USA. Dimensions Overall length with scabbard: 35.5 cm/13.97 inches Overall length without scabbard: 34.3 cm/13.5 inches
Chris Reeve Shadow 1 Knife - South Africa Model
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Chris Reeve Shadow 1 Knife – South Africa Model

$3,510.00
Original Chris Reeve Shadow 1 model knife made in South Africa, serial number 255 on the blade stamped also with the CR, made in 4.2.1989.  The blade and handle are one piece of A2 steel, 55-57 RC and Kal-gard coated. On the Other side of the blade "Made in South Africa" is stamped.  The handle is hollow and the screw in butt cap is D655 Aluminum.  The leather scabbard is also marked with the CR logo.  The knife comes with the original Chris Reeve Cutler label with signature and relevant info and guarantee on the back side.  Chris Reeve Shadow 1 knife. Dimensions Overall length with scabbard: 36.20 cm/14.25 inches Overall length without scabbard: 35.20 cm/13.85 inches
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Welsh Hunting Bowie Knife

$1,638.00
A Welsh hunting bowie knife made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield. The handle is made of stag horn and has what appears to be the Prince of Wales coat of arms. A beautiful blade with a serrated spine design. Not sure about age but probably late 19th to early 20th century. Dimensions: Length with scabbard: 36 cm Length without scabbard: 32.5 cm
WW2 Theatre Knife
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WW2 Theatre Knife

$292.50
Genuine WW2 Theatre knife, possibly British with a bowie type blade and tang wrapped with a cord and glued with a kind of resin.  Theatre knives are a type of trench art fighting knives made for battle from parts of artillery shrapnel, downed plane parts, exploded armored vehicles and what ever metal and steel can be found around the battle field. This theatre knife is probably from World War 2, most likely British due to the motto on the blade "Your Courage Will Bring Us Victory".  The tip of the pommel has a crown and the initials GP. The scabbard is made of canvas and looks like it was used in Israel due to the Hebrew name written behind it which is barely readable רון כרמי (Ron Carmi). Dimensions Length with scabbard: 29.5 cm Length without scabbard: 28 cm

Bill Bagwell Stag Hunting Bowie Knife

$994.50
Bill Bagwell Stag Hunting Bowie Knife features a clip point blade with sharpened top edge.  The handle has a brass guard and stag grip. Includes a brown leather scabbard.  The knife is in mint condition, signed Bagwell on one side of the ricasso and Ontario USA on the other side. Dimensions: Length without scabbard: 39.5 cm (15.5 inches) Length with scabbard: 41.3 cm (16.25 inches)
Spanish Artilleria Fabrica De Toledo Knife 1892
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Spanish Artilleria Fabrica De Toledo Knife 1892

$2,340.00
Spanish Artilleria Fabrica De Toledo knife signed 1892 with ram horn handle and steel with leather scabbard and behind it a large metal belt hanger.  A massive wide blade used by the artillery soldiers for fighting as well as for utility purposes.  Some nicks on the blade which have been repaired decades ago adding character. Dimensions Length with scabbard: 41.5 cm Length without scabbard: 38 cm

Tibetan Kila Phurba Dagger

$228.15
The Kila Phurba dagger is a three-sided knife, or nail-like ritual item traditionally associated with Indo-Tibetan Buddhism in which the knife is used to symbolically penetrate and break the earth.  Like many of the traditional Tibetan metal instruments, the kila is often made from brass and iron (sometimes of meteoric iron) and often features three faces of Vajrakīla, a deity manifestation of heroic power.  The three faces are often featured as one joyful, one peaceful, one wrathful (not in this case) and the blade is usually composed of three triangular facets or faces, meeting at the tip.  These represent, respectively, the blade's power to transform the negative energies known as the "three poisons" or "root poisons" of attachment/craving/desire, delusion/ignorance/misconception. This Tibetan Kila Phurba dagger we have for sale in in very good condition and is probably from the mid 20th century. Length: 28 cm (11 inches)

Indian Kora Sword With Tulwar Hilt

A very good condition Northern Indian, possibly Rajasthan Kora sword with tulwar style hilt, decorated with Damascus style silver-work and beautiful decorations on the blade of the sun and mythological figures.  The Kora (Khuda, Cora, Khora, Kouda) is typical to weapons of northernIndia and Nepal known as Kharga or Jamadhar Teg.  The kora sword with the characteristic wide and forward angled blade with sharp outer curve appeared after the 10th century in the areas of northern India and Nepal and were used for both fighting and ceremonial purposes.  The ceremonial and decorative Indian kora sword such as this one we have for sale, were used by Gurkhas for the ceremonial slaughter of water buffalo as a representation of Mahishasura and sheep during the festival of Dasain in which the head of the animal had to be severed with a single blow. Length: 64 cm (25.19 inches) Width: 17 cm (6.69 inches)
Antique Nepalese Kukri Knife With Bone Handle
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Nepalese Kukri Knife With Bone Handle

$380.25
Nepalese Kukri also pronounced khukri or khukuri knife with a white bone handle, possibly Yak bone, maybe ivory, with a decorative scabbard with turquoise beads and two small sharpening knives.  This Nepalese Gurkha Kukri knife is in very good condition with decorations on the blade and the scabbard is decorated with coral and turquoise beads and wire on hammered copper over leather.  The knives are offered in very good original condition with normal wear due to its age.  The leather scabbard has dried with age and can be restored with special oils to return some moisture and flexability.  Only one or two turquoise beads are missing and can be easily replaced.  Judging by its age and style this Nepalese kuri knife is probably from the mid 20th century and having it in this condition with its two matching small sharpening knives is a rare find for those collecting antique edged weapons. Length: 45 cm (17.71 inches) with scabbard, 43 cm (16.92 inches) without scabbard.