On January 17, Teel Auctions will offer an outstanding collection of Japanese and American collector swords.
Asian swords include:
an ASIAN STYLE SWORD WITH WOVEN SHEATH AND HANDLE. THE HANDLE AND SHEATH ARE A WOVEN FABRIC WITH DECORATIVE ENAMEL PAINT ATTACHED. THE SHEATH SHOWS A TRADITIONAL ASIAN DRAGON, AGAIN IN ENAMEL PAINT. It MEASURES 40.5″ LONG.
An ASIAN KATANA SWORD WITH TEMPERED EDGE. THE HANDLE IS MADE WITH MOLDED RESIN AND HAS A PAINTED ASIAN DRAGON ON IT. It MEASURES 37″ LONG.
An EARLY UNSIGNED AND UNMARKED JAPANESE KATANA SWORD. The handle is WRAPPED WITH A BINDING WITH A BRASS COLLAR, ORNAMENT, END CAP AND LANYARD LOOP. THE KATANA has A TEMPERED EDGE. It MEASURES 38.5″ LONG.
A JAPANESE KATANA WITH AN ANIMAL MOTIF HANDLE, TEMPERED BLADE, AND MARKING. It MEASURES 39″ LONG.
An EARLY JAPANESE KATANA WITH the HANDLE WRAPPED WITH A WOVEN FIBER. The blade is tempered and has a brass ornament. It MEASURES 39.5″ LONG.
American swords include:
A W.H. HORSTMAN AND SONS NAVAL SWORD MANUFACTURED IN PHILADELPHIA PA. WE BELIEVE THE SWORD WAS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 1864 AND 1866 AND WAS A NAVAL DRESS SWORD. It HAS A BRASS EAGLE HILT WITH AN ORNATELY ETCHED BLADE. It MEASURES 36.5″ LONG
A MILITARY DRESS SWORD WITH A BRASS, LEATHER WRAPPED HANDLE, 36″ LONG.
AN ORNATE MOTHER OF PEARL HANDLED SWORD with BRASS HANDLE, GUARD AND SHEATH. THE HANDLE SHOWS EAGLES ON THE FRONT AND SIDES WITH A KNIGHT HEAD BUTT. It MEASURES 38.5″ LONG.
These swords will be offered at our gallery auction on Tuesday, January 17. You can also bid online through liveauctioneers.com and auctionzip.com