Lot 257

9 North African & Asian Daggers & Swords

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Group of nine North African and Asian daggers and swords including:

One late 19th c. Algerian Kabyle Flyssa; with a camel bone handle covered with embossed & inlaid bronze. With an inlaid bolster, a chisled blade, and a sheath comprised of wood covered with inlayed and embossed bronze.

One post-1909 territorial Filipino Kampilan. The rivets made from US territorial coins. A sword of this type was used to kill Ferdinand Magellan.

One Indonesian Damascus Steel Kris knife.

One Indonesian Damascus Steel Kris knife. With Inlaid serpent skin along the blade.

One Omani Khanjar with a highly painted metal sheath inlaid with stone.

One Omani Khanjar with a highly decorated metal sheath with a leather tip.

One 20th-21st c. Indian dagger with a wooden sheath that latches into the hilt.

One Tibetan Lhatse Knife with a decorated sheath.

One 20th c. Moroccan Koummya with a silver mounted resin handle and a wooden sheath decorated with embossed silver.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August.

Blade length ranges from 6 in to 28 in; overall length ranges from 9 1/2 in to 39 in.


Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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