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Getting a grip on a £20,000 Fairbairn-Sykes dagger

01 July 2019

A rare variant of the classic Second World War commando knife has sold for 200 times its lower estimate at a North Yorkshire auction.

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Christie's auction off extraordinary group of Indian courtly weapons with the Al Thani edge

01 July 2019

Christie’s marathon 12-hour auction of Indian jewellery and works of art from the Al Thani family held in New York included the finest collection of courtly weapons to come to auction in well over a generation.

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Antique weapons will be permitted in the post

27 May 2019

A significant amendment means that the new law governing the sale of bladed items will not impact buyers of antique weapons as once feared.

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Rare Middle Eastern dagger points to a debut auction

19 April 2019

A late 19th century gold bone-handled Arab dagger was hammered down at £4100 at the inaugural sale of Knightsbridge auction house Kings Russell (22% buyer’s premium).

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Persian dagger in Bucks

06 August 2018

It was not only in London that Eastern daggers made a big impression in UK auctions this summer.

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Eastern weapons create collections on the cutting edges

06 August 2018

Edged weapons from the East dominated the summer sale at Thomas Del Mar (24% buyer’s premium) in London on June 27 and it was an old collection of Indian dress daggers that produced the highest prices.

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Commando classic knife sells at Derbyshire auction

10 April 2017

A classic Second World War British Commando 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife sold with scabbard for £550 at Hansons (17.5% buyer’s premium) on March 21 against an estimate of £100-120.

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Tiffany rarities show designer’s versatility

27 February 2012

THE two Tiffany works of art that gave strong performances within days of each other in recent US sales were not the usual lamps, glassware or table silver.