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What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
.... Nephrite jade has a more milky appearance and can be scratched by a knife blade. Jadeite possesses a rich coloration, a translucent, almost glowing quality, and is harder than steel... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » September

...hand to hand combat with its double-edged, broad blade. The hilt, grip and scabbard mounts of this Georgian example are decorated in fine niello inlay and gold gilt. Intended to be both a fashion......and silver nielo inlay on the hilt and a well forged blade with deep offset fullers. A gold makers mark signed to owner on reverse dates the piece circa 1900. The incredible beauty of this Persian dagger belies......its dangerous capabilities. This stunning weapon features a hilt and scabbard of bronze inlaid with a silver vine motif. Crafted in the jambiya style, this knife has a double-edged, curved blade... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » May

.... With the flick of a wrist, the cane reveals Two-sword cane conceals a pair of swords. its hidden purpose: a blade darts out of the top of the handle, sharp, and ready to be used as a weapon....... And just as quickly as you can snap the very base of the cane onto the ground, the blade disappears without a trace....... Hidden within this demure and substantial cane are not one, but two long, narrow blades. The two-sworded cane, or “sword stick... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... The kindjal's broad, double-edged blade was well suited as a close combat weapon. Kingwood A Brazilian wood, also called violet wood from the color of its markings, used in fine cabinetwork... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » January

....  Maximum light and maximum drama, this 1815 pair attributed to John Blades are the height of Regency elegance... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » From Our Sales Team

..., this 1815 pair attributed to John Blades are the height of Regency elegance. 18th Century Rock Crystal Chandelier While many fixtures have been converted for electricity, some still maintain their bygone... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Antiques

....  Maximum light and maximum drama, this 1815 pair attributed to John Blades are the height of Regency elegance... Read More »

The Un-cane-y World of Antique Canes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/29/2010
.... A flick of the wrist reveals the stiletto blade hidden within this bone and malacca "flicker" cane.... Read More »

What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
.... Nephrite jade has a more milky appearance and can be scratched by a knife blade. Jadeite possesses a rich coloration, a translucent, almost glowing quality, and is harder than steel... Read More »

Collecting Medical Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
..., tourniquet, knife and suturing instruments and many also include hooks, chisels, scalpels, spatula or interchangeable saw blades and come in portable, fitted cases. Prices are rising steadily, as examples......of various materials including ivory and ebony. Thumb lancets have a small double edged blade that pivots between horn or tortoise shell handles. Ornate lancet cases are also highly collectible, though......of several blades (anywhere from 6 to 20 ) that when triggered would instantly create a series of parallel incisions in the skin from which the blood was suctioned. Leeching The practice of leeching has... Read More »