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M.S. Rau Antiques

...M.S. Rau Antiques armsarmor Mameluke Sabre Sword Item 29-4589 Ancient Luristan Bronze Spearhead Item 29-6006 17th-Century Hungarian Hetman Mace Item 29-6009 Bayonet from the WWI Battle of Vimy Ridge... 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....... Hidden within this demure and substantial cane are not one, but two long, narrow blades. The two-sworded cane, or “sword stick... Read More »

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

...status symbol and as a means of defense. To find one of such elegance and fine workmanship in the West is extremely rare. Swords, daggers, kindjals and the myriad other forms of side arms are extremely... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... shagreen A leather created from various species of sharks, rays and dogfish, particularly the stingray. This nodule-laden leather was commonly used during the 18th and 19th centuries to add decorative features to items such as jewelry boxes, needle cases, sword handles and opera glasses... Read More »

The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
.... Combatants used wooden staves and leather shields, or if the matter was one of chivalry, swords and lances. The judicial duel eventually lost favor but those fought for the sake of honor remained quite fashionable....... The Duelling Pistol For hundreds of years duels were fought with swords. The introduction of the duelling pistol, however, levelled the playing field greatly... Read More »

The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
.... Combatants used wooden staves and leather shields, or if the matter was one of chivalry, swords and lances. The judicial duel eventually lost favor but those fought for the sake of honor remained quite fashionable....... The Duelling Pistol For hundreds of years duels were fought with swords. The introduction of the duelling pistol, however, levelled the playing field greatly... Read More »
Meissen Porcelain

The History of Meissen Porcelain ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... Authentic Meissen is marked with the traditional blue crossed swords which, despite minor variations over the years, has remained consistent....... Be aware that there is a distinction. Meissen porcelain is porcelain manufactured in Meissen and bears the traditional blue crossed sword mark... Read More »