Our Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria Division features a vast array of items related to Historical collecting of weaponry for collectors at all levels of interest. These sales will generally be held in Summer and Winter and will comprise of items at all price levels to appeal to a broad base of collectors of history and artistry alike!
David M. Geiger is a fourth generation antiques and arms collector and has been in the business for well over 20 years. He specializes primarily in 18th and early 19th century firearms, edged weapons and accouterments with a focus on important French and Indian War and Revolutionary War objects as well as Kentucky longrifles. David has handles and evaluates many of the most important collections in these genres and advises many of today’s most prolific buyers of historic 18th century objects.
Willi joined Morphy Auctions in 2016, has formerly served as an active duty USAF officer for 13 years, and is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He has been an advanced collector of militaria and firearms for more than 45 years, as well as a consultant to top dealers and collectors. In addition to having contributed to more than 25 books, Willi also moderates numerous sections of the world’s largest militaria collecting website for more than 19 years. He has also been a serious competitive shooter, in various disciplines, for more than 40 years, having competed all over Europe and the US. Willi is a Life Member of the NRA and the Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, one of the Directors of the German Gun Collectors Association, as well as a member of the Ohio Valley Military Society, the American Singe Shot Rifle Association, and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association.
I grew up in a small country town north of Baltimore, Maryland. After completing high school, I went to work full time for the family’s electrical business, and earned my Master’s License. I still work for my family business, alongside my father and brother. In 2008, I married my wife, Amanda. Several early influences in my life are what lead me to the collecting world; from my great uncle, who served in the 82nd Airborne during WW2, to my grandfather taking me to my first gun show at the age of 12. My passion for the hobby, and the knowledge I’ve obtained, has only grown and evolved since then. I have been very fortunate to have met and befriended some of the most respected and intelligent individuals in the hobby whose shared knowledge over the years has been invaluable. Combat Badges of the Third Reich were my starting point, and have since expanded into other aspects such as uniforms, helmets, insignia, and edged weapons. Currently I run a successful militaria business with my wife Amanda and business partner Ryan, which provides quality authentic items to collectors. I also provide consulting and expertise for Morphy Auctions, which has allowed me the opportunity to not only further my study of the subject, but also to help create another source and opportunity for collectors around the world to acquire authentic items of this time period with confidence and reassurance.
Brian has provided authentication, appraisal, and identification services to numerous well-respected auction houses, museums, estate liquidation companies, and private collectors for the past two decades. He has served as a contributor and subject matter expert on numerous historical books, publications, and museum displays. He amassed one of the finest collections of pre-1920 USMC artifacts in the country that was featured in numerous collector reference works on the subject. Born into a collector family, Brian has had over 40 years experience and exposure handling the finest historical Americana, militaria, weapons, American Indian art and Old West items in existence. Brian served his country for 22 years, and is a retired US Marine Corps Infantry Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Investigations from California State University Sacramento and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command & Staff College in Quantico, Va.