We would like to introduce you to Ignacio Orduna, Auctionata expert in Antique Weapons.
For Ignacio Orduna, the passion for antique weapons began at an early age. Already at the age of 15 he received his first rifle. It was in a very poor condition, so he began to take it apart and attempted to restore it. This passion turned into a marvelous collection today of over 150 antique weapons from the 18th to 19th century.
Friends and colleagues would bring him items for evaluation, and what began as a hobby became a passion. He has handled many antique weapons, including firearms, and learned his craft through their examination during the last 20 years.
His favorite period within the field is the end of the 18th Century through the first half of the 19th Century, when the manufacture and embellishment of weapons became an art.
Among his prized discoveries is a fine Winchester 1.866 rifle, and also a beautifully engraved small pistol, a personal weapon, produced at the end of the 18th Century.
Weapons are an art form not familiar to many; these items were created to be used, but were also striking examples of the decorative arts.
Most recently, he has served as a special expert in judicial appraisal in the Spanish courts.
Ignacio Orduna lives and works in Spain.