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WW1 Imperial German Artillery Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14667:12 - 14667:12
This is an original, WW1 Era, German Artillery Officer’s Sword & Scabbard (see pages 199 and 204 of World Swords by Withers for similar WW1 German Artillery Swords). The Sword is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 30” blade. Both sides of the blade are etched with a foliate design incorporating Martial banners and arms and cannons. The back edge of the blade is decorated with Oak leaves. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. The black paint of its wood grip with finger grooves has areas of wear to be expected but is intact and secure. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard with small shoe has no dents and just even light staining to be expected of a sword scabbard of this age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:12
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (15/11) Victorian Tourist’s Japanese Sword Stick With Ox Bone Handle & Scabbard Decorated With Hand Carved Macaque Monkeys & Snake Imagery. Sn 14667:11 - 14667:11
Japanese sword stick, no doubt a Victorian tourist’s piece brought back as a souvenir. It has a 20 ¾” single edged blade and measures 34 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The blade is clean, straight and undamaged. Its handle and scabbard are made of Ox bone shin sections and are ornately hand carved with imagery of Japanese Macaque monkeys. The rounded pommel section is etched with the depiction of a snake emerging from a hole. The imagery is all highlighted in black ink. The bone sections have some contemporary, stable repairs. The hilt has a brass insert and the throat of the scabbard has a brass insert. The ferrule is made of polished horn with a bone tip. The price for this attractive Japanese sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:11
£0.00

WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By W. Anderson & Sons Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard & Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. Sn 11644. - 11644
This is an original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has light staining consistent with age. The ricasso is faintly marked on one side by the manufacturer which appears to be ‘W. Anderson & Sons’. The reverse has the inlaid ordnance acceptance roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and fish skin wire bound grip with thumb recess. The sword has no visible Regiment / WD Marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Brown pattern leather frog with brass stud to the front, hanging bar to the rear and 2 hanging straps with brass buckles. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the scabbard or frog. All leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11644
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (8/11) MINT, EXTREMELY RARE, Kamikazi Pilot’s, WW2 Showa-To Japanese Sword Double Signed Tang To ‘72nd Shinbu Kamikazi Squadron’, ‘Carry This Sword Bravely’ With Experimental ‘Anti Freeze’ Blade & Scabbard With Translation & Research - ED 2227
This is a near mint, extremely rare, Japanese Kamikazi Pilot’s Sword & Scabbard. These swords were made in few numbers and even fewer survived the war. This example was issued to the 72nd kamikaze Shinbu Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Air Force. The Squadron are documented as attacking the American Destroyer USS Braine on 25th May 1945. This Sword was made sometime between 1942 & 1945 by The Japanese East/ West Cutlery Company. The 68.5 cm blade is made of rare 1st type experimental process ‘anti-freeze’ metal for use in the polar climate where earlier blades became brittle in the freezing temperatures and broke in combat. The clean blade with original polish is razor sharp and has crisp, pronounced wave hamon on both sides. The tang is signed on both sides. One side to the ‘72nd Shinbu Kamikazi Squadron’ and by the manufacturer, the East/ West Cutlery Company. The reverse with the patriotic inscription ‘Carry This Sword Bravely’. The sword has a fish skin covered handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The sword is carried in its original scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has ornate copper fittings and retains its original brown paint. This sword and scabbard also has a cloth sleeve carrier with cord fastener at the throat. The sword is accompanied by copies of images of the tang signatures together with professional detailed translations and research findings regarding the construction and manufacture of the experimental blade and the activities of the 72nd Shinbu Kamikazi Squadron. Extracts from the research and translation documents are illustrated inset in image 2. The price for this extremely rare Kamikazi piece includes UK delivery. ED 2227
£0.00

WW1 German Artillery Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard With Matching Regiment Marks ‘10.A.6.31’. (Stock Number Sn 14677). - 14677
This is an original, WW1 Era, German Artillery Officer’s Sword & Scabbard (see page 199 of World Swords by Withers). It is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 32” curved blade. The back edge and both sides of the blade are lightly etched with a foliate design incorporating banners and arms. The blade has staining consistent with age. Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. The leather covering of its wood grip with finger grooves has areas of wear to be expected but is intact and secure. The cross guard with langent is Regiment marked ‘10.A.6.31’ (most likely 10th Battery, 6th Artillery Regiment, Weapon Number 31). The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has a couple of minor dents which is to be expected of a sword scabbard of this age, however, they do not detract from its overall appearance. The scabbard has matching Regiment mark near to the throat. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14677
£295.00

British 1895/ 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched & Blued Panels Blade To The Royal Engineers, Ordnance Roundel, George V King’s Crown Royal Cypher, Leather Cord & Acorn Portepee With Leather Covered Field Scabbard & Leather Frog. Sn 14676 - 14676
This is a very good, original, 1895/97 Pattern British Infantry Officers Sword. These swords were a great improvement on previous patterns with better protection to the hand through its ¾ basket hilt (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers). The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with partial fullers (38 ¾” overall). The blade has slight staining to be expected with age. The back of the blade is marked ‘Made In England’. There are no manufacturer marks visible on this sword. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. Both sides of the blade have etched & blued foliate panels, one side featuring the Kings Crown, Heraldic Arms and Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). The reverse with banners and arms together with ‘Royal Engineers’. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct ¾ bowl guard voided with foliate design and George V ’Kings Crown GR V’. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The hilt is fitted with its original period brown leather cord and acorn portepee. The sword has its brown leather covered wood scabbard which has a German Silver throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Browne pattern brown leather frog with straps, brass stud and buckles. The scabbard also has a leather strap with 2 eyelets. One eyelet is torn but all other leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14676
£375.00

Imperial Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II Model 1889 Infantry Officer’s Sword By Ed Kuhne Erfurt & Scabbard. Sn 14667:10 - 14667:10
This is a very good example of the Model 1889 Prussian Infantry Officer’s Sword (see page 197 of World Swords by Withers). Our example has a 80cm long, steel blade with full length double fullers (96 cm overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age. Both sides have foliate engraved panels and stylised ‘HAC’ monograms. Back of the blade has a manufacturer’s panel ‘Ed Kuhne Erfurt’. It has brass guard with canted pommel. Integral within the guard is the Imperial Prussian Eagle. The fish skin covered hilt has its original wire binding which is tight and intact. The hilt is mounted on one side with the brass badge cartouche of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The hilt at the guard is fitted with a leather loop tab. The loop has service wear but is intact. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard. The scabbard with shoe, fixed belt bar and mounts with 2 original hanging rings has even patina and a few light dents consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:10
£475.00

OLDEST BRITISH ARMY REGIMENT, C1870 British Honourable Artillery (HAC) Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14667:9 - 14667:9
Established in 1537 the HAC is the oldest Regiment in the British army. It was primarily a citizen militia and raised in times of national emergency including the Armada, English Civil war and Napoleonic wars. Until the Victorian era, Officers would have followed regular infantry sword patterns. As this was a volunteer army, they would have to pay for all service equipment including their own swords. This sword highlights the strong influence of French sword design in that era, particularly with regard to the knuckle bow and angled or canted pommel (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers).This is a very good example of the HAC Officer’s Sword. Our example has a 79 cm long, rapier type steel blade (93 cm overall). The blade has light staining consistent with age. Both sides have foliate engraved panels and stylised ‘HAC’ monograms. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. It has brass guard with canted pommel and pierced upturned clamshell featuring the embossed ignited grenade artillery emblem. The fish skin covered hilt has its original copper wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard with brass shoe, fixed belt bar and mounts with 2 original brass hanging rings has even patina and no dents or damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:9
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (1/11) ANCIENT HAND FORGED BLADE, WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword, Crisp Wave Hamon, Double Signed Tang, Silver Family Mon / Badge & Scabbard. Sn 14667:8 - 14667:8
This is a superb Japanese sword & scabbard which is, as was common, an old family blade carried by a Japanese Officer during WW2 . The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The back of the grip is mounted with a silver family mon / badge (illustrated). The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script characters (illustrated, awaiting translation. The clean blade with original polish is 28 ½” length and the sword measures 38 ½” overall length. The blade is razor sharp and has crisp, pronounced wave hamon on both sides. The sword is carried in its original scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has ornate copper fittings and retains its original brown paint. The price for this impressive Japanese sword with an old family blade includes UK delivery. (NB If the sword is purchased prior to receipt of the translation, we will provide the purchaser with the translation as soon as we receive it). Sn 14667:8
£0.00

Early 1900’s British Pattern 1827 Rifle Brigade Officer's Sword With King’s Crown Etched Blade By Hawkes & Co London & Scabbard. Sn 14667:7 - 14667:7
Originally raised as the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1755, the Rifle Brigade was officially formed in 1800. Initially Officer’s carried a lighter version of the 1796 pattern Light cavalry sabre, later adopting the 1803 pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword with strung bugle motif placed within the knuckle bow. The Regiment, always renowned for its individuality both in uniform and tactics, it was no wonder that they eventually gained their own distinctive pattern of sword. The 1827 pattern is defined by an all steel hilt coupled with the replacement of the usual Royal Cypher with a strung bugle in the hilt .This is a very good, original example 1827 Pattern Sword with Scabbard. It has an 83cm long blade with fullers (98 cm overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels including King’s crown with Royal cypher on one side and King’s crown with Rifle Brigade badge on the reverse . It also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side and manufacturer detail 'Hawkes & Co 14 Piccadilly London W’ on the reverse. The back of the blade has a small inspection mark and is numbered ‘7336’ which may assist to identify the Rifle Brigade Officer who commissioned this sword. It has a voided knuckle guard with the correct Rifle Brigade King’s crown with strung bugle motif, curved stepped pommel with ball end and fish skin grip with silver wire binding. The wire is tight and intact. The fish skin is secure but does have small areas of wear to be expected with age and service use. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents or damage. The throat of the scabbard is numbered ‘174’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:7
£395.00
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