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WW1 Era British George V 1845 / 1854 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade Numbered 1301.5, Ordnance Roundel Inlaid To ‘James Howarth’, Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Frog. Sn 14442 - 14442
The 1845/54 pattern sword was the successor to the 1822 pattern, the main change being the folding langet of the Pattern 1822 being removed (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers). This original infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 / 54 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (39" overall). The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer’s marks on the blade but the back of the blade is numbered ‘1301.5’ which may, with further research assist to identify the manufacturer. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer and etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher and Crown together with decorative panels on both sides. The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (GeorgeRex) & King’s Crown in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. The guard is contemporarily engraved ‘James Howorth’ most likely the name of the Officer who owned this sword. It's fish skin grip with finger grooves & gilt binding is in superb condition. The sword is complete with its leather covered wood scabbard with German silver insert at the mouth. The scabbard is fitted with original leather frog with 2 hanging straps, brass buckles and brass stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard & frog are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14442
£575.00

Superior Quality, Imperial German Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre / Sword With Best Quality Tooled Blade By Weyersberg & Co Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 14438 - 14438
This is an excellent original Imperial German Cavalry Officer's Dress Sword & Scabbard. The superb elegantly curved blade is 30 ½” in length (36" overall). The blade is crisply tooled on both sides. One side has foliate panels with banners and arms Imperial Eagle & crown with Kaiser bust portrait. The reverse has banners and arms including rifles with fixed bayonets, swords and picklehaube helmet, foliate panels, Imperial Eagle with banner ‘Mit Gott Fur Kaiser Und Reich’. The back of the blade is deeply tooled with the manufacturer’s name ‘Weyersberg & Co Solingen’ It has its original ornate brass hilt. The knuckle guard decorated with embossed decoration. The cross guard has Cavalry 'crossed swords' decorated langet on one side and void shield with helm langet on the reverse. It has curved quillon with Lion’s head finial, Lions head pommel with red glass inset eyes and lions mane back strap. Its fish skin ribbed grips with bullion wire binding are exellent and undamaged. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single hanging ring and shoe. The scabbard has some small dents consistent with age and service use. The price for this quality Imperial Cavalry Officer’s sword includes UK delivery. Sn 14438
£575.00

Original Victorian British Kreisa London Mameluke Pattern 1831 General Officer's Sword With Etched Blade, Antique Ivory Hilt, Scabbard & Original Field / Campaign Carry Case. Sn 14339 - 14339
The introduction of the 1831 pattern sword followed a vogue for mameluke style swords during the 1800’s. This pattern of sword is still worn today by British General Officers and Lord Lieutenants (see page 176 of World Swords by Withers and page 206 of Swords of the British Army by Robson). This is an original Victorian British Mameluke Pattern 1831 General Officer's Sword. It has a beautifully etched blade and antique ivory handle. The blade is crisply marked by the London manufacturer or retailer ‘Kreisa Bury St, St James’s London’ . The blade also has decorative etched panels on both sides featuring Crossed arms, Royal Cypher ‘VR’ & Queens Crown (Victoria). The sword has an undamaged 30” blade (35 ¼” overall). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The hilt has undamaged antique ivory scales and ornate gilded brass fittings including cross guard with finials, central wreathed crossed arms, rose bosses, pommel hole mounts and grooved grip strap. The sword has its original brass scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has a few small dents consistent with age and service use. Also included is the swords original waxed canvas Field / Campaign carry case. The case is in excellent condition with all stitching, leather strap, buckles and carry handle intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14339
£745.00

WW2 Showa Japanese Officer’s Sword With Signed Tang & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover. Sn 14534 - 14534
This is an original WW2 Showa Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with green cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings, darkened menuki, pierced iron tsuba and leather washer with strap with eyelet. The tang is signed with engraved Japanese script characters and Arsenal mark on one side & original paint characters on the reverse. The original 27” clean blade has wave hamon. The sword measures 37 ¼” overall length. It is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover with a single brass stud near to the throat which attaches to the hilt strap eyelet perfectly to retain the sword in its scabbard. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the signatures includes UK delivery. Sn 14534
£995.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (Harp), Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 14518 - 14518
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword has the typical brown painted aluminium cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains most of its original paint. Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is stamped '116962' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark and Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (harp) mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson) together with inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original green paint. The scabbard’s finish has areas of wear consistent with age and service use. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14518
£745.00

C1680 Ancient Mino School Japanese Blade Uchigatana One Handed Sword With Antique Baleen Whale Keretin Binding & Scabbard. Sn 14475:8 - 14475:8
This is a Japanese Uchigatana short sword made for one handed fighting. The 21 ½” blade made C1680 appears to be mino school work and has medial ridges . The blade is typical kan bun Shinto size big and chunky. The blade is sharp. The hamon is san bow sugi 3 ceder ‘zig zag’ with itame running grain . The tang is unsigned. The cutting edge is sharp. The weapon measures 30 ¼” overall length. It has a good tsukashi pierced iron tsuba and fish skin covered hilt with antique Baleen Whale keretin binding. The lacquered wood scabbard is undamaged. The price for this Uchigatana with ancient blade includes UK delivery. Sn 14475:8
£1,250.00

Ancient 15th Century Tachi Yamato/ Yamashiro Den Japanese Hand Forged Sword Blade Worthy Of Being Sent To Japan For Expert Appraisal With Japanese Magnolia Handle & Scabbard With Cloth Bag Cover. Sn 14475:5 - 14475:5
This Tachi Japanese sword blade made in the 15th century appears to be cut down from a larger blade and in excellent condition for its age. It looks Yamato/ Yamashiro Den. The blade is 25 ¼” suriage cut from approx. 28”. The hamon is suguha with fine nie crystals hada large wood grain. 2 mekugi peg holes in tang which is suriage. The tang is unsigned. The handle and scabbard are traditional honuki Japanese magnolia wood. This blade is worthy of of being sent to Japan for expert appraisal and dating. A cloth bag cover accompanies the sword. The price for this Wakazashi with ancient blade and appraisal document includes UK delivery. Sn 14475:5
£2,200.00

1644 Early Edo Period Takada School Ancient Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword With Hand Forged Blade Appraised & Polished By Aoi-Art Japan’s Foremost Authority On Japanese Sword Appraisal & Scabbard With Appraisal Document & Cloth Bag Cover. Sn 14475:4 - 14475:4
This is a Japanese Wakizashi short sword made for one handed fighting. This sword with ancient blade has been sent to Japan for polish & appraisal by Aoi-Art Japan’s foremost authority on sword appraisal and their appraisal document which contains their images of the tang and blade accompanies this piece. Extracts from their appraisal describes the weapon as follows: “Wakizashi in Koshirae, Unsigned Takada School, blade length 54.3 cms (together with other dimension measurements), Early Edo period 1644 . Shape: blade is slender and thick with small sori like kanburn shape. Jitetsu texture small Itame hada & mokume hada mix with Jinie attach. Hamon Niedeki Gunome Midare and Cyoji Midare hamon mix. In hamon there are many ashi & yo work. Special feature: The blade looks oomiya school but from the utsuri and hamon the blade must be takada school in Edo period. The blade is very nice quality. Koshirae:Tsuba Syakudo Sukashi Tsub. Saya blue shell. Koshirae is nice condition & quality”. The scabbard is undamaged & mounted with cord. A cloth bag cover accompanies the Wakazashi. The price for this Wakazashi with ancient blade and appraisal document includes UK delivery. Sn 14475:4
£1,895.00

WW2 Showa ‘Lucky Day’ 12th December 1943 Japanese Officer’s Sword With Double Signed Tang ‘FUKUMOTO KANEMUNE’, Tasselled Cord & Scabbard With Photos Of Signatures & Translation. Sn 14424 - 14424
This is an excellent WW2 Showa Japanese Officer’s sword. The sword is 37 ½” overall length. The clean, razor sharp blade with original polish has well defined hamon and is 27” length. The tang is signed ‘FUKU MOTO KANE MUNE’ on one side in Gyoshg form. Fukumoto Kanemune is the smith’s ‘Go’ name (art name). He was the son of Fukumoto Amahide and he was a name cutting specialist at his father’s Gunto sword factory (see pages 26 to 50 of Japanese Swordsmith’s 1868-1945). The reverse is dated 12th December 1943 Showa ‘Lucky Day’. Its fish skin, cord bound handle has floral menuki. It has original copper and brass fittings. The pommel hole is fitted with an original brown tasselled army Officer’s cord. The steel scabbard has a single hanging ring and has original brown paint. A detailed translation of the tang signatures and original photographs of the tang markings accompany this sword (illustrated in image 3). The price for this nicely marked Japanese piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14424
£1,295.00

20th Century Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick By Toye Kenning & Spencer (London) With British Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Regiment Badge & Spanish Toledo Blade Etched With Masonic Devices . Sn 14449 - 14449
The sword stick’s nickel plated pommel cap has the badge of the British RAMC on one side. It has a 27 ½” blade and measures 33 ½” overall length. The blade is clean and tapers to a pin sharp point. Both sides of the blade have etched panels ‘Toye Kenning & Spencer’ and crisp panels with foliate designs, banners and masonic devices (Toye Kenning & Spencer, London, now the Toye Company was founded in 1685. Throughout the ages, their craftsmen have created exceptional products for civil and military markets. The company are specialist suppliers of Masonic Regalia) . The ricasso is marked ‘Toledo Spain’ (the Spanish City of Toledo has for centuries been famous for the quality of its blades). The sword stick measures 35 ½” overall in its scabbard. The Mallaca scabbard is undamaged. The throat has an antique ivory insert. The scabbard has a nickel plated conical end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14449
£595.00
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