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WW1 Era British George V 1897 Pattern S.J. Kitchin Sheffield Infantry Officer's Sword With Presentation Etched Blade To Lieut JHW Allen 2nd Battalion Derbyshire Volunteers With Leather Cord Acorn Knot,Scabbard & Sam Browne Frog. Sn 16780 - 16780
This is an original, George V 1897 Pattern British Infantry Officer's Sword. The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with fullers (39" overall). The blade is clean with beautiful etched panels to both sides. The blade is engraved with Kings Crown, ‘GRV’ (George V Rex) devices and foliate panels. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer ‘S.J. Kitchin Makers Sheffield '. It also has the inlaid ordnance acceptance proof roundel & star. One side has an etched panel ‘Presented To Lieut JHW Allen 2nd Bn (Battalion) Derbyshire Vol Regt By The Commanding Officer Major CP Markham’. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has an ornate pierced bowl guard with stylised King’s crown and ‘GRV’Royal Cypher. It has an undamaged gilt wire bound shagreen grip together with stepped steel pommel & ball top. The guard is fitted with original leather cord &acorn knot. Its original brown leather covered field scabbard is fitted with Sam Browne pattern sword frog with brass buckles. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16780
£495.00

WW1 Era, 1912 Pattern British Army & Navy Cooperative Society London, Officer's Cavalry Sword With Etched Blade, Kings Crown Royal Cypher Blade Number 02374 & Scabbard. Sn 16717 - 16717
This is an original WW1 era, British Officer's 1912 pattern Sword & Scabbard. The sword has a 35 ½” single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has areas of staining consistent with age and etched with Royal Cypher, Crown 'GR' (George Rex) & foliate decorative panels on both sides. The back of the blade is numbered ‘02374’ which may assist to date the manufacture / commission of this sword. The ricasso is marked with ordnance quality star and proof roundel on one side and the reverse ‘Army & Navy Cooperative Society 106 Victoria St London SW’. The blade is also fitted with original leather hilt washer. The full knuckle guard is decorated with a foliate design and it has a stepped ornate pommel. Its shagreen grip with wire binding are in superb condition. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and 2 hanging rings one of which has a plastic tag attached, on one side a sticker has ‘Offcrs’ (Officer’s), the other side ‘26’ and ‘1912’, most likely an armoury fob. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16717
£495.00

British WD Pattern 1908 Heavy Cavalry Troopers Parade Sword & 1911 Dated Scabbard. Sn 16778 - 16778
This is a very good, original, British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers parade sword & scabbard. The Sword has a 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade is clean. The ricasso is signed by the manufacturer ‘Hopkinson’ and has its original buff leather hilt washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled tan / brown grip with thumb recess. The spine of the blade has WD Broad Arrow and stores codes (illustrated). It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is date stamped ‘5.11’ (May 1911) and has other indistinct inspection marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16778
£595.00

MINT POLISH, 1829 Dated Japanese Tachi Long Sword Katana Double Signed Smith Signed Tang ‘Nori Yuki’ , Professionally Re-Lacquered Scabbard, Later Carry Bag / Cover & Expert Assessment. ED 2474 - ED 2474
This Japanese sword has been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘ A long sword (Katana) mounted in Tachi mounts. The whole sword is 19th century manufacture. Blade is signed ‘Nori Yuki and dated August 1829. It has a cutting edge of just under 27”. The hamon (temper line) is based on Suguha with Notare edge is Nie (fine) crystals of Martensite Boshi (point). Has Sunagashi swept sand small turn back. Ji Hada is Masame (straight) wood grain. This Tachi (slung sword) has been re-polished to mint condition. This looks a Bizen shape. The Smith Nori Yuki originally came from Bizen. Only man in book using these 2 kanji. Real name Sasaki Saburobei student of Yori Yuki. He is rated in books as Chujo (above average) See page 348 Sesko Swordsmiths (reference). The scabbard has been re-lacquered by Mike Hickman-Smith, professional Lacquer restorer.’ His description also includes images and translation of the tang markings. The fish skin and cord bound hilt has ‘fish’ menuki, brass mounts and lanyard ring all in good order. The sword comes with a later colourful carry bag / cover which has tasselled cords. The price for this excellent piece with mint polish blade & expert assessment includes UK delivery. ED 2474
£3,750.00

SOLD SOLD (10/10) C14th Century Ancient Tachi Blade Japanese Sword With Blade O Suriage Cut Down From A Large Samurai Cavalry Fighting Sword Ancient Silver Inlaid Tsuba, Other 18th Century Fittings, Lacquered Wood Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 16759 - 16759
Massively long swords were carried by Samurai cavalry slung (Tachi) on the backs of riders in the Nan Bokucho period (14th century). Most were shortened in the late Koto period 1570’s-1590’s. Most Samurai were fighting on foot by then. This Japanese period shortened Tachi sword has been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘Ancient Tachi blade O suriage (cut down) from huge fighting sword. Blade has deep sori (curve) about 1 inch in middle and has full length Hi (groove) running into Nakago. Good Fumbari (tapering). 2 Mekugi holes in Nakago. Old 19th Century polish cannot see any hamon showing. Grain is large wood grain Itame Hada. A good study piece for a potential 14th Century example. In civilian mounts, all iron furniture, lacquered silk wrapped hilt with old 18th century iron fittings. Tsuba looks Muramachi / Momoyama period 1560’s-1590’s, pierced with 4 large openings, a quality Tsuba in its day. Probably put together in the 19th century”. The sword tang is un-signed. The price for this interesting piece with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 16759
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (10/10) WW2 Era Superior Grade Gendaito Japanese Sword Blade With Master Smith Signed Tang HOKKE SABURO NOBU FUSA , Wood Shira Saya Blade Protector Scabbard, Hilt, Original WW2 Sword Hilt With Wood Blade, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 16680 - 16680
This Japanese sword blade was found in its original WW2 mounts and scabbard in a loft in Whaley Bridge, the home of a British WW2 veteran who brought the blade home from the Burma campaign. We have had the blade removed from the WW2 mounts & professionally polished to bring it up to its now spectacular condition. The Shira Saya has been custom made to perfectly fit the blade and the original WW2 mounts which accompany the sword have been fitted with a wood blade for display. The blade which has a cutting edge of 26” has been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘Katana in Shira Saya in mint full polish Daiasku Daimei (master apprentice) signature of HOKKE SABURO NOBU FUSA. He made high to superior grade Gendaito. A highly rated Smith , John Slough modern swordsmiths pages 128-129-130 (reference). Also made swords post war. In 1967 he became Mukei Bukazi (intangeable cultural asset). In 1981 he became Mukansa (beyond judgement). He died in 2000 (lots of info online re this man). Blade has Fumbari 1 ¼” down to ¾” at yakote line. Grain is tight. His speciality slanting gunome midare hamon. A 1940’s blade by a master smith’. His description also includes an image and translation of the tang signature. The price for this superb piece with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 16680
£0.00

DEATH OR GLORY BOYS CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE CONNECTIONS, 1889 Dated British WD Mole Birmingham 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword Regiment Marked ‘Y BCK’ Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry & Scabbard marked ‘A17H’ To 17th Hussars /Lancers. - 16718
The 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1759 and notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade as the 17th Lancers during the Crimean War. The Regiment whose motto was ‘Death Or Glory’ amalgamated with the 21st Lancers to form the 17th/21st Lancers in 1922. In March 1794 the government of William Pitt the Younger passed the Volunteer Act in response to the threat of invasion by French revolutionary forces. The act sought to encouarge "gentlemen of weight or property" to establish volunteer military formations. The Prime Minister proposed that the Counties form a force of Volunteer Yeoman Cavalry which could be called on by the King to defend the country against invasion, or by the Lord Lieutenant to subdue any civil disorder within his county. By 1803 there were three Yeomanry Regiments in the Buckinghamshire area collectively known as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiments of the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry. 1885 pattern swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design features a Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard and is a distinctive feature of these swords (see pages 48 – 57 of Swords Of The British army by Robson). This is an excellent original, 1885 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with Scabbard. The Sword’s fullered 34 ¼” blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 39 ½” overall length. The grip strap has ‘WG’ factory inspection mark. The ricasso has WD inspection marks and 11/89 date (November 1889). It is also marked ‘M YC’ (Militia Yeomanry Cavalry). The back of the blade has WD inspection marks. knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif which has Regiment marks ‘Y/BCK’ to the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry and weapon number ‘344’ it is also dated ‘2/98’ (February 1898). The guard is double signed by the prestigious sword maker ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales in superb condition secured by the correct 5 rivets. It is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has WD inspection mark and Regiment mark ‘A17H’ To 'A' Troop / Squadron 17th Hussars (17th Lancers). The price for this excellent sword includes UK delivery. Sn 16718
£625.00

Victorian Era English Gentleman’s Sword Stick With Curved Stag Antler Handle Blade Numbered '863'. Sn 16786 - 16786
A nice original Victorian era Gentleman’s Sword Stick. It has a 21” blued rectangular section steel blade which tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade has indistinct marks together with number ‘863’ and ‘England’. It measures 29 ¾” overall in its scabbard and has an undamaged curved Stag antler handle with brown wash steel ferrule. The wood scabbard is decorated with grooves & the bottom of the scabbard has a copper end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16786
£295.00

RARE, WW1 Era, Pre WW2 British Made Fisher & Hart London Imperial Japanese Officer’s Parade Sword With Scabbard. Sn 16737 - 16737
The Japanese were allies of the British from 1902 and entered WW1 as British allies in 1914. During this period British manufacturer’s produced Officer’s private purchase uniforms & equipment for the Japanese Army. This is an excellent, rare to find British made Japanese Officer’s parade sword & scabbard. The sword has the correct fish skin bound grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. It has the correct ‘D’ shaped guard with ornate embossed brass grip strap, guard & pommel cap. One side of the hilt has a small folding langet with hole that fastens to a pin on the scabbards throat mount and keeps it firmly The 26 ½” ‘T’ section fullered blade has just small areas of staining consistent with age & no damage. One side of the blade has a nice British manufacturer / retailer etched panel ‘Fisher & Hart Court Naval & Military Tailors 23 George St Hanover Sqre W (West London)’. The sword measures 31 ½” overall length and is carried in its original leather covered wood scabbard. The scabbard has ornate brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16737
£795.00

Georgian Era British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Warranted Light Cavalry Sabre With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 16716 - 16716
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars. The blade is remembered today as one of the best of its time and has been described as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured in quantity. Officers of the famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments and the "flank" Companies of Line Regiments adopted these Swords. This original Officer's quality 1796 Sabre is in excellent condition. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” Sabre blade (38" overall). The blade has just staining consistent with age. Both sides of the blade have panels for half of the blade length including, foliate designs, arms of Great Britain, Kings Crown & Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) and mounted Cavalry Officer. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and leather covered ribbed grip with silver wire binding are in very good condition. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this sword. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16716
£975.00
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