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RARE, ORIGINAL, Early American Civil War 1862 Dated U.S. Navy Officer’s Model 1860 ‘Ames’ Cutlass With Brass Bowl Knuckle Serial Number ‘24M492’ & Scabbard. Sn 13338 - 13338
American Navy Officers both during and after the American Revolutionary War carried swords of English & French style. The Model 1860 cutlass was produced by the American Ames Company and has a distinct form. Their design was based on the French Model 1801 & 1833 cutlass except the American Model 1860 has Brass furniture as opposed to the French blackened iron furniture. The Model 1860 had a long service life and was only replaced in 1917 (see page 236 of World Swords by Withers). At the written request of the US Navy the Ames Company stamped a serial number on each and every cutlass. This serial number will always be found on the inside of the guard. This serial number consists of 2 digits and an M on the first line and 3 digits on the line below. The top number represents thousands and the bottom number represents hundreds. This is an excellent original American Civil War dated U.S.N marked example of the Model 1860 cutlass complete with original scabbard. It has the correct 26” long curved and fullered cutlass blade. The blade is stamped on one side to the United States Navy ‘U.S.N.’ together with early American Civil War date ‘1862’ and with armourer’s inspection mark ‘DR’. The reverse is correctly stamped ‘Made By Ames Mfg Co Chicopee Mass’ in small scripted text within a scroll box. It has the correct brass bowl knuckle guard with riveted seam edge and stepped brass pommel. The inside of the guard is stamped with serial number ‘24M’ above ‘492’ (denoting weapon production number 24,492). Its leather bound grooved wood grip is undamaged but the leather has surface wear consistent with age. The cutlass is complete with its original brown leather scabbard which has brass rivets near to the throat and long brass chape. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface has areas of surface wear to be expected. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13338
£875.00

EXTREMELY RARE, British 1864 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword By Robert Mole & Sons Birmingham & Enfield WD Marked Scabbard To The 4th Light Dragoons. Sn 13843 - 13843
1864 Pattern Cavalry trooper's swords are rare to find. It is known that 12,000 of the weapons were in stock for use in the second Afghan war (see page 100 of World Swords by Withers where this pattern of sword is described as extremely rare). This is an original, 1864 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged slightly curved blade with fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected with age. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Robt Mole & Sons Birmingham'. The reverse has a small inspection mark. The back of the blade is stamped ‘Mole’ and with matching inspection mark. It has the correct full bowl guard with 4 pierced triangles forming a stylised cross. The guard also has 2 sword knot slits (this is not seen on any other British Military regulation sword). It has the correct chequered black leather scales secured by 5 rivets. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard is undamaged and is nicely Regiment marked near to the throat on one side ‘IVLD’ to the 4th Light Dragoons, above weapon number ‘69’. The reverse is marked ‘Enfield’ together with WD inspection mark. The price for this extremely rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13843
£1,595.00

QUALITY, Victorian, 1873 British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword With Etched Blade By Wilkinson Sword Pall Mall London Blade No. 32083 Retailed by Hawkes & Co London & Scabbard With Copy Of Original Wilkinson Sword Sale / Completion Record. - 13840
An excellent, quality made Victorian Officer's Light Cavalry Sword and scabbard in excellent condition. The clean 35" fullered blade has etched panels on both sides with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Royal Cypher decorative foliate panels .The ricasso is inlaid with ordnance acceptance roundel and etched 'star' on one side and the retailers name and London address ‘Hawkes & Co’ together with Royal Appointment on the reverse. The back of the blade is numbered ‘32083’ and has an etched panel with the manufacturer’s name ‘Manufactured By Wilkinson Sword Pall Mall London’. It's knuckle bow with side bars, stepped pommel and fish skin covered hilt with original tight wires are excellent and undamaged. It is complete with original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and large shoe. The sword is accompanied by a copy of the original Wilkinson sword Sale / completion register indicating that the blade was proved on 9th March 1893. The record states that the item is a ‘Light Cavalry Fitter In’. The enquiry to Wilkinson re the sword was made by arms researcher Richard Milner Ltd who states that the term ‘fitter in’ indicates some sort of contemporary alteration to the hilt or blade. The single A4 size page correspondence from Milner Ltd confirming date of manufacturer and the term ‘fitter in’ also accompanies the sword. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13840
£475.00

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Light Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard. Sn 13410 - 13410
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 (The Hit Peninsular War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). This original Officer's quality 1796 Sabre is a fighting sword intended for combat and has obviously seen service. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” sabre blade (37 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust. The cutting edge has just a few minor nicks only visible on close inspection. Its cross guard with langets, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. It has a ribbed leather bound wood handle with wire binding which is intact. The leather has some surface wear consistent with age and service use. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina. The sword and scabbard have no visible manufacturer, Regiment or date marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13410
£595.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Victorian Era British Gentleman’s Bamboo Cane Sword Stick With Blued & Gilt Etched Panels Blade & Engraved Brass Pommel Cap ‘Forget Me Not J.E. Collins Francis St West JC Fecit’. Sn 13778 - 13778
An attractive Victorian Era British Gentleman’ Bamboo Cane Sword Stick. It has a 26 ¾” T-back fullered blade which narrows to a sharp point. The sword stick measures 33 ½” overall including scabbard. The blade has staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with blued and gilt foliate panels. The handle is holed for wrist cord and has a brass pommel cap. The cap is engraved around the outer edge ‘Forget Me Not’ and the top with stylised script which appears to be ‘J.E. Collins Francis St West JC Fecit’. The scabbard has a conical iron end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13778
£0.00

Original WW2 Nazi German Eickhorn Solingen, Pattern Nr 1714 ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem, Army Officer's Dress Sword & Scabbard. Sn 13732 - 13732
This is an excellent original WW2 period Nazi German Eickhorn, Solingen, German Army Officer's Sword. The sword is the ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ Nr 1714 pattern With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with Swastika’ on the langet and a plain shield on the reverse langet (see page 79 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia). It has a flat knuckle bow and wire bound grip. The knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with oak leaf decoration. The sword measures 38 ½” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 33 ½” single edged, elegantly curved, fullered blade is stamped with the Eickhorn, Solingen makers mark and Squirrel trademark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and large shoe. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13732
£495.00

Original Polish HIGH GRADE, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Showa-To Shin-Gunto Sword Signed Tang ‘KOJIMA KUNI FUSA (Sword Smith Working In Seki Mino Province, Real Name Kojima Yuzo) With Rare Military Iron Tsuba & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover - 13711
This is an original condition as found, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. Unusually it is also fitted with a rare Iron military tsuba which are usually made of brass. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters ‘KOJIMA KUNI FUSA’ a Sword Smith Working In Seki Mino Province whose real name was Kojima Yuzo. Yuzo was born 23rd June 1914 & worked as a Gunto Sword Smith (see Markus Sessko page number 412). The tang also has Showa-To Seki Arsenal stamp. The blade is 26 ½” length, has its original polish and has well defined hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The cover has some areas of service wear consistent with age and use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13711
£1,275.00

COLLECTOR’S CONDITION, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword Double Signed Tang Sword Smith ‘YAMA GUCHI TOSHI CHIKA’, Original polish to blade & Steel Scabbard. Sn 13710 - 13710
This is an untouched, as found, collector’s condition, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is marked on both sides with stamped and green painted Japanese script characters including Sword Smith name ‘YAMA GUCHI TOSHI CHIKA’ (see Fuller & Gregory List No. 215 Page Number 124). The Seki arsenal oil tempered Murato blade which retains its original polish, is 26 1/2" length and has well defined straight Hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original brown painted steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings & single hanging ring. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13710
£1,250.00

HIGHLY RATED MAKER, UNTOUCHED, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword Double Signed Tang ‘KANE MICHI SAKU’ (Won Special Honour Seat at 1941 Exhibition), original polish to blade & a Scabbard With Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 13709 - 13709
This is an untouched, as found, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is marked on both sides with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name and Showa-To stamp ‘KANE MICHI SAKU’ (A highly rated Smith who won a Special Honour Seat at the Japanese 1941 Exhibition). The habaki has contemporary hand tooled naïve initials possibly the original owners. The special order long blade is 27 ½” length. The blade retains its original polish, is razor sharp and has well defined wave hamon. The sword is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The cover has some areas of service wear consistent with age and use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13709
£1,295.00

WW2 Japanese Naval Officer's Kai-Gunto Sword With Naval ‘Sun Ray’ Tsuba , Signed Tang ‘Mihara Yoshiteru’ (Mihara- City Founded in 1936 in Hiroshima Prefecture) & Lacquered Wood Scabbard With Brass Naval Mounts. Sn 13688 - 13688
This is an excellent, original WW2 Japanese Naval Officers Kai-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fully bound Tsuka with gided copper Naval fuchi-kashira & 3 cherry blossom menuki each stippled & moulded/chiselled in high relief. The outer bottom of the fuchi (collar) has 3 characters stamped in it & the corresponding base of the handle has 2 on each side. It has oval blued flat tsuba with “& 30” stamped on one side. The 4 small seppa & the 2 large seppa have “& 30” stamped into their rear. It has silvered copper habaki and it has a brown cloth tassel loop. It has Naval ‘Sun Ray’ design on 2 of the hilt fittings. The tang is crisply marked on one side with 4 Japanese script characters ‘Mihara Yoshiteru’ (Mihara is a City founded in 1936 in Hiroshima Prefecture). On the same side is a small indistinct arsenal stamp of a Japanese character where the tang becomes the blade. The 26” oil quenched blade is excellent with original polish and typical ‘Wave’ hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original lacquered wood scabbard with brass Naval mounts and 2 hanging rings. The lacquered surface of the scabbard has small areas of surface wear consistent with age and service use, this does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. Price for this excellent Naval sword with signed tang includes UK delivery. Sn 13688
£1,595.00
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