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American Civil War 1864 Dated U.S. Army Model 1840 Bandsman’s Sword By Ames Manufacturing Company With Scabbard. Sn 14894:26 - 14894:26
This is an original American Civil War dated Model 1840 Bandsman’s Sword with scabbard. These swords were similar in design to the U.S. Army Model 1840 NCO’s sword but without the Model 1840’s Kidney shaped counter-guard (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). It is a very good example. It has a straight 28” fullered blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade is clean. The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Made By Ames Mfg Co’ (upon the secession of the South, the Union lost access to their southern arsenals. Therefore, independent arms manufacturers were crucial to the success of the Union army. Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts was one of the Union’s most important manufacturers of side arms, swords, and light artillery, and the third largest producer of heavy ordnance). The reverse is dated ‘1864’ together with ‘U.S’ Union Army mark and what appears to be ‘L.H.K’ (most likely a factory inspector’s mark). It has the correct brass hilt without Kidney shaped counter-guard and has a brass knuckle bar & ribbed brass grip. The knuckle bar is stamped with factory inspector’s mark ‘G.W.E’. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts and hanging bar. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface of the leather has light cracks and the brass fittings some minor denting, all consistent with age and use. The price for this American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:26
£425.00

American Civil War Era Model 1840 NCO’s Sword With Scabbard. Sn 14894:25 - 14894:25
This is an original American Civil War era Model 1840 NCO’s sword with scabbard (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). It is a very good example. It has a straight 31 ¾” blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade has staining and patina consistent with age. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct kidney shaped counter-guard with knuckle bar & ribbed brass grip. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts and hanging bar. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:25
£425.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & RARE To Find Scabbard. Sn 14894:24 - 14894:24
The design of American Infantry swords of the Civil war era were influenced by French designs (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). This sword was probably manufactured in either France or Germany and imported into North America for use by Union Foot Officer’s. This is a very good, original example of the Model 1850 sword complete with its rare to find original scabbard. It has 31 ½” elegantly curved blade with double fullers on both sides and it is 37 ½” overall. The ricasso is inlaid with its original brass ordnance proof roundel & it is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate decoration. The blade has staining consistent with age and would benefit from professional cleaning which would bring out the full detail of the decoration. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct ornate foliate pierced brass guard with knuckle bar & rounded finial. It has a brass stepped pommel cap, the back of which is decorated with a hand tooled stylised Union Stars & Stripes motif above a foliate banner. Its fish skin bound grip is undamaged and has its original brass wire binding which is intact and tight. The sword is complete with its original rare to find black leather scabbard with brass mounts and 2 original hanging rings. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface of the leather has small areas of surface wear to be expected. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:24
£895.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Model 1840 Mounted Light Artillery Trooper’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 14894:23 - 14894:23
The design of these swords was based on the French Model 1829 Artillery Trooper’s sword (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). These swords are rare as they were produced in far fewer numbers than the infantry and cavalry due to the relatively smaller size of the artillery Regiments. This sword was probably manufactured in either France or Germany and imported into North America during the early part of the Civil War when the home nations could not produce enough swords for their own troops. This is a very good, original example of the Model 1840 sword complete with original scabbard. It has the correct 31 ¾” long curved and fullered sabre blade and it is 37 ½” overall. The blade has some small nicks only visible on close inspection and areas of staining but no rust all consistent with age and service use. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct plain brass knuckle guard & brass pommel cap. Its leather bound wood grip is undamaged and has its original brass wire binding which is intact and tight. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 original hanging rings and small shoe. The scabbard has some small dents consistent with age and use. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:23
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (23/12) MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (Harp), Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 14894:4 - 14894:4
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 '40169' 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 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 14894:4
£0.00

LATE WW2 'LAST DITCH', Japanese Nagoya Arsenal NCO's Wood Hilt Type 95 Katana & Scabbard. Sn 14894:3 - 14894:3
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard made in the last stages of WW2 when Japan's resources were stretched. Nagoya Arsenal made swords are found with serial numbers in the 200 thousand range (see page 200 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson). This sword has the typical brown wood handle with carved chequering for grip, lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. Its 27 ¾” blade is correctly without fullers & stamped '210929' indicating Nagoya Arsenal production. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original black paint. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with faint number which appears to be 207624. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:3
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (14/12) WW2 Showa Japanese Officer’s Gendaito Sword With Hand Forged 2 Character Signed Tang ‘Masa Yuki’ With Scabbard. Sn 14845 - 14845
This is an excellent WW2 Japanese Officers Gendaito Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is crisply signed with 2 character Japanese script of the sword smith who hand forged this blade (illustrated inset in image 2). The signature is ‘Masa Yuki’. He made swords in Tokyo & Yamanashi during the Showa period. He was a director of the Tokyo Sword Forging Trade Association and founder of the Iijima Token Sword Factory (see page 111 of Slough’s book Modern Swordsmiths of Japan 1868-1945). The 25” cutting edge of the blade has no damage, is razor sharp & has pronounced wave hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). The blade is clean with original polish. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate brass and copper fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard has no dents and retains its original brown paint. The price for this excellent Japanese sword with signed tang includes UK delivery. Sn 14845
£0.00

Early 20th Century, Spanish Court Sword With Toledo Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14738 - 14738
This is a good original Spanish Court Sword in the form made in the early 20th century. Our example has a 29 ¾” long, straight steel blade with medial ridges (35 ¾” overall). One side of the blade is marked ‘Fabca De Toledo’ (‘made in Toledo’. The Spanish city of Toledo has a sword smithing history dating back hundreds of years). It has a an ornate brass cast cross guard with finials and pommel featuring Martial arms and heraldic devices. The cross guard is numbered ‘5727’. Its grooved wood hilt is undamaged and has brass wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its original leather scabbard. The scabbard with brass chape and locket is undamaged with all stitching intact. The locket has a cast heraldic device. The scabbard is fitted with cord and portepee. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14738
£145.00

Early 20th Century, Dutch Army Officer’s Sword With Monograms, & Scabbard With Cord & Portepee. Sn 14740 - 14740
This is a good original Dutch Army Officer’s Sword in the form made in the early 20th century. Our example has a curved undamaged, 31” long, steel blade with fullers (37” overall). Both sides of the blade have banners with indistinct monograms (illustrated). It has a voided brass bar guard and ornate pommel cap. Its grooved polished horn hilt is undamaged. The sword is complete with its original brass scabbard. The scabbard with shoe and 2 hanging rings has even patina and just a few dents consistent with age and service use. The scabbard is fitted with cord and portepee. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14740
£375.00

Original WW2 Nazi German Eickhorn Solingen, Pattern Nr 1714 ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem, Army Officer's Dress Sword With Officer’s Bullion Cord & Portepee & Scabbard. - 14704
This is a very good 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 gilt oak leaf decoration. The sword measures 37 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its 32 ½” single edged, elegantly curved, fullered blade is stamped with the ‘Eickhorn, Solingen Original’ makers mark and Squirrel trademark. The sword is complete with its original Officer’s bullion cord and portepee. The portepee is excellent, clean and undamaged. The cord is intact but does have areas of service wear consistent with age and use. The sword has its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and large shoe. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14704
£495.00
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