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sold sold sold WW1 1915 Dated WD 1908 Pattern British WD Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson Sword Company (WSC) & 1916 Dated Scabbard. Sn 13642 - 13642
This is an excellent original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword 1915 dated with its 1916 dated scabbard. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has areas of light staining consistent with age. The ricasso is marked ‘9 ‘15 ( Sept 1915) with ‘Wilkinson’ manufacturer’s name and ‘EFD’ inspection marks. The reverse has inspection marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’P08’ (1908 Pattern). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled dark brown composite grip with thumb recess. The guard has no visible Regiment Marks but is stamped ‘WSC’ (Wilkinson Sword Company’ with WD arrow and inspection mark. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. Again there are no visible Regiment marks but it is dated ‘16’ (1916). The scabbard has even patina consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13642
£0.00

MATCHING DATES, WW1 1916 Dated WD 1908 Pattern British WD Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Enfield & SB&N Ltd Marks & 1916 Dated Scabbard. Sn 12461 - 12461
This is an excellent original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword 1916 dated with its scabbard. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has areas of light staining consistent with age. The ricasso is marked ‘4 ‘16 ( April 1916) with Enfield ‘EFD’ inspection marks & WD arrow. The reverse is stamped ‘SB&N Ld’ with WD inspection marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’P08’ (1908 Pattern). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled light brown composite grip with thumb recess. The guard has no visible Regiment Marks. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. Again there are no visible Regiment marks but it has faint matching date ‘16’ (1916). The scabbard has even patina consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12461
£645.00

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Light Cavalry Sabre By Gill, London & Scabbard Presented To Captain John Guy Lovedon Volunteers By Duke Of Rutland For Service During Defence Of Belvoir Castle C1814 & Certificate Of Commission - 13644
Thomas Gill began manufacturing Swords in Birmingham during 1774 and is last recorded at St James, London in 1816. 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). Belvoir Castle is a stately home in the English county of Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir (grid reference SK820337). A corner of the castle is still used as the family home of the Manners family and remains the seat of the Dukes of Rutland, most of whom are buried in the grounds of the mausoleum there. This original Officer's quality 1796 Sabre by Gill is in excellent condition and has a handwritten cardboard label attached ‘Presented To Captain John Guy (Lovedon Volunteer Infantry Lincolnshire) By The Duke Of Rutland For Services Relating To A Defence Of Belvoir Castle During Riots About 1814. John Guy’s Commission 1804’. It has a single edged, fullered 33” sabre blade (38 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust or damage. One side of the blade near to the hilt has traces of blue and gilt etched decoration. The back of the blade is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Gill’. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. It has a ribbed Ivory handle which has a couple of fine stable cracks consistent with age. The grip is secure. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The Officer’s Original hand written certificate of commission (illustrated) accompanies the piece and has original seals applied together with the original signature of the Lord Lieutenant and 1804 date. The certificate is mounted in a dark wood glazed frame and has hanging rings and cord to the rear for wall mounting. Price for this excellent Napoleonic Wars Era dated piece with interesting history to a named Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13644
£1,750.00

Rare, WW1 1915, Pattern 1896 British Mountain Artillery 'All Ranks' Sword (North West Frontier Era) By Mole Birmingham & John Round & Son Limited Sheffield With Scabbard. Sn 13428 - 13428
In 1896 a special Pattern of sword was introduced for all ranks of the Mountain Artillery Batteries. This pattern of sword is one of the rarest of regulation patterns and was used by British & Indian troops during campaigns on the North West frontier & WW1 (see pages 228-230 of Robson's book Swords Of The British Army). This is an excellent original example. The Sword has a 30 " single edged blade with fuller (34 ½” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and the cutting edge has just a few small nicks to be expected with age and service use. The nicks are only visible on close inspection. The ricasso is marked John Round & Son Limited Sheffield on one side and the reverse with WD arrow mark, inspection marks and WW1 ‘8 15’ date (August 1915). The back of the blade is stamped with an inspection mark. It has a steel flat bow guard and grooved correct cast iron ribbed grip. The guard has inspection marks and is stamped ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). It is complete with its original correct leather scabbard with brass mounts. All stitching & leather of the scabbard is intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13428
£895.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD WW2 Era Japanese Sword With Theatre Armourer Made Replacement Parts & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover. ED 2141 - ED 2141
This Japanese sword has replacement parts no doubt made by Japanese Army armourers in the field sometime during WW2. It has a 24 ½” long blade which is sharp and has just staining consistent with age. The tang is unsigned. The hilt has a crude theatre made large steel tsuba and copper fittings. The wood handle is tightly bound with leather cord. It has a copper pommel and lanyard ring. The ring is fitted with its original plaited cord with tassel end. The scabbard with single hanging ring is encased in its leather field combat covering which is laced at the throat. The leather has some surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2141
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WW2 Era Japanese Officer’s Sword With Signed Tang ‘KUNI NAGA’, Arsenal Made Rust Resistant (Early Stainless Steel) Murato Oil Tempered Blade & Scabbard With Leather Field Service Cover. Sn 13601 - 13601
This is an excellent original WW2 era Japanese Officers 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 is fitted with a small lanyard cord. The hilt has a press button scabbard retaining catch which functions as it should. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script on one side ' Kuni Naga’ (illustrated in image 2). The 26” clean murato oil tempered Arsenal made blade is razor sharp, made of rust resistant steel (early stainless steel) and has pronounced straight hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). It is carried in its steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard has its original brown leather field service cover which has a reinforced shoe and 2 press studs at the throat. The leather has some minor surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13601
£975.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** Highly Rated Showa Period Japanese Seki Ju 23rd Generation Kane Fusa Gendiato Sword With Signed Tang, Showa Stamp & Scabbard. Sn 13602 - 13602
This is an excellent original Showa Period Japanese Officers 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 Japanese script on one side ' Seki (highly rated showa period) Ju (sword smith) Ni Ju (seki Ju 23rd generation kane fusa) San Dai (medium to high grade showato) Kane ( medium to high grade gendiato) Fusa, Saku, Kore’ (illustrated in image 2). Page 39 of John Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945 illustrates a tang with the same signature as our example (illustrated inset in image 3). The 27” clean bladeis razor sharp & has pronounced wave hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). It is carried in its steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. The surface of the scabbard has wear consistent with age and service use but is undamaged. The scabbard retains some of its original green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13602
£0.00

SOLD. SOLD. WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Tokyo 1st Arsenal ‘to’, Nagoya ‘na’ Inspection Marks & Kokura Arsenal ‘4 Cannon Balls’ Identification Stamp & Scabbard. ED 2140 - ED 2140
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 much of its original colour. The hilt is stamped from left to right with Japanese script Tokyo 1st Arsenal ‘to’ , Nagoya ‘na’ Inspection Marks & Kokura Arsenal ‘4 Cannon Balls’ identification stamp (see page 186 of Swords of Imperial Japan by Dawson). Its clean, fullered, 27 ½” blade is crisply stamped '17303' and with inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard is original and retains much of its original green paint. The scabbard’s finish has wear consistent with age and service use. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with number ‘108262’ and inspection mark. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2140
£0.00

'Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopeddia Edition' Book by Jim Dawson. BO 302 - 13694
This is a mint, as new copy of the 'Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopedia Edition' by Jim Dawson. Anyone having an interest in WWII Japanese Swords or simply Japanese swords in general should buy this book. For those WWII collectors interested in purchasing Japanese Swords it is critical to have the information in this book to avoid cheap fake swords being produced in china currently and aged to appear real. This book is full of photos, information, and pictures of Japanese military soldiers carrying the swords they were issued or purchased during the war, and any collector should be armed with this overall view of the items before trying to purchase one. Highly recommend it for any Japanese sword collector. It consists of 448 pages, is packed with colour and black and white photographs, sketches and drawing. It is in mint condition. It measures 11 1/4" x 9". The price includes UK delivery. BO 302
£295.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD WW2 Japanese Army Officer’s Seki Arsenal Katana With Sword Smith Signed Tang 'KANE SUMI’ Tasselled Officer’s Cord & Scabbard. ED 2139 - ED 2139
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers Katana & 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 lanyard ring is fitted with original Officer’s green & brown tasselled cord. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script which is the Seki Arsenal Sword Smith’s name 'KANE SUMI’. The 27 ½” blade has straight hamon. The hilt has a scabbard retaining catch which works as it should. It is carried in its original brown painted steel scabbard with ornate fittings and a single hanging ring. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2139
£0.00
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