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British Officer’s 1821 Pattern East Yorkshire Volunteer Artillery Sword By Hobson & Sons London & Scabbard. Sn 14058 - 14058
An original 1821 pattern Volunteer Artillery Officer’s sword & Scabbard (see page 99 of World Swords by Withers). It has a 32 ¼” blade with fullers and measures 38” overall. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is intact and tight and correct 3 bar guard hilt. The blade is etched and blued on both sides with foliate panels . One side is etched to the ‘4th East Yorks Artillery Voltrs’ and the reverse with cannon and ignited grenade. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘Hobson & sons 94 St Martins Lane, London’ and the reverse with ordnance star and inlaid roundel. The blade has staining consistent with age. The scabbard with 2 hanging rings and fixed belt bar has no dents and just staining consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14058
£595.00

QUALITY, English Gentleman’s Bamboo Cane Swagger Sword Stick With 1945 London Sterling Silver Fittings By JS&S, Lions Head Pommel & Blade By Hills & Co Sheffield With Etched & Blued Panel. Sn 14172 - 14172
This quality made piece has an 18” single edged triangular section blade which is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer within a blued & etched panel ‘Hills & Co Sheffield’. The swagger stick measures 24" overall including scabbard. The cane handle and scabbard are varnished and have sterling silver mounts. The hallmarks date to London 1945 and have JS&S manufacturer mark. Its Lions head pommel is excellent with original glazed eyes. The scabbard has conical brass end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14172
£575.00

MINT, WW2 Nazi German Officers Sword By E. Pack & Sohne Solingen And Scabbard With Original Leather Hanger. Sn 14176 - 14176
A near mint, WW2 German Army Officers sword by E.Pack & Sohne (see page 112 of Swords Of Germany 1900-45 By Angola where an identical example to ours is illustrated). The blade is marked crisply at the ricasso with the 'E.Pack & Sohne, Solingen' name together with their 'Man Wielding Hammer' trademark beneath the langet which has cast German Nazi Eagle National emblem with outstretched wings & Swastika. The reverse langet bears a void shield. It has an undamaged wire bound grip, a 27 ¾” fullered curved steel blade. (33" overall). The pommel, grip strap and knuckle guard are ornately cast with an oak leaf design and it is complete with original Black painted scabbard with hanging ring & bar. The scabbard retains all of its original black finish. The scabbard is fitted with an original brown leather hanger with alloy sprung clip and belt bar. Price for this superb original piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14176
£745.00

Imperial Prussian Artillery Officer's Sword With Alloy Hilt & Plain Langets By PS (Paul Seilheimer) Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 14068 - 14068
This is an original Imperial Prussian Artillery Officer's Sword & scabbard (see page 376 of Angola's book Swords of Germany 1900-45 where an example with the same shaped hilt as our example but with etched blade is illustrated). The curved sabre blade with fullers is 33" in length (38" overall). The ricasso is crisply marked with manufacturers sword hilt trade mark together with ‘PS’ monogram (most likely Paul Seilheimer) & Solingen. The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is fitted with original leather hilt washer. It has its original correct flat alloy knuckle guard without cord slot and plain langets. Its black Bakelite or resin ribbed grip with gilt wire binding is undamaged and the binding tight. The Sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single hanging ring, fixed belt bar and small shoe. The scabbard has no dents and retains all of its original black paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14068
£345.00

Boer War 1901 Dated, 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Queen’s Bays) Dragoon Guards & Scabbard. Sn 13919. - 13919
The 2nd (Queen’s Bays) Dragoon Guards sailed on the Orotava on 18th November 1901, and arrived in South Africa in December. In Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th February 1902 it was stated that a brigade was being formed under Colonel the Honourable R T Lawley, consisting of this Regiment and the 7th Hussars, to operate in the Winburg district. The brigade was for some time in the north of the Orange River Colony. They took part in General Elliot's great drive in the last half of February, which was the most productive of the very numerous operations of that nature. During this drive heavy losses were inflicted on the Boers. In March 1902 Lawley's brigade was moved to Springs in the Transvaal, and on 1st April had severe fighting. In his despatch of 8th April Lord Kitchener says that Colonel Lawley sent out Colonel Fanshawe with three squadrons Queen's Bays and 30 National Scouts to make a detour preparatory to co-operating with his own advance. At 3.15 am Fanshawe surrounded a farm, where several Boers were captured; he then went on and tried to surround a laager, but the enemy were on the alert and he "was received by a very heavy fire, and realising that he was in presence of superior numbers, ordered a gradual retirement upon Leeuwkop. Close fighting then went on for several hours. The Bays, who were skilfully handled, retired steadily by alternate squadrons, whilst the Boers followed, pressing the withdrawal with the greatest determination and persistence". Leeuwkop was found to be in the enemy's hands, and Fanshawe had to make for another ridge, "where he received the timely support of the 7th Hussars and Lieutenant Colonel Lawley's guns". The Boers then fell quickly back. "In this affair, although the Bays were capably handled and displayed steadiness and gallantry in face of superior numbers, their losses were, I regret to say, heavy. Two squadron-leaders and 10 non-commissioned officers and men were killed, and 5 officers and 59 men were wounded". During the short time the regiment was in the campaign 1 officer and five non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Kitchener's despatches. This is an original, WW1 British 1899 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword to the 2nd (Queens Bays) Dragoon Guards & Scabbard (see page 101 of World Swords By Withers). The Sword has a 33 ½” single edged, slightly curved blade with fuller (40" overall). The blade is undamaged and clean. The ricasso is marked on both sides with Enfield inspection/ proof marks and War Dept arrow and on one side is marked by the manufacturer ‘Wilkinson London’ together with ‘7 01’ date (July 1901). The back of the blade is stamped '/99' (1899 Pattern). The full bowl guard is marked on the inside with struck out issue numbers together with '2. D.G.' to the Queens Bays together with other letters and numbers (illustrated). The Sword's black leather chequered grips with 3 rivets are secure and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and is stamped ‘V NI 337’ near to the throat. The price for this nicely marked Boer War Sword to a Cavalry Regiment that saw much action during the Boer war includes UK delivery. Sn 13919
£675.00

SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. VERY RARE, Original, Pre WW2 Japanese NCO's 1st Pattern, Type 95 Katana With Solid Copper Hilt, Suya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 14103 - 14103
On September 16th 1935 a new sword was authorised for Japanese army NCo’s. 1st type sword hilts were made from solid unpainted copper later variants had cast alloy painted hilts (see page 183 of Swords Of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 by Dawson). This is an original very rare 1st type pre WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana with copper hilt and scabbard. The sword has the correct solid copper unpainted cast handle with lanyard ring, quality heavy brass tsuba and scabbard retaining clip. It has a fullered, 27 ½” blade which is clean. One side of the blade is numbered 5295 with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark, Suya sword shop (harp) mark (see page 185 of Dawson’s book) and inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard has a few minor dents consistent with age and service use. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with number 7628. This very rare piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14103
£0.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana & Scabbard. Sn 14098 - 14098
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword has the typical brown painted alloy cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains much of its original paint. Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is crisply stamped '113830' and inspection mark on one side of the blade. The blade has a few small nicks to the cutting edge consistent with age and service use. The hilt near to the tsuba has original black paint which may be hiding Japanese arsenal marks which are commonly found in this area. There are no marks visible. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring and retains most of its original olive 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 14098
£695.00

HI GRADE SHOWA, Early WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword Tang Signed 'NOSHU (Province) SEKI (City) MAYE GAWA (Family Name) KANETSUGU (Smith)’ & Scabbard. Sn 14062 - 14062
This is an excellent, original WW2 Japanese Officers sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass and floral menuki. The pommel has its original hanging ring. The tang is signed with Japanese script characters identifying the sword smith and the family for which the sword was made 'NOSHU (Province) SEKI (City) MAYE GAWA (Family Name) KANETSUGU (Smith)’ and has a C1940 Seki Arsenal mark. KaneTsugu’s real name was Imai Kenzaburo. He began training as a student of Kiribuchi Kanetomo and later studied under Kasama Shigetsuga. He made medium to high grade Gendiato and was 3rd seat in the 1941 Exhibition. He died on 6th February 1971 aged 77 (see page 71 of Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths, Toko Taikan TK-95, KAN-2714 Hawley’s Japanese Swordsmiths and Nihonto Meikan NMK-153). The hilt is fitted with its fully functioning push button scabbard retaining clip. The 26 ¾” blade has original polish and clear wave hamon. The blade has just small areas of staining consistent with age and a couple of small nicks to the sharp cutting edge. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings, original green paint and a single hanging ring. Price for this nicely marked sword which is high grade Showa & worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14062
£1,200.00

WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana By The Lijima Swords Factory With Kokura Arsenal Mark And Scabbard. Sn 14022 - 14022
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. Its fullered, 27 ¾” blade is crisply stamped '45203' and with inspection mark. The blade has staining consistent with age. The hilt is stamped with Kokura (4 combined cannonballs) Arsenal mark and the Lijima Swords Factory roundel with crossed swords mark and inspection mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson). It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains some its original green paint. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with number ‘49851’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14022
£575.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Japanese 1926 Showa Samurai Clan, Army NCO’s Wakizashi Short Sword With Mino School Influenced Blade, Double Signed Tang ‘Shigenori’ & Lacquered Wood Scabbard With Leather NCO’s Cord & Barrel Knot. Sn 13929 - 13929 - 13929
This is a very good quality Wakizashi Short Sword with a hand forged, clear wave hamon blade which appears to be Mino School influenced (Mino school C1600-1680). This type of expensive Wakizashi were often carried by Japanese NCO’s whose families belonged to Samurai Clans. The blade with original polish is 20” length. It measures 26 ¼” overall. The Tang is crisply signed on both sides, one side by the sword smith ‘Shigenori’ (Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945 reference’s Shigenori as 1926 Showa, Tokyo Taikan page TK-287, Hawley’s Japanese Swordsmiths Reference SHI-388). The other side most likely a family name. Its handle has fish skin and dark brown leather wrapping with ornate copper fittings and floral meuki. It has a heavy iron tsuba. The weapon is complete with its black lacquered wood scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and on one side has a label with Japanese script characters featured on one side of the tang indicating the signature to be that of the sword smith ‘Shigenori’ . The scabbard is fitted with an NCO’s leather cord and barrel knot. The cord and knot are complete but the knot has become detached from the cord. This piece is worthy of further research regarding the signatures. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13929
£0.00
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