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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

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

RESERVED RESERVED (WG) 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
£0.00

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

SOLD SOLD SOLD 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
£0.00

SOLD LAY-AWAY SOLD SOHIGHLY 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 .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
£0.00

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

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
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