Items: 0 Price: £0    
view cart

Swords

Previous 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  Next Page 2 of 14

SOLD SOLD (05/11) WW1 Era British Officers Brown Leather Covered Swagger / Riding Crop Sword Stick With Polished Horn Hilt In The Form Of A Horse’s Fetlock With Shoed Hoof & Scabbard. Sn 15738 - 15738
This is an excellent unusual original British Officers brown leather covered swagger / riding crop Sword Stick & Scabbard. It has a 14" rectangular section blade which narrows to a pin sharp point. It measures 21 ¼” overall (in its scabbard). The blade is stamped with number ‘3’ on 2 flats. The grip is made of polished horn in the form of a horse’s fetlock with hoof mounted with a white metal horseshoe secured by pins. The wood scabbard is expertly bound in brown leather with a braided leather wrist loop at the throat. The bottom end of the scabbard has a leather flap for use as a riding crop. The price for this unusual form of sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 15738.
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (28/11) WW1 British Manton & Co 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Etched King’s Crown Blade Numbered 4795, Bullion Cord & Portepee, Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard & 1908 Dated Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. ED 882 - ED 882
This is an excellent, original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 ½” single edged blade with fuller (44" overall). The blade is clean and etched on both sides with foliate panels and King George Crown with ‘GR’ Royal Cypher (George Rex). The ricasso is crisply marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Manton & Co England’ together with Royal Warrant (the Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta). The reverse has the ordnance acceptance roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and wire bound leather covered wood grip with thumb recess. The hilt is fitted with an original Officer’s Bullion Cord & Portepee. The back of the blade is numbered ‘4795’ which may assist to identify the British officer who originally commissioned this sword, together with small indistinct inspection mark. The sword has no visible Regiment / WD Marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Brown pattern leather frog with brass stud to the front and 2 hanging straps with brass buckles. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the scabbard or frog but the frog is impressed with 1908 date . All leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 882
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (24/11) WW2 Japanese Officer's 1944 Pattern Shin Gunto Sword & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover. Sn 15759 - 15759
This is an original WW2 Japanese Officer's 1944 pattern Shin Gunto sword with its scabbard. It has a 27 ½” steel blade which has staining consistent with age and the cutting edge has a few very small nicks visible only on close inspection consistent with service use. The tang is tightly fitted to the hilt and we have not attempted to remove it to inspect for arsenal marks or signatures in order to avoid damaging the hilt covering. The dark khaki binding over the fish skin handle is complete and intact and all the fittings are original, correct and present including its copper habaki, iron tsuba and bronze triple chrysanthemum head menuki. The sword is complete with its wood scabbard which retains its single hanging ring and leather field combat cover laced at the throat. The cover also has a male press stud at the throat to accommodate a leather retaining strap with female stud on the hilt of the sword. This is no doubt a WW2 captured or surrendered item. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15759
£0.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, BLADE NUMBERED ON SIDE, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (Harp), Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 15758 - 15758
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 on one side '31218' 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 has no dents. 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 15758
£795.00

RARE, Ancient Blade 1615-1624 Japanese Naginata Blade Smith Signed Tang ‘Bishu Kiyosu Ju Nobu Fusa Saku’, Long Pole Arm Wood Shaft Decorated With Fused Samurai Marriage Family Mon & Translation/ Assessment Notes. Sn 15696 - 15696
The Japanese Naginata was a pole arm with pronounced, curved, heavy, slashing blade mounted on long poles used by Japanese warriors not only to attack opposing infantry but also to cut down horses of attacking cavalry. This ancient Japanese Naginata blade is in excellent condition and comes with the wood pole arm shaft in which it was found. The signature and condition of blade have been assessed & translated by the UK based Japanese Sword expert Bill Tagg. Exerts from the assessment are illustrated in the images and accompany the Naginata. In the notes, the blade is described as : “Signed Tang Bishu Kiyosu Ju Nobu Fusa Saku (Eisho) 1615-1624 Owari Tanba (see Swordsmiths of Japan by Marcus Sesko page 321) Blade overall length 34 ½” cutting edge 17 ¾”, Hamon based on Choji Midare, quench is nie fine crystals, grain looks Itame”. The blade has fullers and the tang has 2 peg holes. The blade mounted on the pole arm shaft measures a massive 2.527 Metres overall length. The shaft has its original copper bands & mounts and crescent shaped iron ‘foot’. The shaft has its original black lacquer and painted ‘fused’ family mon / badge denoting a marriage between 2 Samurai families which can be seen in image 2. The copper bands and mounts of the shaft have ornate foliate decoration and has red cord binding together with what appears to remnants of slivers of mother of pearl backed by thin leather on the upper section. The shaft has some areas of old stable damage. The price for this impressive ancient piece with translation / assessment notes includes UK delivery. Sn 15696
£2,250.00

Boer War Era British Mole 1882/85/90 Pattern Nickel Plated Cavalry Officer’s Ceremonial Parade Sword With Period Leather Cord & 1899 Dated Scabbard Regiment Marked ’YC DLO’ To The Duke Of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry Cavalry. Sn 15584:4 - 15584:4
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade. The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. British manufacturer’s struggled to keep pace with the demand for these swords and many were produced with German made blades (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). The Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry has its origins in the various troops of horse raised in the eighteenth century in the county of Lancaster when Britain was under threat of invasion from Revolutionary France. The earliest of the troops was the Bolton Light Horse formed in 1798. In June 1828 the Lancashire Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry assembled. In 1834, by special act, King William IV granted the title “Duke of Lancaster’s Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry” and since that date the Sovereign, as the Duke of Lancaster, has traditionally been Colonel-in-Chief. The Regiment sent mounted infantry for service in the Boer War, serving in the Imperial Yeomanry between 1900 and 1902; notably seeing action at Faber’s Putt. This is an original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Ceremonial Parade Sword by Mole & Scabbard to the Duke Of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry Cavalry. The Sword’s fullered 34 ½” blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade’s nickel finish has areas of wear. The blade has no manufacturer, inspection or date marks. The sword measures 40 ½” overall length. The nickel plated knuckle guard is double stamped by the maker 'Mole' & has the correct Maltese cross motif. The guard is fitted with original leather cord. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are good but have patches of aged staining. It is complete with its original nickel plated steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is faintly marked near the throat with what appears to be very faint ‘YC’ above ’DLO’ & ‘9’ to the Duke Of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry Cavalry weapon number 9. There is also a faint date which appears to be '1/99' (Jan 1899). The scabbard has even patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:4
£595.00

Boer War 1901 -1905 Dated & 1910 Dated, 1899 Pattern, British Wilkinson Heavy Cavalry Sword Regt Marked ‘3DG’ To 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards For Boer war Use & Later Use By The RGH (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Leather Cord & Scabbard. - 15584:2
The 3rd Dragoon Guards was first raised by Thomas Hickman-Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth as the Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Horse in 1685 as part of the response to the Monmouth Rebellion. In 1746 it was ranked as the 3rd Dragoon Guards, and formally titled in 1751 as the 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards. Shortly thereafter, in 1765, it took the title 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, for the future George IV. The Regiment was employed chasing the elusive General Christiaan de Wet in spring 1901 during the Second Boer War. The Regiment was retitled the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) in 1921, and was amalgamated with the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards the following year. The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars' first battle honour was won in South Africa during the Second Boer War, when a contingent of Gloucestershire yeomanry served as mounted infantry in the Imperial Yeomanry. Before the First World War, all volunteer forces, including the yeomanry, were brought into the Territorial Force. On the outbreak of the war the regiment raised a second-line unit, which remained in the UK and became a cyclist unit in 1916, and a third-line unit, which served as a reserve. The first-line unit saw action as infantry at Gallipoli and as cavalry in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign; in the latter it fought both mounted and dismounted from the Suez Canal to Aleppo in modern day Syria. Following the war, the regiment was downsized and converted to the 21st (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Armoured Car Company. This is an original, Boer War dated British 1899 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword to the 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards & later to the RGH with 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. One side has 11 01 date (November 1901) and manufacturer name Wilkinnson. The back of the blade is stamped '/99' (1899 Pattern) together with inspection mark. The full bowl guard is Regiment marked on the inside '3. D.G.' to 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards '01 05' (Jan 1905 date) and numbers ‘10’ and ‘644’. The grip strap is stamped with what appears to be ‘RGH’ to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and ’10 (1910 date), indicating that after Boer war use by the Dragoon Guards 1901-1905 it went on to be issued to the RGH in 1910. The Sword's black leather chequered grips with 3 rivets are secure and undamaged. The hilt is fitted with a period brown leather tasselled cord. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has period brown finish and just light surface wear to be expected. There are faint / indistinct WD inspection marks on the scabbard. The price for this Regiment marked Boer War Sword includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:2
£675.00

Boer War 1901 1903 & WW1 1914 Dated, 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword Regiment marked ‘2DG’ To 2nd (Queen’s Bays) Dragoon Guards For Boer war Use & Later WW1 Use By The C.R.H.A (Commander Royal Horse Artillery) Leather Cord & Scabbard. - 15584:1
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. During WW1 the Commander Royal Horse Artillery (CRHA) Division batteries were permanently assigned to the cavalry brigades from October 1914 onwards. In 1914, the division saw action in the defence of Antwerp (9 and 10 October) and the First Battle of Ypres, notably the battles of Langemarck (21–24 October), Gheluvelt (29–31 October) and Nonne Bosschen (11 November). In 1915, it took part in the Second Battle of Ypres (Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, 11–13 May) and the Battle of Loos (26–28 September). In 1917 the division saw action in the Battle of Arras (First Battle of the Scarpe, 9–12 April). This is an original, Boer War & WW1 British 1899 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword to the 2nd (Queens Bays) Dragoon Guards & later the CRHA with 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. One side has 01’ date (1901). The back of the blade is stamped '/99' (1899 Pattern). The full bowl guard is Regiment marked on the inside '2. D.G.' to the Queens Bays '09 03' (Sept 1903 date) together with CRHA to the Commander Royal Horse Artillery and ’14 (1914 date), indicating that after Boer war use by the Queen’s bays 1901-1903 it went on to be issued to the CRHA Division at the outbreak of WW1 1914. The Sword's black leather chequered grips with 3 rivets are secure and undamaged. The hilt is fitted with a period brown leather tasselled cord. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has period lacquer covering which has just light surface wear to be expected. There are no visible Regiment or date marks on the scabbard but they may be present under the lacquer. The price for this nicely marked Boer War Sword to Cavalry Regiments that saw much action during the Boer war & WW1 includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:1
£675.00

Model 1853 / 1889 Austrian Infantry Pioneer’s Sword / Sidearm & Scabbard. Sn 15497 - 15497
This is an original, Model 1853 / 1889 Austrian Infantry Pioneer’s Sword / Sidearm & Scabbard. These swords were issued to technical troops and designed for clearing woodland. They were also an intimidating weapon (see page 232 of World Swords by Withers). It has a heavy 18 ¼” single edged steel blade which is 2 ¼” at its widest and measures 25” overall. The blade is fullered on one side. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the blade. It has a rugged handle with thick wood scales secured by 3 rivets. The hilt incorporates a cast cross guard with rounded ends. The cross guard is numbered ‘1400’. The Sword is complete with correct, original wood scabbard with steel throat mount which has a fixed frog bar and steel chape. At some point in its life the scabbard has been covered with black oil cloth. The price for this impressive Austrian sidearm with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15497
£295.00

ANCIENT BLADE C1350 – 1450’s Japanese Koto Ko-Tachi Imperial Daimyo Lord / Nobleman’s, Emperor’s Court Sword With Minamoto Clan Signed Tang, Cords & Edo Period Scabbard With Royal Family Kiri Mons & Hangers With Expert’s Assessment. ED 2231 / 15516 - ED 2231 / 15516
This is a spectacular Court sword which would have been carried by a member of the Imperial Royal family in the Emperor’s Court. The ancient blade is in the form and structure made pre 1600 possibly 1350’s to 1450’s. The Court sword is 30” overall length and the clean sharp blade’s cutting edge is 20 ½”” length. The pierced tang has Japanese characters which are indistinct. A UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg provided an assessment of this sword and scabbard which is included with this piece. The description describes the blade and fittings as: ‘An ancient blade Koto (old sword period), pre 1600 could be 1350’s to 1450’s. ½ the Kanji from 2 characters (in the signature) are missing with a double mekuki ana punched through them, mounted asa-tachi (small) in top quality edo period mounts for use as a court sword by a Daimyo Lord. The Saya has kiri mons used by relatives of the imperial family. A dramatic looking Tachi worthy of further research in Japan’. The accompanying paperwork also has black and white image of the marks on the tang with note indicating ‘Minamoto Clan name’. The price for this rare Japanese piece with ancient blade & Imperial Japanese Royal family connections includes UK delivery. ED 2231 / 15516
£4,500.00
Previous 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  Next Page 2 of 14