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***SOLD***SOLD*** Victorian Era Gentleman’s Mallaca Stained As Tropical Coromandel Ebony Sword Stick & Scabbard. Sn 13646 - 13646
This is an excellent original Gentleman’s sword stick in the form popular in the Victorian era. The elegantly curved handle of the sword stick and its scabbard are excellent and undamaged, made of Mallaca stained as Coromandel (a fine-grained, greyish-brown ebony streaked with black Ebony from the Tropical Sri Lankan Coromandel tree). It is 35 ½” overall in its scabbard. The heavy duty slim square blade is 27 ½” in length tapering to a needle sharp point. The blade is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. There are no manufacturer or retailer marks on this Sword Stick. The handle of the sword stick has a German silver collar and ferrule. The scabbard has a German silver throat mount and brass end cap. Price for this attractive antique Sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 13646
£0.00

SOLD SOLD QUALITY, Gentleman’s Cherry Wood Sword Stick By Swaine Brigg London With Etched Blade & Sterling Silver Ferrule. Sn 13643 - 13643
This is an excellent, quality made sword stick. Made of Cherry Wood, it is 37 ½” overall in its scabbard. The pristine single edged blade is 24 ½” in length tapering to a needle sharp point. The blade is beautifully etched with foliate strap work on both sides and on one side with the maker’s name ‘Swaine Brigg London’ near to the hilt. The handle has a sterling silver hallmarked ferrule. The blade fits snugly into its scabbard which has a German Silver throat mount and brass end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13643
£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 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
£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

WW2 1941 Japanese Army Officer’s Shonato Arsenal Sword With Sword Smith and Family Signed Tang 'KANE SUMI SA TO', Post 1939 Showa Stamp & Scabbard. ED 2137 - ED 2137
This is an excellent original WW2 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 signed with Japanese script on both sides which translate as Tang 'KANE SUMI (Sword Smith) SA TO (Family Name), Dated 16th Year Of Showa (1941) Shonato Arsenal (see page number 66 of John Slough’s book re Shonato). The 26 ½” blade has pronounced wave hamon. It is carried in its original brown painted steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2137
£1,150.00

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Other Ranks Cavalry Sabre By Thomas Gill, London & Scabbard. Sn 13152 - 13152
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). This original other ranks 1796 Sabre by Gill is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ¾” Sabre blade (38" overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust. The blade also has a few nicks to the cutting edge consistent with age and service use. The nicks are only visible on close inspection. The back of the blade is marked by the manufacturer ‘T. Gill’ and one side of the blade has a small ‘crown above 4’ inspection mark. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed grip with are in very good condition. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and dents consistent with age and service use. The scabbard also has a couple of small stable cracks in the metal not surprising to find on a military scabbard over 200 years old. Again the cracks which each measure approx. 0.5cms are only visible on close inspection. Price for this Napoleonic Wars era Sword by a quality maker with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13152
£795.00

RARE, MINT, Original WW2 Nazi German Luftwaffe General’s ‘Flieger- Generalsdegen’ 2nd Model Officer’s Sword By Eickhorn, Solingen With Etched Blade ‘Der Oberbefehlshaber Der Luftwaffe Herman Goring’ With Goring Signature General's Cord Portepee & Scabbard - 13536
This is a near mint, rare, original WW2 period German Nazi Luftwaffe General’s 2nd Model Officer's Sword. These swords were 1st commissioned by Hermann Goring the Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe and examples of 2nd Model General’s sword were seen as early as 1937 (see page 194 of Swords Of Germany By Angolia where a 2nd Model example by Eickhorn identical to our piece is illustrated). Our example has the correct orange hue celluloid handle with tight wire binding and gold coloured hilt fittings with correct folding clamshells on the obverse and reverse. The larger clamshell has the correct silvered cast Luftwaffe Eagle which retains much of its original silver finish. The sword measures 37 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its superb, clean, 31 ¼” single edged, slim, fullered blade is stamped with the Eickchorn Original Solingen makers name and squirrel trademark. It is beautifully etched on both sides with scrollwork panels and central raised blued panels with gold plated inscriptions, one side ‘Der Oberbefehlshaber Der Luftwaffe Herman Goring’ (The Commander In Chief With The Name In Correct Facsimile Goring Signature), the other side ‘In Dankbarer Anerkennung’ (In Grateful Recognition). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer & original General’s bullion cord and portepee (the cord has areas fraying consistent with age and service use). The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with correct brass throat mount and chape. The throat mount has the correct fixed hanging bar. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this near mint Nazi Officer's sword with General’s cord, portepee and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13536
£8,250.00
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