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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

**SOLD**SOLD**11/10**1889 Dated British WD 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. Sn 15584:5 - 15584:5
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). This is a good original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with Scabbard. The Sword’s fullered 33 ¼” blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 38 ¾” overall length. The grip strap has ordnance inspection marks. The ricasso has WD inspection marks and 4/89 date (April 1889). The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif which has indistinct letters and numbers. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are in good condition with just light surface wear. It is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has WD with arrow mark and other indistinct marks. The scabbard has even patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:5
£0.00

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

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 17/10) British Wilkinson 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard Regiment Marked ’13 H’ To The 13th Hussars . Sn 15584:3 - 15584:3
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 13th Hussars (previously the 13th Light Dragoons) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army established in 1715. It saw service for three centuries including the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War and the First World War but then amalgamated with the 18th Royal Hussars, to form the 13th/18th Royal Hussars in 1922. This is an excellent original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with British Wilkinson blade & Scabbard to the 13th Hussars. The Sword’s fullered 33 1/2" blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 39 1/4" overall length. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘Wilkinson’. The hilt has its original washer. The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are very good and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is crisply marked ’13 H 362’ To the 13th Hussars weapon number 362. The scabbard has even patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:3
£0.00

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

**SOLD**SOLD**19/7*MATCHING NUMBERS, BLADE NUMBERED ON SIDE, Original, Battle Worn, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (Harp), Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 15454 - 15454
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword which is un-touched and un-cleaned has the typical brown painted aluminium cast handle with steel 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 '41214' and with inspection mark. The blade is battle worn with small areas of staining / pitting & the cutting edge has a few very small nicks to the cutting edge. 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 15454
£0.00

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

ANCIENT 1644-1704 Japanese Wakazashi Blade, Osaka-Tanba Lineage Of The Tamba No Kami Yohi Michi Family Of Sword Smiths With Japanese Maple Blade Protector Scabbard & Hilt And Expert Assessment . ED 2232 / 15517 - ED 2232 / 15517
This ancient Japanese sword blade is in excellent condition. The blade which has a cutting edge of 21 ½”, was assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In the assessment he details how the Tamba No Kami Yohi Michi Family Of Sword Smiths worked for 3 generations between 1644-1704. The family were allowed to stamp the tangs of their blades with the Imperial Chrysanthemum mon. The family were divided into 2 branches, the other being the Osaka Tanba line. The Osaka -Tanba were not allowed to mark their blades with the Imperial mon. The family was from the Mishina school and moved to Kyoto in 1593. In the description he states ‘I think this (blade) is Osaka-Tanba’ and describes the blade as having a subdued Sudareba (Bamboo curtain) hamon. His description also includes an image and translation of the tang signature which is without mon. To protect the blade it is fitted with a Japanese Maple wood hilt and scabbard in superb condition. The piece comes with its cloth cover with draw cord. The price for this ancient piece with expert assessment includes UK delivery. ED 2232 / 15517
£1,450.00
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