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***SOLD***SOLD*** SCARCE, WW2 Showa Japanese Wakazashi Showa Short Sword With Signed Tang ‘FUKU MOTO KANE MUNE’, Tasselled Cord & Scabbard With Leather Field Cover. ED 2138 - ED 2138
This is a very good WW2 Showa Wakazashi Short Sword made for fighting one handed untouched and as found. The Wakazashi is 32 ½” overall length and the clean blade with wave hamon is 23 ¼” length. The tang is signed ‘FUKU MOTO KANE MUNE’ on one side (see John Slough page 50). Its fish skin cord bound handle has floral menuki. It has original copper and brass fittings. The lanyard ring is fitted with an original brown tasselled army cord (one of the 2 tassels is absent). The wood scabbard has a single hanging ring and is fitted with original brown leather field cover which has press stud fasteners at the throat. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. Price for this scarce Japanese piece includes UK delivery. ED 2138
£0.00

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

SOLD SOLD SOLD ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Other Ranks Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard By Woolley, Deakin & Dutton Birmingham. Sn 13176 - 13176
Records indicate that Woolley, Deakin & Dutton of Birmingham produced their 1796 pattern sabres especially for the looming 100 Days War in March and April 1815, after the Congress of Vienna declared Napoleon an outlaw after his escape from his first exile to the Elba, and the Allies mobilized their armies accordingly. 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 Woolley, Deakin & Dutton is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 33 ¼” 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. One side of the blade has a small ‘crown above 5’ 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 a few small dents consistent with age and service use. The scabbard is marked by the manufacturer Woolley, Deakin & Dutton (Birmingham) and has other unreadable stylised letters and numbers most likely a Regiment mark which can be seen in image 2). Price for this Napoleonic Wars era Sword by a quality maker with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13176
£0.00

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

***SOLD***SOLD*** MATCHING MANUFACTURER MARKS, ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Light Cavalry Sabre By Henry Osborn Birmingham With Gilt & Blued Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 13191 - 13191
The Birmingham cutler Henry Osborn had been in business from around 1785 and was to go on to be one of the most prominent cutlers of his time with a reputation for innovation and new ideas. Osborn produced some of the first prototypes of the 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre. These Sabres were primarily used 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 Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). Pattern 1796 Sabres were used at The Battle of Waterloo 1815. This original Officer's quality 1796 Sabre by Osborn is in excellent condition. It has a single edged, fullered 32” Sabre blade (37 ¾” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust and the cutting edge has a few small nicks consistent with age and service use. The nicks are only visible on close inspection. Both sides of the blade have decorative Gilt & Blued panels with Banners & Arms, Crown & Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). The ricasso on one side has partially visible manufacturer detail ‘H. Osborn Birmingham’. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and leather covered ribbed grip with wire binding are in nice condition. The wire binding is tight and intact. One Langet has a very faint stylised monogram which is unreadable and to faint to photograph. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and bears the manufacturer’s roundel ‘Henry Osborn Sword Cutler Bordesley Birmingham’. (between the words Bordesley and Birmingham there is another word which appears to be Nean or Near). Price for this excellent Napoleonic Wars Era Sword & Scabbard by a quality maker with its original Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13191
£0.00

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

Victorian British 1889 Pattern Staff Sergeants Sword With Gilt Brass Hilt, Etched Blade By Henry Wilkinson London Blade Number 29258 With Etched Blade Scabbard & Leather Frog. Sn 13573 - 13573
This is an excellent original, 1889 Pattern British Staff Sgts Sword with Gilt Brass Hilt, Scabbard & Frog (see page 178 of World Swords by Withers). These swords were intended for dismounted Engineers, Infantry (except Rifles & Highlanders) & Medical Staff Corps (there was also a version with steel hilt hor dismounted artillery, Rifles & Other Corps.. The Sword has a 32 ¾” single edged blade. The blade is clean with etched panels and Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and foliate panels to both sides. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Henry Wilkinson Pall mall London’ and has the Prince of Wales royal Appointment. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star and roundel. The back of the blade is numbered ‘29258’. The Gilt brass hilt is excellent and undamaged. It has an ornate voided bowl guard with stylised Victorian Royal Cypher and Crown. It has an undamaged wire bound fish skin grip together with stepped steel pommel with ball top. It is complete with its correct undamaged steel scabbard which has even patina and 2 hanging rings.. The scabbard is fitted with an original brown leather frog with straps, brass stud and buckles. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13573
£675.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 19th Century Japanese Wakazashi Short Sword With Scabbard Cord & Kozuka Short Knife. Sn 13577 - 13577
This is an excellent Wakazashi Short Sword made for fighting one handed most likely made sometime in the 19th century. The Wakazashi is 27” overall length and the clean blade with wave hamon is 20” length. The tang is unsigned. Its fish skin wrapped handle has fresh binding with brass menuki. It has original copper and brass fittings. The Wakazashi is accompanied by its original 6 ½” long Kozuka blade which sits perfectly in the scabbard. The kozuka has a wood handle with embossed decoration. The scabbard with single cord mount has a black lacquered finish and is undamaged. The scabbard is fitted with its stitched and embroidered cord. Price for this excellent Japanese piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13577
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD C1684 ANCIENT BLADE BY MASTER SWORDSMITH, Japanese Family Katana Signed Tang 'ECHIGO NO KAMI KANESADA' & Scabbard. Sn 13575 - 13575
This is an excellent original Japanese family Katana With Ancient blade by a master swordsmith & 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 holed for lanyard ring. The tang is signed with Japanese script 'ECHIGO NO KAMI KANESADA' (Made by Kanesada Lord Of Echigo Province C 1684). A copy of an image of the markings attached to a label accompany this piece. The clean 22 ½” ancient blade has no rust or damage. It is carried in its lacquered wood scabbard with copper fittings and fixed hanging bars. The scabbard has original hand painted decoration. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13575
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD WW2 Japanese Army Officer’s General’s Shin-Gunto Seki Arsenal Sword With Sword Smith and Family Signed Tang 'NOSHU SEKI JU HATTORI MASA HIRO SAKU', Original General’s Cord With Tassels & Scabbard. Sn 13574 - 13574
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers Shi-Gunto Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord . It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and paulownia leaf mon which was used by several families including Asikaga Horiuchi and Toyotomi . The pommel has its original lanyard ring fitted with original Japanese Generals orange/ brown cord with tasselled ends. The tang is signed with Japanese script 'NOSHU SEKI JU HATTORI MASA HIRO SAKU' (Noshu Province Living In Seki City Hattori family Masa Hiro Sword Smith) together with Seki Arsenal mark (all illustrated, a copy of a 2 piece image of the markings attached to a label accompany this piece). he hilt is fitted with its fully functioning push button scabbard retaining clip. The 25 ½” blade has lovely pronounced Ko-Gunome wave hamon. The blade is razor sharp. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. retains its original brown paint. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13574
£0.00
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