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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

Magnificent 'Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Isalnds Liberation' 43" Sword, Mounted For Display, Limited Edition LR 99 Commemorative Piece By Wilkinson Sword. Sn 13548 - 13548
A limited edition (LR 99) made by Wilkinson Sword craftsmen to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Cannel Islands Liberation 1945-1970. The Channel Islands were occupied during World War II by German forces from 30 June 1940, until May 1945. They were liberated by British forces following the general German surrender. Considered not defendable by the British government in 1940, the islands were demilitarised and some civilians were given the opportunity to evacuate to England before the German forces arrived. The island leaders and some civil servants were asked to stay in their posts to look after the civilians in their care. 41,101 remained on Jersey, 24,429 on Guernsey and 470 on Sark. Alderney had just 18. Apart from undertaking a few commando raids, the islands were ignored by the British government until June 1944 when additional attacks on German shipping and radar units took place. To avoid starvation of civilians, permission was given for Red Cross parcels to be sent to the islands during the winter of 1944-45. Liberation would have to wait until the end of the war in Europe. The sword has a double edge plated steel blade, acid etched with a commemorative inscription "Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation 1945-1970". On the reverse it is stamped with 'LR 99', being part of a limited edition sword. It has a gilt metal crossguard, pommel and langet which bears the Guernsey and Jersey arms. It has a very nice wire bound green leather grip. The blade measures 33 1/2"long. It is mounted beautifully on a large polished mahogany plaque which is drilled for wall mounting and measures 9" x 46". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13548 ****(see the other sword in stock Sn 13549)***
£375.00

Magnificent 'Battle Of Tewkesbury 1471' Two Handed 43" Sword, Mounted For Display, Limited Edition 004/250 Commemorative Piece By Wilkinson Sword. Sn 13549 - 13549
A limited edition (004/250) made by Wilkinson Sword craftsmen to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle Of Tewkesbury in 1471, the last major battle in the Wars of the Roses. Fought in the field and meadows surrounding Gupshill Manor, still to be seen at Tewkesbury, the Yorkist army led by King Edward IV inflicted final defeat upon Edward, Prince of Wales and his Lancastrian followers in what is now known as Bloody Meadow. This sword is a magnificent two handed weapon and was designed to match one of the types of weapons used by the fighting men in both armies. It is mounted beautifully on a large polished mahogany plaque which is drilled for wall mounting and measures 9" x 46". The crosspiece and pommel are 18 carat gold plated, with the later bearing the Tewkesbury coat of arms. The two quillons of the crosspiece bear the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York, with the red and white Tudor rose in the centre, illustrating how the two single coloured roses were combined to mark the outcome of the Wars of the Roses. The two hand grip is of natural rosewood, to add yet a further link between this commemorative sword and the Wars of the Roses. The 34" long, hardened and tempered Crusader type plated blade, is acid etched with designs recalling the Battle of Tewskesbury. A certificate of authenticity comes with the sword along with a copy of a map showing the battle ground and two copies of the sword information. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13549 ****(see the other sword in stock Sn 13548)***
£375.00

Original Nazi German Era Alexander Coppell Solingen, Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre With Scabbard. Sn 13401 - 13401
This is an excellent original Nazi era Alex Coppell, Solingen, Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre. The sword has crossed sabres Cavalry insignia on a foliate background on the langet and a plain reverse langet (page 148 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia has an illustration of an unattributed Cavalry Officer’s sabre with similar crossed sabres langet). It has a wire bound grip. The wire is tight and intact. The flat knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with intricate decoration and it has a Lion’s head pommel with red inset eyes. The cross guard finial is ‘Puma’s head’ form. The sabre measures 37” overall and the ricasso of its clean 31 ½” single edged, curved blade is stamped with the Coppell, Solingen makers ‘ACS with scales’ trademark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sabre is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and shoe. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13401
£575.00

WW1 Era Imperial German M1874 (M74) Saxon Field Artillery Sabre By Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen & Scabbard With Original Field Grey Paint. Sn 13432 - 13432
All Mannschaften (other ranks) of the Imperial German Field Artillery carried Model 1874 sabres (see page 199 of World Swords by Withers). The Saxon variant differs from the Prusssian and Bavarian Artilllery sabres in that the Saxon variant has a ribbed Bakelite grip and the hilt has no langet. Also the Saxon scabbard has a single fixed hanging ring and fixed hanging bar. The sabres were carried in a sword belt when dismounted or hung from a saddle when mounted. This Saxon M74 other ranks Field Artillery sabre is in excellent condition. It has a clean, curved 29 ¾” sabre blade with fullers and measures 35 ½” overall length. It has the correct curved Bakelite ribbed grip and flat curved knuckle bow guard. The blade has its original hilt washer and is marked by the manufacturer Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen. The back of the blade has a small Imperial Crown above 2 letters which appear to be ‘R or A C’. The sword has its original steel scabbard with correct fixed single hanging ring. The hilt of the sword and scabbard have most of their original Field Grey paint finish which has surface scuffs consistent with age and service use but no rust or damage. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13432
£475.00

British 1856 Pattern Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Watts, Birmingham. Sn 13304 - 13304
This is an original 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback ( 27 ½” overall). The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'WATTS’ (most likely the Victorian cutler J.B. Watts & Co Birmingham) & has a small inspection mark. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The back of the blade is stamped with faint unreadable inspection mark. As is common with these weapons, the side arm is without scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13304
£395.00

British 1892 / 93 Dated, 1856 Pattern WD Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Mole Birmingham Regiment Marked ‘5.MRB’ To The Royal Berkshire Militia & 1879 Dated Scabbard Regiment marked ‘VBRK1’ To The 1st Berkshire Militia. Sn 13386 - 13386
This is a fine 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. ( See page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback ( 27 ½” overall). The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Mole & Sons Makers Birmingham’ & dated '12 '92' (Dec 1892). The reverse is stamped with inspection marks and War Dept arrow. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The back of the blade is stamped with faint inspection mark. The brass cross guard is Regiment marked ‘M’ above ‘5.RB’ to the Royal Berkshire Militia and dated ‘1.1893’ (Jan 1893). The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. All stitching and leather of the scabbard is intact. The throat of the upper mount is crisply Regiment marked ‘V’ above ‘BRK 1’ & ‘13’ to the 1st Berkshire Volunteers, weapon number ‘13’ and dated ‘5/1879’ (May 1879). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13386
£595.00

SOLd SOLD SOLD British 1895/ 1897 Pattern British Infantry Officer’s Presentation Sword With Etched Blade By Army & Navy Co-Op Society London ‘Presented By Lt Col C. Anderson VDSVR To 2nd Lt JFA Nute - 13303
These swords were a great improvement on previous patterns with better protection to the hand through its ¾ basket hilt (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers). This is an excellent original, 1895/97 Pattern British Infantry Officers Sword & Scabbard. It has a 32 ½” single edged blade with partial fullers (38 ¾” overall). The blade has slight staining to be expected but is undamaged. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer Army & Navy Co-Op Society Victoria St London SW'. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. The back of the blade is numbered ‘13173’ which with further research may reveal the identity of the original purchaser and date of manufacture. Both sides of the blade have etched panels featuring the Kings Crown, Heraldic Arms and King George V Royal Cypher. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct ¾ bowl guard voided with foliate design and’ Kings Crown GR’. The Sword is a WW1 presentation piece and the bowl guard is engraved ‘Presented By Lt Col C. Anderson VDSVR To 2nd Lt JFA Nute On His Commission 18-4-17’ It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its leather covered field scabbard which has a nickel plated throat mount and frog strap. It is fitted with its original brown leather sam browne frog with 2 hanging straps and correct brass stud and brass buckles. The leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. Price for this WW1 presentation sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13303
£0.00

Victorian, British 1854 Foot Guards Pattern Scots Guards Regiment Officer's Sword With Etched Blade & Regimental Scottish Order Of The Thistle Star Badge Hilt By Cate & Co London With Scabbard. Sn 13177 - 13177
The Scots Guards, part of the British Guards Division, is one of the Foot Guards Regiments of the British Army. Their origins lie in the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland. Its lineage can be traced as far back as 1642 since which time it has served with distinction in all conflicts involving British Forces. This is an original 1854 Pattern Scots Guards Sword & Scabbard. These swords are almost identical to the 1827 pattern except the 1854 Pattern is specific to the Regiments of Foot Guards and are normally etched on both sides of the blade with Regimental devices and battle honours (see page 177 of World Swords by Withers). It has a 33" blade (38 ¾” overall) with partial fuller. The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and is correctly etched on both sides with decorative foliate panels and banners. One side has 'Crown' (Victoria) with Royal Cypher and battle honours ‘Waterloo, Peninsula, B*rrosa, Talavera, Egypt, **celles’. The reverse has the Scots Guards, Scottish Order of the Thistle Star and battle honours ‘Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol’, it also has the inlaid ordnance roundel and star. The blade is also etched by the manufacturer 'Cate & Co Pall Mall London'. It has a voided full knuckle guard with Scots Guards, Scottish Order Of The Thistle Star Badge with motto ‘Nemo me impune lacessit ‘ (No one harms me with impunity-The motto of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the Scottish chivalrous order, it is also that of the British Army Regiments The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Scots Guards and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. It was also the motto of several former units of the British Army, including the Royal Scots, Royal Scots Greys, Royal Highland Fusiliers and Black Watch, some of which went on to be amalgamated to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006). It has a curved stepped pommel and fish skin grip with wire binding in excellent condition. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and large shoe. The scabbard has some staining and minor dents consistent with age and service wear. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13177
£575.00

Victorian British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword With Etched Blade By Wilkinson London & Scabbard. ED 2127 - ED 2127
An excellent WW1 Presentation Royal Artillery Officer's Sword. It has an 34 ¾” long blade by WILKINSON, Pall Mall, London. The blade is numbered 32426 and etched with scrolling foliage, Royal Arms and Royal Artillery devices. The name of the manufacturer is faintly visible on one side of the ricasso the other side has the ordnance acceptance roundel and star. The sword has a regulation three-bar steel hilt with stepped pommel, wire bound fish skin grip and is contained in its original steel scabbard which has 2 hanging rings. The history of this sword is worthy of further research via Wilkinson re the blade number which may reveal the exact date of purchase and purchaser of this blade. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2127
£475.00
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