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NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Light Cavalry Sabre With Gilt & Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14016 - 14016
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 Officer's quality 1796 Sabre has a single edged, fullered 32” sabre blade (37 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age. Both sides of the blade have blued & Gilt panels with Kings Crown and stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). Its cross guard with langets, knuckle guard and pommel are undamaged. It has a silver wire bound, leather covered wood grip. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina. Price for this Napoleonic Wars Era piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14016
£1,295.00

**SOLD**SOLD**WW2 1942 Showa Japanese Officer’s Sword With Hand Forged Seki Arsenal Blade, Double Signed Tang ‘Noshu Seki Masa Yuki Saku’ With Leather Field Combat Hilt Cover, Scabbard With Field Combat Cover & Translation. Sn 13904 - 13904
This is an excellent 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 crisply signed with Japanese script on both sides (illustrated inset in image 2). One side ‘Noshu Seki Masa Yuki Saku’ which translates to ‘Masa Yuki made this in Seki City Noshu Province in the year of showa 1942’ (He was a registered swordsmith of Seki, see Slough’s book Modern Swordsmiths of Japan 1868-1945 and Kapp & Yoshihara for reference). The other side translates to ‘17th year of showa 1942’ (black & white photocopy images of the tang markings with translation & a small label referencing the sword smith accompanies this piece). The original 25 ½” blade has pronounced hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). The blade is clean with original polish. The hilt has its original laced brown leather field combat cover which has contemporarily applied Japanese ink script characters (illustrated inset in image 3). It is carried in its wood scabbard with metal fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover which is laced at the throat. All leather and stitching of the covers are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13904
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD WW2 High Grade Showa-To Japanese Officer’s Gendiato Sword With Hand Forged Blade, Sword Smith Signed Tang ‘Noshu Ju Asano Kane Zane Saku’ With Smith’s Kokuin Special Order Hot Stamp Personal Seal & Scabbard . Sn 13879 - 13879
This is a Hi grade Showa-To 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 hilt has a push button scabbard retaining clip which works as it should. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script on one ‘Noshu Ju Asano Kane Zane Saku’ & with the Smith’s Kokuin special order hot stamp personal seal. This Smith won 2nd seat at the 1941 Sword exhibition with Seki. The Smith’s real name was Asano Shin Ichi. He was born in 1912 student of Kane Michi and worked as a Gunto Smith. He was well a well known prolific sword maker and he died 1986. See John Slough’s book ‘Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945’ page No’s 76 & 77 for reference and photo of the Smith and other tang markings bearing his name & Kokuin (photocopies of those pages together with a small label referencing the pages accompanies this piece). The original 25 ½” hand forged blade has O Gunome Midare wave hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). The blade has just areas of light staining consistent with age. It is carried in its wood scabbard with metal fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover which is fastened by studs at the throat. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13879
£0.00

SOLD SOLD WW2 Showa Period Japanese Officer’s Gendiato Sword With Hand Forged Blade, Sword Smith Signed Tang ‘Seki Ju Kane Mitsu’ & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover. Sn 13880 - 13880
This is a very good Showa Period 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 holed for lanyard ring. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script on one side 'Seki Ju Kane Mitsu’ (illustrated in image 2). There are at least 5 references to this sword smith in Hawley’s list KAN1428/47/48/81/83, also, Fuller & Gregory List No 90/91/635/636 and John Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945 page No. 49. The original 27 ¾” clean hand forged blade has O Gunome Midare wave hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). The blade has just areas of light staining consistent with age and a couple of very small nicks to the sharp cutting edge which are only visible on close inspection. It is carried in its wood scabbard with metal fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover which is laced with leather at the throat and has a single brass stud. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13880
£0.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, Early American Civil War 1862 Dated U.S. Navy Officer’s Model 1860 ‘Ames’ Cutlass With Brass Bowl Knuckle Serial Number ‘24M492’ & Scabbard. Sn 13338 - 13338
American Navy Officers both during and after the American Revolutionary War carried swords of English & French style. The Model 1860 cutlass was produced by the American Ames Company and has a distinct form. Their design was based on the French Model 1801 & 1833 cutlass except the American Model 1860 has Brass furniture as opposed to the French blackened iron furniture. The Model 1860 had a long service life and was only replaced in 1917 (see page 236 of World Swords by Withers). At the written request of the US Navy the Ames Company stamped a serial number on each and every cutlass. This serial number will always be found on the inside of the guard. This serial number consists of 2 digits and an M on the first line and 3 digits on the line below. The top number represents thousands and the bottom number represents hundreds. This is an excellent original American Civil War dated U.S.N marked example of the Model 1860 cutlass complete with original scabbard. It has the correct 26” long curved and fullered cutlass blade. The blade is stamped on one side to the United States Navy ‘U.S.N.’ together with early American Civil War date ‘1862’ and with armourer’s inspection mark ‘DR’. The reverse is correctly stamped ‘Made By Ames Mfg Co Chicopee Mass’ in small scripted text within a scroll box. It has the correct brass bowl knuckle guard with riveted seam edge and stepped brass pommel. The inside of the guard is stamped with serial number ‘24M’ above ‘492’ (denoting weapon production number 24,492). Its leather bound grooved wood grip is undamaged but the leather has surface wear consistent with age. The cutlass is complete with its original brown leather scabbard which has brass rivets near to the throat and long brass chape. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface has areas of surface wear to be expected. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13338
£875.00

EXTREMELY RARE, British 1864 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword By Robert Mole & Sons Birmingham & Enfield WD Marked Scabbard To The 4th Light Dragoons. Sn 13843 - 13843
1864 Pattern Cavalry trooper's swords are rare to find. It is known that 12,000 of the weapons were in stock for use in the second Afghan war (see page 100 of World Swords by Withers where this pattern of sword is described as extremely rare). This is an original, 1864 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged slightly curved blade with fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected with age. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Robt Mole & Sons Birmingham'. The reverse has a small inspection mark. The back of the blade is stamped ‘Mole’ and with matching inspection mark. It has the correct full bowl guard with 4 pierced triangles forming a stylised cross. The guard also has 2 sword knot slits (this is not seen on any other British Military regulation sword). It has the correct chequered black leather scales secured by 5 rivets. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard is undamaged and is nicely Regiment marked near to the throat on one side ‘IVLD’ to the 4th Light Dragoons, above weapon number ‘69’. The reverse is marked ‘Enfield’ together with WD inspection mark. The price for this extremely rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13843
£1,595.00

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Light Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard. Sn 13410 - 13410
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 Officer's quality 1796 Sabre is a fighting sword intended for combat and has obviously seen service. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” sabre blade (37 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust. The cutting edge has just a few minor nicks only visible on close inspection. Its cross guard with langets, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. It has a ribbed leather bound wood handle with wire binding which is intact. The leather has some surface wear consistent with age and service use. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina. The sword and scabbard have no visible manufacturer, Regiment or date marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13410
£595.00

SOLD SOLD Original WW2 Nazi German Eickhorn Solingen, Pattern Nr 1714 ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem, Army Officer's Dress Sword & Scabbard. Sn 13732 - 13732
This is an excellent original WW2 period Nazi German Eickhorn, Solingen, German Army Officer's Sword. The sword is the ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ Nr 1714 pattern With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with Swastika’ on the langet and a plain shield on the reverse langet (see page 79 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia). It has a flat knuckle bow and wire bound grip. The knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with oak leaf decoration. The sword measures 38 ½” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 33 ½” single edged, elegantly curved, fullered blade is stamped with the Eickhorn, Solingen makers mark and Squirrel trademark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and large shoe. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13732
£0.00

Original Polish HIGH GRADE, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Showa-To Shin-Gunto Sword Signed Tang ‘KOJIMA KUNI FUSA (Sword Smith Working In Seki Mino Province, Real Name Kojima Yuzo) With Rare Military Iron Tsuba & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover - 13711
This is an original condition as found, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. Unusually it is also fitted with a rare Iron military tsuba which are usually made of brass. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters ‘KOJIMA KUNI FUSA’ a Sword Smith Working In Seki Mino Province whose real name was Kojima Yuzo. Yuzo was born 23rd June 1914 & worked as a Gunto Sword Smith (see Markus Sessko page number 412). The tang also has Showa-To Seki Arsenal stamp. The blade is 26 ½” length, has its original polish and has well defined hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The cover has some areas of service wear consistent with age and use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13711
£1,275.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD COLLECTOR’S CONDITION, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword Double Signed Tang Sword Smith ‘YAMA GUCHI TOSHI CHIKA’, Original polish to blade & Steel Scabbard. Sn 13710 - 13710
This is an untouched, as found, collector’s condition, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is marked on both sides with stamped and green painted Japanese script characters including Sword Smith name ‘YAMA GUCHI TOSHI CHIKA’ (see Fuller & Gregory List No. 215 Page Number 124). The Seki arsenal oil tempered Murato blade which retains its original polish, is 26 1/2" length and has well defined straight Hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original brown painted steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings & single hanging ring. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13710
£0.00
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