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Victorian Era Mallaca Cosh Short Sword Stick With Weighted Ball Top & Cruciform Blade. Sn 15400 - 15400
An original mallaca cosh sword stick made sometime in the Victorian era. The Mallaca handle and scabbard have just light scuffs consistent with age but no damage. The handle has tightly bound lacquered leather cord ball top weighted most likely with lead to form a heavy cosh. The hilt is fitted with a 12 ¾” blackened steel cruciform blade. The scabbard has a brass plate at the throat and conical brass tip. The sword stick measures 25 ¼” overall length in its scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15400
£375.00

WW1 Era Imperial German Army Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade, Brass Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 15390:9 - 15390:9
This is an original, WW1 Era, German Army Officer’s Sword & Scabbard (see pages 199 and 204 of World Swords by Withers for similar form WW1 Imperial German Swords). The Sword is in good condition. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 28 ½” blade (33 ½” overall). Both sides of the blade are etched with a foliate design. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. Its brass cross guard, knuckle guard & pommel are undamaged. It has a polished horn grip with finger grooves and wire binding. The horn has areas of wear to be expected but is secure. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the sword. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with hanging ring and fixed belt bar. The scabbard with small shoe has no dents and just even light scuffs to be expected of a sword scabbard of this age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15390:9
£295.00

Victorian Era British Customs Officer's Briar Sword Stick. Sn 15407 - 15407
Victorian Customs Officer's carried sword sticks not only for self defence against smugglers but also to test bales and other consignments for hidden contraband. This is an excellent, original Victorian Customs Officer's sword stick. Made of briar, it is 36" overall in its scabbard. The heavy duty square blade is 29 ½” in length tapering to a needle sharp point. The blade is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on this sword stick. The handle has an iron ferrule. The blade fits snugly into its scabbard which has an iron throat mount and conical iron end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15407
£375.00

Victorian, British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officers' Sword By Hobson & Sons London With Etched Blade To The 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers & Scabbard. Sn 15378 - 15378
Fears of War with france led to calls for the formation of Volunteer Corps in 1858 / 1859. General Peel, the secretary of State for war authorised the formation of Volunteer rifle corps. The 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers formed in 1859 and by 1883 became the 1st Volunteer Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. This original British Infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade is etched on both sides with scrollwork panels and includes stylised Royal Cypher Crown VR (Victoria Regina) together with ‘Lincoln 1 R.V’ to the 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers above the Rifle Brigade bugle / horn motif. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid rounde on one side and the reverse is marked by the manufacturer ‘ Hobson & Sons Little Windmill St London’ (Hobson was at 37/38 Little Windmill street before they moved to their Lexington Street address C1878-1886). The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher & Crown VR in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. It's fish skin covered grip with finger grooves & wire binding is in excellent condition. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15378
£475.00

MATCHING MANUFACTURER MARKS, British WD 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword By Robert Mole & Son & Robert Mole & Son Marked Scabbard. Sn 15382 - 15382
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 (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade which is 34 ¼” long, curved with fullers. The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. This is an excellent original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. The Sword’s blade is clean. The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer Robert Mole & Son and fitted with original leather washer. The knuckle guard has the correct pierced Maltese cross and is WD arrow marked. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are excellent and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has a matching Mole & Son mark. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15382
£495.00

Victorian 1875 Sheffield Gentleman’s Ebonised Wood Sword Stick With Brass Collar Marked Crown VR & Handle Inlaid With Head of Queen Victoria Cut From An Old British Copper Penny. Sn 15372:1 - 15372:1
This Victorian Gentleman’s sword stick has an undamaged ebonised wood scabbard and curved handle. It measures 35” overall in its scabbard. The scabbard has a blackened brass collar stamped ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina)and dated ‘1875’ & marked ‘Sheffield’ . The tip has a copper collar and chequered steel tip. The back of the handle is inlaid with the head of Queen Victoria contemporaneously cut from an old British copper penny. The sturdy triangular section blade measures 23 ¼” in length and tapers to a sharp point. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:1
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 06/06) SCARCE, Post 1901 British WD Kings Crown Household Cavalry Regiment Pattern 1892 MK II Sword With Scabbard. Sn 15311 - 15311
The British Household Cavalry consists of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals. They are the oldest and most senior Regiments in the British Army. Household Cavalry Regiment Pattern 1892 MK II Sword With Scabbard (see page 177 of World Swords by Withers). It has a curved 34 ½” blade (41 ½” overall) with fullers. The blade has staining consistent with age and has WD with arrow inspection marks at the ricasso. It has the correct pierced full knuckle guard with correct St Edwards Crown introduced in 1902 with the accession of King Edward VII (see page 121 of ‘Swords Of The British army’ by Robson). It has a curved stepped pommel and fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging ring mounts and one hanging ring. The scabbard has some staining and minor dents consistent with age and service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15311
£0.00

Victorian London Constabulary Parker Field & Sons Police Hanger / Sword With Etched Panel Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15314 - 15314
This is a very good original Victorian Police Hanger & scabbard. Manufactured by Parker Field & Sons (who had premises at 233 Holborn London C1850) it has a 23" blade with pronounced curve and fuller. The blade has just light staining consistent with age and no damage. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer and flat scabbard retaining spring. It's Shagreen handle is in good order with a brass handguard & stepped pommel. The overall length of the sword is 28 1/4". The blade has a nice crisp etched panel on one side 'Parker Field & Sons'. It's black leather scabbard is undamaged condition with just the scuffs to be expected & brass mounts. The upper mount has an oval brass locket and brass button to release the scabbard retaining clip on the blade. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15314
£345.00

WW2 High Grade Showa-To Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Sword With Signed Tang 'SAKA MUKI KANE SHIGE SAKU' & Oil Tempered Blade With Scabbard. Sn 15294 - 15294
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The pommel its original lanyard ring. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining catch which works as it should. The tang is signed with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name 'SAKA MUKI KANE SHIGE SAKU' and seki arsenal mark (see Fuller & Gregory list No. 106 Oshigata 28 & 29 for reference. Men using these kanji worked as Gunto Smiths 1938-1944 see Markus seko page No 269). The cutting edge of the blade is 26” length. The blade with well defined wave hamon, is sharp and has just staining consistent with age. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has just small light dents consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15294
£1,295.00

WW2 Shin Gunto Japanese Army Officer's Sword With Signed Tang ‘NOSHU SEKI NO JUNIN 23rd GEN FUJIWARA KANEFUSA MADE’ Emperor Hirohito Mark, 1934 Pattern Mounts With Matching Numbers ‘118’, Azai Clan Silver Family Mon, Tasselled Cord & Scabbard - 15310
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard . The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original 1934 pattern copper and brass fittings and floral Menuki. It has all matching assembly numbers ‘118’ to the seppa tsuba, fushi on the tsuka. The pommel has a silver family mon badge of the Azai clan (Azai Nagamasa was a Daimyo during the sengoku period. His clan were located in Northern Omi province). The lanyard ring is fitted with an original period Japanese army Officers blue and brown tasselled cord. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters ‘NOSHU SEKI NO JUNIN 23rd GEN FUJIWARA KANEFUSA’ & Showa stamp of Emperor Hirohito (Kanefusa’s born name was Kato Koichi and worked in the Seki (mino / modern gifu prefecture). He won numerous awards in sword exhibitions and was ranked 1st seat (National Swordsmith) in the 6th exhibition of swords 1941. He was ranked Kibin No Retsu in 1942. Many of his blades are signed as prize winning blades (see Oshigata Book Of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945 by Slough). The blade is 27 ¼” length (38” overall). The blade is as found and unmessed with. It has no damage and has gunome hamon. The blade has small areas of staining consistent with age and would benefit from professional cleaning. The sword is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring and ornate brass mounts. The throat mount has rare patent markings (for identical marks see Fuller & Gregory’s Japanese Military & Civil Swords & Dirks page 66 figure 12). The scabbard has its original leather field combat cover laced at the throat and original brass shoe drag (see similar in Fuller & Gregory page 70 plate 93). The price for this nicely marked Japanese sword by a prize winning swordsmith includes UK delivery. Sn 15310
£1,595.00
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