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British WD 1856 Pattern Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm, 1884 Dated & Regiment Marked ‘V.MX 3’ To The 3rd Middlesex Volunteers & 1893 Dated Scabbard By Mole. Sn 15300 - 15300
This is an excellent 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 blade has just light staining consistent with age. The ricasso has an indistinct very faint manufacturer mark & crisp British WD ordnance inspection mark. It has a heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The back of the cross guard is crisply stamped ‘V.MX 3’ To The 3rd Middlesex Volunteers and dated ’12 (December).1884’ . The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The throat of the upper mount is crisply date stamped '2 (February).1893'. The mount is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). The bottom of the brass chape is open and the tip of the leather scabbard holed and exposed (possibly a contemporary field adaption to allow water to drain out of the scabbard). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15300
£495.00

Post 1901 & WW1 Era British Manton & Co 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With King’s Crown Etched Panels & Gilt Brass Basket Hilt, Officer’s Bullion Cord With Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 15299 - 15299
The year 1827 brought about a radical change in the design of British Naval Officer’s swords. The Napoleonic stirrup hilt was replaced with a solid gilt brass half basket hilt based on the 1822 pattern Infantry Officer’s sword (see page 247 of World Swords by Withers). This is an excellent example of the 1827 pattern British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword has a polished steel single edged blade with fullers which is 31 3/4" in length (37 1/2" overall). The clean blade is crisply etched with foliate panels on both sides, King’s Crown above Naval fouled anchor on one side And KC with heraldic arms on the reverse. The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Manton & Co England’ (the Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta). The reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. It has the correct gilt brass lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & half basket knuckle guard with the Royal Navy KC and fouled anchor motif. The hilt is fitted with its original bullion Officer’s cord & portepee. The sword’s dark brown stippled leather or fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has gilt brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The throat mount has an applied shield embossed ‘Manton & Co England’. The leather has a contemporary repair towards the bottom section. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15299
£475.00

Late 19th / Early 20th Century Belgian Fonson & Co Fabricants Bruxcelles Infantry Officer’s Sword With Blued & Gilt Etched Blade ‘Le Roi Et La Patrie’ (The King & Homeland) & Scabbard. Sn 15248 - 15248
This is an excellent original Belgian Infantry Officer’s Sword made sometime in the late 19th / early 20th Century. Our example has a 37 ½” long steel blade and measures 44” overall. The blade has deep tooled / etched decoration on both sides with blued and gilt panels. One panel has a stylised Royal monogram and the reverse panel has heraldic arms and wording ‘Le Roi Et La Patrie’ (The King & Homeland). The ricasso has a crisp embossed rectangular manufacturer’s cartouche Fonson & Co Fabricants Bruxcelles’. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer. It has a pierced and gilded knuckle guard cast with foliate decoration and stepped pommel with matching decoration. Its grooved polished horn hilt is undamaged. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard with shoe has even patina and no dents or damage. It is fitted with single hanging ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15248
£475.00

WW1 Era British 1895/ 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched & Blued Panels Blade To G. Summer, The Royal Engineers, George V King’s Crown Royal Cypher, Scabbard With Leather Covered Field Scabbard & Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. Sn 6376 - 6376
This is a very good, original, 1895/97 Pattern British Infantry Officers Sword. 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). The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with partial fullers (38 ¾” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected with age. There are no manufacturer marks visible on this sword. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. Both sides of the blade have etched & blued foliate panels, one side featuring the Kings Crown, Heraldic Arms and Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). The reverse with heraldic arms together with Royal Engineers badge. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct ¾ bowl guard voided with foliate design and George V ’Kings Crown GR V’. The guard is contemporaneously inscribed ‘G. Summer’ no doubt the Royal Engineer’s Officer who commissioned this sword. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword has its brown leather covered wood scabbard which has a German Silver throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Browne pattern brown leather frog with straps, brass stud and buckles. All leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the named Royal Engineers Officer includes UK delivery. Sn 6376
£375.00

Victorian Era British 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With Etched Panels & Gilt Brass Basket Hilt By Bilney & Ashdown Portsea & Scabbard. Sn 15246 - 15246
The year 1827 brought about a radical change in the design of British Naval Officer’s swords. The Napoleonic stirrup hilt was replaced with a solid gilt brass half basket hilt based on the 1822 pattern Infantry Officer’s sword (see page 247 of World Swords by Withers). This is an excellent example of the 1827 pattern British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword has a single edged blade with fullers which is 31” in length (36 ½” overall). The blade has just areas of light staining consistent with age and crisply etched with foliate panels on both sides and Queen Victoria crown above Naval fouled anchor on one side. The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Bilney & Ashdown, Lion Terrace, Portsea’. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. It has the correct gilt brass lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & half basket knuckle guard with the Royal Navy Queen Victoria Crown and fouled anchor motif. One side of the guard has a small hinged folding langet which, when folded flat fastens to a pin on the throat mount of its scabbard and holds the sword securely in place. The sword’s fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has gilt brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15246
£575.00

Victorian British Staffordshire Constabulary Police Hanger Weapon Number 98 With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15247 - 15247
The Staffordshire Constabulary was established in 1842 as the main police force for the county of Staffordshire, although a number of boroughs maintained their own forces until as late as 1968. The force went by a number of different names through its history - Staffordshire Constabulary, 1842-1929; Staffordshire County Police, 1929-1967; Staffordshire County and Stoke on Trent Constabulary, 1968-1974 – and since 1974 has been known as Staffordshire Police. This is an excellent Victorian Police Hanger to the Staffordshire Constabulary with original scabbard. On one side of the fullered and curved 23” long blade is a fine deeply etched panel ' Staffordshire Constabulary ' together with weapon number ‘98’ and Queen’s Crown. The blade has just small areas of staining consistent with age. The shagreen handle is in good order with brass knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The hilt is fitted with a brass button scabbard retaining catch which secures the hanger in its scabbard. The overall length of the hanger is 28 ½”. The cross guard is stamped ‘SCC’ (Staffordshire County Constabulary) and is numbered ‘316’. The leather scabbard with brass mounts is in similar excellent condition with all leather & stitching intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15247
£575.00

WW2 Nazi German Eickhorn Solingen, Pattern Nr 1714 ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem & AW Monogram, Army Officer's Dress Sword & Scabbard. Sn 15187 - 15187
This is a very good 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). The plain shield has had a contemporary monogram ‘AW’ professionally inscribed no doubt commissioned by the German officer who owned this sword. It has a flat knuckle and wire bound grip. The knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with gilt oak leaf decoration. The sword measures 36 ½” overall and the ricasso of its 31 ¾” single edged, elegantly curved, fullered blade is stamped with the ‘Eickhorn, Solingen’ makers mark and Squirrel trademark. The sword has its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and shoe. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15187
£475.00

Victorian / Edwardian Brown Malacca Sword Stick With Leather Cord Lashed Handle. Sn 15193 - 15193
An excellent original Victorian or Edwardian era Brown Malacca Sword Stick. It has a 75cm triangular section steel blade with fuller which is straight and undamaged. It measures 93cm overall in its scabbard and has a curved bulbous handle professionally tightly bound with brown leather cord providing excellent grip. The scabbard has a brass collar at the tip. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15193
£425.00

Victorian Brown Malacca Sword Stick With Bone Handle & Silver Plated Collars. Sn 15195 - 15195
An excellent original Victorian Brown Malacca Sword Stick. It has a 66cm flattened diamond section steel blade which is straight and undamaged. It measures 90cm overall in its scabbard and has a curved bone handle. The Malacca handle shaft has a silver plated collar & a steel press button catch which retains the blade securely in the scabbard. The top of the scabbard has a silver plated collar. The scabbard has a steel collar at the tip. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15195
£445.00

Pre 1952 British Royal Navy Officer’s King’s Crown Sword By Gieve Matthews & Seagrove Ltd With Etched Blade, Bullion Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 15165 - 15165
This is an original British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword made prior to 1952 has a polished steel single edged straight blade which is 31 ½” in length with central fuller (37 ¼” overall). The blade is etched with foliate panels on both sides. One side has the arms of Great Britain and the reverse has the King’s Crown and the Royal Navy fouled anchor. The ricasso is marked on one side by the retailer ‘Gieve Matthew’s & Seagrove Ltd Portsmouth London Devonport’ and Royal appointment. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star and inlaid roundel. The back of the blade is numbered '2'. The hilt has its original leather washer. It has a brass Lions head pommel with ball top, grip strap & full knuckle guard with the Royal Navy King’s Crown and fouled anchor motif. One side of the guard has a small hinged folding langet which, when folded flat fastens to a pin on the throat mount of its scabbard and holds the sword securely in place. The folding langet is very faintly engraved with an unreadable name and R.N (Royal Navy), no doubt the name of the RN Officer who owned this sword. The sword’s fish skin grip with wire binding is in great condition. Attached to the guard is its twisted bullion cord and portepee. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The throat mount of the scabbard has a shield with the retailer’s name ‘Gieve Matthew’s & Seagrove Ltd Portsmouth London Devonport’. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15165
£495.00
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