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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

SOLD SOLD (21/06) SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana By The Lijima Swords Factory With Kokura Arsenal Mark And Scabbard. Sn 15135 - 15135
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard is superb original condition. The sword has the typical brown painted aluminium cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains much of its original colour. Its fullered, 27 ¾” blade is crisply stamped '136454' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with Kokura (4 combined cannonballs) Arsenal mark and the Lijima Swords Factory roundel with crossed swords mark and inspection mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson). It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard has no dents. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with numbers that appear to be ‘29542’. The scabbard’s hanging ring has a small piece of green cord attached to it. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15135
£0.00

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

1895 & WW1 1916 Dated British WD 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword With German Blade By Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen & Mole Patent Scabbard Regiment Marked ‘DLO/Y’ (Duke Of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Cavalry). ED 876 - ED 876
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. The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade (34 ½” inches long 1 ¼” wide). The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. British manufacturer’s struggled to keep pace with the demand for these swords and many were produced with German made blades (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). 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 both sides with WD and inspection marks including '95 (1895) and '16 (1916) dates. The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif and is WD marked. The blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen’. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are very good and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is marked ‘Mole patent’ and regiment marked ‘DLO/Y’ to the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Cavalry (the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry was a British Army regiment that existed from 1798 to 1992. The regiment sent mounted infantry for service in the Second Boer War as the Imperial Yeomanry, between 1900 and 1902 and also saw action during the First World War and Second World War. Its lineage is maintained by B (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Squadron, the Queen's Own Yeomanry). The scabbard has even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. ED 876
£575.00

C1850 Imperial German Pioneer’s Gladius Saw back Short Sword / Side Arm By ‘Horster Solingen’ & Scabbard. Sn 15118 - 15118
This is an excellent original C1850 Gladius form Imperial German Pioneer’s side arm. The weapon has a Neo-classical design based upon the Roman Gladius. The cast hilt is constructed entirely of brass with a grip which is patterned with raised ribs. The cross guard ins numbered ‘332’. This example has a straight edged blade with deep cut saw back. The blade is 20 ¼” in length. On one side, the blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘F. Horster Solingen’. The reverse has a small ‘F’ within shield inspection mark. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. The weapon is complete with original leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. The throat mount has a single fixed bar. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15118
£575.00
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