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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

Victorian Mallaca Sword Stick With Monogramed 1846- 1847 Birmingham Sterling Silver Hall Marked Collar By ‘WS’ (William Sumner London) With Antique Ivory Handle. Sn 13186 - 13186
This is an attractive Victorian Sword Stick. The antique ivory handle has a large 1 ½” length sterling silver collar hallmarked Birmingham 1846-47 with 'WS' makers mark which is most likely William Sumner London & is beautifully engraved with a stylised monogram (all illustrated). It has a 25 ¾” fullered blade and measures 31 ¾” overall length. The blade has natural aged staining consistent with age. The blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 34 ½” overall in its scabbard. The Mallaca scabbard is undamaged & has a conical brass end cap. Price for this quality sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 13186
£575.00

Original WW2 Era Nazi German Police Officer Rank Sword By Alcoso (Alex Coppel), Solingen With Officer’s Bronze Nazi Eagle Insert & Scabbard. Sn 13195 - 13195
This is an excellent original WW2 period German Nazi Police Officer rank sword (see page 252 of the book ‘Swords Of Germany’ By Angolia). The sword measures 37 ½” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 31 ½” single edged, blade with partial fullers is stamped with the Alcoso Solingen manufacturer’s name and trademark (Alex Coppel). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. Its black wood ribbed grip is undamaged and inlaid with the correct Officer’s Bronze Eagle with swastika and wreath insert. The handle has an ornate oak Leaf motif ferrule, knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring, fixed strap bar and shoe. The throat has an ornate steel mount with geometric design. The scabbard has no dents and just light surface wear to the paint finish consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13195
£895.00

Original WW2 Era Nazi German Police NCO’s Sword By Paul Weyersberg & Co, Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 13192 - 13192
This is an excellent original WW2 period German Nazi Police NCO’s Sword (see page 251 of the book ‘Swords Of Germany’ By Angolia). The sword measures 37 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 31” single edged, blade with partial fullers is stamped with the Paul Weyersberg & Co, Solingen manufacturer’s name and trademark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. Its black wood ribbed grip is undamaged and inlaid with the correct Police Eagle with swastika and wreath white metal insert. The handle has an ornate oak Leaf motif ferrule, knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring, fixed strap bar and shoe. The throat has an ornate steel mount with geometric design. The scabbard has no dents, the paint finish has surface wear consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13192
£725.00

C1750 Imperial French Boar Hunting Dagger / Sidearm With Brass fittings & Leather Scabbard. ED 2108 - ED 2108
This is an original Imperial French Hunting Dagger/ Sidearm made C1750 ( see page 61 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where an almost identical example is illustrated). These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. It has an undamaged finely chequered wood handle with stepped decorated brass end cap & ball end. Its 22" single edged, fullered, spear blade has even staining consistent with age. It measures 28" overall. It has a swept brass cross guard with hoof finials and brass ferrule. There are no manufacturer or date marks on this weapon. The weapon is complete with brown leather scabbard with long external steel chape which has a ball end. The leather has just light scuffing to be expected. Price for this antique Imperial French hunting sidearm & scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2108
£395.00

Early 20th Century Dutch Police Sword and Scabbard. ED 2095 - ED 2095
This is a scarce early 20th Century Dutch Police sword. It has a 24 1/2" long single edged blade with a clip point.The blade has a central fuller with an etched scroll on one side with "H.W. Blomjous & 5 Gravenhage". The forte is stamped with the "W.K.C." trademark of a knights helm over "W.K.C." (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co). It has a plated steel pierced bowl guard and a shagreen covered grip with gold wire binding. It is contained in its leather covered wooden scabbard with plated steel mounts. A nice, scarce Dutch Police sword which is uncommon and worthy of further research. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2095
£395.00

Late Victorian / Edwardian Bamboo Sword Stick With Thin Heptagon Spike Blade Stag Horn Handle & Scabbard. Sn 12897 - 12897
This is an attractive Sword Stick in the form popular in the late Victorian/ early Edwardian era. The stained bamboo hilt has a curved stag horn handle which is undamaged and a German Silver ferrule. It has an unusual heptagon shaped 21 ½” long spike blade which tapers to a sharp point and measures 33 ½” overall length. The blade has natural aged staining consistent with age but no rust. The sword stick measures 35 ¾” overall in its scabbard. The stained bamboo scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12897
£345.00

WW2 Era Italian Cavalry Officer’s Dress Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 12895 - 12895
This is an Italian Cavalry Officers Dress Sword. An innovative feature of these swords is that they have a recessed thumb hole behind the hilt quillon . This allowed thethumb’s full extension and consequently a more solid grip when the closed hand is around the grip (see page 129 of World Swords By Withers). It's straight 32 ¼” steel blade is undamaged and clean. Both sides of the blade have etched foliate decoration incorporating banners & arms and National emblems. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. It has a full steel voided bowl knuckle guard with correct recessed thumb hole. The wood grip has finger grooves. The sword is complete with original nickel plated steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has no dents but some areas of the nickel plating have some wear consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12895
£345.00

WW2 Era Turkish Army Officer's Dress Sword With Etched Blade ‘Ankara H-O 1.3.1940’ & Nickel Plated Brass Scabbard. Sn 12896 - 12896
With the opening up and consequent modernisation of Turkey to the West during the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire adopted many European influences both in Military dress and equipment. This was especially so with regards to swords. Many Turkish swords in that era were manufactured in Germany or based on German patterns (see page 216 of World Swords by Withers where a similar sword to our example is illustrated). This is a Turkish Army Officer's Dress Sword and Scabbard. It has a wire bound black grip with finger grooves. It has a brass knuckle guard and curved pommel with lanyard ring. The cross guard has 2 langets one bears the Turkish ‘crescent Moon & Star’ symbol. Its 31 ¼” tapering curved blade is beautifully etched on both sides with foliate panels. One side incorporates banners and arms and the other side has the Turkish ‘Crescent Moon & Star’. The riccaso is etched . ‘Ankara H-O 1.3.1940’. Its brass scabbard with 2 hanging rings and large shoe is undented and retains most of its original nickel plating. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12896
£345.00
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