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WW1 British Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Etched King’s Crown Blade Numbered 55531, Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard & Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. Sn 14879 - 14879
This is an original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels and King George Crown with ‘GR’ Royal Cypher (George Rex). The ricasso is crisply marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London’ together with Royal Warrant. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and fish skin wire bound grip with thumb recess. The back of the blade is numbered ‘55531’ which may assist to identify the British officer who originally commissioned this sword and ‘London Made’. The sword has no visible Regiment / WD Marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Brown pattern leather frog with brass stud to the front and 2 hanging straps with brass buckles. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the scabbard or frog. All leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14879
£675.00

WW1 1917, Pattern 1908 British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. Sn 14873 - 14873
This is a good original, WW1 dated British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & scabbard. This pattern of Sword was featured in the dramatic Cavalry charge scene in the Movie 'War Horse'. The Sword has a 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has some staining but no rust. The ricasso is marked with ’17 (1917 date) & inspection marks and the reverse with inspection marks. The back of the blade is marked ‘08’ (pattern 1908). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled brown grip with thumb recess. There are no visible manufacturer, date or Regiment marks on the sword. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14873
£495.00

Victorian, British Pattern 1827 Canarvonshire Volunteer Rifles Officer's Sword With Queen’s Crown Etched Blade By Ollivier & Brown London ' & Scabbard. Sn 14894:30 - 14894:30
Originally raised as the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1755, the Rifle Brigade was officially formed in 1800. Initially Officer’s carried a lighter version of the 1796 pattern Light cavalry sabre, later adopting the 1803 pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword with strung bugle motif placed within the knuckle bow. The Regiment, always renowned for its individuality both in uniform and tactics, it was no wonder that they eventually gained their own distinctive pattern of sword. The 1827 pattern is defined by an all steel hilt coupled with the replacement of the usual Royal Cypher with a strung bugle and Queen’s Crown in the hilt .This is a very good, original example 1827 Pattern Sword with Scabbard. It has a 32 ¾” long elegantly curved blade with fullers (38 ½”overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels including Queen’s crown with Royal cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) on one side and Queen’s Crown with Rifle Brigade badge & ‘Canarvonshire Volunteer Rifles’ on the reverse. It also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side together with initials ‘F.H’ (either an inspection mark or initials of the Victorian Officer who owned this sword). The reverse has manufacturer detail ''Ollivier & Brown, Sackville St., London''. It has a voided knuckle guard with the correct Rifle Brigade Queen’s crown with strung bugle motif, curved stepped pommel with ball end and wire bound grooved wood grip (the original fish skin handle covering is absent). It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has staining consistent with age and a few small dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:30
£350.00

American Civil War 1864 Dated U.S. Army Model 1840 Bandsman’s Sword By Ames Manufacturing Company With Scabbard. Sn 14894:26 - 14894:26
This is an original American Civil War dated Model 1840 Bandsman’s Sword with scabbard. These swords were similar in design to the U.S. Army Model 1840 NCO’s sword but without the Model 1840’s Kidney shaped counter-guard (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). It is a very good example. It has a straight 28” fullered blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade is clean. The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Made By Ames Mfg Co’ (upon the secession of the South, the Union lost access to their southern arsenals. Therefore, independent arms manufacturers were crucial to the success of the Union army. Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts was one of the Union’s most important manufacturers of side arms, swords, and light artillery, and the third largest producer of heavy ordnance). The reverse is dated ‘1864’ together with ‘U.S’ Union Army mark and what appears to be ‘L.H.K’ (most likely a factory inspector’s mark). It has the correct brass hilt without Kidney shaped counter-guard and has a brass knuckle bar & ribbed brass grip. The knuckle bar is stamped with factory inspector’s mark ‘G.W.E’. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts and hanging bar. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface of the leather has light cracks and the brass fittings some minor denting, all consistent with age and use. The price for this American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:26
£425.00

American Civil War Era Model 1840 NCO’s Sword With Scabbard. Sn 14894:25 - 14894:25
This is an original American Civil War era Model 1840 NCO’s sword with scabbard (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). It is a very good example. It has a straight 31 ¾” blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade has staining and patina consistent with age. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct kidney shaped counter-guard with knuckle bar & ribbed brass grip. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts and hanging bar. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:25
£425.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & RARE To Find Scabbard. Sn 14894:24 - 14894:24
The design of American Infantry swords of the Civil war era were influenced by French designs (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). This sword was probably manufactured in either France or Germany and imported into North America for use by Union Foot Officer’s. This is a very good, original example of the Model 1850 sword complete with its rare to find original scabbard. It has 31 ½” elegantly curved blade with double fullers on both sides and it is 37 ½” overall. The ricasso is inlaid with its original brass ordnance proof roundel & it is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate decoration. The blade has staining consistent with age and would benefit from professional cleaning which would bring out the full detail of the decoration. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct ornate foliate pierced brass guard with knuckle bar & rounded finial. It has a brass stepped pommel cap, the back of which is decorated with a hand tooled stylised Union Stars & Stripes motif above a foliate banner. Its fish skin bound grip is undamaged and has its original brass wire binding which is intact and tight. The sword is complete with its original rare to find black leather scabbard with brass mounts and 2 original hanging rings. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface of the leather has small areas of surface wear to be expected. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:24
£895.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Model 1840 Mounted Light Artillery Trooper’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 14894:23 - 14894:23
The design of these swords was based on the French Model 1829 Artillery Trooper’s sword (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). These swords are rare as they were produced in far fewer numbers than the infantry and cavalry due to the relatively smaller size of the artillery Regiments. This sword was probably manufactured in either France or Germany and imported into North America during the early part of the Civil War when the home nations could not produce enough swords for their own troops. This is a very good, original example of the Model 1840 sword complete with original scabbard. It has the correct 31 ¾” long curved and fullered sabre blade and it is 37 ½” overall. The blade has some small nicks only visible on close inspection and areas of staining but no rust all consistent with age and service use. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct plain brass knuckle guard & brass pommel cap. Its leather bound wood grip is undamaged and has its original brass wire binding which is intact and tight. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 original hanging rings and small shoe. The scabbard has some small dents consistent with age and use. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:23
£795.00

LATE WW2 'LAST DITCH', Japanese Nagoya Arsenal NCO's Wood Hilt Type 95 Katana & Scabbard. Sn 14894:3 - 14894:3
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard made in the last stages of WW2 when Japan's resources were stretched. Nagoya Arsenal made swords are found with serial numbers in the 200 thousand range (see page 200 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson). This sword has the typical brown wood handle with carved chequering for grip, lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. Its 27 ¾” blade is correctly without fullers & stamped '210929' indicating Nagoya Arsenal production. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original black paint. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with faint number which appears to be 207624. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:3
£675.00

Early 20th Century, Dutch Army Officer’s Sword With Monograms, & Scabbard With Cord & Portepee. Sn 14740 - 14740
This is a good original Dutch Army Officer’s Sword in the form made in the early 20th century. Our example has a curved undamaged, 31” long, steel blade with fullers (37” overall). Both sides of the blade have banners with indistinct monograms (illustrated). It has a voided brass bar guard and ornate pommel cap. Its grooved polished horn hilt is undamaged. The sword is complete with its original brass scabbard. The scabbard with shoe and 2 hanging rings has even patina and just a few dents consistent with age and service use. The scabbard is fitted with cord and portepee. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14740
£375.00

Original WW2 Nazi German Eickhorn Solingen, Pattern Nr 1714 ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem, Army Officer's Dress Sword With Officer’s Bullion Cord & Portepee & Scabbard. - 14704
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). It has a flat knuckle bow and wire bound grip. The knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with gilt oak leaf decoration. The sword measures 37 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its 32 ½” single edged, elegantly curved, fullered blade is stamped with the ‘Eickhorn, Solingen Original’ makers mark and Squirrel trademark. The sword is complete with its original Officer’s bullion cord and portepee. The portepee is excellent, clean and undamaged. The cord is intact but does have areas of service wear consistent with age and use. The sword has its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and large shoe. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14704
£495.00
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