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WW2 Era Nazi German Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen (WKC), Pattern German Army Officer's Dress Sword & Scabbard. Sn 14769. - 14769
This is an original WW2 period German Nazi WKC pattern German Army Officer's Sword (see page 139 of Swords Of Germany By Angolia where an identical hilt pattern is illustrated). The sword has a curved grip strap and pommel adorned with cast Oak leaves decoration. The hilt has 2 langets. One with cast Nazi National emblem' of Eagle (with short spread wings) and Swastika with wreath and the reverse langet with void shield on a field of Oak leaves. It has a knuckle bow with ornate cast oak leaves decoration. The undamaged grooved grip is gilt wire bound. The hilt retains most of its original gilding. The sword measures 36 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 32" single edged, curved, fullered blade is stamped with the WKC Solingen makers mark and Helm legend. The sword is complete with its black painted scabbard with single steel hanging ring, fixed hanging bar and shoe. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14769
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 05/03) WW1 Imperial German Artillery Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14667:12 - 14667:12
This is an original, WW1 Era, German Artillery Officer’s Sword & Scabbard (see pages 199 and 204 of World Swords by Withers for similar WW1 German Artillery Swords). The Sword is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 30” blade. Both sides of the blade are etched with a foliate design incorporating Martial banners and arms and cannons. The back edge of the blade is decorated with Oak leaves. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. The black paint of its wood grip with finger grooves has areas of wear to be expected but is intact and secure. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard with small shoe has no dents and just even light staining to be expected of a sword scabbard of this age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:12
£0.00

WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By W. Anderson & Sons Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard & Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. Sn 11644. - 11644
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. The ricasso is faintly marked on one side by the manufacturer which appears to be ‘W. Anderson & Sons’. The reverse has the inlaid ordnance acceptance roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and fish skin wire bound grip with thumb recess. 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, hanging bar to the rear 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11644
£675.00

WW1 German Artillery Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard With Matching Regiment Marks ‘10.A.6.31’. (Stock Number Sn 14677). - 14677
This is an original, WW1 Era, German Artillery Officer’s Sword & Scabbard (see page 199 of World Swords by Withers). It is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 32” curved blade. The back edge and both sides of the blade are lightly etched with a foliate design incorporating banners and arms. The blade has staining consistent with age. Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. The leather covering of its wood grip with finger grooves has areas of wear to be expected but is intact and secure. The cross guard with langent is Regiment marked ‘10.A.6.31’ (most likely 10th Battery, 6th Artillery Regiment, Weapon Number 31). The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has a couple of minor dents which is to be expected of a sword scabbard of this age, however, they do not detract from its overall appearance. The scabbard has matching Regiment mark near to the throat. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14677
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (15/04) SOBritish 1895/ 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched & Blued Panels Blade To The Royal Engineers, Ordnance Roundel, George V King’s Crown Royal Cypher, Leather Cord & Acorn Portepee With Leather CSn 14676 - 14676
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 slight staining to be expected with age. The back of the blade is marked ‘Made In England’. 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 banners and arms together with ‘Royal Engineers’. 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’. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The hilt is fitted with its original period brown leather cord and acorn portepee. 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. The scabbard also has a leather strap with 2 eyelets. One eyelet is torn but all other leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14676
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (16/04) OLDEST BRITISH ARMY REGIMENT, C1870 British Honourable Artillery (HAC) Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14667:9 - 14667:9
Established in 1537 the HAC is the oldest Regiment in the British army. It was primarily a citizen militia and raised in times of national emergency including the Armada, English Civil war and Napoleonic wars. Until the Victorian era, Officers would have followed regular infantry sword patterns. As this was a volunteer army, they would have to pay for all service equipment including their own swords. This sword highlights the strong influence of French sword design in that era, particularly with regard to the knuckle bow and angled or canted pommel (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers).This is a very good example of the HAC Officer’s Sword. Our example has a 79 cm long, rapier type steel blade (93 cm overall). The blade has light staining consistent with age. Both sides have foliate engraved panels and stylised ‘HAC’ monograms. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. It has brass guard with canted pommel and pierced upturned clamshell featuring the embossed ignited grenade artillery emblem. The fish skin covered hilt has its original copper wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard with brass shoe, fixed belt bar and mounts with 2 original brass hanging rings has even patina and no dents or damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:9
£0.00

Early 1900’s British Pattern 1827 Rifle Brigade Officer's Sword With King’s Crown Etched Blade By Hawkes & Co London & Scabbard. Sn 14667:7 - 14667:7
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 in the hilt .This is a very good, original example 1827 Pattern Sword with Scabbard. It has an 83cm long blade with fullers (98 cm overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels including King’s crown with Royal cypher on one side and King’s crown with Rifle Brigade badge on the reverse . It also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side and manufacturer detail 'Hawkes & Co 14 Piccadilly London W’ on the reverse. The back of the blade has a small inspection mark and is numbered ‘7336’ which may assist to identify the Rifle Brigade Officer who commissioned this sword. It has a voided knuckle guard with the correct Rifle Brigade King’s crown with strung bugle motif, curved stepped pommel with ball end and fish skin grip with silver wire binding. The wire is tight and intact. The fish skin is secure but does have small areas of wear to be expected with age and service use. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents or damage. The throat of the scabbard is numbered ‘174’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:7
£395.00

Post 1952 QE II British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With Blued & Etched Panels To ‘DGJ Rogers RN’, German Made Eickhorn Solingen Blade, Bullion Cord, Portepee and Scabbard. Sn 14667:5 - 14667:5
This is an original British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword made post 1952 has a clean steel single edged straight blade which is 78cm in length with central fuller (93cm overall). The blade is crisply etched with blued and etched foliate panels together with Naval fouled anchor on one side & ‘Crown E II R’ (Queen Elizabeth II Regina) with foliate panels on the reverse. The riccaso is marked on one side by with the squirrel trademark of the German Solingen manufacturer ‘Eickhorn’. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. It has a gilt brass lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & full knuckle guard with the Royal Navy Queen’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 langet is engraved to ‘DGJ Rogers RN’. The sword’s fish skin grip with bullion wire binding is undamaged. Attached to the guard is its original twisted bullion cord and portepee. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has gilt brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:5
£495.00

French 1919 Dated 1882 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword By The Chatellerault Arsenal & Scabbard. Sn 14667:4 - 14667:4
This is an excellent original French 1882 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword (see page 192 of World Swords by Withers). Our example of the 1882 has a clean, 85 cm long, polished steel blade with fullers (99cm overall). One side of the blade is crisply engraved by the French Chatellerault Arsenal manufacturer, dated ‘Mars (March) 1919’ and ‘1882’ pattern designation (illustrated). It has a voided nickel plated guard and rounded pommel. The back of the hilt near the pommel has a small inspection mark (illustrated). Its grooved polished horn hilt has its original copper wire binding. There is a small area of service wear to the horn near the guard ferrule. 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 14667:4
£475.00

French 1845 / 1855 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword By G. Barre Paris & Scabbard. Sn 14667:2 - 14667:2
The French Infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 / 55 sword was the standard Infantry Officer’s sword from the 1840’s through to the 1900’s. These swords had a great influence on the sword designs of other nations, most notably the USA where the US Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword and Model 1852 Naval officer’s sword are almost identical copies (see pages 191 & 193 of World Swords by Withers). Our example is in excellent condition. It has a clean, 85 cm long, single edged blade with fullers (100 cm overall). One side of the blade has a small manufacturer’s roundel ‘G.Barre Fab A Paris’ (Barre is recorded as working in Paris from 1873-1910). The blade is fitted with original hilt washer. The brass guard has pierced foliate decoration. It has brass stepped rounded pommel with a banner of foliate 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 14667:2
£475.00
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