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Original Nazi German Era Alexander Coppell Solingen, Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre With Scabbard. Sn 13401 - 13401
This is an excellent original Nazi era Alex Coppell, Solingen, Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre. The sword has crossed sabres Cavalry insignia on a foliate background on the langet and a plain reverse langet (page 148 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia has an illustration of an unattributed Cavalry Officer’s sabre with similar crossed sabres langet). It has a wire bound grip. The wire is tight and intact. The flat knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with intricate decoration and it has a Lion’s head pommel with red inset eyes. The cross guard finial is ‘Puma’s head’ form. The sabre measures 37” overall and the ricasso of its clean 31 ½” single edged, curved blade is stamped with the Coppell, Solingen makers ‘ACS with scales’ trademark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sabre is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and shoe. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13401
£575.00

WW1 Era Imperial German M1874 (M74) Saxon Field Artillery Sabre By Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen & Scabbard With Original Field Grey Paint. Sn 13432 - 13432
All Mannschaften (other ranks) of the Imperial German Field Artillery carried Model 1874 sabres (see page 199 of World Swords by Withers). The Saxon variant differs from the Prusssian and Bavarian Artilllery sabres in that the Saxon variant has a ribbed Bakelite grip and the hilt has no langet. Also the Saxon scabbard has a single fixed hanging ring and fixed hanging bar. The sabres were carried in a sword belt when dismounted or hung from a saddle when mounted. This Saxon M74 other ranks Field Artillery sabre is in excellent condition. It has a clean, curved 29 ¾” sabre blade with fullers and measures 35 ½” overall length. It has the correct curved Bakelite ribbed grip and flat curved knuckle bow guard. The blade has its original hilt washer and is marked by the manufacturer Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen. The back of the blade has a small Imperial Crown above 2 letters which appear to be ‘R or A C’. The sword has its original steel scabbard with correct fixed single hanging ring. The hilt of the sword and scabbard have most of their original Field Grey paint finish which has surface scuffs consistent with age and service use but no rust or damage. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13432
£475.00

British 1856 Pattern Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Watts, Birmingham. Sn 13304 - 13304
This is an original 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 ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'WATTS’ (most likely the Victorian cutler J.B. Watts & Co Birmingham) & has a small inspection mark. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The back of the blade is stamped with faint unreadable inspection mark. As is common with these weapons, the side arm is without scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13304
£395.00

British 1892 / 93 Dated, 1856 Pattern WD Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Mole Birmingham Regiment Marked ‘5.MRB’ To The Royal Berkshire Militia & 1879 Dated Scabbard Regiment marked ‘VBRK1’ To The 1st Berkshire Militia. Sn 13386 - 13386
This is a fine 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 ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Mole & Sons Makers Birmingham’ & dated '12 '92' (Dec 1892). The reverse is stamped with inspection marks and War Dept arrow. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The back of the blade is stamped with faint inspection mark. The brass cross guard is Regiment marked ‘M’ above ‘5.RB’ to the Royal Berkshire Militia and dated ‘1.1893’ (Jan 1893). The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. All stitching and leather of the scabbard is intact. The throat of the upper mount is crisply Regiment marked ‘V’ above ‘BRK 1’ & ‘13’ to the 1st Berkshire Volunteers, weapon number ‘13’ and dated ‘5/1879’ (May 1879). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13386
£595.00

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
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