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Victorian British Gentleman’s Sword Stick With Blued & Gilt Panels Blade & Root Ball Handle. Sn 14669 - 14669
This Victorian Gentleman’s sword stick has an attractive dark brown cane scabbard and bulbous root ball handle. It measures 36 ¾” overall in its scabbard. The scabbard has a blackened brass conical end cap. The hilt has a scabbard retaining clip and the scabbard throat has a brass insert which accommodates the clip. The handle is fitted with original leather bound wrist strap. The sturdy single edged triangular section blade with fullers measures 27 ¾” length and tapers to a sharp point. Both sides of the blade have blued and gilt foliate panels. Some of the gilt is still present. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14669

Victorian 1857 Dated Brass Handled Military Short Sword Sidearm Hanger With Scabbard, Frog & Belt. ED 2215 - ED 2215
This is an excellent, original, British Military short sword side arm. It has 23 ¼” heavy single edged curved blade and measures 29” overall. The blade has a small continental ‘crown above R’ mark and has its original hilt washer. It has a rugged brass handle deeply grooved for grip with full knuckle bar, curved quillon cross guard with ball end and rounded pommel. The knuckle guard is dated ‘1857’ with indistinct letter. The Sword is complete with original Leather Scabbard with brass locket and chape. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather frog which has leather strap hangers & metal buckles. The frog is stamped with letters and numbers. Also included is its original leather belt. The leather belt is 2” wide and 44 ½” length. The belt tab is stamped with letters and numbers. The belt has a white metal buckle and stud. The belt is holed to accommodate the buckle prongs and stud. All marks on the sword, frog and belt are illustrated in the images. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2215

WW1 Era British George V 1845 / 1854 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade Numbered 1301.5, Ordnance Roundel Inlaid To ‘James Howarth’, Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Frog. Sn 14442 - 14442
The 1845/54 pattern sword was the successor to the 1822 pattern, the main change being the folding langet of the Pattern 1822 being removed (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers). This original infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 / 54 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (39" overall). The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer’s marks on the blade but the back of the blade is numbered ‘1301.5’ which may, with further research assist to identify the manufacturer. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer and etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher and Crown together with decorative panels on both sides. The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (GeorgeRex) & King’s Crown in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. The guard is contemporarily engraved ‘James Howorth’ most likely the name of the Officer who owned this sword. It's fish skin grip with finger grooves & gilt binding is in superb condition. The sword is complete with its leather covered wood scabbard with German silver insert at the mouth. The scabbard is fitted with original leather frog with 2 hanging straps, brass buckles and brass stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard & frog are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14442

Ancient 15th Century Tachi Yamato/ Yamashiro Den Japanese Hand Forged Sword Blade Worthy Of Being Sent To Japan For Expert Appraisal With Japanese Magnolia Handle & Scabbard With Cloth Bag Cover. Sn 14475:5 - 14475:5
This Tachi Japanese sword blade made in the 15th century appears to be cut down from a larger blade and in excellent condition for its age. It looks Yamato/ Yamashiro Den. The blade is 25 ¼” suriage cut from approx. 28”. The hamon is suguha with fine nie crystals hada large wood grain. 2 mekugi peg holes in tang which is suriage. The tang is unsigned. The handle and scabbard are traditional honuki Japanese magnolia wood. This blade is worthy of of being sent to Japan for expert appraisal and dating. A cloth bag cover accompanies the sword. The price for this Wakazashi with ancient blade and appraisal document includes UK delivery. Sn 14475:5

20th Century Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick By Toye Kenning & Spencer (London) With British Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Regiment Badge & Spanish Toledo Blade Etched With Masonic Devices . Sn 14449 - 14449
The sword stick’s nickel plated pommel cap has the badge of the British RAMC on one side. It has a 27 ½” blade and measures 33 ½” overall length. The blade is clean and tapers to a pin sharp point. Both sides of the blade have etched panels ‘Toye Kenning & Spencer’ and crisp panels with foliate designs, banners and masonic devices (Toye Kenning & Spencer, London, now the Toye Company was founded in 1685. Throughout the ages, their craftsmen have created exceptional products for civil and military markets. The company are specialist suppliers of Masonic Regalia) . The ricasso is marked ‘Toledo Spain’ (the Spanish City of Toledo has for centuries been famous for the quality of its blades). The sword stick measures 35 ½” overall in its scabbard. The Mallaca scabbard is undamaged. The throat has an antique ivory insert. The scabbard has a nickel plated conical end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14449

ORIGINAL, NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, EARLY VARIANT, British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword By JJ Runkel Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 14439 - 14439
An original example of a British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword in its original scabbard (see page 159 of World Swords by Withers). It has its regulation gilt hilt with correct early variant rigid shell guard. Later variants of the 1796 Infantry sword had folding clamshells. It has the correct knuckle bow and urn shaped pommel. It has a wire bound grip, all very tight and undamaged. It has a 32" long rapier shaped blade with fullers. One side of the blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘J.J. Runkel Solingen’. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The sword has its original black leather scabbard with gilt mounts which is also in excellent undamaged condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14439

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British Georgian 1796 Pattern Officer’s Cavalry Sabre Marked ‘B77’ With Sash & Scabbard Named & Dated To Captain James Armitage Rhodes L.V. (Leeds Volunteer) Cavalry 1812 By Johnston Strand (London). Sn 14440 - 14440
James Armitage Rhodes was born on 9 February 1785, the son of Peter Rhodes of the Leeds Bank. Peter Rhodes decided his son would be raised as a gentleman's son so in 1802 he was sent to Queens' College Cambridge where he graduated BA in 1806, and MA in 1809. In 1812 he was ordained at Holy Trinity Church in Leeds on Boar Lane. However, the Reverend James Armitage Rhodes never sought a benefice where he could take spiritual charge of his parishioners, so he was known as a 'clerk with no cure of souls' and his participation in the church services was limited. In 1794 the Mayor of Leeds responding to the threat of invasion from France, supported the creation of militia units. Peter and James Armitage Rhodes together with other family members joined the Leeds Troop of Volunteer Cavalry. James Armitage attained the rank of Captain. The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars. The blade is remembered today as one of the best of its time and has been described as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured in quantity. Officers of the famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments and the "flank" Companies of Line Regiments adopted these Swords (The Hit Peninsular War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). This is an original Napoleonic Wars era Officer’s 1796 Sabre with 1812 dated scabbard to James Armitage Rhodes. It has a single edged, fullered 32 1/2” Sabre blade. The blade is clean. The back of the blade is marked ‘B 77’. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed grip with wire binding are in very good condition. The metal fittings have much of their original gilt finish. The guard is mounted with an original red cloth Officer’s sash. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and retains much of its original gilt finish. The back edge of the scabbard is marked ‘I.R. No1’. The scabbard is engraved ‘James Armitage Rhodes L.V. (Leeds Volunteer) Cavalry’ together with date ‘1812’. The reverse has maker’s roundel inscribed ‘Johnston No.8 Newcastle Street Strand (London)’. The price for this Napoleonic Wars dated sword to a named Militia Cavalry Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14440

MATCHING REGIMENT MARKS & DATES WW1 Era, 1908 Pattern British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard 1911 & 1913 Dated By Enfield Marked ‘CN’. Sn 14337 - 14337
This is a very good original, WW1 era British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & Matching 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 ‘2 13’ (Feb 1913) with inspection marks and the reverse with Enfield ‘EFD’ inspection/ proof marks. The back of the blade is marked ‘p 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. The bowl guard is Regiment or Unit marked ‘CN’ (unknown) and has small letters which appear to be 'F.B' (unknown) together with date ‘7 11’ (July 1911). It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and has Enfield inspection marks together with WD arrow and matching ‘7 11’ date and Regiment or Unit mark ‘CN’. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the Regiment mark includes UK delivery. Sn 14337

Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword With Mino School Work 19th Century Blade & Meiji Period Mounts (October 23rd 1868 to 30th July 1912) With Scabbard. ED 2190 - ED 2190
This is a Japanese Wakizashi short sword made for fighting single handed. It has a 12 ¼” long blade made in the 19th century most likely Mino school work. The blade has Notare hamon temperline and has no damage. It measures 18 ¼” overall length. The Tang is unsigned. Its handle has fish skin and green cord binding with Meiji period mounts together with period menuki & iron tsuba which has an embossed tree bark pattern. The hilt fittings are loose, the cord binding fish skin have surface wear and the blade would benefit from a professional polish to bring out the form and lustre of the hamon. The weapon is complete with lacquered wood scabbard which has its original Japanese dealer’s import label with Japanese script characters (many Japanese swords were imported into the UK by Tiffany’s and other famous dealers in C1890 into the 1920’s). The scabbard has areas of surface wear. The scabbard is slotted for Kozuka short knife which is absent. This piece would make an excellent restoration project and would benefit from some attention to the furniture. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2190

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) WW2 Shin- Gunto Japanese Officer’s Sword Hand Forged Old Family Blade With 2 Fullers On One Side & One Fuller On The Reverse With Army Officer’s Cord & Steel Scabbard With Leather Field Service Cover. Sn 14357 - 14357
It was common practice for WW2 Japanese Officers use old family blades as their side arms and carry them into battle. This is a very good WW2 Japanese Officers Sword with old family blade & scabbard in as found, un-messed with condition. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its lanyard ring which is fitted with the remnants of an original Japanese Officer’s blue & brown cord. The tassels of the cord are absent. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining clip which functions as it should. The tang is un signed and has 2 mekugi peg holes. The original 25 ¾” hand forged blade is an old family blade, hand forged. The blade has a sharp cutting edge and has fullers. One side has 2 fullers, the other side one fuller. The Notare hamon is faded with old polish and would benefit from professional polishing to bring out its full form and lustre. The sword measures 36 ¼” overall length. It is carried in its steel scabbard with copper mounts which has its original WW2 era Leather field service cover. The throat of the cover has 2 press stud fasteners. The leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14357
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