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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

Victorian/ Edwardian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick With Sterling Silver Birmingham Hall Marked Collar & Ornate Silver Ball Top Handle By ‘TC & Co’ (Most likely Theodor Cohn & Co, London) . Sn 12743 - 12743
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick. It has an ornate foliate design silver ball top handle and Birmingham silver ‘Lion & Anchor’ hallmarked collar with ‘TC & Co’ manufacturer mark (illustrated. Most likely Theodor Cohn recorded 13 Bedford Street, London, 1899). The handle is pierced with silver mounts for wrist strap. It has a diamond shaped 25 ½” blade and measures 32 ½” overall length. The blade is has light staining consistent with age & tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 33 ½” overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged with just light surface wear consistent with use. The scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12743
£595.00

BOER WAR/GALLIPOLI 1895 Pattern British Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade By Hobson & Sons, London, Presented 1901 To Captain Wm George Heys Manchester Regiment Boer War & Scabbard (Later KIA WW1 Gallipoli. Service Record Docs Included) Sn 12776 - 12776
At the outbreak of the Boer Wars William George Heys was a Captain in the Manchester Regiment. Amidst growing tension between Boers and the British in the Transvaal, elements of the Manchester Regiment shipped to South Africa and the Regiment subsequently saw action in most of the major battles of the Boer wars. Heys survived the War in South Africa and was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In September 1914, just before the Ottoman Empire entered the war on Germany's side, six of the British Manchester Regiment's Battalions joined the Egypt garrison. In 1915, Lt Col Heys and his Regiment landed at Cape Helles, Gallipoli to reinforce the British beach heads. Sadly on 4th June the Regiment took heavy casualties during fighting at Gallipoli. Out of 17 present, 7 Officers were killed including Lt Col Heys (a copy of the Officer’s service record documents, Gazette and Regiment War diary entries including the entry on 4th June 1915 describing the action in which he fell & a copy of a black & white portrait of the Officer which was published in the Manchester Regiment Gazette accompany this piece). This is Lt Col Heys 1895 Pattern British Infantry Officers Sword which was presented to him when holding the rank of Captain in 1901 prior to departure for South Africa to fight in the Boer wars. 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 ¼” single edged blade with partial fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade has some staining to be expected but is undamaged . This sword & scabbard are as found and unmessed with. We have not attempted to clean it and it was acquired directly from the Officer’s family. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Hobson & Sons 135 Lexington Street London W' and the blade marked ‘Capt Wm Geo Heys Manchester Reg’ within banners. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel together with ‘Presented To Captain Wm George Heys Manchester Regiment By A Few Manchester Friends On His Departure To South Africa 1901’. The back of the blade is numbered ‘101673’ which with further research may reveal the identity of the original purchaser and date of manufacture. Both sides of the blade have lovely etched panels featuring the Royal Crown & Cypher. One sides has the etched badge of the Manchester Regiment. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct ¾ bowl guard voided with foliate design and ‘Queen’s Crown’ ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) Royal Cypher. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is fitted with original leather cord and acorn portepee. It is complete with its leather covered steel scabbard. The leather has some scuffs consistent with age. Price for this excellent presentation piece to a career Officer of the Manchester Regiment who saw action in iconic theatres of War & was killed in action includes UK delivery. Sn 12776
£975.00

RARE, Imperial German Model 1817 / 1869 Brass Handled Infantry Hanger Regiment Marked ‘1.CS Over 1705’ & Scabbard. ED 2087 - ED 2087
This is an excellent, original, Imperial German Model 1817 / 1869 Brass Handled Infantry Hanger. These hangers were based on the French Napoleonic ‘Sabre Briquet’. Large numbers were captured by German forces during the Napoleonic wars and subsequently used by their troops. The pattern was also extensively reproduced and manufactured by German sword makers and carried throughout the 19th Century by many European Nations . It is rare to find these hangers with their scabbards (see page 194 of World Swords by Withers). This example has a 25 ¼” curved single edged blade and measures 31” overall. The blade is marked ‘1.CS Over 1705’ no doubt a Regiment or Unit mark and arsenal weapon number . The blade has light staining consistent with age but no rust or damage. 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 Sword is complete with its rare to find original leather scabbard which has an internal metal throat mount with heart shaped frog stud and chape which has just the tip with ball end exposed. The leather of the scabbard has the scuffs and wear to be expected with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2087
£425.00

American Civil War Period Cavalry Sword & Scabbard. ED 2088 - ED 2088
This is a nice cavalry sword from C 1860. It has a 35 1/2" partially fullered and slightly curved blade. It has the makers initials of "A & E.H." stamped on the ricasso and a proof mark. The bowl and pommel are made of steel and the grips are wire bound leather. These swords were made in both America and imported from German manufacturers. The German makers supplied both sides in the civil war. The scabbard is all steel with 2 hanging rings. (see 'World Swords1400-1945' book by Harvey J.S. Withers, page 126 for a similar example). The price includes UK delivery. ED 2088
£525.00

Circa 1780 American Cavalry Troopers Sword. ED 2087 - ED 2087
This is a Cavalry Troopers sword probably made in Germany and exported to America C 1780. It has a partially fullered curved blade, unmarked except for the number "1789" and " M & K" on the back edge near the guard, see the second photograph insert. The blade measures 29 3/4" and is in very good condition. The hilt is all brass with a lion head pommel as is the bowl shaped guard. The sword is of the period of the American War of Independence (1775-1783) and could well have been used during this period. (see 'World Swords 1400-1945' book by Harvey J.S. Withers, page 122 for a similar example). The price includes UK delivery. ED 2087
£375.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA 1798 Dated Original British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Light Cavalry Sabre By Thomas Gill, London With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 12442 - 12442
Thomas Gill began manufacturing Swords in Birmingham during 1774 and is last recorded at St James, London in 1816. 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 original Officer's quality 1796 Sabre by Gill is in excellent condition. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” Sabre blade (38" overall). Both sides of the blade have panels for half of the blade length including, foliate designs, arms of Great Britain, Kings Crown & Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex), Britannia with shield, mounted Cavalry Office. The ricasso on one side has manufacturer detail ‘Tho Gill Warranted Never To Fail’ & ‘1798’ date. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and leather covered ribbed grip with silver wire binding are in nice condition. The leather has very slight wear consistent with age and use; the wire binding is tight and intact. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. Price for this excellent Napoleonic Wars Era dated Sword by a quality maker with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 12442
£0.00

Light Dragoons MATCHING REGIMENT MARKS Napoleonic Wars Era British 1796 Light Cavalry & Flank Infantry Sabre & Scabbard. Sn 12391 - 12391
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 Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). Pattern 1796 Sabres were used at The Battle of Waterloo 1815. This original 1796 Sabre is in good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 33” Sabre blade (37 ½” overall). The blade has light staining and the blade has several nicks to the cutting edge consistent with age and service use. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this sword. Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel and grooved wood ribbed grip are in nice condition with just the service wear to be expected. One of the sword’s langets is crisply marked ’14 LD’ to the 14th Light Dragoons City of London Militia (see page 108 of The Broad Arrow by Skennerton) together with ‘D above 7’, D Troop, Sword No 7. (The London Militia was formed in 1754). The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has minor dents and staining which is to be expected of a Sabre scabbard of this age. The scabbard has matching Militia marks near to the throat (all marks illustrated). Price for this sought after Sword and Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 12391
£1,245.00

Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Triangular Section Rapier Blade Sword Stick With Antique Ivory Topped Handle, Sterling Silver Hallmarked Ferrules By Heath & Middleton London ‘JTH JHM’ and Wheeler & Cronin ‘W&C’ With Brass ‘KBS’ Monogram Mount . Sn 12572 - 12572
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick. The antique ivory handle has a pierced brass monogram ‘KBS’ and sterling silver hallmarked ferrule ‘JTH over JHM’ (which is John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton of Hukin & Heath London 1901 hallmark ). The handle also has a foliate engraved ferrule with sterling silver hallmark ‘W&C’ which is Wheeler & Cronin -Mary Wheeler & James Bartholomew Cronin, Birmingham 1843 hallmark (both hallmarks illustrated). It has a 28 ½” triangular section rapier blade blade and measures 34 ½” overall length. The blade is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 35 ½” overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a brass end cap and antique ivory insert at the throat. Price for this attractive Victorian piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12572
£745.00

Edwardian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick With Sterling Silver Hall Marked Ball Top Handle & Etched Blade By Gaunt & Son Late Edward Thurkle London & Birmingham. Sn 12566 - 12566
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick. The ball top handle has sterling silver hallmarks (indistinct). The ball top has foliate embossed decoration. The handle also has a floating brass disc ferrule at the hilt. It has a flat 27 ¾” blade and measures 34” overall length. The blade is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. Both sides of the blade for approx. half its length have deep etched decorative panels, one side with armoured knight together with manufacturer detail ‘R. Gaunt & Son Late Edward Thurkle London & Birmingham’, the reverse has armorials and jousting knights scene. The sword stick measures 34 ¾”overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a brass end cap. Price for this attractive Victorian piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12566
£975.00
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