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EXTREMELY RARE, Pre 1783 American War Of Independence American Infantry Officer's Sword With Antique Ivory Handle Mounted with Brass Thistle Badge, Etched Blade & Original Scabbard. ED 2040 - ED 2040
This is an original none standard pattern American Infantry Officer's Sword manufactured pre 1783 as used during the American War of Independence. The Sword has a 32" fullered blade (38" overall). The top section of both sides of the blade are blued and gilt etched with decorative foliate panels. The panels have scabbard wear but retain much of the blueing. It has a pierced brass knuckle bow and stepped ball top pommel. The hilt is grooved antique ivory and is mounted with a brass thistle badge possibly later applied. Its original brown leather scabbard has tooled decoration and fitted with brass locket with small brass ring and frog stud & brass chape. The body of the scabbard has 2 leather hanging straps with original steel rings. The n2 hanging straps have some service wear and the upper strap has 2 small tears which could easily be repaired. Price for this extremely rare Sword includes UK delivery. ED 2040.
£795.00

WW1 1915, 1908 Pattern British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson Post WW1 Issue To The Royal Irish Constabulary ‘Black & Tans’ With Scabbard. Sn 12553 - 12553
The Black and Tans officially the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve, were recruited to assist the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) during the fight against Republican Terrorist Groups primarily the IRA (Irish Republican Army). The force was the brainchild of Winston Churchill, then British Secretary of State for War. Recruitment began in Great Britain in late 1919. Thousands, many of them British Army veterans of World War I, answered the British Government's call for recruits. Most of the recruits came from Britain, although it also had some members from Ireland. Their role was to help the RIC maintain control and fight Republican terrorism. The nickname "Black and Tans" arose from the colours of the improvised uniforms they initially wore, composed of mixed khaki British Army and rifle green RIC uniform parts. This is an excellent original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword which has its bowl guard contemporaneously painted with tan paint specifically for the ‘Black & Tans’ with its original scabbard. The Sword has a 35 " single edged polished blade with fuller (43" overall). The ricasso is marked ‘4 ‘15 (April 1915) with inspection marks and the reverse by the manufacturer ‘Wilkinson’ together with inspection/ proof marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’08 (1908 Pattern). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled brown composite grip with thumb recess. The guard has no visible Regiment Marks but these may be hidden by the ‘Tan’ paint finish. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. Again there are no visible Regiment marks. The scabbard has no dents but has surface service wear to be expected. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12553
£745.00

Victorian Era German Gentleman’s Silver Mounted Sword Stick With Tooled Spanish ‘Toledo’ Blade. Sn 12270 - 12270
An excellent original Victorian Gentleman’s Sword Stick. The sword has a 26 ¾” single edged blade with partial fullers which is beautifully etched and tooled with foliate panels on both sides. One side has ‘Toledo’ in the centre of its panel (The City of Toledo Spain is famous for its ancient blade making industry). The back of the blade is stamped ‘Made In Germany’ indicating that the Spanish blade was made into a sword stick in Germany. The sword stick measures 34 ½” overall in its scabbard. The curved handle has a silver ferrule. Its scabbard is undamaged and has a Silver throat mount marked ‘Sterling’ (Silver) & the tip of the scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive sword stick with Silver fittings and Toledo blade includes UK delivery. Sn 12270
£425.00

Unusual Victorian Gentleman’s Silver Mounted Varnished ‘Cabbage Stem’ Sword Stick Engraved ‘Souvenir De Paris Exposition 1900’ & ‘G.F. Letts West Haddon’. Sn 12271 - 12271
The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 15 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. The fair, visited by nearly 50 million, displayed many machines, inventions, and architecture that are now nearly universally known, including the Grande Roue de Paris Ferris wheel, Russian nesting dolls, diesel engines, talking films, escalators, and the telegraphone (the first magnetic audio recorder). This is an original, unusual, souvenir of the Paris Exposition. The sword has a short 16 ¼” double edged blade with medial ridge. The blade has staining consistent with age but no damage or rust. In its scabbard the swordstick measures measures 35 ¾” overall length. The curved handle has silver ferrule (no hallmarks). The fitting is engraved ‘Souvenir De Paris Exposition 1900’ & ‘G.F. Letts West Haddon’ (most likely the name of the original Victorian owner of the sword stick). Unusually, the handle and scabbard are made from a giant cabbage stem which have the feel and appearance of lightweight wood. The handle and scabbard have a varnished finish. The scabbard near to the throat has 2 fine stable cracks which are totally secure and only visible on close inspection. The tip of the scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive Victorian sword stick with silver fitting celebrating the Paris Exposition of 1900 includes UK delivery. Sn 12271
£475.00

WW2 Japanese 1886 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. ED 279 - ED 279
An excellent, original, WW2 Japanese 1886 Pattern Cavalry Troopers sword with scabbard (see Military Swords Of Japan 1868-1945 By Gregory Pages 22-25). The sword has a regulation steel and wood chequered hilt. It has its regulation steel guard with cord slot & its spring loaded scabbard release catch works perfectly. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. It has a clean, 30 1/2" fullered curved steel blade with serial number 7045 at the ricasso. It is complete with original steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring. The shoe of the scabbard is stamped '93980'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn ED 279
£395.00

Victorian Era English Gentleman’s Cane Sword Stick With Brass Fittings Marked ‘Bernard 4 Church Place, Piccadilly’. Sn 12187 - 12187
This is an attractive original Victorian English Gentleman’s Sword Stick. The sword has a slim 23 ½” blade which has just staining consistent with age and no damage. The hilt has a small scabbard retaining catch. The sword stick measures 36” overall in its scabbard. Its undamaged cane handle has a brass ferrule nicely marked ‘Bernard 4 Church Place, Piccadilly’ & grooved round wood pommel. The cane scabbard is undamaged and has a conical brass end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12187
£395.00

Early 19th Century Imperial German Falchion Short Sword Sidearm With Large Stag Antler Handle. Sn 12192 - 12192
This an original falchion in the form most usually seen in Imperial Germany during the early 1800’s. The large falchions has a heavy curved 22 ¾” long blade with 3 narrow fullers on either side grooves . The blade is 1 ¾” at its widest point and has 3 naïve ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ marks, most likely applied by the unknown maker (illustrated inset in image 2). The weapon measures 31 ½” overall length. It has a large 8 ½” curved solid Stag antler handlehich has a brass ferrule at the hilt and iron cross guard. The price for substantial Imperial German falchion includes UK delivery. Sn 12192
£345.00

Edwardian Gentleman’s Sword Stick With Root Ball Handle and Sterling Silver Hallmarked Ferrule Dating to Birmingham 1901-1902. Sn 12178. - 12178
This Edwardian Gentleman’s sword stick has an attractive cane scabbard and bulbous root ball handle. It measures 36 ½” overall in its scabbard. The cane scabbard has a sterling silver hallmarked ferrule and the lower tip has a conical brass end cap. Price includes UK delivery. The hallmarks date to Birmingham 1901-1902 during the reign of King Edward VII. The ferrule is beautifully tooled with foliate decoration around a void oval panel. The sword is held securely in the scabbard by a retaining clip at the hilt which is released by depression of a small brass button on the handle. The sturdy single edged blackened blade measures 22 ½” in length and tapers to a sharp point. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12178.
£495.00

Victorian British 1895 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword With Etched Blade By Mole & Sons Birmingham With Leather Covered Scabbard & Leather Frog. Sn 12173 - 12173
This is an excellent original, 1897 Pattern British Infantry Officer's Sword with Scabbard & Frog (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers). The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with fuller (39" overall). The blade is clean with etched panels and Crown VR (Victoria Regina) to both sides. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Robt Mole & Sons Makers Birmingham’. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has an ornate voided bowl guard with stylised Victorian Royal Cypher and Crown. It has an undamaged wire bound fish skin grip together with stepped steel pommel with ball top. It is complete with its brown leather covered wood scabbard which has a German Silver throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with an original brown leather frog with straps, brass stud and buckles. All leather & stitching are intact. Price for this Sword with scabbard and frog includes UK delivery. Sn 12173
£495.00

WW1 British Officer’s Lacquered Wood Sword Stick With Ferrule Engraved To ‘Captain Chas Alford MM France 1916-1918’ & Bone Handle. Sn 12097 - 12097
This is a very good original WW1 British Officer’s Sword Stick. The sword has a slim, short 10” triangular blade which is clean, straight and undamaged. The sword stick measures 34 ¾” overall in its scabbard. Its undamaged bone handle has a steel ferrule engraved ‘Capt Chas (most likely abbreviation of Charles) Alford MM France 1916-1918’, indicating that this named officer served in France during 1916-1918 and was awarded the prestigious British Military Medal for valour. The scabbard is undamaged & has a brass roundel throat mount and conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive WW1 Officer’s sword stick to a named Officer which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 12097
£575.00
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