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Victorian/ Edwardian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick, Blade With Blued Panels & Sterling Silver Hall Marked Ball Top Handle. Sn 12560 - 12560
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick. The ball top handle has silver hallmarks (indistinct illustrated). The ball top has foliate embossed decoration. It has a diamond shaped 26 ¾” blade and measures 33” overall length. The blade is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. Both sides of the blade for approx. half of its length has naïve blued foliate panels. The handle has a push button scabbard retaining clip which functions perfectly. The sword stick measures 34 ¾”overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a brass end cap and Silver ferrule at the throat (no hallmark). Price for this attractive Victorian piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12560
£695.00

C1900 Brazilian Republic Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Pipeback Blade By Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Solingen Germany & Scabbard. Sn 12555:4 - 12555:4
On November 15, 1889 Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca deposed Emperor Dom Pedro II, declared Brazil a republic, and reorganized the Government. From 1889 to 1930, the Government was a constitutional democracy, but democracy was nominal. Immediately after the Republic was established Imperial German arms manufacturers supplied Brazil with arms and equipment to bolster the new regime's military. The Republic ended in 1930 with a military coup, also known as the Brazilian Revolution of 1930 that installed Getúlio Vargas as a dictator. This is an excellent original, Brazilian Republic Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard made in Germany C1900. The Sword’s 32” pipeback blade has some areas of light staining and pitting but no rust. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword measures 38” overall length. The full steel knuckle bow is faintly marked with the Brazilian Republic Crest with 5 pointed star and banner ‘15 De Novembro De 1889’ commemorating the establishment of the Republic (illustrated). A sword with a similar crest is illustrated on page 142 of World Swords by Withers. The blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Solingen’ (illustrated) and the back of the blade has a small 5 pointed star Brazilian Republic inspection mark. Its leather covered wood hilt is wire bound. The hilt has service wear but the wire binding is tight and intact. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has even patina throughout and just a few minor dents consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12555:4
£375.00

WW1 Italian Model 1871/ 1909 Cavalry Trooper's Sword With Pipe Back Blade & Scabbard. Sn 12555:2 - 12555:2
This is an Italian Model 1871/ 1909 Cavalry Trooper's Sword (see page 129 of World Swords By Withers). These swords were used by the Italian Cavalry during WW1. It's slightly curved 35 /2" steel pipeback blade is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. It has a full steel knuckle guard with recessed thumb guard, 'birds head' pommel with chequering and plain wood grip. The grip strap is stamped 'E2909'. The sword is complete with original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has some minor dents and areas of light staining but no rust. The scabbard is stamped 'L7657'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12555:2
£475.00

C1780 British Infantry Officer's Sword With Spadroon Style Hilt, Antique Ivory Handle, Langet Engraved With Armorial Crest & Steel Scabbard. Sn 12555:1 - 12555:1
This is an original British Officer's private purchase Sword manufactured C1780. The Sword has a 32" fullered blade (38" overall). The blade has areas of light staining but no rust. It has a spadroon style hilt with flat brass knuckle bow and stepped ball top pommel. The cross guard has langets one of which is engraved with an armorial crest which is worthy of further research (illustrated). The hilt is grooved antique ivory. Its later steel scabbard has some small dents and staining but no rust. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12555:1
£675.00

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

SOLD. SOLD. (LAY AWAY) 19th Century Japanese Kaga Province Wakazashi Short Sword, Scabbard & Kozuka Short Knife. Sn 12415 - 12415
This is an excellent Wakazashi Short Sword made for fighting one handed. The clean, sharp blade was most likely made during the 19th century in the province of kaga renowned for quality sword making. The Wakazashi is 24” overall length and the blade with original polish and pronounced wave hamon is 17 ½” length. The tang is unsigned. Its fish skin wrapped handle has fresh binding with menuki. It has original copper and brass fittings including cast tsuba. The Wakazashi is accompanied by its original 7 ½” long Kozuka blade which sits perfectly in the scabbard. The kozuka has a copper handle with embossed decoration. The Scabbard with single cord mount has a black lacquered finish and is undamaged. Price for this excellent Japanese piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12415
£0.00

SOLD SOLD DATES & REGIMENT MARKS, British 1882/1885/1890 Pattern WD Cavalry Troopers Sword With 1886 To 1893 Dated German Blade By Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen & WD 1895 Dated Scabbard Regiment Marked ‘Y Above MG’ To The Montogomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry. - 12193
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade (34 ½” inches long 1 ¼” wide). The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). The Montgomeryshire Yeomanry unlike the other Yeomanry regiments was only formed in 1813 when the threat of a French invasion was almost over. They served as part of the Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War and formed 3 Regiments for service during World War I. This is an excellent original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard to the Montogomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry. The Sword’s blade is clean. The ricasso is marked on both sides with WD and inspection marks. There are several dates ranging from 1886 to 1893. The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif. The blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen’. The guard is Regiment marked ‘Y above MG’ to the Montogomeryshire Yeomanry together with 9/1893 date (September 1893) and other struck out dates. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are very good and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has matching 9/1893 date and Regiment mark. The scabbard has even patina throughout and just a few minor dents . Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12193
£0.00

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
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