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WW1 British Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade By Boyton & Son Clerkenwell London & Leather Covered Wood Scabbard. ED 2162 - ED 2162
An original Royal Artillery Officer’s sword & Scabbard. It has a heavy 35” blade with fullers and measures 41 ¾” overall. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is intact and tight and steel voided bar knuckle guard. It has a brass hilt with stippled back strap and stepped pommel with ball top. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels. One side is etched with Royal Artillery Cannon with banners and motto below Kings Crown and the reverse with King’s Crown and Royal Cypher. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘G.Boyton & Son Clerkenwell EC (London)’ and the reverse with ordnance star and inlaid roundel. The blade has staining consistent with age. The wood scabbard has a brass throat mount and is tightly bound with brown leather. The scabbard has a leather belt / frog strap with eyelet near to the throat. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2162
£595.00

British Officer’s 1821 Pattern East Yorkshire Volunteer Artillery Sword By Hobson & Sons London & Scabbard. Sn 14058 - 14058
An original 1821 pattern Volunteer Artillery Officer’s sword & Scabbard (see page 99 of World Swords by Withers). It has a 32 ¼” blade with fullers and measures 38” overall. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is intact and tight and correct 3 bar guard hilt. The blade is etched and blued on both sides with foliate panels . One side is etched to the ‘4th East Yorks Artillery Voltrs’ and the reverse with cannon and ignited grenade. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘Hobson & sons 94 St Martins Lane, London’ and the reverse with ordnance star and inlaid roundel. The blade has staining consistent with age. The scabbard with 2 hanging rings and fixed belt bar has no dents and just staining consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14058
£595.00

QUALITY, English Gentleman’s Bamboo Cane Swagger Sword Stick With 1945 London Sterling Silver Fittings By JS&S, Lions Head Pommel & Blade By Hills & Co Sheffield With Etched & Blued Panel. Sn 14172 - 14172
This quality made piece has an 18” single edged triangular section blade which is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer within a blued & etched panel ‘Hills & Co Sheffield’. The swagger stick measures 24" overall including scabbard. The cane handle and scabbard are varnished and have sterling silver mounts. The hallmarks date to London 1945 and have JS&S manufacturer mark. Its Lions head pommel is excellent with original glazed eyes. The scabbard has conical brass end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14172
£575.00

Imperial Prussian Artillery Officer's Sword With Alloy Hilt & Plain Langets By PS (Paul Seilheimer) Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 14068 - 14068
This is an original Imperial Prussian Artillery Officer's Sword & scabbard (see page 376 of Angola's book Swords of Germany 1900-45 where an example with the same shaped hilt as our example but with etched blade is illustrated). The curved sabre blade with fullers is 33" in length (38" overall). The ricasso is crisply marked with manufacturers sword hilt trade mark together with ‘PS’ monogram (most likely Paul Seilheimer) & Solingen. The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is fitted with original leather hilt washer. It has its original correct flat alloy knuckle guard without cord slot and plain langets. Its black Bakelite or resin ribbed grip with gilt wire binding is undamaged and the binding tight. The Sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single hanging ring, fixed belt bar and small shoe. The scabbard has no dents and retains all of its original black paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14068
£345.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana & Scabbard. Sn 14098 - 14098
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword has the typical brown painted alloy cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains much of its original paint. Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is crisply stamped '113830' and inspection mark on one side of the blade. The blade has a few small nicks to the cutting edge consistent with age and service use. The hilt near to the tsuba has original black paint which may be hiding Japanese arsenal marks which are commonly found in this area. There are no marks visible. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring and retains most of its original olive green paint. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14098
£695.00

NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Light Cavalry Sabre With Gilt & Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14016 - 14016
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 has a single edged, fullered 32” sabre blade (37 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age. Both sides of the blade have blued & Gilt panels with Kings Crown and stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). Its cross guard with langets, knuckle guard and pommel are undamaged. It has a silver wire bound, leather covered wood grip. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina. Price for this Napoleonic Wars Era piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14016
£1,295.00

EXTREMELY RARE, British 1864 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword By Robert Mole & Sons Birmingham & Enfield WD Marked Scabbard To The 4th Light Dragoons. Sn 13843 - 13843
1864 Pattern Cavalry trooper's swords are rare to find. It is known that 12,000 of the weapons were in stock for use in the second Afghan war (see page 100 of World Swords by Withers where this pattern of sword is described as extremely rare). This is an original, 1864 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged slightly curved blade with fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected with age. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Robt Mole & Sons Birmingham'. The reverse has a small inspection mark. The back of the blade is stamped ‘Mole’ and with matching inspection mark. It has the correct full bowl guard with 4 pierced triangles forming a stylised cross. The guard also has 2 sword knot slits (this is not seen on any other British Military regulation sword). It has the correct chequered black leather scales secured by 5 rivets. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard is undamaged and is nicely Regiment marked near to the throat on one side ‘IVLD’ to the 4th Light Dragoons, above weapon number ‘69’. The reverse is marked ‘Enfield’ together with WD inspection mark. The price for this extremely rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13843
£1,595.00

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Quality Light Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard. Sn 13410 - 13410
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 is a fighting sword intended for combat and has obviously seen service. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” sabre blade (37 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust. The cutting edge has just a few minor nicks only visible on close inspection. Its cross guard with langets, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. It has a ribbed leather bound wood handle with wire binding which is intact. The leather has some surface wear consistent with age and service use. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina. The sword and scabbard have no visible manufacturer, Regiment or date marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13410
£595.00

SOLD LAY-AWAY SOLD SOHIGHLY RATED MAKER, UNTOUCHED, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword Double Signed Tang ‘KANE MICHI SAKU’ (Won Special Honour Seat at 1941 Exhibition), original polish to blade & a Scabbard With Leather .Sn 13709 - 13709
This is an untouched, as found, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is marked on both sides with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name and Showa-To stamp ‘KANE MICHI SAKU’ (A highly rated Smith who won a Special Honour Seat at the Japanese 1941 Exhibition). The habaki has contemporary hand tooled naïve initials possibly the original owners. The special order long blade is 27 ½” length. The blade retains its original polish, is razor sharp and has well defined wave hamon. The sword is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The cover has some areas of service wear consistent with age and use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13709
£0.00

SOLD SOLD WW2 Japanese Naval Officer's Kai-Gunto Sword With Naval ‘Sun Ray’ Tsuba , Signed Tang ‘Mihara Yoshiteru’ (Mihara- City Founded in 1936 in Hiroshima Prefecture) & Lacquered Wood Scabbard With Brass Naval Mounts. Sn 13688 - 13688
This is an excellent, original WW2 Japanese Naval Officers Kai-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fully bound Tsuka with gided copper Naval fuchi-kashira & 3 cherry blossom menuki each stippled & moulded/chiselled in high relief. The outer bottom of the fuchi (collar) has 3 characters stamped in it & the corresponding base of the handle has 2 on each side. It has oval blued flat tsuba with “& 30” stamped on one side. The 4 small seppa & the 2 large seppa have “& 30” stamped into their rear. It has silvered copper habaki and it has a brown cloth tassel loop. It has Naval ‘Sun Ray’ design on 2 of the hilt fittings. The tang is crisply marked on one side with 4 Japanese script characters ‘Mihara Yoshiteru’ (Mihara is a City founded in 1936 in Hiroshima Prefecture). On the same side is a small indistinct arsenal stamp of a Japanese character where the tang becomes the blade. The 26” oil quenched blade is excellent with original polish and typical ‘Wave’ hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original lacquered wood scabbard with brass Naval mounts and 2 hanging rings. The lacquered surface of the scabbard has small areas of surface wear consistent with age and service use, this does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. Price for this excellent Naval sword with signed tang includes UK delivery. Sn 13688
£0.00
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