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Victorian Scottish ‘County Of Roxburgh’, Roxburghshire Constabulary Police Hanger / Sword Weapon Number 6 By Parker Field & Sons With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15037 - 15037
The Scottish Victorian Roxburghshire Constabulary merged with other County forces in 1946 to become the Berwick, Roxburgh and Selkirk Constabulary. This is an excellent Victorian Police Hanger & scabbard. Manufactured by Parker Field & Sons 233 Holborn London it has a fine deeply etched panel with manufacturer's name & address on one side of the blade (illustrated). The reverse has an etched panel ‘County Of Roxburgh No.6 (weapon number)’ (illustrated). It has a fullered 22 ½” swept blade. The blade has just small areas of staining consistent with age. The ribbed fish skin handle is in good order with brass knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer and has a scabbard retaining catch. The overall length of the hanger is 27 ¾”. The original leather scabbard has brass mounts. The leather has scuffs to be expected with age and service use and one side a a horizontal split just below the bottom edge of the throat mount and the rear seam is absent its stitching. The leather and stitching would benefit from repair by a professional saddler / leather worker. One side of the scabbard has gold lettering ‘County Of Roxburgh Constabulary Circa 1850’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15037
£425.00

Victorian British Court / Small Sword With Etched Rapier Blade Henry Mibbourne & Son London, Cord & Bullion Tasseled Knot. ED 873 - ED 873
The small sword or smallsword (also court sword, French: épée de cour or dress sword) is a light one-handed sword designed for thrusting which evolved out of the longer and heavier rapier of the late Renaissance. The height of the small sword's popularity was between mid 17th and late 18th century. It is thought to have appeared in France and spread quickly across the rest of Europe. The small sword was the immediate predecessor of the French dueling sword (from which the épée developed). This is an excellent original British Victorian Court / small sword. It has the typical brass hilt with cross guard clam shell mount,. The clam shell has the embossed Queen’s crown with Royal cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and Laurel wreath. . It has a bar knuckle guard and Crown pommel. The wire binding on the handle is tight and intact. The hilt is fitted with its original strap cord and bullion tasseled knot. Which has some wear but is intact. The slim 31 ½” rapier form blade is undamaged and has just small areas of staining consistent with age. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate decoration. One side also has the manufacturer’s name ‘Henry Mibbourne & Son 24 Sackville Street , London W’. The reverse has banners and arms amongst the foliate decoration. The sword measures 37” overall. It is complete with its original leather scabbard which has brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The mounts have engraved foliate decoration. The price for this attractive Court / small sword includes UK delivery. ED 873
£395.00

Victorian British Customs Officer's Briar Sword Stick. Sn 14501 - 14501
Victorian Customs Officer's carried sword sticks not only for self defence against smugglers but also to test bales and other consignments for hidden contraband. This is an excellent, original Victorian Customs Officer's sword stick. Made of briar, it is 36 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The heavy duty square blade is 29 ¼” in length tapering to a needle sharp point. The blade is undamaged with just staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this sword stick. The handle has a brass ferrule. The blade fits snugly into its scabbard which has a brass throat mount and brass end cap. The price for this attractive Victorian sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 14501
£475.00

Victorian British 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers Officer's Sword With Queen’s Crown Etched Blade By Rogers & Co London & Scabbard. Sn 14662 - 14662
The 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers, was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army first formed in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First World War and the Second World War. The Regiment survived the immediate post-war reduction in forces, but was amalgamated with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) in 1960. This is an excellent, original Victorian 12th Lancers Officer’s Sword with Scabbard. It has a 34 ¼” long elegantly curved blade with fullers (40 ¼” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels including Queen’s crown and 12th Lancers crossed lances above XII. It also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side and manufacturer detail ' Rogers & Co New Burlington St London W1’ on the reverse. The back of the blade is marked ‘Made In England’ . It has a multi bar knuckle guard, curved stepped pommel with ball end and fish skin grip with copper wire binding. The wire is tight and intact. The fish skin is excellent. The grip strap is chequered for grip. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents or damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14662
£675.00

1855 Pattern Imperial Prussian Infantry Pioneer’s Brass Hilt Short Sword Faschinenmesser (Fascine Knife) Sidearm Regiment Marked ’12.A.E.2.88’. Sn 14874 - 14874
This is an original, 1855 Prussian Infantry Pioneers Short Sword (see page 196 of World Swords 1400-1945 By Withers). It has 1 ½” broad, 19” long, heavy single edged blade and measures 24 ¾” overall. It has a rugged brass handle deeply grooved for grip with ball pommel and the straight cross guard has the correct rolled ends. The cross guard is crisply Regiment marked ’12.A.E.2.88’. The ricasso of the blade is marked with a faint, small Imperial Prussian Crown & Monogram inspection mark. The Sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14874
£245.00

Early 19th Century French Brass Handled Infantry Briquet Short Sword Sidearm & Scabbard. Sn 14875 - 14875
This is an excellent, original, French Infantry Briquet Short Sword Sidearm & Scabbard. It has 23 ¼” heavy single edged blade and measures 28 ¾” overall. 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 blade has an indistinct manufacturer’s signature (illustrated) and has its original leather hilt washer. The Sword is complete with original Leather Scabbard with brass locket and chape. The leather has service wear to be expected with age and use and there is a split in the leather near to the chape which could easily be repaired. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14875
£395.00

WW1 1917, Pattern 1908 British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. Sn 14873 - 14873
This is a good original, WW1 dated British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & 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 with ’17 (1917 date) & inspection marks and the reverse with inspection marks. The back of the blade is marked ‘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. There are no visible manufacturer, date or Regiment marks on the sword. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14873
£495.00

Victorian, British Pattern 1827 Canarvonshire Volunteer Rifles Officer's Sword With Queen’s Crown Etched Blade By Ollivier & Brown London ' & Scabbard. Sn 14894:30 - 14894:30
Originally raised as the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1755, the Rifle Brigade was officially formed in 1800. Initially Officer’s carried a lighter version of the 1796 pattern Light cavalry sabre, later adopting the 1803 pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword with strung bugle motif placed within the knuckle bow. The Regiment, always renowned for its individuality both in uniform and tactics, it was no wonder that they eventually gained their own distinctive pattern of sword. The 1827 pattern is defined by an all steel hilt coupled with the replacement of the usual Royal Cypher with a strung bugle and Queen’s Crown in the hilt .This is a very good, original example 1827 Pattern Sword with Scabbard. It has a 32 ¾” long elegantly curved blade with fullers (38 ½”overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels including Queen’s crown with Royal cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) on one side and Queen’s Crown with Rifle Brigade badge & ‘Canarvonshire Volunteer Rifles’ on the reverse. It also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side together with initials ‘F.H’ (either an inspection mark or initials of the Victorian Officer who owned this sword). The reverse has manufacturer detail ''Ollivier & Brown, Sackville St., London''. It has a voided knuckle guard with the correct Rifle Brigade Queen’s crown with strung bugle motif, curved stepped pommel with ball end and wire bound grooved wood grip (the original fish skin handle covering is absent). It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has staining consistent with age and a few small dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:30
£350.00

American Civil War 1864 Dated U.S. Army Model 1840 Bandsman’s Sword By Ames Manufacturing Company With Scabbard. Sn 14894:26 - 14894:26
This is an original American Civil War dated Model 1840 Bandsman’s Sword with scabbard. These swords were similar in design to the U.S. Army Model 1840 NCO’s sword but without the Model 1840’s Kidney shaped counter-guard (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). It is a very good example. It has a straight 28” fullered blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade is clean. The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Made By Ames Mfg Co’ (upon the secession of the South, the Union lost access to their southern arsenals. Therefore, independent arms manufacturers were crucial to the success of the Union army. Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts was one of the Union’s most important manufacturers of side arms, swords, and light artillery, and the third largest producer of heavy ordnance). The reverse is dated ‘1864’ together with ‘U.S’ Union Army mark and what appears to be ‘L.H.K’ (most likely a factory inspector’s mark). It has the correct brass hilt without Kidney shaped counter-guard and has a brass knuckle bar & ribbed brass grip. The knuckle bar is stamped with factory inspector’s mark ‘G.W.E’. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts and hanging bar. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface of the leather has light cracks and the brass fittings some minor denting, all consistent with age and use. The price for this American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:26
£425.00

American Civil War Era Model 1840 NCO’s Sword With Scabbard. Sn 14894:25 - 14894:25
This is an original American Civil War era Model 1840 NCO’s sword with scabbard (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). It is a very good example. It has a straight 31 ¾” blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade has staining and patina consistent with age. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct kidney shaped counter-guard with knuckle bar & ribbed brass grip. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts and hanging bar. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:25
£425.00
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