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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

Swiss Model 1842-75 Sapper & Pioneer’s Gladius Saw Back Short Sword / Side Arm By ‘SJG NEUHAUSEN’ & Scabbard. Sn 12007 - 12007
This is an excellent original Swiss Gladius form 1842-75 Pattern side arm. These side arms were issued to Pioneer and Sapper Units. The weapons have a Neo-classical design based upon the Roman Gladius. The hilt is constructed entirely of brass with a grip which is patterned with raised ribs or rings. This example has the correct straight edged blade with saw back. The blade is 20 ½” in length. On one side, the blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘‘SJG NEUHAUSEN’ together with small Swiss Cross military mark and number ‘18241’ above ‘90’. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. The Sword is complete with original leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. The throat mount has a single fixed bar fitted with original leather tab. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12007
£475.00

Victorian Customs Officer's Briar Sword Stick By Mole Birmingham. Sn 12029 - 12029
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 3/4" overall in its scabbard. The heavy duty square blade is 29 ¾” in length tapering to a needle sharp point. The blade is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age and faintly stamped by the maker 'Mole, Birm' (Birmingham). The handle has a brass ferrule. The blade fits snugly into its scabbard which has a brass throat mount and brass end cap. Price for this attractive Victorian Sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 12029
£475.00

WW2 Era Japanese Junior Army Officer’s Parade Sabre With Acid Etched Yakiba ‘Tempered Edge’, Applied Family ‘Mon’ Badge With Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 12033 - 12033
An excellent Japanese Junior Army Officer’s Sword in its original scabbard. These parade sabres were made for Japanese Officers up to 1941. Japanese Officer’s would often, at additional personal cost pay to have an acid etched ‘Yakiba’ or tempered edge applied to the blade to give the effect of a hand forged ‘wave hamon’ (see Military Swords Of Japan 1868-1945 By Gregory Pages 22 & 66-67). This sword has the correct ribbed horn grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. It has its regulation knuckle guard with ornate cast decoration & the back of the grip is fitted with a family applied ‘Mon’ badge (illustrated in image 2). It has a clean, 31” fullered curved steel blade. The blade has an acid etched Yakiba which would have been commissioned by the Officer at great personal expense. The handle is fitted with original cord and portepee. It is complete with original steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12033
£795.00

1930’s/ WW2 Era Italian Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica ) Officer's Dress Sword With Etched Blade & Brass Eagle’s Head Hilt. Sn 11651 - 11651
On 28 March 1923, the Italian air force was founded as an independent service by King Vittorio Emanuele III of the Kingdom of Italy . This air force was known as the Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force). During the 1930s, the fledgeling Regia Aeronautica was involved in its first military operations, first in Ethiopia in 1935, and later in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. After a period of neutrality, Italy entered World War II on 10 June 1940 alongside Germany. The Regia Aeronautica could deploy more than 3,000 aircraft & fought from the icy steppes of Russia to the sand of the North African desert losing men and machines. Italy produced Air Force swords drawing heavily on the contemporary Art Deco influences of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Italian Air Force Swords of the 1930’s had a sweeping gilt brass Eagle head hilt (see page 77 An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Swords & Sabres By Withers). This is an excellent Italian Air Force Officer's dress sword and scabbard. It has the correct varnished wood black grip with finger grooves & wire binding, large Eagles head with crown pommel with feather representation grip strap and feathered Wing effect full knuckle guard all in brass with much of the original gilt finish present. Its 28 ½” tapering single edged blade is beautifully etched on both sides with panels of banners. One side has the Royal Eagle with Crown and arms. The reverse has heraldic arms and a crisp representation of a 1920/30’s era single propeller aircraft with pilot. The hilt is fitted with original washer and it's leather scabbard with ornate brass mounts and 2 hanging rings is undamaged. Price for this attractive Art Deco inspired Italian Air Force Sword includes UK delivery. Sn 11651
£395.00

Edwardian/ WW1 Era Kings Crown Grenadier Guards Officer's 'Walking Out' Infantry Levee Sword With 1827 Pattern Hilt By Smith, Saville Row London With Battle Honours Etched Blade To ‘AGF’ & Scabbard. Sn 12064. - 12064
The Grenadier Guards are an Infantry Regiment of the British Army. It is the most senior Regiment of the Guards Division and, as such, is the most senior Regiment of Infantry. The Regiment served in all Major conflicts involving the British Empire and fought in all significant battles of WW1 including Loos, the Somme, Cambrai, Arras and the Hindenburg Line. Seven members of the Regiment received the Victoria Cross during the Great War. This is an attractive original, Grenadier Guards 'Walking Out' Infantry Levee Sword. The sword has a 32 ¾” single edged blade with partial fuller (39" overall). The slim blade is clean and beautifully etched with stylised Royal Cypher ER or GR (Edward or George Rex) and Kings Crown. It has foliate decorative panels on both sides which incorporate all of the Regiments pre WW1 battle honours and one side has a central panel with initials ‘A.G.F.’ no doubt the initials of the Grenadier Guard Officer who owned this sword. The ricasso is marked with the ordnance quality inspection star and inlaid roundel and the reverse with the ‘E. Smith 5 Boyle St, Saville Row W’ (London), manufacturer's name and address. The back of the blade is marked 'London Made'. The blade is fitted with original leather washer. The 1827 Pattern hilt (see page 174 of World Swords By Withers) has a voided full knuckle guard incorporating the ignited Grenade Regimental Insignia of the Grenadier Guards’. The Grenade is engraved with stylised monogram. It has a stepped pommel and Its fish skin grip with wire binding is in excellent condition. The leather bound wood scabbard has a German Silver throat fitting and hanging strap with eyelets. The leather has some scuffs consistent with age and use but all stitching is intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12064
£595.00
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