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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

C1860-1914 Imperial German Brass Handled Infantry & Police Briquet Short Sword Sidearm & Scabbard. Sn 11895 - 11895
This is an excellent, original, short sword side arm in the form used by Imperial German Infantry & Police C1860-1914. It has 23 ½” clean, heavy single edged blade and measures 29 ¼” overall. It has a rugged brass handle deeply grooved for grip with full knuckle bar, curved quillon crossguard with ball end and rounded pommel. The knuckle guard has small inspection marks (illustrated). The handle is numbered ‘87’. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the blade or handle. The Sword is complete with original Leather Scabbard with brass locket and chape. The throat mount is numbered ‘112’. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11895
£395.00

WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Brown Leather Sword Belt and Rare Brass Chain Sword Hanger. L 358 - L 358
A WW2 Japanese Army Officer's brown leather sword belt and rare brass chain sword hanger. The sword belt is in very good condition. It has a 2" steel buckle secured on a leather tab which is stitched to the belt, it has a leather keeper, the stitching is all present and secure. The buckle has fixed belt prongs. At the other end of the belt there is a leather strap belt end which has seven sets of double buckle holes. The end is in very good condition and has a stitched star. On the reverse it is plain leather. There are no markings on the belt. The belt measures 42" long and 2 3/4" wide. Complete with the belt is a rare brass chain sword hanger. The chain hanger is clipped onto a metal loop which is stitched onto a leather belt loop, see the close up photograph.The hanger is in perfect condition and has a brass clip with hook and a separate hook on a chain at one end and a brass clip at the other end. The stitching is present and secure. It measures 14 1/2" long from end to end. (see 'Military Swords Of Japan 1868-1945' book by Richard Fuller and Ron Gregory, pages 92 plate 104 for the hanger). The price includes UK delivery. L 358
£575.00

19th Century Gentleman’s Briar Sword Stick With Pierced Rapier Form Blade. Sn 12016 - 12016
An excellent 19th Century Sword Stick. It has a 27” flattened rapier form blade. The blade has some staining consistent with age and is beautifully pierced with a Geometric design near to the hilt. It measures 35 ½” overall in its scabbard. The flat face of the ball end handle is decorated with naïve period hand painted flowers. The scabbard is undamaged and has a twine wrapped upper section near to its metal throat band. The ferrule/ end cap on the tip of the scabbard is absent but could easily be replaced if required. Price for this attractive unusual sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 12016
£595.00

Victorian Gentleman’s Malacca Sword Stick With Diamond Form Blade & Hand Carved Antique Ivory Fittings. Sn 12014 - 12014
An excellent original Victorian Gentleman’s Sword Stick. It has a 13” flattened diamond form blade. The blade has some staining consistent with age. It measures 34 ¾” overall in its scabbard). The handle has a lovely antique Ivory pommel with hand carved ‘basket weave’ decoration. The neck of the handle has an antique Ivory ferrule carved with matching ‘weave’ design and steel scabbard retaining clip. The Ivory has a lovely aged patina & no cracks. The scabbard is undamaged and has a conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive Victorian era sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 12014
£595.00

Victorian Gentleman’s Silver Mounted Varnished Cane Form Sword Stick With Tooled Spanish ‘Toledo’ Blade. Sn 12013 - 12013
An excellent original Victorian Gentleman’s Sword Stick. The sword has a 27 ¼” single edged blade with partial fullers which is beautifully 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 swordsmithing industry). The sword measures 33 ½” overall (In its scabbard it measures 36 ½”overall). The curved handle has silver ferrule with partially visible hallmark. The ferrule has a push button scabbard retaining catch which works as it should. Its scabbard is undamaged & the tip of the scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive Victorian sword stick with hallmarked silver fitting and Toledo blade includes UK delivery. Sn 12013
£595.00
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