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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

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

MATCHING DATES, WW1 1916 Dated WD 1908 Pattern British WD Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Enfield & SB&N Ltd Marks & 1916 Dated Scabbard. Sn 12461 - 12461
This is an excellent original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword 1916 dated with its scabbard. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has areas of light staining consistent with age. The ricasso is marked ‘4 ‘16 ( April 1916) with Enfield ‘EFD’ inspection marks & WD arrow. The reverse is stamped ‘SB&N Ld’ with WD inspection marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’P08’ (1908 Pattern). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled light brown composite grip with thumb recess. The guard has no visible Regiment Marks. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. Again there are no visible Regiment marks but it has faint matching date ‘16’ (1916). The scabbard has even patina consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12461
£645.00

Rare, WW1 1915, Pattern 1896 British Mountain Artillery 'All Ranks' Sword (North West Frontier Era) By Mole Birmingham & John Round & Son Limited Sheffield With Scabbard. Sn 13428 - 13428
In 1896 a special Pattern of sword was introduced for all ranks of the Mountain Artillery Batteries. This pattern of sword is one of the rarest of regulation patterns and was used by British & Indian troops during campaigns on the North West frontier & WW1 (see pages 228-230 of Robson's book Swords Of The British Army). This is an excellent original example. The Sword has a 30 " single edged blade with fuller (34 ½” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and the cutting edge has just a few small nicks to be expected with age and service use. The nicks are only visible on close inspection. The ricasso is marked John Round & Son Limited Sheffield on one side and the reverse with WD arrow mark, inspection marks and WW1 ‘8 15’ date (August 1915). The back of the blade is stamped with an inspection mark. It has a steel flat bow guard and grooved correct cast iron ribbed grip. The guard has inspection marks and is stamped ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). It is complete with its original correct leather scabbard with brass mounts. All stitching & leather of the scabbard is intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13428
£695.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 'Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopeddia Edition' Book by Jim Dawson. BO 302 - 13694
This is a mint, as new copy of the 'Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopedia Edition' by Jim Dawson. Anyone having an interest in WWII Japanese Swords or simply Japanese swords in general should buy this book. For those WWII collectors interested in purchasing Japanese Swords it is critical to have the information in this book to avoid cheap fake swords being produced in china currently and aged to appear real. This book is full of photos, information, and pictures of Japanese military soldiers carrying the swords they were issued or purchased during the war, and any collector should be armed with this overall view of the items before trying to purchase one. Highly recommend it for any Japanese sword collector. It consists of 448 pages, is packed with colour and black and white photographs, sketches and drawing. It is in mint condition. It measures 11 1/4" x 9". The price includes UK delivery. BO 302 sn 13694
£0.00

RARE, MINT, Original WW2 Nazi German Luftwaffe General’s ‘Flieger- Generalsdegen’ 2nd Model Officer’s Sword By Eickhorn, Solingen With Etched Blade ‘Der Oberbefehlshaber Der Luftwaffe Herman Goring’ With Goring Signature General's Cord Portepee & Scabbard - 13536
This is a near mint, rare, original WW2 period German Nazi Luftwaffe General’s 2nd Model Officer's Sword. These swords were 1st commissioned by Hermann Goring the Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe and examples of 2nd Model General’s sword were seen as early as 1937 (see page 194 of Swords Of Germany By Angolia where a 2nd Model example by Eickhorn identical to our piece is illustrated). Our example has the correct orange hue celluloid handle with tight wire binding and gold coloured hilt fittings with correct folding clamshells on the obverse and reverse. The larger clamshell has the correct silvered cast Luftwaffe Eagle which retains much of its original silver finish. The sword measures 37 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its superb, clean, 31 ¼” single edged, slim, fullered blade is stamped with the Eickchorn Original Solingen makers name and squirrel trademark. It is beautifully etched on both sides with scrollwork panels and central raised blued panels with gold plated inscriptions, one side ‘Der Oberbefehlshaber Der Luftwaffe Herman Goring’ (The Commander In Chief With The Name In Correct Facsimile Goring Signature), the other side ‘In Dankbarer Anerkennung’ (In Grateful Recognition). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer & original General’s bullion cord and portepee (the cord has areas fraying consistent with age and service use). The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with correct brass throat mount and chape. The throat mount has the correct fixed hanging bar. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this near mint Nazi Officer's sword with General’s cord, portepee and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13536
£8,250.00

Magnificent 'Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Isalnds Liberation' 43" Sword, Mounted For Display, Limited Edition LR 99 Commemorative Piece By Wilkinson Sword. Sn 13548 - 13548
A limited edition (LR 99) made by Wilkinson Sword craftsmen to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Cannel Islands Liberation 1945-1970. The Channel Islands were occupied during World War II by German forces from 30 June 1940, until May 1945. They were liberated by British forces following the general German surrender. Considered not defendable by the British government in 1940, the islands were demilitarised and some civilians were given the opportunity to evacuate to England before the German forces arrived. The island leaders and some civil servants were asked to stay in their posts to look after the civilians in their care. 41,101 remained on Jersey, 24,429 on Guernsey and 470 on Sark. Alderney had just 18. Apart from undertaking a few commando raids, the islands were ignored by the British government until June 1944 when additional attacks on German shipping and radar units took place. To avoid starvation of civilians, permission was given for Red Cross parcels to be sent to the islands during the winter of 1944-45. Liberation would have to wait until the end of the war in Europe. The sword has a double edge plated steel blade, acid etched with a commemorative inscription "Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation 1945-1970". On the reverse it is stamped with 'LR 99', being part of a limited edition sword. It has a gilt metal crossguard, pommel and langet which bears the Guernsey and Jersey arms. It has a very nice wire bound green leather grip. The blade measures 33 1/2"long. It is mounted beautifully on a large polished mahogany plaque which is drilled for wall mounting and measures 9" x 46". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13548 ****(see the other sword in stock Sn 13549)***
£375.00
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