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WW2 Turkish Army Officer's Dress Sword With Etched Blade ‘Ankara H-O 1.3.1940’ & Nickel Plated Brass Scabbard. Sn 12896 - 12896
With the opening up and consequent modernisation of Turkey to the West during the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire adopted many European influences both in Military dress and equipment. This was especially so with regards to swords. Many Turkish swords in that era were manufactured in Germany or based on German patterns (see page 216 of World Swords by Withers where a similar sword to our example is illustrated). This is a Turkish Army Officer's Dress Sword and Scabbard. It has a wire bound black grip with finger grooves. It has a brass knuckle guard and curved pommel with lanyard ring. The cross guard has 2 langets one bears the Turkish ‘crescent Moon & Star’ symbol. Its 31 ¼” tapering curved blade is beautifully etched on both sides with foliate panels. One side incorporates banners and arms and the other side has the Turkish ‘Crescent Moon & Star’. The riccaso is etched . ‘Ankara H-O 1.3.1940’. Its brass scabbard with 2 hanging rings and large shoe is undented and retains most of its original nickel plating. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12896
£345.00

Victorian/ Edwardian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick With Sterling Silver Birmingham Hall Marked Collar & Ornate Silver Ball Top Handle By ‘TC & Co’ (Most likely Theodor Cohn & Co, London) . Sn 12743 - 12743
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick. It has an ornate foliate design silver ball top handle and Birmingham silver ‘Lion & Anchor’ hallmarked collar with ‘TC & Co’ manufacturer mark (illustrated. Most likely Theodor Cohn recorded 13 Bedford Street, London, 1899). The handle is pierced with silver mounts for wrist strap. It has a diamond shaped 25 ½” blade and measures 32 ½” overall length. The blade is has light staining consistent with age & tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 33 ½” overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged with just light surface wear consistent with use. The scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12743
£595.00

RARE, Imperial German Model 1817 / 1869 Brass Handled Infantry Hanger Regiment Marked ‘1.CS Over 1705’ & Scabbard. ED 2087 - ED 2087
This is an excellent, original, Imperial German Model 1817 / 1869 Brass Handled Infantry Hanger. These hangers were based on the French Napoleonic ‘Sabre Briquet’. Large numbers were captured by German forces during the Napoleonic wars and subsequently used by their troops. The pattern was also extensively reproduced and manufactured by German sword makers and carried throughout the 19th Century by many European Nations . It is rare to find these hangers with their scabbards (see page 194 of World Swords by Withers). This example has a 25 ¼” curved single edged blade and measures 31” overall. The blade is marked ‘1.CS Over 1705’ no doubt a Regiment or Unit mark and arsenal weapon number . The blade has light staining consistent with age but no rust or damage. 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 Sword is complete with its rare to find original leather scabbard which has an internal metal throat mount with heart shaped frog stud and chape which has just the tip with ball end exposed. The leather of the scabbard has the scuffs and wear to be expected with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2087
£425.00

Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Triangular Section Rapier Blade Sword Stick With Antique Ivory Topped Handle, Sterling Silver Hallmarked Ferrules By Heath & Middleton London ‘JTH JHM’ and Wheeler & Cronin ‘W&C’ With Brass ‘KBS’ Monogram Mount . Sn 12572 - 12572
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick. The antique ivory handle has a pierced brass monogram ‘KBS’ and sterling silver hallmarked ferrule ‘JTH over JHM’ (which is John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton of Hukin & Heath London 1901 hallmark ). The handle also has a foliate engraved ferrule with sterling silver hallmark ‘W&C’ which is Wheeler & Cronin -Mary Wheeler & James Bartholomew Cronin, Birmingham 1843 hallmark (both hallmarks illustrated). It has a 28 ½” triangular section rapier blade blade and measures 34 ½” overall length. The blade is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 35 ½” overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a brass end cap and antique ivory insert at the throat. Price for this attractive Victorian piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12572
£745.00

Victorian/ Edwardian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick, Blade With Blued Panels & Sterling Silver Hall Marked Ball Top Handle. Sn 12560 - 12560
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Mallaca Sword Stick. The ball top handle has silver hallmarks (indistinct illustrated). The ball top has foliate embossed decoration. It has a diamond shaped 26 ¾” blade and measures 33” overall length. The blade is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. Both sides of the blade for approx. half of its length has naïve blued foliate panels. The handle has a push button scabbard retaining clip which functions perfectly. The sword stick measures 34 ¾”overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a brass end cap and Silver ferrule at the throat (no hallmark). Price for this attractive Victorian piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12560
£695.00

C1900 Brazilian Republic Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Pipeback Blade By Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Solingen Germany & Scabbard. Sn 12555:4 - 12555:4
On November 15, 1889 Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca deposed Emperor Dom Pedro II, declared Brazil a republic, and reorganized the Government. From 1889 to 1930, the Government was a constitutional democracy, but democracy was nominal. Immediately after the Republic was established Imperial German arms manufacturers supplied Brazil with arms and equipment to bolster the new regime's military. The Republic ended in 1930 with a military coup, also known as the Brazilian Revolution of 1930 that installed Getúlio Vargas as a dictator. This is an excellent original, Brazilian Republic Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard made in Germany C1900. The Sword’s 32” pipeback blade has some areas of light staining and pitting but no rust. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword measures 38” overall length. The full steel knuckle bow is faintly marked with the Brazilian Republic Crest with 5 pointed star and banner ‘15 De Novembro De 1889’ commemorating the establishment of the Republic (illustrated). A sword with a similar crest is illustrated on page 142 of World Swords by Withers. The blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Solingen’ (illustrated) and the back of the blade has a small 5 pointed star Brazilian Republic inspection mark. Its leather covered wood hilt is wire bound. The hilt has service wear but the wire binding is tight and intact. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has even patina throughout and just a few minor dents consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12555:4
£375.00

WW1 Italian Model 1871/ 1909 Cavalry Trooper's Sword With Pipe Back Blade & Scabbard. Sn 12555:2 - 12555:2
This is an Italian Model 1871/ 1909 Cavalry Trooper's Sword (see page 129 of World Swords By Withers). These swords were used by the Italian Cavalry during WW1. It's slightly curved 35 /2" steel pipeback blade is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. It has a full steel knuckle guard with recessed thumb guard, 'birds head' pommel with chequering and plain wood grip. The grip strap is stamped 'E2909'. The sword is complete with original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has some minor dents and areas of light staining but no rust. The scabbard is stamped 'L7657'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12555:2
£475.00

WW1 1915, 1908 Pattern British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson Post WW1 Issue To The Royal Irish Constabulary ‘Black & Tans’ With Scabbard. Sn 12553 - 12553
The Black and Tans officially the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve, were recruited to assist the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) during the fight against Republican Terrorist Groups primarily the IRA (Irish Republican Army). The force was the brainchild of Winston Churchill, then British Secretary of State for War. Recruitment began in Great Britain in late 1919. Thousands, many of them British Army veterans of World War I, answered the British Government's call for recruits. Most of the recruits came from Britain, although it also had some members from Ireland. Their role was to help the RIC maintain control and fight Republican terrorism. The nickname "Black and Tans" arose from the colours of the improvised uniforms they initially wore, composed of mixed khaki British Army and rifle green RIC uniform parts. This is an excellent original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword which has its bowl guard contemporaneously painted with tan paint specifically for the ‘Black & Tans’ with its original scabbard. The Sword has a 35 " single edged polished blade with fuller (43" overall). The ricasso is marked ‘4 ‘15 (April 1915) with inspection marks and the reverse by the manufacturer ‘Wilkinson’ together with inspection/ proof marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’08 (1908 Pattern). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled brown composite grip with thumb recess. The guard has no visible Regiment Marks but these may be hidden by the ‘Tan’ paint finish. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. Again there are no visible Regiment marks. The scabbard has no dents but has surface service wear to be expected. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12553
£745.00

Unusual Victorian Gentleman’s Silver Mounted Varnished ‘Cabbage Stem’ Sword Stick Engraved ‘Souvenir De Paris Exposition 1900’ & ‘G.F. Letts West Haddon’. Sn 12271 - 12271
The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 15 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. The fair, visited by nearly 50 million, displayed many machines, inventions, and architecture that are now nearly universally known, including the Grande Roue de Paris Ferris wheel, Russian nesting dolls, diesel engines, talking films, escalators, and the telegraphone (the first magnetic audio recorder). This is an original, unusual, souvenir of the Paris Exposition. The sword has a short 16 ¼” double edged blade with medial ridge. The blade has staining consistent with age but no damage or rust. In its scabbard the swordstick measures measures 35 ¾” overall length. The curved handle has silver ferrule (no hallmarks). The fitting is engraved ‘Souvenir De Paris Exposition 1900’ & ‘G.F. Letts West Haddon’ (most likely the name of the original Victorian owner of the sword stick). Unusually, the handle and scabbard are made from a giant cabbage stem which have the feel and appearance of lightweight wood. The handle and scabbard have a varnished finish. The scabbard near to the throat has 2 fine stable cracks which are totally secure and only visible on close inspection. The tip of the scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive Victorian sword stick with silver fitting celebrating the Paris Exposition of 1900 includes UK delivery. Sn 12271
£475.00

WW2 Japanese 1886 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. ED 279 - ED 279
An excellent, original, WW2 Japanese 1886 Pattern Cavalry Troopers sword with scabbard (see Military Swords Of Japan 1868-1945 By Gregory Pages 22-25). The sword has a regulation steel and wood chequered hilt. It has its regulation steel guard with cord slot & its spring loaded scabbard release catch works perfectly. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. It has a clean, 30 1/2" fullered curved steel blade with serial number 7045 at the ricasso. It is complete with original steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring. The shoe of the scabbard is stamped '93980'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn ED 279
£395.00
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