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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

Original Nazi German Era Alexander Coppell Solingen, Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre With Scabbard. Sn 13401 - 13401
This is an excellent original Nazi era Alex Coppell, Solingen, Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre. The sword has crossed sabres Cavalry insignia on a foliate background on the langet and a plain reverse langet (page 148 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia has an illustration of an unattributed Cavalry Officer’s sabre with similar crossed sabres langet). It has a wire bound grip. The wire is tight and intact. The flat knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with intricate decoration and it has a Lion’s head pommel with red inset eyes. The cross guard finial is ‘Puma’s head’ form. The sabre measures 37” overall and the ricasso of its clean 31 ½” single edged, curved blade is stamped with the Coppell, Solingen makers ‘ACS with scales’ trademark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sabre is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and shoe. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13401
£575.00

British 1856 Pattern Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Watts, Birmingham. Sn 13304 - 13304
This is an original 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback ( 27 ½” overall). The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'WATTS’ (most likely the Victorian cutler J.B. Watts & Co Birmingham) & has a small inspection mark. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The back of the blade is stamped with faint unreadable inspection mark. As is common with these weapons, the side arm is without scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13304
£395.00

Victorian Mallaca Sword Stick With Monogramed 1846- 1847 Birmingham Sterling Silver Hall Marked Collar By ‘WS’ (William Sumner London) With Antique Ivory Handle. Sn 13186 - 13186
This is an attractive Victorian Sword Stick. The antique ivory handle has a large 1 ½” length sterling silver collar hallmarked Birmingham 1846-47 with 'WS' makers mark which is most likely William Sumner London & is beautifully engraved with a stylised monogram (all illustrated). It has a 25 ¾” fullered blade and measures 31 ¾” overall length. The blade has natural aged staining consistent with age. The blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 34 ½” overall in its scabbard. The Mallaca scabbard is undamaged & has a conical brass end cap. Price for this quality sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 13186
£575.00

Original WW2 Era Nazi German Police Officer Rank Sword By Alcoso (Alex Coppel), Solingen With Officer’s Bronze Nazi Eagle Insert & Scabbard. Sn 13195 - 13195
This is an excellent original WW2 period German Nazi Police Officer rank sword (see page 252 of the book ‘Swords Of Germany’ By Angolia). The sword measures 37 ½” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 31 ½” single edged, blade with partial fullers is stamped with the Alcoso Solingen manufacturer’s name and trademark (Alex Coppel). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. Its black wood ribbed grip is undamaged and inlaid with the correct Officer’s Bronze Eagle with swastika and wreath insert. The handle has an ornate oak Leaf motif ferrule, knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring, fixed strap bar and shoe. The throat has an ornate steel mount with geometric design. The scabbard has no dents and just light surface wear to the paint finish consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13195
£895.00

Late Victorian / Edwardian Bamboo Sword Stick With Thin Heptagon Spike Blade Stag Horn Handle & Scabbard. Sn 12897 - 12897
This is an attractive Sword Stick in the form popular in the late Victorian/ early Edwardian era. The stained bamboo hilt has a curved stag horn handle which is undamaged and a German Silver ferrule. It has an unusual heptagon shaped 21 ½” long spike blade which tapers to a sharp point and measures 33 ½” overall length. The blade has natural aged staining consistent with age but no rust. The sword stick measures 35 ¾” overall in its scabbard. The stained bamboo scabbard has a conical brass end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12897
£345.00

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
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