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Boer War Era 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British WD Cavalry Troopers Sword Dated 1901 By Mole & Scabbard Matching Regiment marks ‘Y.BCK’ To The Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars). Sn 11983 - 11983
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade (34 ¼” inches long 1 inches wide). The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). On 13 December 1899, the decision to allow volunteer forces to serve in the Second Boer War was made. Due to the string of defeats during Black Week in December, 1899, the British Government realised they were going to need more troops than just the regular army, thus issuing a Royal Warrant on 24 December 1899. This warrant officially created the Imperial Yeomanry. The Royal Warrant asked standing Yeomanry Regiments to provide service companies of approximately 115 men each. In addition to this, many British citizens (usually mid-upper class) volunteered to join the new Regiment. Upon arrival, the Regiment including The Buckinghamshire Yeomanry was sent throughout the zone of operations and The battle honour 'South Africa' was awarded to them. On 17 April 1901, the Bucks Yeomanry was renamed as the Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars) and reorganised in four squadrons and a machine gun section. This is a very good original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard to the Buckinghamshire Imperial Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars). The Sword’s blade has just staining consistent with age. The ricasso is marked on both sides with WD and inspection marks. There are several 1800’s dates and Boer War era date ’11.8.01’ (11th August 1901). The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif and is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Mole’ together with Regiment mark ‘Y’ above ‘BCK’ to the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is dated ‘2.89’ (Feb 1889) and has matching ‘Y.BCK’ Regiment marks. The scabbard has even patina throughout. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11983
£475.00

Pre 1941 Japanese Junior Army Officer’s Parade Sabre With Applied Family ‘Mon’ Badge With Silk Cord, Knots & Scabbard. Sn 11878:7 - 11878:7
A rare Japanese Junior Army Officer’s Sword in its original scabbard. These parade sabres were made for Japanese Officers up to 1941 (see Military Swords Of Japan 1868-1945 By Gregory Pages 66-67). The sword has a ribbed horn grip with wire binding. 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, 35 ¼” fullered curved steel blade which is unusually long for a Japanese sword. The handle is fitted with original silk cord with knot tassles and is complete with original steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and large shoe. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11878:7
£645.00

WW1 Era British Officer's Bamboo Cane Sword Stick With Nickel Silver Plated Brass Fittings To Bloxham School (Oxfordshire) Officer Training School (OTC) By Lockwood Brothers Sheffield. ED 259 - ED 259 / 11776
Bloxham School, also called All Saints' School, is an independent boarding school of the British public school tradition, located in the village of Bloxham, three miles from the town of Banbury in Oxfordshire, England. The school was founded in 1860. Bloxham OTC was founded in 1910 and it became one of the most respected contingents in the country. Bloxham OTC is one of the few schools in the country to have been granted its own uniform cap badge (The School’s crest) and many former members have served with distinction in the British armed forces. This is an excellent WW1 Era British Officer's Bamboo Cane Sword Stick to Bloxham OTC. The attractive plated brass ball top handle is embossed with the Bloxham OTC name and cap badge above ‘EPNS’ mark (Electro Plated Nickel Silver). It has a heavy 23 ¼” single edged square blade which is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade is crisply stamped by the manufacturer ‘Lockwood Brothers Sheffield’. The sword stick measures 35" overall including scabbard. The cane handle and scabbard are varnished and have brass fittings which retain some of their nickel silver finish. Price includes UK delivery. ED 259
£495.00

American WW1 Pattern 1913 Patton 1914 Dated Cavary Trooper's Sabre And Dress Nickel Plated Steel Scabbard. Sn 11678 - 11678
An original American WW1 1913 pattern 'Patton' 1914 dated American Cavalry Trooper's Sabre complete with a metal dress scabbard. The sword was based on a design by the future General George S. Patton, and submitted whilst he was an army lieutenant. Strongly influenced by the British 1908 Pattern Cavalry Trooper's sword, it is very similar to it's successful British counterpart, serving primarily as an effective thrusting weapon. Grips were manufactured in Bakelite or thermo-plastic. It is found with either a wood and canvas scabbard covering, or nickel plated steel. The quality of manufacturing was very high. This sword is in very good original condition, the grips look to be Bakelite, secured with two screw bolts. The guard is steel and free of any damage and is secure. It has a rolled edge. The ricasso is stamped on one side with "SA 1914" (SA Springfield Arsenal, Government Armoury) and on the other with "US 24414". The double edged blade is polished steel with a fuller and is in very good bright condition. The blade measures 35 1/4" in length. The dress scabbard is nickel plated steel with a polished finish. The scabbard has a flared steel top with a brass ornate design frog hook. The scabbard also has a steel tip. This is a very nice original scarce sword. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 11678
£575.00

Original, 1910 Dated Russian Military Cossack Kindjal Short Sword & Scabbard. ED 248 - ED 248
The Russian Military Kindjal served the Russian armed forces well into the mid-20th century. This curved, double-edge blade was perfect as a close combat weapon. It originated in the Georgian Republic of Russia, but was best known as a Cossack weapon. This is an excellent original example of a Russian Cossack Kindjal short sword with scabbard. It has a heavy 17 ¼” single edged curved blade with fullers and measures 23 ½” overall. The steel blade has some staining and a couple of nicks to the cutting edge but no rust. The wood slab grips in typical kindjal form are undamaged and secured by rivets. The ricasso is stamped with a small Russian Eagle mark within roundel with Russian script and dated 1910 (illustrated). The reverse has 2 small star above letter ‘A’ marks. The kindjal has its original wood scabbard with brass chape and throat mount with integral belt ring. The throat mount is stamped ‘+II’ and numbers ’45.217’ most likely a Cavalry Unit or Armoury number. Price includes UK delivery. ED 248
£495.00

RARE, WW2 Era U.S. Manufactured Dutch Klewang M1940 Short Sword By Milsco & Leather Scabbard With Integral Belt Loop. Sn 11504 - 11504
An original WW2 era U.S. manufactured Dutch Klewang M1940 designed after the European-manufactured M1898/M1911 models. The M1940 was manufactured in the U.S. by Milsco (Milwaukee Saddlery Company) beginning in 1940. There is hardly a difference between the various models of Klewang over its 50 odd years of production by the various manufacturers and the pattern has stayed virtually the same. All Klewang models had a pierced hilt cup and clipped tip. After the Netherlands couldn't full fill its contract to Milsco in 1941, having been over run by the Germans, the U.S. Navy purchased the excess inventory of cutlasses and then sold them after the war as Navy surplus. Milsco shipped a number of Klewangs to the Netherlands East Indies just prior to or right after the outbreak of WWII. Many of these Klewangs ended up being used in the East Indies during the colonial uprising. This American made M1940 Klewang has a 24” curved blade with correct clipped tip and fuller. It measures 29 ½” overall, has undamaged brass riveted wood grips and correct steel pierced cup hilt. The ricasso of the blade is stamped by the manufacturer ‘MILSCO’. The Klewang is complete with its original leather scabbard with brass throat mount and chape. The scabbard has an integral riveted belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this rare American made Klewang includes UK delivery. Sn 11504
£395.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD English 1751 Pattern Infantry Hanger To the Lancashire, Militia by Samuel Harvey.ED 2040 / 7249 - ED 2040
This English 1751 Pattern Infantry Hanger was carried by Grenadiers and other Infantry Units and used during the American War of Independance. Following the 1762 Militia Act they were re-issued to units of Militia. This is an excellent original example of the 1751 Hanger. It is 31 1/2" overall with a curved, fullered, 24 3/4" blade. The blade is sharp and undamaged with nice patina throughout. Both sides of the blade are stamped with a running Fox with initials 'SH' for Samuel Harvey. It has a heavy brass bowed knuckle guard with cast ribbed brass handle & pommel. The bowl is crisply stamped ' 6/37' & 'M. LANCASHIRE'. (Lancashire Militia). All the brass retains it's original attractive deep patina. All elements of the sword, blade, bow, grip and pommel are complete and secure. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2040.
£0.00

Italian Model 1860 Heavy Cavalry Sword & Scabbard. Sn 11406 - 11406
A nice original Italian M1860 Heavy Cavalry Sword and Scabbard. It has a black leather and wire bound grip. It has a stepped pommel and voided bowl knuckle guard. Its 35 ¾” curved blade is clean and undamaged. The riccaso is marked with what appears to be ‘S&H’ most likely a German Solingen manufacturer & the reverse with small ‘C’ inspection mark. Its steel scabbard with 2 hanging ring and large shoe is undented. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11406
£395.00

British 1912 Pattern Cavalry Officer’s Sword By Wilkinson Sword Blade No. 77131 To the Kings Own Hussars & Scabbard. Sn 11408 - 11408
This is an original British Officer's 1912 pattern Sword & Scabbard. The sword has a 35 1/2" single edged blade with fuller (43 1/2" overall). The blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels Queen Elizabeth ‘ERII’ cypher crown , arms and Kings Own Hussars Regimental badge. One side of the ricasso is marked with ordnance quality star and the reverse with 'Wilkinson' manufacturer's detail and Royal Appointment. The back of the blade is numbered '77131'. The full knuckle guard is decorated with a foliate design and it has a stepped pommel. Its fish skin grip with wire binding is in superb condition. The sword is complete with its leather bound wood scabbard with hanging strap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11408
£695.00

Imperial German 1899 Dated 'Sword Manufacturer's Sample' Miniature Kaiserliche Marine Naval Officer's Sword With Etched Blade by Weyersberg Kirschbaum Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 10698 - 10698
This quality made piece was made in the Imperial German Era by the famous German sword manufacturer Weyersberg Kirschbaum, Solingen. It is no doubt a sample piece made to advertise the quality of their full size weapons. It is in excellent undamaged condition. The sword measures 9 ¾” overall and the 7 ¾” blade is etched on both sides, one side with ‘Blacksmith at Anvil’ Trademark, and foliate panels incorporating the Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine Naval ‘Rope & Anchor’ motif, with German Script ‘JN JANK BAREI RINNERUN ANDEN INVERGESS LICHEN AIESERTA JM BERGISCHI LANDE AM 12 AUGUST 1899 DIE ALT WAFFENSTAD SOLINGEN HURRAH DEM KAISER’. The reverse with Imperial Eagle, depiction of a Saxon Warrior, Crown above Cross and Ship at Sea together with wording ‘SEINER MAJESTEI DEM DEUTSCHEN KAISER UND KONIG VON PRUESSEN WILHELM II’. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer. The gilt grip with Imperial Crown pommel has a full knuckle guard embossed Imperial Eagle. Its blackened brass or copper scabbard has 2 original hanging rings. Price for this unusual attractive Imperial piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 10698
£295.00
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