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SOLD SOLD (19/09) **ALL MATCHING NUMBERS** Cased American 1861 - 1871 Patent Forehand & Wadsworth Worcester Mass USA ‘SWAMP ANGEL’ .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver (Named After An American Civil War Cannon). Sn 21011 - 21011
Sullivan Forehand was first employed by the American Firearms manufacturer's Allen & Wheelock in 1860. He married Ethan Allen's daughter and entered the Firearms business. Henry C. Wadsworth, while an Officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, also married one of Ethan Allen's daughters. Upon his discharge at the end of the war, he joined the Allen firm. The Company name subsequently changed name to Forehand & Wadsworth Firearms Manufacturing Co. This is a good example of the "Swamp Angel" Revolver built by the U.S Gun manufacturer Forehand & Wadsworth. The name SWAMP ANGEL was derived from a powerful Civil War cannon. The Swamp Angel was the nickname given to a 16,500 pound rifled Parrott cannon with an eight-inch bore that briefly shelled the city of Charleston in August 1863. The massive gun was positioned near Morris Island in an earthwork made of sandbags known as the Marsh Battery. The construction of the Marsh Battery, which virtually floated on the Marsh, was considered to be one of the greatest engineering feats of the war (the company co-owner was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War). The pistol has a 2 ¼” octagonal barrel and measures 6 ¼” overall. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has an undamaged walnut grip and the cylinder axle has a removable steel extractor rod. This 5 shot revolver has a shrouded trigger and the left side of its barrel is marked with the Forehand & Wadsworth name together with 'Worcester Mass U.S.' address & ‘Pat Sept 24 Oct 22/61- 31 Jany 27 71’ patent detail. The top of the cylinder frame is crisply marked with the ' Swamp Angel' model detail (illustrated). It has a blade foresight & notched frame rear sight. The single action cocking and firing action work crisply. The barrel, butt of the grip frame, cylinder & cylinder spindle have all matching numbers ‘8328’. The pistol is contained in its wood case with hinged lid. The case a brass lock and 2 keys which function as they should. The case is lined with felt. The case has compartments for the pistol and accessories. The price for this cased revolver with connection to the American Civil war includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21011

**MATCHING NUMBERS**1867 Colt Police Pocket Model 1862 Constabulary & Army Officer’s .36 Naval Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Percussion Revolver. A 1067 - A 1067
The Colt 1862 Police 'Constabulary' Percussion Pocket Revolver are considered by many collectors as the epitome in development of the cap and ball revolvers. Manufactured from 1861 until approximately 1873, it was designed in response to the demand for pocket pistols by both civilians and early Police Forces. This model was the concluding design of Colt percussion pistols and in addition to, the Police for whom this pistol was designed these weapons were popular with Army Officers. This is an original example of the Model 1862 pocket revolver. The metal work has even aged patina. The pistol has a 4 ½” steel barrel & measures 9 ¾” overall. The top of the barrel has very faint Colt’s USA address and patents (indistinct & to faint to photograph) and the frame has ‘Colts Patent’. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a captive steel lever ram rod, brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has its original walnut grip. The underside of the frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt of the grip frame are stamped with matching serial numbers ‘35664’ which dates its manufacture to 1867. The cylinder has ‘Pat Sept 10th 1858’. Its single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1067

Original 17th Century Italian Iron Hilt Fusetto Di Bombardiere (Gunner's Stiletto) With Correct Shot Weight Graduation Marked Triangular Blade. Sn 20998 - 20998
The form of the Fusetto di bombardiere, or gunner's stiletto, is typical of most Italian stilettos of the seventeenth century. The grip is usually spiral, of ivory or wood inlaid with bone, or of turned iron, the guards short and straight, and the blade stiffly triangular and tapering to a point. It is distinguished from other stilettos by the numbered graduations marked along one side of the blade which most likely indicate the weight of shot to be used when measuring the bore of a cannon barrel. This original 17th Century example has the correct ornate iron hilt and typical 18 ½” long triangular section blade with graduated markings ‘1,3,6,9,12,14,16,20,30,40,50,60,90,100,120’. The stiletto measures 13 ¾” overall length. The blade is clean, the markings crisp and there is no rust or damage. The price for this interesting piece includes UK delivery. Sn 20998 (drawers office)

WW2 Era Japanese Officer’s Quality Stylised Brass Lion Or Dragon’s Head Pommel Fighting Knife Made From An Earlier Family Katana Sword Blade For War Service, Steel Scabbard Fitted With Leather Field Combat Cover & Laced Frog. Sn 20961 - 20961
This is an excellent original WW2 era Japanese Officer’s quality fighting knife. It measures 11 ¾” overall. It has a brass framed polished horn hilt with copper wire binding all tight and intact. It has a dramatic stylised Lion or Dragon’s Head Pommel ball top. The hilt has a re-curving brass finger guard. The 6 ½” long steel blade is fullered, razor sharp & has just light staining to be expected with age. The blade appears to be made from part of an earlier most likely family blade and re-hilted for war service (we are unable to remove the blade from the hilt to inspect for possible smith signatures or other markings). The knife is complete with its steel scabbard mounted with leather field combat cover & leather laced frog with belt loop. All leather and stitching are clean and intact with just a few light scuffs consistent with service carry. The price for this attractive piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 20961

SOLD SOLD (14/09) *RARE**WW1 1918 U.S Army Expeditionary Forces LF&C (Landers Frary & Clark USA) Brass Hilt Knuckle Dagger / Fighting Knife With Correct Matching Manufacturer 1918 Scabbard. Sn 21001 - 21001
This form of WW1 knuckle knife was the design of Major James Eugene McNary of The U.S Army Ordnance Dept. They were manufactured in the USA by Landers Frary & Clark (LF&C) for American Expeditionary Force Soldiers. This is a rare, excellent, original, 1918 knuckle dagger by LF & C (see page 56 items 276 & 277 and page 68 item 334 in the book Fighting Knives by Stephens). The knife has a clean, blackened, leaf shaped, steel double edged blade with medial ridge which measures 6 ¾” length (11 ¾”overall). The blade is secured through the brass hilt by a pointed steel locking nut which would cause devastating injuries if used to strike an opponent during Trench combat. The hilt is solid brass and "U.S. 1918 LF&C 1918" is stamped on the grip. It has four finger stalls each with cast pyramid shaped protrusions and large knuckle guard. The original scabbard is made of sheet steel and has belt loops cut into both sides. The scabbard is stamped with matching detail ‘LF&C’ & dated ‘1918’. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price for this rare fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 21001 (American knives & knife bayonets box)

WW1 U.S. Army Model 1917 Machine Gunner’s Bolo Fighting Knife By ‘SA’ (Springfield Armoury) & Scabbard By PWH (Pennsylvania Working Home For The Blind). Sn 21024 - 21024
The model 1917 U.S. Machine Gunner’s bolo knife originated from the form of the Springfield 1903 pattern bolo bayonet, identical to the bayonet but without bayonet fittings (see page 66 plates 316 & 317 of Fighting Knives by Fred Stephens). The hilt is steel with contoured wood grips secured by 2 screw bolts. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with service use but are totally secure. It has a contoured flat steel cross guard holed for scabbard retaining catch and heavy blackened 10 ¼” bolo shaped steel blade ideal for cutting dense foliage and digging machine gun emplacements. The ricasso is stamped on one side by the maker ‘SA’ (Springfield Armoury) above Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark and model detail ‘1917’. The reverse has ‘U.S’ (U.S. Army) and number 37830. Its original scabbard is canvas covered wood with reinforced leather chape and brass wire hanging bar. The cover has some small stable tears and the back of the cover has some indistinct ink markings. The leather chape is impressed by the maker ‘PWH’ (Pennsylvania Working Home For The Blind). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21024 (American knives and knife bayonets box)

**MINT**Large, C1950’s English William Rodgers Sheffield ‘I Cut My Way’ Trademark 'United States Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave ' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Stag Antler Hilt With Brass Horse Head Pommel & Ornately Tooled Leather Scabbard. Sn 20902 - 20902
The Sheffield cutler William Rodgers was recorded in the 1852 directory. His trade mark was ‘I Cut My Way’ together with mincing knife device. The company ceased trading towards the late 19th Century. In 1911 John Clarke advertised the trademark as his own & used it to good effect in the 20th century. The Eggington group acquired the trademark in the 1980’s. This William Rodgers Sheffield made Bowie Knife & scabbard are in near mint condition. The knife has a solid Stag Antler hilt With Brass Horse Head Pommel. It has an ornate brass ferule and the brass finger guard has scalloped edges. The 9 ¾” Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the spine. The blade is just under 2” broad at its widest. One side of the blade is etched with elaborate scroll work and wording "The United States America The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave Protected By Her Noble & Brave Volunteers" and Americans Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That’s Wrong’ In panels either side of a central panel bearing the American Eagle symbol. The ricasso is stamped on one side "William Rodgers Sheffield England"& the reverse has Rodger’s ‘I Cut My Way’ trademark. The Bowie is 16 ½” overall length. The thick, tan leather scabbard is in the same superb condition with deep cut ornate tooled foliate decoration to the front of the scabbard and its integral large belt loop. The price for this desirable Bowie by a famous Sheffield cutler includes UK delivery. Sn 20902

INERT DEACTIVATED. British Original 10 Round Carton Of Kynoch 7.9 of 8m/m Mauser (8x57JS) Solid Pointed Cartridges. (Contains 9 Cartridges). Sn - 20942:8
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an original Kynoch 10 round carton of Kynoch 7.9 of 8m/m Mauser (8x57JS) Solid Pointed Cartridges. The rounds are headstamped KYNOCH * 7.9 OR 8MM * , and have a brass percussion primer with a blue annulus. The brass cartridge cases crimped onto a copper jacketed 154 grain copper pointed bullet held in with a single ring crimp. The rounds are contained in a Kynoch printed in red, yellow white and black cardboard carton with strong cardboard segments to separate the individual rounds. The cartons have stencilled on the rear in black 14 O O . The box has a description of the contents printed on it. The box contains 9 rounds. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20942:8

**RARE** KA-BAR FIGHTING KNIFE CONNECTIONS** C1910 American Union Cutlery. Co. Olean, New York, Bowie Knife & KA-BAR Marked Hatchet Axe Combination With Interchangeable Blades & Correct Original Tooled Leather Scabbard. Sn 21033 - 21033
The American Union Razor Company was started in 1898 by Wallace R. Brown a grandson of Job R. Case in Tidioute Pennsylvania. The operation was soon moved to Olean, New York where Union produced Olcut, Keenwell and Ka-bar stamped knives. The company also changed its name from Union Razor to Union Cutlery Company. They continued to produce high quality cutlery until around 1977. This is an excellent, rare to find Bowie knife hatchet combination, the knife blade stamped with Union Cutlery Co mark and the hatchet marked KA-BAR. According to the Houston Price Guide to knives these stamping s were used around 1910 by Union Cutlery. The brass and steel frame hilt has steel bolsters and Ivory hue smooth celluloid scales secured by pins. One bolster has an adjustable steel screw with knurled edge. When the screw is undone it allows the hatchet and knife blades to be changed. The tangs of the knife and axe have a round recess which fits the screw thread in the hilt securely. The cutting edge of the knife blade is 4 ½” length and it has a ribbed recess section in the back edge of the blade. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Union Cutlery Co Olean, NY’. When configured as a knife, the knife measures 9 ¾” overall length. The hatchet blade has just light staining consistent with age and is marked with manufacturer detail ‘KA-BAR’ & U.S Patent. The cutting edge of the hatchet is just under 2 ½” length. When configured as a hatchet it measures 12” overall length. The knife blade edge and hatchet head blade are both sharp. The combination comes with its original leather scabbard which securely houses the combination configured as a knife with retaining strap and press stud fastener together with a separate integral pocket with flap cover and press stud fastener which houses the hatchet blade. The brown leather scabbard has heavy duty reinforced stitched and riveted edges. The leather has ornate tooled decoration to the front aspect and single belt loop to the rear. All leather, stitching & rivets of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price for this rare to find combination includes UK delivery. Sn 21033 (Bowies Box)

19th Century Indian Mughal Khanjar Dagger With Gold Inlaid Panels, Serpentine Blade & Foliate Carved Jade Hilt. Sn 21035 - 21035
The Mughal Empire 1526-1857 was an early modern empire based in South Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. For some two hundred years, the empire stretched from the outer fringes of the Indus River Basin in the west, northern Afghanistan in the northwest, and Kashmir in the north, to the highlands of present-day Assam and Bangladesh in the east, and the uplands of the Deccan Plateau in South India. This is an excellent original Khanjar dagger as carried by Indian Mughal empire warriors and noblemen (see page 353 of A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour by Stone where similar Khanjar daggers to ours are illustrated). This Khanjar has a heavy 10" serpentine double edged, fullered blade which is clean and sharp (15” overall). Both sides of the blade have inlaid gold panels. The hilt is typical pistol grip shaped solid Jade with carved foliate decoration. As is common, this khanjar is without scabbard. The price for this attractive historic piece includes UK delivery. Sn 21035 (drawers office)

**LARGE**ORNATELY DECORATED**Victorian Era North West Frontier Afghan/ Pashtun Tribe Sword Size Khyber Knife. Sn 21040 - 21040
The Pashtun tribes living around the Khyber Pass traditionally use this type of Khyber knife. The Khyber Pass is the most important mountain pass in the Hindu Kush. Because it has played a strategic role in military and trade for over 2,000 years, the Khyber knife is found throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan and Northern India. The knives come in a range of different sizes, blade lengths of over 20" are not unusual. This is an excellent original example made in the Victorian Era (see page 354 of A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour by Stone where similar Khyber knives to ours but not as ornately decorated are illustrated). It has a heavy 21" single edged T section blade (25” overall). The 2” wide blade narrows to a pin sharp point. The blade has just light staining consistent with age but no rust. Both sides of the blade and the spine have deep cut hand tooled decoration. The blade is razor sharp. It has a brass grip with 2 section tropical hardwood and polished horn grooved scales secured by brass pins with round heads. The scales are undamaged & secured. As is common the knife is without scabbard. The price for this attractive historic piece from the British North West Frontier campaign era includes UK delivery. Sn 21040

SOLD SOLD (15/09) WW1 1915 British WD Sanderson Sheffield 1907 Pattern Bayonet Regiment Marked ‘T 2LS’ T0 The 2nd Territorial Battalion London Scottish Regiment & Matching 1915 Dated WD Scabbard. BAYO 443 - BAYO 443
The London Scottish was a reserve infantry regiment then a company of the British Army. The Regiment was mobilized on the outbreak of war, departing for France on 15 September 1914. On 31 October 1914 elements of the London Scottish encountered German forces at Messines in Belgium, the first territorial unit to do so – a memorial stands on the site. This is an excellent WW1 dated Pattern 1907 bayonet by Sanderson Sheffield (see Skennerton item B235 pages 186-195). One side of the blade carries the King’s crown over G.R. (George Rex) and 1907 (pattern) together with ‘7 15 date (July 1915) and Sanderson (manufacturer). The reverse has the WD broad arrow & inspection stamps. The pommel is Regiment marked ‘T’ (Territorial) ‘2’ (2nd Battalion) ‘LS’ (London Scottish) and has weapon number ‘601’. The original wood grips are secured by the correct screw bolts. The original leather scabbard has the correct steel locket with frog stud and steel chape. The leather has matching ’15 (1915 date) and WD inspection marks. All leather and stitching are clean and intact. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 443 (box 3)
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