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**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**EARLY VARIANT RIGID GUARD**British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With Etched Heraldic Arms Blade. ED 2346 - ED 2346
An original early example of a British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword (see page 159 of World Swords by Withers). It has its regulation brass hilt with correct early variant rigid shell guard. Later variants of the 1796 Infantry sword had folding clamshells. It has the correct knuckle bow. urn shaped pommel and quillon finials which are often found to be missing from these swords. It has a wire bound grip, all very tight and undamaged. It has a 31 ½” long blade with fullers (38” overall). The blade is etched on both sides with partially visible British heraldic arms. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. There are no visible maker marks. As is common the sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2346
£575.00

Early 20th Century British Form Gentleman’s Sword Stick With Press Button Locking Catch. ED 2345 - ED 2345
This a vintage early 20th Century sword stick. The varnished wood sword stick has a curved ‘crow bill’ type handle with brass ferrule and brass press button locking catch which works as it should holding the blade securely in the scabbard. It has an 18 ¾” single edged steel blade and measures 26” overall length. The blade is undamaged and has just light areas of staining consistent with age. The sword stick measures 37 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The wood scabbard is undamaged. The throat has a riveted brass band and brass prong which is part of the locking mechanism. The scabbard has a conical brass end cap. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2345
£475.00

**RARE**WW1 Era Eickhorn Solingen, Imperial German Artillery Train Battery Officer’s Etched Blade Dress Sword To ‘Wurtt Train Bat No.13’ (Imperial German State Of Wurttemberg Train Battery Or Battalion Number 13) & Scabbard. Sn 18158 - 18158
This is an excellent, original Eickhorn, Solingen, Imperial German Artillery Train Battery Officer's dress sword. The sword has nickel plated knuckle bow with pierced bowl guard. It has an undamaged wire bound polished horn grip. The inside of the guard has remnants of an original leather hanger loop attached. The sword measures 36 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its 31” single edged, curved blade with fullers is stamped with Eickhorn back to back squirrelsabove O.E. (Original Eickhorn) trademark. The polished blade has its original leather hilt washer & has deeply engraved panels on both sides and the spine featuring Imperial Eagles, Martial banners and arms including Cannon all amongst foliate decoration. One panel features an artillery baggage / ammunition carriage pulled by a train of horses with mounted soldiers. Another panel is marked to ‘Wurtt Train Bat No.13’ (Wurttemberg Train Battery or Battalion Number 13). The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with hanging ring. The price for this rare sword in excellent condition includes UK delivery. Sn 18158
£895.00

WW1 1916 British WD ‘SB&N Ld’ (Sanderson Bros & Newbold Limited) 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & 1915 Dated Scabbard. Sn 13642 - 13642
This is an original British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers sword & scabbard. It has an undamaged 35" single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The ricasso is date marked ’4/16’ (April 1916) and fitted with leather hilt washer. It also has WD arrow & SB&N manufacturer mark which is "Sanderson Bros & Newbold". The spine has ‘08’ (pattern). The bowl guard has no visible Regiment or date marks. It has a clean undamaged chequered grip with correct thumb recess. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has ’15 (1915) date. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13642
£695.00

1879 French Chatellerault Arsenal 1845 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18532 - 18532
The French Infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 sword was the standard Infantry Officer’s sword from the 1840’s through to the 1900’s. These swords had a great influence on the sword designs of other nations, most notably the USA where the US Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword and Model 1852 Naval officer’s sword are almost identical copies (see pages 191 & 193 of World Swords by Withers). Our example is in excellent condition. It has a clean 30 ½” single edged blade with fullers and measures 36” overall length. The spine is signed and dated in French which roughly translates to ‘Manufactured by the Chatellerault Arsenal July 1879 Model 1845’. The brass guard has pierced foliate decoration. It has brass stepped rounded pommel with foliate decoration. Its leather covered wood grip has wire binding all present and tight. The sword is complete with steel scabbard. The scabbard has a small ‘B’ cartouche inspection mark. The scabbard has one dent and is clean. It has a single hanging ring and shoe. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18532
£545.00

Pre WW2 U.S. Army Model 1902 Infantry Officer’s Sword By Allen & Co New York With Etched Blade To U.S Artillery Officer Captain L.C. Baldwin Captured By The Japanese 1942 Died 1945 Island Of Honshu Japan, Scabbard, Leather Transit Cover & Provenance. - 19783
Captain Lawrence Chandler Baldwin was the son of a career US Army officer. Born in Tokyo during the Great War, it makes the way in which he died even more tragic. As a boy he met a president. He attended West Point and was commissioned into the Field Artillery and then served under Douglas MacArthur. He graduated West Point 1938, served with the coastal artillery in Corregidor Philippines. Captured may 1942, held at POW camp No.1 on Mindanao. He died march 4th 1945 on the island of Honshu japan. A full history of his captivity and a printed Eulogy given by his father after the Officer’s death and copy images of the Officer in uniform accompany the sword. This eulogy is written by his father, Colonel Karl F Baldwin. The elder Baldwin served as a liaison officer with the Japanese in Tokyo during the First World War (when Japan was allied with us) and was a recipient of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for that service (at the time the highest award for non-combat service). Colonel Baldwin’s eulogy of his son isn’t a short read, but it is powerful. The Euloguy and other information regarding Capt Baldwin can be seen online at https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=125159. This is Captain Baldwin’s Model 1902 sword (see page 213 & 214 of World Swords By Withers where U.S. Model 1902 swords are described & illustrated). Its curved 32” fullered steel blade is undamaged. Both sides of the blade have etched foliate decoration incorporating U.S. (Army), American Eagle and the Owner’s name ‘Lawrence C Baldwin’. The ricasso has the maker mark ‘Henry V Allen & Co New York’ and army acceptance proof star. It has the correct undamaged Polished horn or Bakelite grip with finger grooves. It has a plated 3 bar guard with down swept quillon. The hilt is fitted with original officer’s brown leather cord and barrel knot. The sword is complete with original plated steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has a few minor dents. The sword comes with its leather transit cover with press stud fastener. The surface of the leather has some scuffing consistent with age and use. The price for this attributed sword with provenance includes UK delivery. Sn 19783
£895.00

British Yeomanry 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry & Flank Infantry Sabre & Scabbard. ED 278 - ED 278
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 Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). Pattern 1796 Sabres were used at The Battle of Waterloo 1815. This original 1796 Sabre has no War Dept marks and was most likely carried by Yeomanry Cavalry. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” Sabre blade (37 ¼” overall). The blade has light staining consistent with age but no rust. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this sword. Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel and grooved wood ribbed grip are in good condition with just the service wear to be expected. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has several dents and just the staining which is to be expected of a Sabre scabbard of this age. The price includes UK delivery. ED 278
£695.00

C1900 WW1 Gallipoli Era Turkish Infantry/ Artillery Officer’s Sword with Etched Blade Marked Johannes Meguerditchian Constantinople & Scabbard With Hanger. Sn 1397 - 1397
With the opening up and modernisation of Turkey during the 19th Century, the Ottoman empire adopted many European influences in Military dress and equipment. This was especially the case with swords many of which were based on official German and French patterns. This is an original C1900 Turkish Infantry/ Artillery Officer's Sword And Scabbard the type of which would have been in service at Gallipoli and WW1 (A similar Sword is illustrated on page 216 of World Swords By Withers). The sword has a curved brass pommel with lanyard ring & full brass flat knuckle bow with a wire bound grip (the wires are present but loose in areas). One of the Langets is decorated with the Turkish Crescent Moon & Star emblem. The sword measures 33" overall with a slightly curved 28 ½” blade. The blade is etched on both sides featuring foliate panels & martial arms together with crescent moon and star emblem. The spine of the blade marked ‘Johannes Meguerditchian Constantinople’ most likely a retailer. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with brass lugs for hanging rings (rings absent) and brass shoe. The upper brass lug has a fixed belt bar fitted with original leather belt hanger with brass hook and ring. The leather tab hanger has faint unreadable impressed marks (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 1397
£395.00

British Made WWII Era Ralph Martindale ‘Crocodile’ Blade Machete with Polished Bone Grips. ED 2344. - ED 2344
The firm Ralf Martindale & Co. Ltd with a long history, founded around the 1860's produced these bush machetes in their Crocodile Works in Birmingham, England until the end of the 1960's. The area was then redeveloped, the factory pulled down. The firm Ralf Martindale & Co. Ltd still continues to this day, based still in the West Midlands at Willenhall. The famous Martindale “Crocodile” blade is made from hot rolled high quality British Steel, produced in the Martindale’s own mill. The Crocodile blade is distinguished by its tapered strip section. An original WWII era machete by Ralph Martindale who made these machetes for the British War Department (see page 108 of 'British and Commonwealth Military Knives' book by Flook). The machete has a heavy steel blade which is 52 ½ cm long and 3 cm broad at its widest point and is marked ‘RALPH MARTINDALE BEST CAST STEEL BIRMINGHAM’. The grips are fully intact polished bone *minor damage-see images* with a stylised Birds head pommel which are retained with four brass studs. The blade has staining consistent with age and service use. This example is complete with a heavy-duty leather scabbard in excellent condition. The leather stitching *loose in parts* and metalwork are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2344. (Bucket)
£195.00

WWII Dutch Klewang M1898 Naval Cutlass and Leather Scabbard. ED 2434. - ED 2434
The German company Solingen first manufactured the M1898 Klewang for the Dutch in its earliest development. The European models used a wooden grip while the U.S.-made Milsco used a black plastic-like bakelite grip. After the Netherlands couldn't fullfill its contract to Milsco in 1941, having been overrun by the Germans, the U.S. Navy purchased the excess inventory of cutlasses and then sold them after the war as Navy surplus. The un-marked fullered blade length is 44 ¾ cm – 57 cm overall. The hardwood hilt is secured above the crossguard with three brass screws. The leather and brass hilt is in good overall condition, with frog and belt hanger intact and marked ‘CW N 10’39 (Oct 1939) with a plate inscribed ‘GB 59’ to the rear. A naval mans name is inscribed to the leather at the rear *see images*. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2434.
£375.00
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