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French Chatellerault Arsenal 1878 Dated 1822 Pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword With Brass Fittings. Sn 18402 - 18402
This pattern of sword were used by French cavalry during the Crimean War, Mexican Expedition, Prussian War & were used by Confederate cavalry during the American Civil war. Our example is in as found un-messed with condition. It has a 36” single edged sabre blade with fullers (42 ½” overall). The curved, blued sabre blade with fullers is clean & undamaged. The spine of the blade is crisply engraved by the French Chatellerault Arsenal manufacturer, dated ‘Avril (April) 1878’ and has ‘1822’ Model detail (all in French illustrated). The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The brass bar guard and pommel cap are undamaged. The guard is numbered ‘522’ and has small inspection mark (illustrated). It's original leather grip has its original wire binding. The sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18402

SOLD SOLD (09/06) **QUALITY**Edwardian Era British Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry / Artillery Scottish Officer’s Sword With Patented Solid Hilt & Etched Blade To The Royal Artillery Blade Number 36988. Sn 18401 - 18401
This is an original 1821 pattern Artillery Officer’s sword (see page 94 Of Swords Of The British Army by Robson & page 99 of World Swords by Withers). It has a 35” blade with fullers and measures 41 ½” overall. It has the correct solid hilt with some wire binding present, correct bar guard hilt & stepped pommel with ball top. The blade is crisply etched on both sides with foliate panels including Scottish Thistles, cannon devices, Kings crown, heraldic arms ‘Royal Artillery’ and stylised monogram. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London’ together with Royal Appointment & ‘Patent Solid Hilt’. The reverse has ordnance star and inlaid proof roundel together with ‘By Warrant’ banner. The spine is numbered 36988 (Wilkinson keep good records of their blades and inquiries with them may reveal the identity of the Officer who commissioned this sword). The blade has staining consistent with age but is straight with no damage. The sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18401

**SOLD**8/6**HIGH GRADE SHOWA-TO**WW2 Japanese Officer’s Samurai Family Shin Gunto Type 98 Sword With Smith Signed Tang ‘IKKANSAI KUNI MORI’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. ED 2562 - ED 2562
An original Shin Gunto Japanese Sword. The sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes which contains a rubbing of the tang signature and illustrations of the blade, he states “A type 98 Shin Gunto army Officer’s sword. In good quality gunto mounts, lightweight wood saya with green crackle lacquer finish. Some damage with war time use. Quality pierced tsuba. Hilt in good condition couple of small pieces of Ray skin missing. It has clasped hands sarute and de-faced mon badge of Samurai family officer. They did this before surrender to not bring disgrace on family name. The high grade Showa-To probably oil tempered blade is signed ‘IKKANSAI KUNI MORI Respectfully Made This In Tokyo’. This is a very good Showa period swordsmith real name ‘Miyaguchi Shigeru’ trained under Kassama Ikkansai Shigetsugu. In July 1933 foged gendaito in famous Yasukuni forge under the name Yasu Hiro. In 1937 became head of the Okura Tanrenjo on the estate of Baron Okura Kishichiro. Only used this Mei at the Okura Tanrenjo. These are not Gendai but high quality blades by very good smith. An interesting sword in very good polish and condition. See pages 182-185 John Slough’s book swordsmiths of japan 1868-1945”. In his illustrations of the tang and blade he comments ”Hamon is nioi based on Suguha (straight) with small notare. Very dense pear grain. 29mm at Machi.35mm Kissaki. Total length 34”. Cutting edge 26 ¼”. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2562

**SUPERB**VERY RARE**NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA** British Osborn & Gunby (Birmingham) 1803 Pattern Light Infantry & Grenadiers Flank Officer’s Sword With Blued & Etched Warranted Sabre Blade Buff Leather Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 18463 - 18463
Henry Osborn Birmingham started manufacture in or around 1785 and became partners with John Gunby in 1805, before they began working separately in 1820. The development of the Pattern 1803 Flank Officer's sword goes back to the late 18th century, when light infantry units were formed in the British Army. The Grenadiers and light companies of a battalion were considered the elite of these infantry regiments, and could be detached and deployed separately as skirmishers. Grenadiers were the senior company of any infantry battalion and would typically lead an assault. When the battalion was deployed in line, the grenadier and light companies were deployed on the right and left flanks respectively, and both companies could be could be called upon to operate in looser formations and semi-independently. The added element of risk associated with detached skirmishing in looser formations meant that officers of light infantry needed a more robust fighting sword. By 1799, sufficient numbers of officers of these regiments and companies were using sabres rather than the Pattern 1796 Infantry Officer’s sword, enough for them to be given official leave to wear sabres instead. In addition to being a more practical weapon, these sabres could be more easily hitched up, as they were suspended on slings rather than the shoulder belt and frog of the Pattern 1796 Infantry Officer's sword. This ensured that the weapon did not inhibit movement when skirmishing over broken ground. This need for a more robust weapon was formally acknowledged by the King in 1803, when he approved 'a Pattern Sword for the Officers of Grenadiers and Light Infantry'. Despite this regulation there exists a great deal of variety in 1803 Pattern swords. most have a slotted hilt with the royal cypher (GR) on the knuckle-guard, which joins the head of the back piece at a Lion's head pommel. The blade is commonly quite broad for an infantry sword, with a single fuller. In terms of general form, the sword is similar to the curved sabres of the light cavalry, and the blade is comparable to a slighter version of the 1796 Light Cavalry sword. This similarity was perhaps deliberate, as at this time light infantry across Europe were increasingly taking their military stylings from their light cavalry counterparts. Both light infantry and cavalry considered themselves an elite, and were keen to distinguish themselves from their comrades in the line through different uniform and equipment. The 1803 Officer’s sword was issued with a leather scabbard. The sword was approved for both flank officers of line infantry regiments as well as those few regiments in the British Army designated as light infantry. In addition to this, Regimental officers (Majors, Lieutenant-Colonels and Colonels) were permitted to carry the sword. This is an original very rare to find example of a British 1803 Pattern Flank Officer's sword (see page 168 of World Swords by Withers & page 151 of Swords Of The British Army by Robson). Our superb example has the correct pierced brass guard with Crown GR cypher Grenadier’s ignited grenade device and Lion’s head pommel. The wire bound leather covered grip is excellent. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 32” long fullered, single edged sabre blade with leather hilt washer. The blade is correctly gold etched and blued on all sides for ½ of its length. The etchings are foliate & Martial panels, Georgian Crown GR cypher, heraldic devices and ‘Osborn & Gunby’s Warranted’ banner. All of the etching and blueing are crisp. The sword comes with its original brass mounted black leather scabbard. The leather is complete. The surface of the leather has just light scuffs to be expected with age and use. The throat mount has a frog locket and hanging ring. The central brass mount also has a hanging ring. The scabbard has a large brass chape. The price for this quality sword and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 18463

Inter War 1919 Wilkinson Pall Mall (London)British Army In India WD ‘Small Grip’ 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Parade Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18360 - 18360
The British Army of India variant of the 1908 sword featured a smaller grip to match the generally smaller hands of cavalry troopers recruited in the sub-continent. As private purchases, officer's swords sometimes showed some variation from the standard pattern. Occasionally whole Regiments would have their own variation on the theme. This British Indian Army 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers parade sword & scabbard is in very good condition. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade is clean and Wilkinson Pall Mall manufacturer mark together with ‘5 19’ date (May 1919) and WD ordnance inspection marks. The spine has ‘IP 08’ (India pattern 1908 designation) and it has its original leather hilt washer. The polished steel bowl guard has a mark which appears to be ‘TX II’ possibly a Regiment or Armoury mark and ‘WSC’ (Wilkinson Sword Company) together with WD arrow. It has an the typical smaller India issue grip which in this example is undamaged black stippled composite with correct thumb recess. It is complete with its original polished steel parade scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is marked ‘AYC’ most likely a Regiment mark. The scabbard has 2 fixed hanging rings and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18360

C1915 WW1 Gallipoli Era Turkish NCO's Short Sword/ Sidearm By E&F Horster Solingen Germany With Etched Turkish Script On Blade & Scabbard. Sn 18403 . - 18403
This is an original WW1 C1915 Turkish Army Non Commissioned Officer's Sword And Scabbard the type of which would have been in service at Gallipoli (see page 217of World Swords By Withers). The sword has a curved steel pommel & full knuckle bow with Fish skin covered wire bound grip. The fish skin is excellent and all wire binding is present, tight and secure. The sword measures 22 ¼” overall. One side of its straight, clean, 17 ¼” blade is etched with Turkish script panel and by the German manufacturer ‘E&F Horster Solingen’. The ricasso of the reverse side of the blade has an etched panel with Turkish script. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with steel scabbard with frog bar. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18403

**ANCIENT BLADE**Late Muromchi / Early Momoyama C16th Century Mino Den Work Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword & Scabbard, Ko-Gatana Knife With Wada Toyama Ju Kuni Suki (1688-1704) Blade Signature & Expert Assessment. Sn 18398 - 18398
This is a Japanese Wakizashi with ancient blade. The sword has been examined by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and a copy of his hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts of his notes he states “An ancient blade, Late Muromchi / Early Momoyama C1550-1600. It is un-signed with an Ubu un-altered tang. Looks like mino den work possibly Jumyo Ha or Kane Fusa or even Kane Sada Ha. Very complicated temper line hamon which is Kinsuji lines of crystals going through the peaks. In old bright overcleaned polish which is obscuring the hada grain. It is in late Edo period mounts which are very good quality. Black crackle lacquer saya and late Edo iron tsuba (unsigned) pierced with sea dragon wrapping around to make rim very good quality. Tsuka is in good condition quality wrapped with good fuchi / kashira branches & leaves in gilt. Good pair of Dogs Of fo menuki (gilt) and a fine quality Ko-Gatana side knife with Wada Toyama Ju Kuni Suki (1688-1704) Blade Signature. The Kodjuka hilt is good quality unsigned depicts a mythical ho-ho bird in gilt & different alloys. Though the blade has Kizu flaws it does not detract from its beauty”. In his illustrations of the tang and blade he observes “28mm Kisaki point, Hamon goes to sugha in point. Good quality grooved blade (hi) this is horimono. Cutting edge 17 ¼” total length 22 ¼”. Straight (kiri) decorative file marks (tang)”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18398

Victorian Era Malacca Sword Stick With Tri-foil Blade, Decorated Antique Ivory Pommel Cap Pierced With Stylised Monogram. Sn 18294 - 18294
This is an attractive Victorian Mallaca Sword Stick. The handle’s pommel cap is antique ivory inlaid with and the top pierced with stylised monogram. The handle has a brass ferrule beneath the pommel cap and ringed holes fitted with later wrist cord. It’s tri-foil form blade is 30” length and tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade has staining consistent with age. The sword stick itself measures 36 ¾” overall length. The sword stick measures 38 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The scabbard has a conical brass end cap and brass ferrule at the throat. The price includes UK delivery. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 18294

Georgian Era 'Military Outfitter’s Sample' Miniature British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18123:1 - 18123:1
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars (see page 77 of World Swords by Withers). 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. This piece is most likely a sample piece made provided by sword manufacturer’s to Military Outfitters in the Georgian era to advertise their full size weapons. It is in as found & un-messed with condition. The sword measures just 22” overall and the fullered curved 18 ¾” sabre blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks. The brass guard with knuckle bow and langets is typical 1796 pattern. The original leather and wire gilt binding of the wood grip is tired and worn. Some sections of wire binding are absent. Its original steel scabbard has some minor dents but no cracks or splits. The scabbard has 2 brass hanging ring mounts with 2 brass or German Silver hanging rings attached. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 18123:1

18th Century German Forestry Deer / Boar Hunting Sidearm With Polished Horn Hilt & Ornately Decorated Clamshell Mounts . Sn 18115:10 - 18115:10
This is an original German form Forestry Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an undamaged ribbed polished horn hilt. The steel mounts including cross guard with re-curving cross guard are decorated with cast hunting imagery. The cross guard has hunting dogs head finials, with a Boars’s head on one side of the cross guard and Stag’s head on the reverse. Its clamshell has Deer resting in a field scene surrounded by Oak leaves. Its 25 ¼” single edged blade with fullers has staining consistent with age and is decorated on both sides with light engraved foliate decoration. It measures 32 ¼” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks. As is common the sidearm is without scabbard. The price for this attractive hunting sidearm includes UK delivery. Sn 18115:10
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