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SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 27/06) WW1 Era British Officers Brown Leather Bound Swagger Sword Stick. Sn 17325 - 17325
This is an excellent WW1 era brown leather covered wood Swagger Sword Stick & Scabbard in the form popular with British Officers during WW1. It has a 12 ¼” square section steel blade that tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade is marked with what appears to be a letter ‘C’. It measures 21 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The wood grip & scabbard are bound in brown leather. All leather and stitching are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17325

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 22/06) 19th Century Japanese Wakiazashi Koshirae Mounts Including Shakudo Plate Chinese Sage Engraved Gilt Rim Tsuba Ona Tsunagi Wooden Blade & Fine Quality Saya Scabbard With Expert Assessment Label. ED 2512 - ED 2512
These Wakizashi mounts have been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment label accompanies this piece. The label describes this piece as ‘Full set 19th Century Japanese Koshirae Mounts Not signed Shakudo Plate Chinese Sage Engraved Gilt Rim Tsuba Ona Tsunagi Wooden Blade’. These mounts are for a Wakizashi with a cutting edge of 45cms. The scabbard is slotted for Kodjuka. The brass hilt of the Kodjuka is present. One side has an attractive country scene. The price for this piece with expert assessment label includes UK delivery. ED 2512

MATCHING NUMBERS, BLADE NUMBERED ON SIDE, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (Harp) Mark, Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 17423 - 17423
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword has the typical aluminium cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains traces of its original brown paint. Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is stamped on one side '30099' and with inspection mark. The blade has light areas of staining consistent with age. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark and Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (harp) mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson) together with inspection mark. The habaki is stamped ‘AFZAL’. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard has a couple of dents consistent with age and service use, but no cracks and is intact. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17423

FINE QUALITY, GENUINE WORTHY OF PRESERVATION N.T.K. HOZON JAPANESE EXPERT ASSESSED, Boxed Early Edo Period 1600-1650 Smith Signed ‘TADA TSUGU’ Umetada School / Family Wakizashi Size Iron Tsuba With Cut Out, Original Hozon Papers With Copy & Translation - 17246
This is an original boxed early Edo period 1600-1650 Wakizashi Size Iron Tsuba. The Tsuba is signed by the Smith ‘TADA TSUGU’ of the Umetada School / Family. Many artists in this school used this name. Early men specialised in Tsubas with 1 or 2 cut out Chrysanthemums. On 23rd May 2007 the Tsuba was assessed in japan by the expert panel N.T.K (Hihontosogu Kenkyu Kai). It was assessed as being Genuine & worthy of preservation. The heavy Tsuba is 73 mm diameter and has an expertly hand cut out Chrysanthemum Device. The Tsuba comes in a later cushioned display box for display. It also has its original Japanese Hozon papers and a copy of the Hozon papers with translation notes by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17246

Early Eickhorn Solingen WW1 Imperial German Army Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 17318 - 17318
This is an original, WW1 Era, German Artillery Officer’s Sword & Scabbard (see pages 199 and 204 of World Swords by Withers for similar WW1 era German Swords). The Sword is in good condition. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 31 ¾” long blade. The blade has just light areas of staining consistent with age. Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. The hilt langets are plain. One langet obscures the early Eickhorn Solingen ‘back to back squirrels’ which is inscribed on the blade (hard to photograph but illustrated in image 2). The hilt has all of its original wire binding which is a loose fit in a couple of areas but intact. The hilt does have some service wear. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 1 fixed hanging ring and fixed hanging bar. The scabbard with small shoe has original black finish and just one small dent on one side near the shoe which is common to find on these swords. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17318

Victorian Gentleman’s Bamboo ‘T’ Section Steel Blade Sword Stick With Antique Ivory Topped Handle. Sn 17326 - 17326
This is an attractive Victorian Gentleman’s Bamboo Sword Stick. The antique ivory topped handle is undamaged .The hilt has a scabbard retaining clip which functions as it should and is operated by an antique ivory button. The hilt is also holed for wrist cord. It has a 24” ‘T’ section steel blade. The blade has staining consistent with age and tapers to a sharp point. The sword stick measures 36 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a steel end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17326

WW1 Into WW2 Era Alexander Coppell (Alcoso) Solingen, Imperial German Infantry Officer's Dress Sword & Scabbard. Sn 17284 - 17284
This is an original Alex Coppell (Alcoso), Solingen, Imperial German army Officer's dress sword. The sword has plain brass langets & flat knuckle bow. It has an undamaged wire bound grip. The wire is tight and intact. The hilt’s brass hilt back strap, ferule have foliate decoration and it has a stepped pommel with ball end. The sword measures 36” overall and the ricasso of its 30 ½” single edged, curved blade with fullers is stamped with the Alcoso company name with scales’ trademark (partially obscured by the langet). The polished blade has small areas of staining consistent with age. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 brass hanging rings. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17284

Victorian Era British 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With Brass Basket Hilt, Post 1846 Fullered Blade & Scabbard By E&W Seagrove Portsea. Sn 17261 - 17261
The year 1827 brought about a radical change in the design of British Naval Officer’s swords. The Napoleonic stirrup hilt was replaced with a solid gilt brass half basket hilt based on the 1822 pattern Infantry Officer’s sword. Post 1846 examples have fullered blades (see page 247 of World Swords by Withers). This is a good example of the 1827 pattern British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword has a single edged blade with post 1846 fullers which is 29 ¾” in length (36” overall). The blade has heavy staining consistent with age which may be hiding etched decoration. There is no visible manufacturer name on the blade but again may be present under the staining. The blade has the ordnance acceptance proof star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. It has the correct gilt brass lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & half basket knuckle guard with the Royal Navy Queen Victoria Crown and fouled anchor motif. One side of the guard has a small hinged folding langet which, when folded flat fastens to a pin on the throat mount of its scabbard and holds the sword securely in place. The sword’s fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has gilt brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The lower section of the scabbard has an ornate brass mount with the name of the manufacturer (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17261

Victorian / Edwardian Era Police Hanger With Scabbard & 1922 Hiatt Birmingham Frog. ED 2502 - ED 2502
This is a very good Victorian / Edwardian Police Hanger & scabbard. It has a fullered 24” swept blade. The blade has just staining consistent with age. The shagreen covered handle is excellent. It has a brass knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer and has a brass button scabbard retaining catch. The overall length of the hanger is 29 ½” and it locks firmly into the scabbard. The leather scabbard with brass mounts and leather frog with belt loop are in similar excellent condition with all leather & stitching intact. The rear of the frog is impressed with ‘1922’ date and by the manufacturer ‘Hiatt B’Ham’. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2502

SOLD SOLD (13/06) ANCIENT BLADE 1600-1680’s BISHU OSAFUNE SUKE SADA Signed Japanese Wakizashi Blade, Wood Shira Saya, Sword Hilt With Wood Blade, Signed Kodjuka Knife, Lacquered Wood Scabbard, Cloth Covers & Expert Assessment. Sn 17213 - 17213
This Ancient Japanese piece has been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘A Bizen work / den signed on tang: BISHU OSAFUNE SUKE SADA Circa 1600-1680’s lots of smiths used this address & art name at this time, difficult to separate the generations. The blade has a cutting edge of 21”. It has a typical bizen hamon of gunome midare with nie crystals on the ha buchi, edge of temperline has large wood grain hada. Typical chunky bizen shape, good curve & parallel tang. In healthy condition no flaws in skin steel. Kosherae a full set of mounts for an O’ Wakizashi good quality early 19th century fittings & tsuba, pierced iron tsuba possibly kinai school work. High quality ribbed black lacquer scabbard fitted with Ko-Gatana knife which has a signed blade (No Kami Kane Yoshi ?. Kodjuka is 19th century or older. All mounted on wooden blade, typical mino shape. The hilt mounts are soft metal good quality’. 2 cloth covers are included. The price for this Ancient blade piece with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 17213
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