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*Rare* c1800 French Infantry Guard’s Sword and Brass Scabbard. ED 2628 - ED 2628
This is an original rare to find example of a c1800 French Infantry Guard's sword (see page 187 of World Swords by Withers). Our excellent example has the correct Georgian styling with brass guards with correct chased decoration. It has the correct brass knuckle bow and feathered helmet shaped pommel. The wire bound grip is excellent and retains its original quillon finials. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 31” long un-fullered blade with original leather hilt washer (37 ¾” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age. The sword comes with its rare to find original brass scabbard with two hanging rings has age related marks. The price for this rare sword and scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2628.
£695.00

British 1786 Pattern Spadroon Hilt Type Infantry Officer’s Sword Containing a Script Etched Panel ED 2627. - ED 2627
This is an original rare to find example of a British 1786 Pattern spadroon type Infantry Officer's sword (see pages 155 & 159 of World Swords by Withers where similar 1786 pattern swords are illustrated). It has the correct brass guard with single hanging ring and ball top. The black polished horn, wire bound grip has minor use related wear to the top. It has a 32 ¼” long un-fullered, double edged blade (38 ¼” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age. One side has a panel containing a crown over Latin scripture below an ornate scroll ‘FOR MY COUNTRY & KING’. The other side has latin scripture below crown. As is common this sword is without scabbard. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. ED 2627.
£495.00

c1750 Silver metal Hilt Court / Diplomatic Small Sword With Blued & Gilt Blade. ED 2626 - ED 2626
The small sword (also court sword, French: epée de cour or dress sword) is a light one-handed sword designed for thrusting which evolved out of the longer and heavier rapier of the late Renaissance. The height of the small sword's popularity was between mid-17th and late 18th century. It is thought to have appeared in France and spread quickly across the rest of Europe. The small sword was the immediate predecessor of the French duelling sword (from which the epée developed. This is an excellent original c1750 Court / Diplomatic small sword (see pages 270 to 282 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where many variants of small sword are illustrated. It has a silver metal hilt with part bowl guard and knuckle bow. The urn crown pommel has a ball top. The slim 82 cm blade is straight and undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The blade has its original hilt washer & etched panels on both sides featuring geometric designs. The sword measures 99 ½ cm overall. The leather scabbard has an aged patina with brass ornate chape and locket with a fancy frog stud. The owners name is inscribed to the rear of the locket: ‘Count Ferdinand de Baillet’ (A Count Ferdinand Charles Louis Antoine de Baillet–Latour (21 January 1850 – 18 September 1925) was a Belgian politician. He was governor of the province of Antwerp from 14 March 1908 until 31 December 1912. Baillet-Latour was born and died in Brussels. Ferdinand de Baillet-Latour was a member of the Antwerp provincial council for the canton Ekeren from 1 July 1902 until 14 March 1908. He was a member of the village council of Brasschaat from 1902 until 1908 and from 1913 until 1824. He was burgomaster of Brasschaat from 1902 until 1908, where he succeeded Armand Reussens, and (provincial) senator in the Belgian Senate from 1912 until 1921).The price for this attractive Court / Diplomatic small sword includes UK delivery. ED 2626. (Rack nr canon)
£1,095.00

SOLD SOLD (02/05) **BOER WAR ERA**British WD 1900 Dated 1856 Pattern Wilkinson London Pioneer’s Sawback Short Sword Sidearm With Brass Hilt & WD Scabbard. Sn 19552 - 19552
This is an excellent 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback (27 ½” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age. One side of the blade has crisp maker mark Wilkinson London together with ‘2 ’00 date February 1900. The reverse has crisp British WD ordnance inspection mark. It has a heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted for lanyard. The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The leather of the scabbard is clean and intactand has WD arrow & inspection marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19552
£0.00

WW1 Era British Officers Brown Leather Bound Swagger Sword Stick By Swaine Adeney London With Ibberson Sheffield Stradivarius Violin Trademark Etched Blade. Sn 19495 - 19495
Swaine Adeney (now Swaine Adney Brigg) is a quality British luggage maker and umbrella-maker founded in the mid-eighteenth century. The firm of Swaine & Adeney was said to have been founded in London in 1750, but the earliest documentary evidence goes back to around 1760 when a saddler named John Ross set up a whip manufactory in London.I n 1845, Edward Swaine took into partnership his nephew and son-in-law James Adeney, who had served a seven-year apprenticeship with him. For almost a hundred years, from 1848 to 1943, the firm bore the name Swaine & Adeney, Ibberson is a famous and popular name in the Sheffield cutlery industry from the mid-17th century to the beginning of the 19th century. In 1873, the company registered its world famous Stradivarius Violin trademark with The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. This mark, along with Ibberson’s other great trademark, ‘Doublesharp’ would go on to gain legendary status amongst knife enthusiasts the world over. 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 13 ½” double edged steel blade. The blade is etched with foliate decoration on one side and has panel ‘Swaine & Adney Ltd 185 Piccadilly London W1’. The reverse is signed with Ibberson’s Stradivarius Violin trademark. Both sides of the blade near to the hilt have some old stable staining and light surface pitting. It measures 23” overall in its scabbard. The wood grip & scabbard are bound in brown leather. All leather and stitching are clean & intact. The leather has some scuffs and scratches consistent with age and service use. The price for this well marked swagger sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 19495
£375.00

**RARE**WW1 1918 British Army In India Mole Birmingham Mountain Artillery Pattern 1896 'All Ranks' Sword With WD 1916 Scabbard. Sn 19548 - 19548
In 1896 a special Pattern of sword was introduced for all ranks of the Mountain Artillery Batteries. This pattern of sword is one of the rarest of regulation patterns and was used by British & Indian troops during campaigns on the North West frontier & WW1 (see pages 228-230 of Robson's book Swords Of The British Army). This is an excellent original example. The Sword has a 29 ¾” single edged blade with fullers (35 ¼” overall). The blade is clean with no damage. The ricasso is marked With ‘ISD’ denoting production for use by the British Army in India and ’18 date (1918). The back of the blade is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). The blade has its original leather hilt washer. It has a brass flat bow guard and correct grooved cast iron ribbed grip with much original black paint. The sword is complete with its original correct brown leather scabbard with brass mounts. The leather is impressed with WD marks and ’16 date (1916). All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19548
£975.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA** British 1796 Pattern Cavalry Sabre Most Likely By Woolley Birmingham With ‘C10’ Regiment Or Armoury Number, Inspection Mark & Scabbard. Sn 19549 - 19549
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 (The Hit Peninsular War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). This original 1796 Sabre is in excellent condition for its age. It has a single edged, fullered 32” Sabre blade (37” overall). The blade is undamaged & clean. The back of the blade has faint indistinct marks ‘OOLL’ most likely manufacturer name ‘Woolley’ (Woolley of Birmingham produced their 1796 pattern sabres especially for the looming 100 Days War in March and April 1815, after the Congress of Vienna declared Napoleon an outlaw after his escape from his first exile to the Elba, and the Allies mobilised their armies accordingly). Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed wood grip are in good condition. One langet has a ‘C above 10’ mark, either a regiment or armoury number. The blade has a small ‘8’ & rubbed crown inspection mark. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The sword fits the scabbard snugly. The scabbard has even patina with no cracks. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Cavalry Sword with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 19549
£895.00

**MINT GENDAI HAND FORGED BLADE**WW2 Japanese Army Officer’s Shin Gunto Pattern Sword With Gendaito Smith Signed Blade ‘TAKA HASHI HISA KUNI’, Scabbard With Leather Combat Cover & Expert Assessment. Sn 19531 - 19531
This sword has been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “Army officer’s Shin Gunto pattern sword in un-touched condition with a gendaito hand forged blade in mint old polish signed by its maker ‘TAKA HASHI HISA KUNI’ (no arsenal marks). I can only find one listing for a smith using this art name? List no 337Fuller & Gregory books Hisa Kuni of Shinano Province, no other info with it. There are 2 other smith’s listed in Markus Sesko books page No. 144, listed Fukuoka & working as a listed army sword smith, Father & son, but using different family or place name, both rated Smiths, by Aki Hide’s rating system. Needs further research to verify which man it is. Saya Honoki wood with basic black lacquer and slide on ashi (ring). Leather combat cover bits missing at throat. Very clean tsuba gunto pattern some gilt left. Tsuka complete, flat fish skin bound in brown ito tape., mid war quality. Plainer fuchi & Kabuto gane with plain wire sarute. Finish with iron menuki (rusty). A good quality & good condition sword with mint Gendai blade’. In his illustrations Bill translates the signature on the tang, provides measurements of the blade and other dimensions / Hamon characteristics which can be seen in image 2. The price for this excellent sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 19531
£1,975.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 23/04) C1770 English Small Sword With Indistinct Marks On Rapier Blade. Sn 19229 - 19229
The small sword (also court sword, French: épée de cour or dress sword) is a light one-handed sword designed for thrusting which evolved out of the longer and heavier rapier of the late Renaissance. The height of the small sword's popularity was between mid 17th and late 18th century. It is thought to have appeared in France and spread quickly across the rest of Europe. The small sword was the immediate predecessor of the French duelling sword (from which the épée developed. This is a nice original C1770 small sword (see page 276 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ (top right of page) where a small sword with similar form brass hilt dating to C1770 is illustrated). It has a brass hilt with part bowl guard, knuckle bow and ball top. The wire bound grip is undamaged. The slim 28” rapier blade is straight and tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The partial fullers on both sides of the blade have indistinct marks which look like a series of ‘X and Y’ marks (illustrated in images 1 and 3). The sword measures 34 ½” overall. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this attractive small sword includes UK delivery. Sn 19229
£0.00

C1750 English Ornate Brass Hilt Small Sword With Flat Diamond Section Blade. Sn 19235 - 19235
The small sword (also court sword, French: épée de cour or dress sword) is a light one-handed sword designed for thrusting which evolved out of the longer and heavier rapier of the late Renaissance. The height of the small sword's popularity was between mid 17th and late 18th century. It is thought to have appeared in France and spread quickly across the rest of Europe. The small sword was the immediate predecessor of the French duelling sword (from which the épée developed. This is a nice original C1750 small sword (see page 277 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where a small sword with similar brass hilt dating to C1750 is illustrated). It has an ornate brass hilt with part bowl guard, knuckle bow and ball top. The slim 28 ½” flat diamond section blade is straight and undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The blade has no maker or date marks. The sword measures 33 ¾” overall. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this attractive small sword includes UK delivery. Sn 19235
£475.00
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