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WW1 1915 British WD ‘SB&N Ld’ (Sanderson Bros & Newbold Limited) 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & 1914 Dated Scabbard Regiment Marked ‘8.R.C’. Sn 20152 - 20152
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 ’8/15’ (August 1915) 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 and has original khaki paint. 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 WD inspection marks and 10/14 date (October 1914) together with ‘8 R.C’ Regiment mark (unknown). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20152
£695.00

Austrian 1837 Pattern Cavalry Sabre / Sword Guard Signed ‘Jacob Walek Troppau’ & Scabbard. Sn 20149 - 20149
This is an original Austrian 1837 Pattern Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard. It has a 33” single edged, curved blade with wide fuller, steel stirrup knuckle bow, down turned quillon and langets. The underside of the guard is stamped "Jacob Walek Troppau". It has a chamfered steel pommel and backstrap. The leather covered wood ribbed grip is worn in places. It is contained in its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The rings mounts have central domes. The sword and scabbard have even patina. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the name on the guard includes UK delivery. Sn 20149
£575.00

WW1 Era British Officers Brown Leather Bound Swagger Sword Stick. Sn 20154 - 20154
This is an original WW1 era brown leather covered wood Swagger Sword Stick & Scabbard in the form popular with British Officers during WW1. It has a 12 ¼” rectangular shank steel blade which tapers to a sharp point. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 20 ¼” 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 includes UK delivery. Sn 20154
£295.00

Victorian, British Lancashire Rifles Pattern 1827 Rifle Brigade Officer's Sword With Etched Blade, Leather Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 20151 - 20151
The Volunteer movement had its origins in the eighteenth century. Service in the Militia was compulsory at that time for those selected by ballot and who were not wealthy enough to hire a substitute. But specific threats, such as Jacobite risings or the threat of French invasion, induced men to volunteer for home defence. A series of Militia Acts, notably in 1761, 1768 and 1802, had the effect of transforming the Militia from a home defence force into a reserve for the Regular Army, and its former function was increasingly filled by the Volunteers. During the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815, the risk of invasion by Revolutionary France persuaded the government to authorise the formation of volunteer units that would be subject to military discipline and eligible for pay when called out. Numerous Volunteer units were formed in Lancashire including the Warrington Bluebacks, regarded (in sentiment if not in direct lineage) as forebears of 4th Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment, and the Royal Preston Volunteers. Such units and their successors from 1808 onwards, the Local Militia, usually trained on a Sunday and from time to time did duty in various towns of Lancashire and Cheshire. British Volunteer strength peaked in 1803 at a remarkable total of some 440,000, but with the defeat of Napoleon they were all disbanded. In 1859 after another threat of Invasion Volunteer rifle units throughout Britain including those in Lancashire were reinstated. The 1827 pattern is defined by gothic bar guard hilt coupled with the usual Royal Cypher with strung bugle cartouche. Most Victorian era swords are from Volunteer / Militia Units and the blades marked accordingly (see page 174 of World Swords by Withers). This is an original 1827 Pattern Officer’s Sword to The Lancashire Rifles & scabbard. The sword has a clean 32” blade (37" overall) with fullers. The blade has etched panels including the badge of the slung bugle of the Rifle Brigade between ‘Lancashire Rifles’ Queen’s crown and ‘VR’ Royal Cypher (Victoria Regina) together with foliate panels. The blade also has inlaid roundel at the ricasso with monogram ‘WB&C’ (unknown). There are no manufacturer or date marks. It has a brass gothic bar knuckle guard with the Rifle Brigade 'Crown with bugle' badge and curved stepped pommel. The fish skin grip is excellent, the grip’s wire binding is all present and tight. The guard is fitted with leather cord and portepee. It is complete with scabbard with 2 hanging rings and shoe. The scabbard’s original nickel plate finish is rubbed in areas. The price for this sword & scabbard which is worthy of further research regarding the named Officer includes UK delivery. Sn 20151
£495.00

**AS FOUND**BLADE NUMBERED ON SIDE** WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Gifu Prefecture Swords Cooperative / Union Mark, Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 20178 - 20178
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard in as found condition. It 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 '78693' and with inspection mark. The blade is clean. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark and Gifu Prefecture Swords Cooperative / Union mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson) together with inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard has areas of old stable rust in the upper section and its throat mount which is usually numbered is absent. The price for this sword reflects the condition of the scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20178
£695.00

Victorian British Hamburger Rogers & Co London Mameluke Pattern 1831 General Officer's Sword With Etched Blade, Antique Ivory Scales Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 20173 - 20173
The introduction of the 1831 pattern sword followed a vogue for mameluke style swords during the 1800’s. This pattern of sword is still worn today by British General Officers and Lord Lieutenants (see page 176 of World Swords by Withers and page 206 of Swords of the British Army by Robson). This is an original Victorian British Mameluke Pattern 1831 General Officer's Sword. It has a beautifully etched blade and antique ivory scales on the hilt. The blade is crisply marked by the London manufacturer or retailer ‘Hamburger Rogers & Co King St Covnt Garden London’. The blade also has decorative etched panels on both sides featuring Crossed arms, Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) & Crown. The sword has an undamaged 30” blade (35” overall). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The hilt has undamaged antique ivory scales and ornate gilded brass fittings including cross guard with finials, central wreathed crossed arms, rose bosses, pommel hole mounts and grooved grip strap. The sword has its original brass scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. (NB Ivory Content Comprises less Than 10% Volume & Weight). Sn 20173
£1,150.00

C1858 Victorian Irish Officer’s Prince Of Wales Leinster 100 Regiment Of Foot Mallaca Sword Stick With Regiment Badge Engraved Ferrule & Ball Top Handle. Sn 20150 - 20150
The 100th (Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot was a British Army regiment, raised in 1858. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 109th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Infantry) to form the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) in 1881. This is a Victorian Irish Prince Of Wales Leinster 100 Regiment Of Foot Mallaca Sword Stick made prior to becoming the Royal Canadians. It has a white metal ball top handle. It has a flat diamond shaped 18 ¼” blued blade and measures 23 ½” overall length. The blade is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 33 ½”overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a brass end cap and Silver ferrule at the throat which is engraved with the Regimental badge of the Prince Of Wales Leinster 100 Regiment Of Foot. The price for this attractive Victorian piece includes UK delivery. Sn 20150
£495.00

WW2 Nazi German WMW Waffen (Waffenfabrik Max Weyersberg Solingen) Army Officer's Dress Sword, With Ornate Decoration, Officer’s Bullion Stitched Cord, Bullion Portepee & Scabbard. ED 2471 - ED 2471
This is an excellent original WW2 period Nazi German Army Officer's Dress Sword. The blade has maker’s mark ‘WMW Waffen’ hidden behind one of the hilt langets. WMW is the trade mark of Waffenfabrik Max Weyersberg Solingen. The hilt is the same as an unattributed pattern WMW example illustrated on page 143 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia. It has Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with outstretched wings & Swastika’ on one langet and an oval shield on the reverse langet. It has a flat knuckle bow and undamaged wire bound grip. The knuckle bow, ferrule, grip strap and ‘dove’ pommel are adorned with oak leaf decoration. The sword measures 37” overall and it has a clean 32” single edged, curved, fullered blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The hilt is fitted with quality Officers leather cord with bullion stitching and bullion portepee. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and fixed strap bar. The scabbard has no dents. The Price includes UK delivery. ED 2471
£575.00

WWI Italian Model 1871/ 1909 Cavalry Trooper's Sword With Pipe Back Blade & Scabbard. Sn 12555:2. - Sn 12555:2
This is an Italian Model 1871/ 1909 Cavalry Trooper's Sword (see page 129 of World Swords By Withers). These swords were used by the Italian Cavalry during WW1. It's slightly curved 35 ½ " steel pipe back blade is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. It has a full steel knuckle guard with recessed thumb guard, 'birds head' pommel with chequering and plain wood grip. The grip strap is stamped 'G1541'. The sword is complete with original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has some minor dents and areas of light staining but no rust. The scabbard is stamped 'L7657'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12555:2.
£450.00

*Mint*Wilkinson Sword, Cutlers To H.M Queen Elizabeth II, Presentation Sword With Etched Blade & Void Plate For Engraving. ED 2028. - ED 2028
Among their revered line of Military, Hunting and other Knives, Swords and Bayonets, Wilkinson Sword produced many edged presentation pieces. This is a pristine presentation Sword, made by Wilkinson, Sword Cutlers by appointment to Queen Elizabeth II. The Sword has a beautiful, clean. Double edged, unsharpened, 28" blade (33 ½ " overall). One side of the blade is decorated for three quarters of its length with attractive decorative etching and the ricasso crisply marked with Queen Elizabeth II Royal Cypher and appointment together with Wilkinson Sword's classic crossed swords legend and name. The Sword's cross guard incorporates a large shield shaped plate which is void ready for engraving and it has a pointed pommel. The Sword's lovely dark wood handle is undamaged and as new. This Sword made by a famous English Cutler is ideal for display or make a treasured presentation piece. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2028.
£275.00
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