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WW1 Era Indian Troops Talwar (Aka Talwaar Or Tulwar) Fighting Sword / Sabre & Khaki Field Covered Scabbard. Sn 21449:15 - 21449:15
The talwar (also spelled talwaar and tulwar, is a type of curved sword or sabre from the Indian subcontinent). Like many swords from around the world with an etymology derived from a term meaning simply 'sword'. The typical Talwar is a type of sabre, characterised by a curved blade (without the radical curve of some Persian swords), possessing an all-metal hilt with integral quillons and a disc-shaped pommel (sometimes called the 'Indo-Muslim hilt' or 'standard Indian hilt'). The Talwar was used by both Cavalry and Infantry. When a blow was struck by a skilled warrior, limbs could be amputated and persons decapitated. The spike attached to the pommel could be used for striking the opponent in extreme close quarter circumstances when it was not always possible to use the blade (see pages 601 and 602 of A Glossary of Arms & Armor by Stone where similar Talwars are described and illustrated). Our example From the WW1 era is of the type issued to Indian troops. It has all of the correct Talwar characteristics such all metal construction, small grip, disc with point pommel, curved 32 ½” long, fullered sabre blade, knuckle guard and hilt langets. The Talwar measures 37” overall length. The Talwar has even patina and the blade has just light staining consistent with age. There are no maker or date marks on the sword. The sword is accompanied by its khaki canvas covered wood scabbard indicating WW1 issue. The scabbard has a steel chape. The scabbard is undamaged and clean. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21449:15
£475.00

**LARGE* VICTORIAN Kyber Pass Afghan Knife With Polished Horn & Bone Scales T- Section Blade & Rare To Find Original Scabbard. Sn 21449:12 - 21449:12
The Pesh-Kabz or Choora is a type of Perso-Afghan knife (see page 494 of Stone's book 'A Glossary Of Arms & Armour'). The knives were typically used as a thrusting weapon, however their heavy blades also have considerable slicing performance and as such may also be used effectively with slashing or cutting strokes. During the British Colonial rule in India, the British frequently referred to all Afghan blades of this pattern collectively as "Afghan knives" or "Khyber knives", after the Khyber Pass that marked the transition from British India to the nation of Afghanistan. In India, manufacture of the pesh-kabz was centred in the northern city of Bhera, now part of Pakistan. During the First and Second Anglo-Afghan wars, the pesh-kabz was frequently the weapon of choice for finishing off wounded British and colonial troops, as the Afghan tribesmen did not take prisoners except for use as hostages. This is an excellent, large, sword size example of the pesh-kabz / choora form knife made some time in the early 20th Century. It has a heavy 23 ¼” single edged T-Section blade (28 ½” overall). The blade is just under 2 ¼” wide at its broadest. The blade has just age related staining & is sharp and undamaged. It has the correct curved pommel and brass finger guard. The grip frame has thick polished horn and bone section scales secured by pins. The scales are intact and secure but do have light surface wear to be expected. The knife is complete with its original rare to find leather wrapped wood scabbard. The leather has faint hand tooled geometric decoration and a large conical brass chape which has ornate hand tooled decoration. The mid section of the scabbard has a plain brass strengthening band. The scabbard is all intact with just some small areas of surface wear consistent with age. The knife fits the open top scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21449:12 (in armoury bucket)
£425.00

Victorian C1885 Siege Of Khartoum Era Large Native Sudanese / Arab Warrior's kASKARA With MEDIEVAL Blade & Rare To Find Leather Scabbard. Sn 21449:9 - 21449:9
The Kaskara is a type of traditional sword, which is characteristic of Sudan, Chad, and Eritrea. They are found with both straight and spatulate tips (see page 339 of A Glossary of Arms & Armor by Stone where similar Kaskara are described and illustrated). The blade of the Kaskara was usually about a yard long & double edged. While most surviving examples are from the 19th century, Kaskara are believed to have originated around the early 14th century, and may represent a localized survival of the straight, double-edged medieval Arab sword. Many 19th century examples such as ours were made with medieval blades. The Kaskara was worn horizontally across the back or between the upper arm and thorax. According to British Museum curator Christopher Spring, "in the central and eastern Sudan, from Chad through Darfur and across to the Red Sea province, the straight, double-edged swords known as Kaskara were an essential possession of most men". Our example most likely from the Victorian era is of the type used by tribesmen against the British at the siege of Khartoum. It has all of the correct Kaskara characteristics such broad cross guard, brass hilt and round domed pommel cap. It has 32 ½” long, triple fullered steel blade & measures 37 ¾” overall length. The blade which may be much earlier possibly from the medieval era has even patina and staining consistent with age. There are no visible maker or date marks on the sword. The sword is accompanied by its rare to find period leather scabbard which has 2 large leather loops holed for cord to attach to the warrior’s body (cord absent). The throat of the scabbard is mounted with an original thin brass plate with hand tooled with decoration. The leather of the scabbard also has some small areas of tooled decoration. The leather is clean with just light areas of wear to be expected. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21449:9 (wall rack armoury)
£475.00

WWII Period Royal Navy Midshipmans Dirk/Short Sword and Scabbard. 21436. - 21436
A very good original example of a Midshipman's Dirk (The rank of midshipman originated during the Tudor and Stuart eras, and originally referred to a post for an experienced seaman promoted from the ordinary deck hands, who worked in between the main and mizzen masts and had more responsibility than an ordinary seaman, but was not a military officer or an officer in training. The first published use of the term midshipman was in 1662. The word derives from an area aboard a ship, amidships, but it refers either to the location where midshipmen worked on the ship, or the location where midshipmen were berthed). This excellent example is accompanied by its original leather and gilded scabbard. The hilt has an attractive Lionshead pommel with the backstrap formed as the lions mane, black sharkskin grip bound with brass twist wire which is all complete. A good amount of gilt remaining. The crossguard with acorn finials, and crowned fouled anchor. The 18” blade, beautifully engraved for three quarters of its length on both sides. Some minor old staining, the floral decoration, crowned VR cypher and fouled anchor is bright and clear. The black leather scabbard with gilded mounts, the uppermost complete with twin hanging rings. The leather body is solid *opening beneath the top metalwork - not visible*, and the stitching is loose in parts. A very good, early untouched example, which are now proving hard to find. The price includes UK delivery. 21436. (Bucket)
£395.00

Boer War Era 1890-1901 Dated British WD 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword Regiment Marked ‘RA’ To The Royal Artillery. Sn 21412:1 - 21412:1
The Royal Artillery colloquially known as "The Gunners", is one of two regiments that make up the artillery arm of the British Army. The Royal Regiment of Artillery comprises thirteen Regular Army regiments, the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and five Army Reserve regiments. The regiment has been involved in all major campaigns from the Napoleonic Wars to the present day. This is an excellent original, 1885 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword to the Royal Artillery with Scabbard. These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design features a Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard and is a distinctive feature of these swords (see pages 48 – 57 of Swords Of The British army by Robson). The Sword’s fullered 33 ¼” blade is clean. It measures 39 ¼” overall length. The blade and hilt have WD inspection marks & dates ranging from 1890-1901 (illustrated). There are no visible maker marks. The back of the blade has inspection marks. The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif which has Regiment mark ‘RA’ to the Royal Artillery and other struck out numbers. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales in very good condition secured by the correct 5 rivets. It is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even aged patina & some struck out unreadable numbers. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21412:1
£695.00

WWI & WII Era Japanese Type 32 Army & Cavalry Trooper’s Sword With Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. ED 2653. - ED 2653
An excellent, WWI & WWII era Japanese type 32 army and Cavalry Troopers sword with scabbard (see Swords Of Imperial Japan By Dawson Chapter 11). The sword has a regulation steel and wood chequered hilt. It has its regulation steel guard with cord slot & its spring loaded scabbard release catch works perfectly. The guard has small Kokura arsenal marks. It has a clean, 30 ¾” fullered curved steel blade with serial number 100731 at the ricasso. It is complete with original steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring. The shoe of the scabbard has struck out letters or numbers and number ‘40610’. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2653.
£675.00

**RARE**NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA, C1800 British Senior Infantry Officer’s Sword With German J. J. Runkel Solingen Blade & Rare To Find Scabbard. Sn 10851:8. - 10851:8
This is an original rare to find example of a C1800 British Senior Infantry Officer's sword styled on the pattern 1796 Infantry Officer’s sword (see page 160 of World Swords by Withers). Our excellent example has the correct Georgian styling with brass shell guards with correct chased decoration. It has the correct brass knuckle bow and urn shaped pommel. The wire bound grip is excellent and retains its original quillon finials. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 32” long fullered blade with original leather hilt washer (38 ¾” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age. The fullers on both sides are signed by the German manufacturer ‘J.J. Runkel Solingen’. The sword comes with its rare to find original brass mounted black leather scabbard. The leather is complete. The rear seam stitching has become detached in areas over the years but could be re-stitched by a Sadler or other leather worker. The surface of the leather has some scuffs to be expected with age and use. The throat mount has a frog locket and hanging ring, the mid-section mount also has a single hanging ring. The price for this rare sword and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 10851:8.
£1,325.00

British WD 1893 Dated 1856 Pattern Mole Birmingham Pioneer’s Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm with Original Leather Scabbard. 21383. - 21383
The British Army has had several patterns of saw-back bayonets but only one saw-back sword. The pattern 1856 infantry Pioneers short sword (hanger) was issued to the Pioneers within each infantry battalion. This sword was issued to the Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment. This is an excellent 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm. It has a broad 22 ½” long blade with deeply cut sawback (27 ¾” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and service use and is crisply stamped with the makers name within a scrolled motif. One side of the ricasso has; arrow above WD over crown over B3 and MOLE BIRM’m the other side has the date stamp of 6/93 (June 1893). It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted for lanyard. The side of the pommel has a double WD arrow. The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are in good order *centre seam at rear open* . The leather has just surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. 21383.
£675.00

Dated 1855 Regiment Marked Prussian M1852 Infantry Sidearm ‘Faschinenmesser’ Short Sword and Scabbard by Maker Schitzler & Kirschbaum. 21384. - 23184
This Prussian M1852 Infantry Sidearm has a straight, unfullered single-edged 18 ½ inch blade which is double-edged towards the tip an S-shaped brass cross hilt, brass grip which is smooth on the inner side (which sits against the uniform) and ribbed on the outer side. It comes with its original black leather scabbard with brass throat, frog stud and chape. It has regimental markings to both the hilt of the blade and the throat piece of the scabbard; S.A. 3. with FW 54 under crown’ and SAA 18-mark currently unknown and inspection stamps to the scabbard. Maker’s mark to the blade is Schnitzler and Kirschbaum (S&K) of Germany. The spine is stamped; Crown over FW over 55 over 3 (1855 date of manufacture). The blade is in excellent shape with minor age related staining. The scabbard is in good order, the metalwork has slight movement but is intact. The leather has a nice patina and the stitching is intact *2 small holes 1/3rd from the top at the rear*. Please see images for regimental marks and inspection stamps. The price for this very good pair includes UK delivery. 21384. (Bucket)
£575.00

**SCARCE**1888 French Model 1887 Chatellerault Arsenal Grenadier Officer’s Epee Sword With Brass Hilt With Grenadier Ignited Grenade Device. ED 2507. - ED 2507
This is an excellent example of a French Model 1887 Line Officer's Epee, this example displays a Grenadier Badge on the outer guard clamshell. A very nice scarce sword with Grenadier affiliation. Manufactured at the Chatellerault Arsenal in 1988. The hilt is very similar to the US Model 1840 NCO sword. It has a Clamshell guard with the inner clamshell laying flat and the outer slightly extended. The blade is three-edged T-shaped, much like the Model 1874 Gras Epee bayonet. The blade inscription states the arsenal, manufacture month and year (March 1888), as well as the sword regulation pattern (see images). Overall length of the sword is 38 ¼”. The blade length is 32”. The blade is clean and has original hilt washer. The hilt is numbered 3858 and has inspection marks. The scabbard is steel with one hanging ring & is undamaged. The price for this sword with grenadier connections and crisp markings includes UK delivery. ED 2507.
£775.00
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