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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
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (26/03) C1820 British Army Mameluke Form Bandsman’s Sword With Lion’s Head Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 17108:8 - 17108:8
Until the 1820’s military Bandsmen swords took various forms as upkeep of musician’s equipment was entirely the responsibility of each individual Regiment. As the 19th century progressed, bandswords took on a more uniform style. Theis consisted of a mameluke form sword with solid brass hilt. Animal forms were commonly incorporated into the pommel (see page 171 of World Swords by Withers and page 206 of Swords of the British Army by Robson). This is an original C1820 Bandsman’s Sword. It has the correct curved blade which has staining consistent with age. The blade is 22 ¾” length (27 ¾”overall). There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the sword. The correct solid brass hilt has a re-curving cross guard and Lion’s head with mane pommel and ball top. The sword has its original leather scabbard with brass mounts and frog bar. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17108:8
£0.00

RARE, Late Victorian / Early Edwardian Royal Yeoman Warders (Beefeater’s), Parliamentary Wardens Or Customs Gladius Form Short Sword / Side Arm With Clamshell Portcullis Device & Rare To Find Scabbard. Sn 17139 - 17139
This is a rare piece. We have searched book resources "Swords of the British Army" by Robson and “World Swords” by Withers and have not been able to find reference to this sword. Internet sources are unclear about the history of these short swords. They are believed to have been issued either to The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace,Fortress the Tower of London, Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard (the Beefeaters), Customs & Excise or Parliamentary Wardens. The side arm is military grade with leather & wire bound brass hilt. The hilt has a clamshell with Portcullis & Crown device (the portcullis has connections to the Beefeaters who were responsible for guarding prisoners in the tower of London. The Portcullis is also a device used by the House of Parliament & is the badge of the customs & Excise). The gladius shaped blade is 20” in length and has a medial ridge (26 ½” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and has its original leather hilt washer. There are no manufacturer or date marks on the sword. The sword is complete with its original rare to find leather scabbard with plated steel throat mount and brass chape. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare side arm with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 17139
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (07/04) STUDY PIECE, Ancient Blade 15th / 16th Century Wakizashi Short Sword With Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17217 - 17217
An antique Japanese Wakizashi short sword. The Wakizashi has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “The blade has a cutting edge of just under 49cms cut down from longer sword is now unsigned. This is an ancient possibly old yamato blade and could easily date to the 15th/16th centuries. It has a full length hi (groove). Slim with small boshi (point). In bright 20th century polish. Appears to have a very thin suguha hamon edged in nioi crystals. It has been well polished over the centuries wearing away the tempered edge, just 1/8 left. Been put in mounts late 19th century for sale to foreigners / export. Big tsuka / hilt no menuki, mixed soft metal mounts in worn condition. Plate steel tsuba with leaf piercings circa 1880’s. In associated black lacquer saya. Needs new habaki (locking collar) for blade. A study piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17217
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (08/04) Ancient Blade Early Edo 1st Generation C1680’s Edo-Ishido School Japanese Uchi Gatana /Wakizashi Short Sword, With Smith Signed Tang ‘Ishido Kore Kazu’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17216 - 17216
An antique Japanese Wakizashi short sword. The Wakizashi has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes which includes a sketch of the tang signature and hamon accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “The blade has a cutting edge of just under 53cms. Blade looks 1680’s early Edo ascribed Ishido Kore Kazu working in Omi / Musashi. Belonged to Edo-Ishido school 1st generation started 1650’s up to 1680’s. The blade is a shoto or uchi gatana, single handed sword. Hamon is based on suguha with nie ha buchi along edge of temper line. It also shows patchy utsuri (ghost or mirror hamon). It is signed in large kanji and with a flat back to the tang. These are all 1st Generation features. This has been a good quality sword in its day. Polishing over the centuries leading to kizu flaws) and 1 blister otherwise in good condition in old polish / bright. Good study piece. Iron Tsuba plain with 2 piercings Circa 1880’s. Saya is 19th century with bands of red & black lacquer. Habaki has silver sheath over it. Fuchi kashira old 18th century iron mounts. ”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17216
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (30/03) Ancient Blade Shinto Period C1650-1700 Bungo Work Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword, Iron Tsuba With Tree Bark Decoration, Scabbard, Cord & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17285 - 17285
An antique Japanese Wakizashi short sword. The Wakizashi has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “This blade has a cutting edge of 46cms. It looks like Bungo an off shoot of Bizen school work dating to Circa 1650-17--. It is unsigned and looks original length not cut down. Typical wide blade medium point of Shinto period. The hamon (difficult to see) appears to be based on suguha (straight) with small undulations, looks like nioi edge with odd nie in there. Bright old polish, needs new polish to see hada (grain). Couple of kiza folding flaws otherwise good condition. Nicely mounted good lacquer saya, plain iron tsuba faint patterns inscribed (simulated tree bark). Fuchi kashira nice quality, soft metal with good menuki looks like tortoise motif. Hilt, tsuka in good condition. An attractive sword”. The saya is fitted with cord & slotted for Ko-Gatana (by-knife) which is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17285
£0.00

DIRECT FROM FAMILY, WW2 Burma Bring Back By Frederick William Eaton Royal Engineers, Matching Numbers, Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Seki Swords Company & Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 17228 - 17228
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard received direct from the family of Frederick William Eaton Royal Engineers who served in Burma during WW2 and brought this sword home, clearly a surrendered weapon or recovered from the battlefield (2 Photocopies of original photographs of the Soldier in Uniform accompany the sword) . The sword is in as found un-messed with condition. The sword has the typical brown painted alloy cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains much of its original colour. The side of Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is crisply stamped '116430' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal marks and Seki Swords Company roundel (see pages 185 and 187 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 original olive paint and has just light surface wear consistent with age and service use but no dents. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17228
£895.00

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
£395.00

Victorian British 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword By Hamburger Rogers & Co London With Post 1845 Etched Blade & Scabbard By Firmin & Sons London. Sn 17283 - 17283
The 1822 pattern sword was a radical departure from previous designs, having a ‘gothic’ style pierced basket hilt so named after its resemblance to window shapes in gothic architecture and folding langet on one side. Pre 1845 these swords had pipe back blades. Post 1845 they were made with slightly curved fullered blades (see page 173 of World Swords by Withers & Page 159 of Robson). This good, original infantry Officer's Pattern 1822 sword has a post 1845, 32” single edged blade with part fullers (38” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and a few nibbles to the cutting edge. The blade is faintly signed ‘Hamburger Rogers & Co 30 King Street, London’ (Hamburger Rogers & Co were at 30 King Street, Covent Garden, London from 1836 until 1917). The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid proof roundel. The blade is etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and Queen’s Crown together with decorative panels. The gothic style voided gilt guard has stylised Royal Cypher ‘VR’ & Queen’s Crown in the centre and correct folding langet on one side. Its fish skin grip with finger grooves & copper binding is in very good condition. The sword is complete with its leather scabbard which has brass mounts and 3 brass hanging rings. The throat mount has a banner device with embossed lettering ’Firmin & Sons 153 Strand & 13 Conduit St London’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17283
£475.00

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
£675.00
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