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**ANCIENT BLADE LATE 14th CENTURY INTO 15th CENTURY**Muromachi Period Samurai Family Uchi Gatana Sword With Gendaito Smith Signed Blade ‘BISHU NO JU NAGA MITSU’, Mounted For WW2 Use, Scabbard With Leather Combat Cover & Expert Assessment. Sn 19968 - 19968
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 “Ancient Uchi Gatana blade looks like muromachi period made. 60 cm blades, single hand (Uchi Gatana) swords were very popular at this time (overall length of blade is just under 73 cm). An old Samurai family sword been taken from storage and mounted for war in an arsenal. Original wood lacquered black saya with campaign leather cover in good condition for a sword carried on war service. Kurikata removed in arsenal when cover fitted. Has antique tsukashi iron tsuba black patina. Design of chidori birds over rippled water. Has had a full length tsuka hilt fitted to give appearance of a full katana, this is worn most of fish skin missing, binding intact, no sarute loop. The tsuka is loose and has some damage around hole for mekugi peg. Blade bright but covered in fine scratches & old finger rust. Couple of small chips to edge and point. Needs professional re-polish to see beauty of the hamon. Signed ‘BISHU NO JU NAGA MITSU’. This is not by the famous 1st generation, possibly one of the several later generations working in the 14th into 15th centuries. A restoration project”. 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 sword with ancient blade taken to war & expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 19968

** ANCIENT BLADE 1520’s-1560’s LATE MUROMACHI ERA ** Japanese Soshu Tsunahiro School O-Tanto (Large Tanto) / Ko Wakizashi (Small Wakizashi) With Tokugawa Clan Mon Badges & Scabbard. Sn 19959 - 19959
This is an ancient Japanese O tanto / Ko Wakizashi with ancient blade which has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written assessment notes accompany this piece. Extracts from the assessment and notes include “Ancient blade looks to me late Muromachi 1520’s-1560’s Mumei un-signed. Jiri altered cut square changing tang shape. It has been cleaned in past removing original rust and patina of centuries. In my opinion this is a soshu Tsunahiro school blade. I have had several over the years shodai (1st) started 1520’s-1530’s and is noted for making lots of small wakizashi & tanto. One of his forging traits is the detached island of hamon shaped like a crescent moon or slight horseshoe. A successful group that continued through at least 15-16 generations. In good old sleepy polish with a couple of open flaws to one side and some slight grain opening on other. It is mounted in aikuchi mounts which are meiji (19th century). Darkened brass with mon badges (Tokugawa clan) & Karakusa vine panels, spaced with brass bands. In good condition for its age, some rubbing to black finish. The 1st 6 generations of this family have good ratings in the sword books”. In his illustration of the blade he adds “cutting edge is just over 12 ¾”. Total length just under 16 ½”. In his illustrations he also describes other blade characteristic and measurements which can be seen in image 2. The price for this ancient blade with original UK expert opinion includes UK delivery. Sn 19959

**SOLD**LAYAWAY**14/9**ATTIC FIND**UN-CLEANED**WW2 Era Nazi German Police NCO’s Sword By Paul Weyersberg & Co, Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 19969 - 19969
This is an original WW2 period German Nazi Police NCO’s Sword recently found in an attic (see page 251 of the book ‘Swords Of Germany’ By Angolia). We have left the sword in as found, un-cleaned condition. The sword measures 36 ¼” overall and the ricasso of its 31” single edged blade with partial fullers is stamped with the Paul Weyersberg & Co, Solingen manufacturer’s name and trademark. The blade which has areas of staining consistent with storage and age is fitted with original leather hilt washer. Its ribbed wood grip is undamaged and inlaid with the correct Police Eagle with swastika and wreath white metal insert. The handle has on ornate oak Leaf motif ferrule, plain knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring, fixed strap bar and shoe. The throat has an ornate steel mount with geometric design. The scabbard has no dents, the paint finish has some surface wear consistent with age and storage. The price for this Nazi sword, most likely a WW2 veteran’s bring back includes UK delivery. Sn 19969

Post 1952 QE II British Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword With Gilt Brass Hilt, Etched Blade By Wilkinson Sword With Leather Cord & Acorn Portepee & Scabbard With Leather Field Cover & Sam Browne Pattern Frog. Sn 16721 - Sn 16721
This is an original British Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword made post 1952 has a clean slightly curved, steel single edged blade which is 33” in length with central fullers (39 ½” overall). The blade is crisply etched with foliate panels on both sides together with ‘Crown E II R’ (Queen Elizabeth II Regina), heraldic arms and Royal Artillery devices . The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer Wilkinson Sword, England with crossed swords legend and Royal appointment. It has a gilt brass voided bar knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The back strap is stippled for grip. The sword’s fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. Attached to the guard is its leather cord and acorn. The sword is complete with its leather bound wood field scabbard which is fitted with Sam Browne pattern leather frog which has buckles & straps. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16721

1894 British WD Pattern 1889 Royal Navy Boarding Cutlass. Sn 19966:24 - 19966:24
The British Royal Navy due to its global presence and command of the sea was by far the most organised and trained of all the World major sea services and it's edged weapons used for boarding and repelling boarders reflected this. The Royal Navy was one of the first Navies in the 18th Century to begin standardising the personal edged weapons used by ordinary seaman. The Victorian era British Naval Boarding Cutlass was made by a number of Government contracted manufacturers and with various grip designs and markings. This is a very good original Victorian 1889 Pattern boarding Cutlass (see page 248 of World Swords by Withers). It has the classic broad single edged 28" blade (34” overall) with full steel bowl knuckle guard and ribbed steel hilt. The blade has some staining consistent with age & service use and has its original leather hilt washer. The blade has WD with broad arrow & ordnance inspection mark together with ’94 date (1894). There are no visible maker marks on the cutlass. As is common this cutlass is without scabbard. The price for this piece of British Naval history includes UK delivery. Sn 19966:24

**SOLD LAYAWAY 5/10**WW1 1916 Dated Imperial German 1811 Pattern Prussian 'Blucher' Light Cavalry Sabre (British Pattern 1796) & Scabbard. Sn 19966:23 - 19966:23
This is the German version of the British 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre used during the Napoleonic Wars. It was adopted by the Prussians as the 'Blucher’ or '1811 Pattern' Sabre. This original 'Blucher' Sabre is in excellent condition. It has a clean single edged, fullered 29 ¾” Sabre blade with original leather hilt washer (35 ¼” overall). Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed wood grips are in great undamaged condition. The hilt has several Imperial inspection marks. The back edge of the blade is stamped with inspection mark and 'W' (Kaiser Wilhelm) together with '16' (1916) date. The Sabre is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with fixed hanging ring and fixed hanging bar. The scabbard has no dents. The price for this excellent Sword and Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 19966:23

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA** British 1796 Pattern Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard. Sn 19966:22 - 19966:22
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 good condition for its age. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” Sabre blade (38” overall). The blade is undamaged, has its original leather hilt washer & has just staining consistent with age. The sword has no visible maker or date marks. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed grip are good condition . The ribbed wood grip has some of its original leather covering. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina with no cracks or dents. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Cavalry Sword with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 19966:22

Wilkinson Commemorative Sword and Green Leather Scabbard Thought to be 'Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation'. 19961. - 19961
The blade has had the markings removed, but the basis of the sword and green leather scabbard is that of the 'Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation' which a limited edition was made by Wilkinson Sword craftsmen to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation 1945-1970. The Channel Islands were occupied during World War II by German forces from 30 June 1940, until May 1945. They were liberated by British forces following the general German surrender. Considered not defendable by the British government in 1940, the islands were demilitarised and some civilians were given the opportunity to evacuate to England before the German forces arrived. The island leaders and some civil servants were asked to stay in their posts to look after the civilians in their care. 41,101 remained on Jersey, 24,429 on Guernsey and 470 on Sark. Alderney had just 18. Apart from undertaking a few commando raids, the islands were ignored by the British government until June 1944 when additional attacks on German shipping and radar units took place. To avoid starvation of civilians, permission was given for Red Cross parcels to be sent to the islands during the winter of 1944-45. Liberation would have to wait until the end of the war in Europe. The sword has a double edge plated steel blade with the acid etching having been removed *see pictures* It has a gilt metal crossguard, pommel and a very nice wire bound green leather grip *slight wear to one side*. The blade measures 32 ¾ "long. The green scabbard has only minor signs of age related wear and the brass furniture is intact. The price includes UK delivery. 19961. (Rack)

MATCHING MAKER MARKS British WD 1889 Dated 1856 Pattern Mole Birmingham Pioneer’s Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm With Brass Hilt Regiment Marked ‘V.3.N.F’ To TheVolunteer Northumberland Fusiliers & 1895 Scabbard By Mole To ‘V.4.SK.’ Suffolk Vols. - ED 2671
This is an excellent 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). 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. The spine of the blade has crisp maker Mark ‘R (Robert) Mole (Birmingham)’ and inspection mark. One side of the blade has British WD with arrow mark and other ordnance inspection marks. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted for lanyard. The top of the rolled cross guard is crisply Regiment marked ‘V3. N.F 8’ To The 3rd Volunteer Northumberland Fusiliers Weapon Number 8’ & dated ’12 (December) 1889’. The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The throat mount has matching maker mark ‘Mole’, date ‘9 (September) 1895’ and is Regiment marked ‘V.4.SK.7’ to the 4th Volunteer Suffolk Regiment weapon number 7. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The leather has just surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2671

**ATTRIBUTED**MATCHING NUMBERS**WW2 Era Nazi German 1st Pattern, Luftwaffe Officer's 'M34 Fliegerschwert' Sword By E&F Horster Solingen With Luftwaffe Acceptance Mark & ‘22’ Stamp & Scabbard Inscribed To ‘Ln Kp Stadel 22’ With Leather Tab Belt Hanger. - ED 2669
This is an excellent, original, 1st pattern Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's 'M34 Fliegerschwert' Sword And Scabbard. The Sword has the correct heavy 1st pattern nickel fittings (later were aluminium) and has the correct Luftwaffe blue leather covering which is wire bound all intact and tight. The sword's clean double edged blade with part fullers is 28 ¼” long (35 ½” overall) and is crisply stamped at the ricasso by the manufacturer ‘E&F Horster Solingen’ together with trademark & ‘stylised Eagle 5’ Luftwaffe acceptance mark. The blade is also stamped ‘22’. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. The sword has its original Luftwaffe blue leather bound scabbard in good order and fitted with original Luftwaffe blue leather 'Tab' belt hanger. The scabbard and hanger’s plated mounts are undamaged. The throat mount is crisply inscribed ‘‘Ln Kp Stadel’ above matching number ‘22’, no doubt to the Luftwaffe Officer who originally carried this sword. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the Officer’s name and flight / rank designations includes UK delivery. ED 2669
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