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Georgian Era 'Military Outfitter’s Sample' Miniature British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18123:1 - 18123:1
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. This piece is most likely a sample piece made provided by sword manufacturer’s to Military Outfitters in the Georgian era to advertise their full size weapons. It is in as found & un-messed with condition. The sword measures just 22” overall and the fullered curved 18 ¾” sabre blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks. The brass guard with knuckle bow and langets is typical 1796 pattern. The original leather and wire gilt binding of the wood grip is tired and worn. Some sections of wire binding are absent. Its original steel scabbard has some minor dents but no cracks or splits. The scabbard has 2 brass hanging ring mounts with 2 brass or German Silver hanging rings attached. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 18123:1
£395.00

18th Century German Forestry Deer / Boar Hunting Sidearm With Polished Horn Hilt & Ornately Decorated Clamshell Mounts . Sn 18115:10 - 18115:10
This is an original German form Forestry Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an undamaged ribbed polished horn hilt. The steel mounts including cross guard with re-curving cross guard are decorated with cast hunting imagery. The cross guard has hunting dogs head finials, with a Boars’s head on one side of the cross guard and Stag’s head on the reverse. Its clamshell has Deer resting in a field scene surrounded by Oak leaves. Its 25 ¼” single edged blade with fullers has staining consistent with age and is decorated on both sides with light engraved foliate decoration. It measures 32 ¼” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks. As is common the sidearm is without scabbard. The price for this attractive hunting sidearm includes UK delivery. Sn 18115:10
£625.00

Napoleonic Wars Era British Royal Navy Seaman’s Boarding Cutlass With 1804 Pattern ‘Figure Of 8’ Guard Hilt. Sn 18115:9 - 18115:9
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 1804 Pattern Naval Seaman’s Boarding cutlass was the first regulation Naval cutlass issued to British Seamen (see page 241 of World Swords by Withers where a cutlass with 1804 pattern hilt the same as ours is illustrated). British Naval Boarding Cutlasses were made by a number of Government contracted manufacturers and with various grip designs and markings. This is a very good original British RN boarding Cutlass. It has the correct 1804 pattern hilt consisting of a black painted flat metal figure of 8 shaped guard and ribbed ebonised wood handle. The 24” long curved cutlass blade with fullers has just light staining and the cutting edge has no nicks or damage. There are no manufacturer or date marks on the blade or hilt. As is common the cutlass is without scabbard. The price for this piece of British Naval history includes UK delivery. Sn 18115:9
£795.00

Early 19th Century French Forestry Deer / Boar Hunting Sidearm With Ornate Carved Bone Stylised Eagle’s Head Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 18115:6 - 18115:6
This is an original French form Forestry Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an ornately carved bone stylised Eagle’s head form hilt. The bone has a repair to the handle performed at some point in its life. The repair is stable and secure. It has an ornate re-curving brass cross guard with Eagle’s head finials. Its 22” heavy single edged blade with fullers has staining and areas of old stable areas of pitting consistent with age. It measures 28” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks. The weapon is complete with its brown leather scabbard with rear seam, brass throat mount with tear drop locket and long chape with ball end . The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price for this substantial hunting sidearm includes UK delivery. Sn 18115:6
£475.00

WW1 Era Dutch 1912 Pattern Army Officer’s Sword With German Alex Coppel Solingen Etched Blade ‘Yzerhouwer’ (Dutch ‘Iron Hacker’ Proof Mark), Brass Lion’s Head Pommel Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 18323:1 - 18323:1
This is an original, WW1 Era, Dutch 1912 pattern Army Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. The Sword is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 34” blade. One side of the blade is crisply etched with banner containing the word ‘Yzerhouwer’ (Dutch: translates to ‘Iron Hacker’ a proof mark indicating that the blade was able to cut into iron). The blade is clean, has original leather hilt washer and is crisply marked by the German manufacturer ‘Alex Coppel Solingen’ together with the Company’s scales trademark. Its brass hilt has a Lion’s head pommel and mane back strap. The cross guard has a Puma’s head finial and plain langets. The grooved grip has all of its wire binding. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18323:1
£425.00

WW2 British Royal Navy Officer’s 1827 Pattern George VI Sword With Etched Blade, Cord, Scabbard, Dirk By Gieves With Cord & Portepee, Scabbard Both With Belts By Gieves & Hanging Straps. The Sword & Dirk Marked To RN Commander ROE Caton With Documents - 18283
This is an excellent British RN sword & dirk collection to a distinguished WW2 RN Commander. Commander Caton served with the RN between 1939 & 1961. A dossier of documents accompanying the sword detail his service history including courses he participated in. There are 2 copies of images of ships he commanded HMS Sparrow 1949 and HMS Fortune 1940. There are also 2 photographs of Naval officer’s in uniform and a group photo of Officers and men on the deck of HMS Diamond (it is uncertain if Commander Caton is included in any of the photos). The Naval Officer’s sword has an 80cm long blade faintly etched with foliate panels and Kings crown. There is no visible manufacturer mark. It has an attractive Lion’s head pommel and the knuckle guard features King’s crown and RN motif. The ricasso has the inlaid ordnance acceptance roundel and star. The sword’s fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. One side of the guard has a folding langet which locks securely to a pin on the throat of the scabbard and holds it securely in place. The langet is signed ‘ROE Caton RN’. The hilt is fitted with original cord (portepee absent). The leather scabbard with brass fittings is in excellent condition. The leather sword belt is in excellent condition and is gold leaf marked by the manufacturer ‘Gieves’. The belt has the correct RN buckle and hanging straps with clips. The Dirk has a 46cm steel single edged straight blade marked Gieves. The blade is crisply etched King’s Crown and fouled anchor. It has a Lions head with mane pommel and grip strap, cross guard with acorn finials & King’s crown Royal Navy Crown and fouled anchor device. One side of the guard is holed for scabbard retaining clip on the scabbard throat which holds the sword securely in place. The dirk’s fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. The dirk is complete with its black leather scabbard which has brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The scabbard is inscribed ‘ROEC’ to Commander Caton. The dirk’s leather belt is in excellent condition and is gold leaf marked by the manufacturer ‘Gieves’. The belt has the correct RN buckle and hanging straps with clips. The price for this excellent complete RN set to a high ranking WW2 RN Officer with Documentation includes UK delivery. Sn 18283
£1,200.00

**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
£1,350.00

C1850 - 1871 Imperial French Gendarmerie Warrant Officer’s Sword With Clamshell Guard & Scabbard. Sn 10851:5 - 10851:5
This is an excellent original C1850 - 1871 Imperial French Gendarmerie Warrant Officer’s Sword (see page 187 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ for a similar sword but with different decoration on the clamshell). It has a cast brass handle featuring entwined oak leaves, knuckle bow and clamshell featuring cast martial arms. The 29 ¾” rapier shaped blade with double partial fullers is straight and undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks. The sword measures 36” overall. The sword has its original black leather brass mounted scabbard. The throat mount has frog stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this attractive French sword rare to find with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 10851:5
£595.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA** British Woolley & Deakin's (Birmingham) Improved Steel 1796 Pattern Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard. ED 2553 - ED 2553
Woolley & Deakin 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. 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 by Woolley & Deakin is in good condition for its age. It has a single edged, fullered 33” Sabre blade (37 ¾” overall). The blade is undamaged & has just staining consistent with age. The back of the blade is signed by the manufacturer ‘Woolley & Deakin's Improv’d Steel’. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed grip are good condition . The ribbed wood grip has traces of its original leather covering and some original wire binding is present. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 1 hanging ring (the 2nd is absent). The sword fits the scabbard tightly. The scabbard has even patina with no cracks or dents. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Cavalry Sword by a quality maker with Scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2553
£975.00

Victorian, British Pattern 1827 Officer's Presentation Sword With Etched Blade ‘F.S.F.S From G. Cadets Of B. Co R.M.C.S Xmas 1869’ By C. Smith & Son London & Scabbard. ED 2552 - ED 2552
This is an original 1827 Pattern Sword & Scabbard. It has a has a 32 ½” blade (38 ½” overall) with partial fuller. The blade has staining consistent with age & etched on both sides with decorative foliate panels and banners. Both sides have 'Crown VR' Royal Cypher (Victoria Regina) and foliate panels. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star . The blade is also signed by the manufacturer C. Smith & Son 5 New Burlington St London’ & Royal Appointment. One side is inscribed with presentation detail ‘‘F.S.F.S From G. Cadets Of B. Co R.M.C.S Xmas 1869’. It has a voided full knuckle guard with the Rifle Brigade / Militia 'Queen’s Crown Above Slung Horn' badge. It has a curved stepped pommel with ball end, fish skin grip with wire binding in excellent condition. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and large shoe. The scabbard has even patina consistent with age and service wear. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the presentation inscription includes UK delivery. ED 2552
£695.00
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