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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

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

Pre 1906 Imperial Prussian Carl Eickhorn Solingen Model 1899 Infantry Officer’s Private Purchase Sword With Kaiser Wilhelm II Badge Device On Hilt & Scabbard. ED 2663 - ED 2663
Following the unification of Germany in 1871 under the Prussian King, most of the smaller German states were adsorbed into the Prussian army and adopted their military system. The larger armies of kingdoms of Bavaria, Saxony and Württemberg retained characteristics of their uniform and heraldry. Hence in 1889, when new sword patterns were produced for the German army, some state variation was still tolerated. A degree of consistency can be found in scabbard forms however, with those between 1889 and 1906 being nickel plated and those produced after 1906 being painted black or chemically blued. The sword is almost like a miniaturised Kurassier's sword, with a long, straight, spear-pointed blade, and cocked grip. The blade is usually doubled fullered but single fullered or even flat bladed versions existed. Issue examples have a fixed, decorative, semi-basket guard, whereas private purchase versions often had folding guards. The guards contains a Prussian Eagle and this, or the royal cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II, was usually applied to the grip. This is a nice original Imperial Prussian Infantry Officer’s private purchase Model 1889 sword. The sword has the correct brass knuckle bow and has Prussian Eagle on a folding langet indicating private purchase. It has an undamaged ribbed and wire bound polished horn grip. One side of the grip is mounted with the correct brass royal cypher device of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The hilt has original leather washers. The sword measures 32 ¾” overall and its 38 ¾” spear point blade with double fullers is clean. The blade is marked with the back to back squirrels above C.E. trademark of Carl Eickhorn Solingen. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard has a single hanging ring and fixed belt bar. The scabbard has no dents & retains traces of original nickel plating indicating pre 1906 manufacture. The price for this attractive Prussian sword includes UK delivery. ED 2663

**AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH**WW1 Era Imperial German Artillery Officer Dress Sword With Lion’s Head ‘Jewelled’ Eyes Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 19876 - 19876
This is an attractive, original Imperial German Artillery Officer's dress sword in as found un-messed with condition. The sword has a brass guard ornately decorated with Oak leaves and cross guard with Puma’s head finial. The cross guard has langets, one decorated with artillery crossed cannons device the other with decorated shield. The impressive Lion’s head pommel has red glass ‘jewelled’ eyes and the grip strap has Lion’s mane and foliate devices. It has an undamaged grooved polished horn or tropical hardwood grip with wire binding tight and intact. The sword measures 35 ¼” overall and its 29 ¾” single edged, curved blade with fullers has just staining consistent with age. There are no visible maker marks on the blade. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with steel hanging ring. Attached to the ring is an original period, black metal, sprung hanger strap clip. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19876

**ATTRIBUTED**WW1 British George V Royal Engineers Officer’s 1897 Pattern With Etched Blade Inscribed ‘HCW N Coy CLPR Aug 1914 To June 1917’ Blade No. 02551 Field Service Scabbard & Frog. Sn 19845 - 19845
This is an excellent WW1 dated 1897 pattern Infantry Officer's sword with etched blade. It has a clean 32 ½” long blade with partial fullers. The blade is etched on both sides. Both sides have decorative foliate panels. One side has Kings crown Royal Cypher ‘GR V’ (George V Rex), Kings crown & heraldic arms. The reverse has blued and etched panel ‘HCW N Coy CLPR Aug 1914 To June 1917’ and has the ordnance acceptance star with roundel. The spine of the blade is numbered '02551'. It has a full 1897 Pattern knuckle guard with King George V Crown & Royal Cypher. It has a curved stepped pommel with ball end and knurled back strap for grip, fish skin grip with wire binding in superb condition. There are no visible maker marks on the sword. It is complete with leather covered wood field service scabbard with German silver throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with leather frog that has 2 belt loops and brass buckles. All leather and stitching are clean and intact. The price for this sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 19845

WW2 1943 Dated Japanese Army Officer’s Nagoya Arsenal Type 98 Shin Gunto Sword Nakiri Shimei Smith Signed Tang ‘KANE NORI’ Officer’s Tassel Cord, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 19717 - 19717
This sword has been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “Type 98 Army officer’s Shin Gunto sword. This blade looks like a murato all over oil tempered bar stock steel.. Has no visible hamon temper line. The hazy / fuzzy hamon is put on with polishing stones. In bright polish signed (Nakiri Shimei) ‘KANE NORI’. This means signed by another worker in arsenal where this was made. Kane Nori made low to medium grade gendaito. His real name is Kojima Taro younger brother of Kane Michi (won 1st seat in 1941 sword making exhibition). Saya is metal parade scabbard, mounts are faded, brown paint is pitted and marked with war service wear. Most of its gilding & finish intact. Tsuka in overall good condition. Its knot loop has its original Lieutenant to Captain rank tassel (blue & brown), some wear but intact,. Locking catch is worn, does not lock”. In his illustrations Bill identifies a partial Nagoya arsenal stamp, painted assembly mark, translates the smith signature as above and date ‘March 1943’. He also provides measurements of the blade and other dimensions / characteristics which can be seen in image 2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19717

Pre WW2 U.S. Army Model 1902 Infantry Officer’s Sword By Allen & Co New York With Etched Blade To U.S Artillery Officer Captain L.C. Baldwin Captured By The Japanese 1942 Died 1945 Island Of Honshu Japan, Scabbard, Leather Transit Cover & Provenance. - 19843
Captain Lawrence Chandler Baldwin was the son of a career US Army officer. Born in Tokyo during the Great War, it makes the way in which he died even more tragic. As a boy he met a president. He attended West Point and was commissioned into the Field Artillery and then served under Douglas MacArthur. He graduated West Point 1938, served with the coastal artillery in Corregidor Philippines. Captured may 1942, held at POW camp No.1 on Mindanao. He died march 4th 1945 on the island of Honshu japan. A full history of his captivity and a printed Eulogy given by his father after the Officer’s death and copy images of the Officer in uniform accompany the sword. This eulogy is written by his father, Colonel Karl F Baldwin. The elder Baldwin served as a liaison officer with the Japanese in Tokyo during the First World War (when Japan was allied with us) and was a recipient of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for that service (at the time the highest award for non-combat service). Colonel Baldwin’s eulogy of his son isn’t a short read, but it is powerful. The Euloguy and other information regarding Capt Baldwin can be seen online at This is Captain Baldwin’s Model 1902 sword (see page 213 & 214 of World Swords By Withers where U.S. Model 1902 swords are described & illustrated). Its curved 32” fullered steel blade is undamaged. Both sides of the blade have etched foliate decoration incorporating U.S. (Army), American Eagle and the Owner’s name ‘Lawrence C Baldwin’. The ricasso has the maker mark ‘Henry V Allen & Co New York’ and army acceptance proof star. It has the correct undamaged Polished horn or Bakelite grip with finger grooves. It has a plated 3 bar guard with down swept quillon. The hilt is fitted with original officer’s brown leather cord and barrel knot. The sword is complete with original plated steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has a few minor dents. The sword comes with its leather transit cover with press stud fastener. The surface of the leather has some scuffing consistent with age and use. The price for this attributed sword with provenance includes UK delivery. Sn 19843

Post WW2 ‘Repubblica Italiana’ Italian Cavalry Or Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade, Scabbard & Felt Transit Cover. Sn 19839 - 19839
This is an Italian Infantry or Cavalry Officers Dress Sword. An innovative feature of these swords is that they have a recessed thumb hole behind the hilt quillon. This allowed the thumb’s full extension and consequently a more solid grip when the closed hand is around the grip (see page 129 of World Swords By Withers where a similar sword is illustrated and described as a Cavalry officer’s sword). It's straight 32 ¼” steel blade is undamaged and clean. Both sides of the blade have etched foliate decoration incorporating banners & arms including crossed rifles with fixed bayonets and crossed cannon below drums usually found on infantry swords. One side of the blade has the emblem of the Italian Republic which was formally adopted by the newly formed Italian Republic on 5th May 1948. The emblem, shaped as a Roman wreath, comprises a white five-pointed star, the Stella d’Italia (English: "Star of Italy"), and banner with the inscription in "REPVBBLICA ITALIANA" in Roman square capitals. It has a full steel voided bowl knuckle guard with correct recessed thumb hole and knurled back strap for grip. The polished horn or celluloid grip has finger grooves. The sword is complete with original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The sword comes with its green felt transit cover with draw string fastener. The material is clean. The top section has an old stable tear which could be re-stitched. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19839
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