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Set Of 5 Books On Japanese Swords. BO 334 - BO 334
This is a set of 5 books on Japanese swords. The Samurai Sword By John Yumoto, 24th reprint in 1986 in average condition. The Arts of the Japanese Sword by B.W. Robinson, a 1st edition by Faber in 1961. This book is in a poor condition with no dust wrapper but complete. The Connoisseurs Book of Japanese Swords by Kokan Nagayama, a 1st edition in 1997. This book is virtually mint and is complete with its dust wrapper.Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords by Nobuo Nanagara, a 1st edition of 2010. This book is virtually mint and is complete with its dust wrapper.Cutting Edge: Japanese Swords in the British Museum by Victor Harris. This is a paperback 1st edition of 2004. Samurai – The Weapons and Spirit of the Japanese Warrior by Clive Sinclaire. This is a paperback book published in 2004. These books are well illustrated and is a must for anyone collecting or studying Japanese swords. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 334
£185.00

DEATH OR GLORY BOYS CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE CONNECTIONS, 1889 Dated British WD Mole Birmingham 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword Regiment Marked ‘Y BCK’ Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry & Scabbard marked ‘A17H’ To 17th Hussars /Lancers. - 16718
The 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1759 and notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade as the 17th Lancers during the Crimean War. The Regiment whose motto was ‘Death Or Glory’ amalgamated with the 21st Lancers to form the 17th/21st Lancers in 1922. In March 1794 the government of William Pitt the Younger passed the Volunteer Act in response to the threat of invasion by French revolutionary forces. The act sought to encouarge "gentlemen of weight or property" to establish volunteer military formations. The Prime Minister proposed that the Counties form a force of Volunteer Yeoman Cavalry which could be called on by the King to defend the country against invasion, or by the Lord Lieutenant to subdue any civil disorder within his county. By 1803 there were three Yeomanry Regiments in the Buckinghamshire area collectively known as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiments of the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry. 1885 pattern 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). This is an excellent original, 1885 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with Scabbard. The Sword’s fullered 34 ¼” blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 39 ½” overall length. The grip strap has ‘WG’ factory inspection mark. The ricasso has WD inspection marks and 11/89 date (November 1889). It is also marked ‘M YC’ (Militia Yeomanry Cavalry). The back of the blade has WD inspection marks. knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif which has Regiment marks ‘Y/BCK’ to the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry and weapon number ‘344’ it is also dated ‘2/98’ (February 1898). The guard is double signed by the prestigious sword maker ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales in superb condition secured by the correct 5 rivets. It is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has WD inspection mark and Regiment mark ‘A17H’ To 'A' Troop / Squadron 17th Hussars (17th Lancers). The price for this excellent sword includes UK delivery. Sn 16718
£625.00

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 - 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
£595.00

WW2 Nazi German Eickhorn Solingen, Pattern Nr 1693 ‘Wrangel’ Army Officer's Dress Sword, Lion’s Head Pommel With Red Glass Eyes & Scabbard. Sn 16567 - 16567
This is a very good original WW2 period German Nazi Eickhorn, Solingen, German Army Officer's Sword. The sword is the ‘Wrangel’ Nr 1693 pattern With Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with outstretched wings & Swastika’ on the langet and a plain oval shield on the reverse langet (see page 77 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia). It has a flat knuckle bow and undamaged wire bound grip. The knuckle bow and ferrule are adorned with oak leaf decoration. It has a Lion’s head pommel with original red glass eyes and cast mane along the grip strap. The alloy hilts gilding has areas of surface wear consistent with age. The sword measures 34 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 29 ½” single edged, curved, fullered blade is stamped with the Eickhorn, Solingen makers mark and Squirrel trademark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and fixed strap bar. The paint of the scabbard has some scuffs consistent with age & use. The Price includes UK delivery. Sn 16567
£475.00

Imperial German WW1 Era Kinder (Child’s) Dress Sabre With Lion’s Head Pommel Scabbard. Sn 16199 - 16199
This is an excellent Original Imperial German Era Kinder (Child’s) Dress Sabre With Scabbard. The sword has crossed sabres insignia on a foliate background on the langet and a plain shield reverse langet. It has a fish skin wire bound grip. The wire is tight and intact. It has flat knuckle bow and Lion’s head pommel with mane grip strap. The cross guard finial is ‘Puma’s head’ form. The sabre measures a short 30” overall and a 25” single edged, curved blade with fullers. The blade has light staining consistent with age. The ricasso has a very faint indistinct trademark obscured by one of the langets. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sabre is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with 2 steel hanging rings and shoe. The scabbard has no dents but the original paint has surface wear to be expected. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16199
£295.00

WW2 1943 Shin Gunto Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Smith Double Signed Tang 'TAKE HISA’ & Steel Scabbard. Sn 16095 - 16095
This is a very good original WW2 Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings and floral menuki. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script identifying the sword smith as 'TAKE HISA’, together with Autumn 1943 date. There is also a small ‘w’ inspector’s mark on one side of the tang (see Modern Japanese sword Smiths by Slough page 169 where a sword tang with identical markings to ours is illustrated). The hilt is fitted with push button scabbard retaining clip which works correctly. The pommel is holed for lanyard and has remnants of a wrist cord. The 26 ¼” blade has staining consistent with age. The cutting edge is sharp. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16095
£1,195.00

MASSIVE, Early 20th Century Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Knife / Sword With Polished Horn Scales, Fullered T- Section Blade & Rare To Find Original Scabbard. Sn 15992 - 15992
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 a a thrusting weapon, however their heavy blades also possessed 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, massive example of the pesh-kabz / choora form knife made some time in the early 20th Century. It has a heavy 23 ½” single edged blade (29” overall). The blade has fullers and is 2 ¼” wide at its broadest. The blade is clean, sharp and undamaged. It has the correct curved pommel and finger guard. The pommel has a small fixed lanyard lug. The grip frame has thick polished horn scales secured by rivets. The knife is complete with its original rare to find wood lined, leather covered scabbard. The scabbard has hand tooled geometric decoration and a large conical steel chape with ball end. The scabbard has some areas of surface wear consistent with age. The knife fits the open top scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15992
£645.00

C1900 & WW1 Era Alexander Coppell (Alcoso) Solingen, Imperial German Prussian Cavalry Officer's Dress Sword, Lion’s Head Pommel With Jewelled Eyes & Scabbard. Sn 15612 - 15612
This is an original C1900 Alex Coppell (Alcoso), Solingen, Prussian Cavalry Officer's dress sword (see page 119 of World Swords by Withers). The sword has crossed sabres Cavalry insignia on a foliate background on the langet and a plain reverse langet. It has an undamaged wire bound grip. The wire is tight and intact. The flat knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with intricate decoration and it has a finely detailed Lion’s head pommel with red ‘jewelled’ eyes inset. The cross guard finial is ‘Puma’s head’ form. The sabre measures 35 ¼” overall and the ricasso of its 30 ¼” single edged, curved blade with fullers is stamped with the Coppell, Solingen makers ‘ACS with scales’ trademark (partially obscured by the langet). The blade has small areas of staining consistent with age & is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sabre is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring, fixed hanging bar and shoe. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15612
£425.00

Imperial German Weimar Republic Army Officer’s Dress Sword By Pack & Sohne Solingen With Nickel Plated Brass Hilt, Officer’s Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 15793:22 - 15793:22
This is an original Weimar Republic Army Officer’s dress sword in good condition. The curved blade with fullers is 29 ¾” in length (35” overall). The ricasso has the manufacturer’s name E. Pack & Sohne, Solingen together with Company trademark. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. It has a flat nickel plated brass knuckle guard and cross guard with plain langets, undecorated curved quillon, grip back strap and curved pommel. Much of its original nickel plating is present. Its black ribbed grip with twisted wire binding are undamaged and the wire tight. The sword is fitted with its original officer’s leather strap with bullion stitching and portepee. The strap has wear consistent with age and service use. A section of the strap has perished and become separated but could easily be re-stitched. The portepee is intact. The Sword is complete its original black painted steel scabbard with single fixed hanging bar and separate hanging ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15793:22
£395.00

Victorian British 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers Officer's Sword With Queen’s Crown Etched Blade By Rogers & Co London & Scabbard. Sn 14662 - 14662
The 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers, was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army first formed in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First World War and the Second World War. The Regiment survived the immediate post-war reduction in forces, but was amalgamated with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) in 1960. This is an excellent, original Victorian 12th Lancers Officer’s Sword with Scabbard. It has a 34 ¼” long elegantly curved blade with fullers (40 ¼” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels including Queen’s crown and 12th Lancers crossed lances above XII. It also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side and manufacturer detail ' Rogers & Co New Burlington St London W1’ on the reverse. The back of the blade is marked ‘Made In England’ . It has a multi bar knuckle guard, curved stepped pommel with ball end and fish skin grip with copper wire binding. The wire is tight and intact. The fish skin is excellent. The grip strap is chequered for grip. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents or damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14662
£675.00
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