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1855 Pattern Imperial Prussian Infantry Pioneer’s Brass Hilt Short Sword Faschinenmesser (Fascine Knife) Sidearm Regiment Marked ’12.A.E.2.88’. Sn 14874 - 14874
This is an original, 1855 Prussian Infantry Pioneers Short Sword (see page 196 of World Swords 1400-1945 By Withers). It has 1 ½” broad, 19” long, heavy single edged blade and measures 24 ¾” overall. It has a rugged brass handle deeply grooved for grip with ball pommel and the straight cross guard has the correct rolled ends. The cross guard is crisply Regiment marked ’12.A.E.2.88’. The ricasso of the blade is marked with a faint, small Imperial Prussian Crown & Monogram inspection mark. The Sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14874
£245.00

American Civil War Era Model 1840 NCO’s Sword With Scabbard. Sn 14894:25 - 14894:25
This is an original American Civil War era Model 1840 NCO’s sword with scabbard (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). It is a very good example. It has a straight 31 ¾” blade. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The cutting edge of the blade has no nicks or damage. The blade has staining and patina consistent with age. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct kidney shaped counter-guard with knuckle bar & ribbed brass grip. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts and hanging bar. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:25
£425.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Model 1840 Mounted Light Artillery Trooper’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 14894:23 - 14894:23
The design of these swords was based on the French Model 1829 Artillery Trooper’s sword (see page 211 of World Swords by Withers). These swords are rare as they were produced in far fewer numbers than the infantry and cavalry due to the relatively smaller size of the artillery Regiments. This sword was probably manufactured in either France or Germany and imported into North America during the early part of the Civil War when the home nations could not produce enough swords for their own troops. This is a very good, original example of the Model 1840 sword complete with original scabbard. It has the correct 31 ¾” long curved and fullered sabre blade and it is 37 ½” overall. The blade has some small nicks only visible on close inspection and areas of staining but no rust all consistent with age and service use. The sword does not have any visible manufacturer, date, or inspection marks. It has the correct plain brass knuckle guard & brass pommel cap. Its leather bound wood grip is undamaged and has its original brass wire binding which is intact and tight. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 original hanging rings and small shoe. The scabbard has some small dents consistent with age and use. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:23
£795.00

WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By W. Anderson & Sons Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard & Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. Sn 11644. - 11644
This is an original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has light staining consistent with age. The ricasso is faintly marked on one side by the manufacturer which appears to be ‘W. Anderson & Sons’. The reverse has the inlaid ordnance acceptance roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and fish skin wire bound grip with thumb recess. The sword has no visible Regiment / WD Marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Brown pattern leather frog with brass stud to the front, hanging bar to the rear and 2 hanging straps with brass buckles. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the scabbard or frog. All leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11644
£675.00

French 1919 Dated 1882 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword By The Chatellerault Arsenal & Scabbard. Sn 14667:4 - 14667:4
This is an excellent original French 1882 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword (see page 192 of World Swords by Withers). Our example of the 1882 has a clean, 85 cm long, polished steel blade with fullers (99cm overall). One side of the blade is crisply engraved by the French Chatellerault Arsenal manufacturer, dated ‘Mars (March) 1919’ and ‘1882’ pattern designation (illustrated). It has a voided nickel plated guard and rounded pommel. The back of the hilt near the pommel has a small inspection mark (illustrated). Its grooved polished horn hilt has its original copper wire binding. There is a small area of service wear to the horn near the guard ferrule. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard with shoe has even patina and no dents or damage. It is fitted with single hanging ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:4
£475.00

Victorian 1857 Dated Brass Handled Military Short Sword Sidearm Hanger With Scabbard, Frog & Belt. ED 2215 - ED 2215
This is an excellent, original, British Military short sword side arm. It has 23 ¼” heavy single edged curved blade and measures 29” overall. The blade has a small continental ‘crown above R’ mark and has its original hilt washer. It has a rugged brass handle deeply grooved for grip with full knuckle bar, curved quillon cross guard with ball end and rounded pommel. The knuckle guard is dated ‘1857’ with indistinct letter. The Sword is complete with original Leather Scabbard with brass locket and chape. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather frog which has leather strap hangers & metal buckles. The frog is stamped with letters and numbers. Also included is its original leather belt. The leather belt is 2” wide and 44 ½” length. The belt tab is stamped with letters and numbers. The belt has a white metal buckle and stud. The belt is holed to accommodate the buckle prongs and stud. All marks on the sword, frog and belt are illustrated in the images. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2215
£675.00

WW1 Era British George V 1845 / 1854 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade Numbered 1301.5, Ordnance Roundel Inlaid To ‘James Howarth’, Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Frog. Sn 14442 - 14442
The 1845/54 pattern sword was the successor to the 1822 pattern, the main change being the folding langet of the Pattern 1822 being removed (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers). This original infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 / 54 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (39" overall). The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer’s marks on the blade but the back of the blade is numbered ‘1301.5’ which may, with further research assist to identify the manufacturer. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer and etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher and Crown together with decorative panels on both sides. The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (GeorgeRex) & King’s Crown in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. The guard is contemporarily engraved ‘James Howorth’ most likely the name of the Officer who owned this sword. It's fish skin grip with finger grooves & gilt binding is in superb condition. The sword is complete with its leather covered wood scabbard with German silver insert at the mouth. The scabbard is fitted with original leather frog with 2 hanging straps, brass buckles and brass stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard & frog are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14442
£575.00

Ancient 15th Century Tachi Yamato/ Yamashiro Den Japanese Hand Forged Sword Blade Worthy Of Being Sent To Japan For Expert Appraisal With Japanese Magnolia Handle & Scabbard With Cloth Bag Cover. Sn 14475:5 - 14475:5
This Tachi Japanese sword blade made in the 15th century appears to be cut down from a larger blade and in excellent condition for its age. It looks Yamato/ Yamashiro Den. The blade is 25 ¼” suriage cut from approx. 28”. The hamon is suguha with fine nie crystals hada large wood grain. 2 mekugi peg holes in tang which is suriage. The tang is unsigned. The handle and scabbard are traditional honuki Japanese magnolia wood. This blade is worthy of of being sent to Japan for expert appraisal and dating. A cloth bag cover accompanies the sword. The price for this Wakazashi with ancient blade and appraisal document includes UK delivery. Sn 14475:5
£2,200.00

Model 1860 Imperial Prussian Infantry Brass Handled Short Sword Sidearm & Scabbard Both With Regiment Marks. ED 2164 - ED 2164
This is an excellent, original, Model 1860 Imperial Prussian Infantry short sword side arm (see page 196 of World Swords by Withers). It has a heavy 17 ¼” curved single edged steel blade and measures 22 ¾” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the blade but the back of the blade has a small indistinct inspection mark (illustrated). It has a rugged brass handle with correct grooved panel on one side to assist grip. The hilt incorporates a cast birds head pommel and returning curve cross guard with rounded ends. The cross guard is Regiment marked ‘7.R.H.65’. The Sword is complete with correct, original leather scabbard with brass throat mount which has a fixed frog bar and brass chape with ball end. The throat mount is Regiment marked ‘2.R.A.5.27’. Both the throat mount and chape have small Imperial inspection marks. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this Imperial sidearm, rare to find with scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2164
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (02/01) British Officer’s 1821 Pattern East Yorkshire Volunteer Artillery Sword By Hobson & Sons London & Scabbard. Sn 14058 - 14058
An original 1821 pattern Volunteer Artillery Officer’s sword & Scabbard (see page 99 of World Swords by Withers). It has a 32 ¼” blade with fullers and measures 38” overall. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is intact and tight and correct 3 bar guard hilt. The blade is etched and blued on both sides with foliate panels . One side is etched to the ‘4th East Yorks Artillery Voltrs’ and the reverse with cannon and ignited grenade. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘Hobson & sons 94 St Martins Lane, London’ and the reverse with ordnance star and inlaid roundel. The blade has staining consistent with age. The scabbard with 2 hanging rings and fixed belt bar has no dents and just staining consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14058
£0.00
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