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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

C1750 Silver Plated Hilt Court / Diplomatic Small Sword With Etched Panels Blade. Sn 18015:4 - 18015:4
The small sword (also court sword, French: épée de cour or dress sword) is a light one-handed sword designed for thrusting which evolved out of the longer and heavier rapier of the late Renaissance. The height of the small sword's popularity was between mid 17th and late 18th century. It is thought to have appeared in France and spread quickly across the rest of Europe. The small sword was the immediate predecessor of the French dueling sword (from which the épée developed. This is an excellent original C1750 Court / Diplomatic small sword (see pages 270 to 282 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where many variants of small sword are illustrated and page 272 (bottom right) where an example in similar form to ours described as C1750 is illustrated). It has a silver plated hilt with part bowl guard and knuckle bow. The urn chaped pommel has a ball top. The slim 33 ¾” blade is straight and undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The blade has its original hilt washer & etched panels on both sides featuring geometric designs and running wolves. The sword measures 40 ½” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this attractive Court / Diplomatic small sword includes UK delivery. Sn 18015:4
£795.00

**RARE**WW1 Era Eickhorn Solingen, Imperial German Artillery Train Battery Officer’s Etched Blade Dress Sword To ‘Wurtt Train Bat No.13’ (Imperial German State Of Wurttemberg Train Battery Or Battalion Number 13) & Scabbard. Sn 18158 - 18158
This is an excellent, original Eickhorn, Solingen, Imperial German Artillery Train Battery Officer's dress sword. The sword has nickel plated knuckle bow with pierced bowl guard. It has an undamaged wire bound polished horn grip. The inside of the guard has remnants of an original leather hanger loop attached. The sword measures 36 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its 31” single edged, curved blade with fullers is stamped with Eickhorn back to back squirrelsabove O.E. (Original Eickhorn) trademark. The polished blade has its original leather hilt washer & has deeply engraved panels on both sides and the spine featuring Imperial Eagles, Martial banners and arms including Cannon all amongst foliate decoration. One panel features an artillery baggage / ammunition carriage pulled by a train of horses with mounted soldiers. Another panel is marked to ‘Wurtt Train Bat No.13’ (Wurttemberg Train Battery or Battalion Number 13). The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with hanging ring. The price for this rare sword in excellent condition includes UK delivery. Sn 18158
£895.00

C1890 Victorian Court / Diplomatic Small Sword With Ornate Brass Clam Shell Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 18015:2 - 18015:2
The small sword or smallsword (also court sword, French: épée de cour or dress sword) is a light one-handed sword designed for thrusting which evolved out of the longer and heavier rapier of the late Renaissance. The height of the small sword's popularity was between mid 17th and late 18th century. It is thought to have appeared in France and spread quickly across the rest of Europe. The small sword was the immediate predecessor of the French dueling sword (from which the épée developed. This is an excellent original late Victorian Court / Diplomatic small sword (see pages 270 to 282 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where many variants of small sword are illustrated). It has the typical brass hilt with cross guard clam shell mount. The clam shell has ornate embossed decoration. It has a bar knuckle guard, Crown pommel & Dog’s head finial. The leather & wire binding on the wood handle is tight and intact. The slim 30” triangular section blade is straight and undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The sword measures 35 ½” overall. It is complete with its original leather bound wood scabbard which has steel mounts and 2 hanging rings. The price for this attractive Court / Diplomatic small sword includes UK delivery. Sn 18015:2
£795.00
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