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SOLD. SOLD. (20/11). **MASTER SWORD SMITH HIGH GRADE GENDAITO**WW2 1942 Dated Japanese Army Officer’s Show-To Shin Gunto Gendaito Sword With Double Signed Tang ‘NOSHU SEKI JU___ KANE TOSHI SAKU KORE’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 18560 - 18560
This sword has been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “Officer’s Shin Gunto with fine quality Gendaito blade signed by its maker ‘NOSHU SEKI JU___ KANE TOSHI SAKU KORE’. Not big for a katana with 24 ½” cutting edge but is a superb shape with a good weight. A brilliant quality polish which is original. Just a couple of scratches & finger marks with 2 minor edge chips otherwise perfect. Shows a very complicated hamon of midare (irregular), very dense pear skin grain with a nice shape to the tang with hawk feather file marks. Mentioned in books as making medium to high grade Gendaito. Won 2nd seat in sword competition 1941 rated as a master sword maker. The hamon has lots of very bright nie crystals (good sign) in good quality shin gunto mounts with leather cover over wood saya good quality. Tsuba, Seppa and hilt mount gilding faded with war use & age. Binding in good condition with original knot loop. In images of the tang which accompany the assessment, one side has the translated smith signature the reverse has the manufacture date which translates to March 1942.. In his illustrations of the blade he states overall length 33 ¼”. He identifies original polisher’s mark and describes the Kissaki (point) as 43mm and end of tang as Kur Jiri (rounded)shape. The price for this sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 18560

**VERY RARE**Seven Years War & American Revolutionary War Era C1750 English Heavy Cavalry Horseman’s Basket Hilted Broadsword. Sn 18570 - 18570
This is an original very rare to find Circa 1750 English Heavy Cavalry Horseman’s Basket Hilted Broadsword. Similar swords are illustrated on page 39 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’. The hilts of these swords varied in design but all have basket hilts. Many of these weapons saw service with British cavalry during the French and Indian War 1754–1763 (the North American conflict between Great Britain and France known as the Seven Years War), the American Revolutionary War (April 19, 1775 – September 3, 1783) and beyond. The massive blades of these swords would have been devastating when used as a slashing and cutting weapon, particularly on horseback and at speed. Our example has a 3 feet 1 inch long single edged sharp blade with fullers which has the even patina and staining typical of an English sword of this age. The blade has a faint indistinct maker’s name near to the hilt (illustrated). The sword has a voided steel basket hilt with side bars which is undamaged and has even patina. It has the typical stepped ball pommel and grooved Ebony or Bog Oak grip. The sword measures 43 ¼” overall length. As is typical this sword is without scabbard. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18570

WW1 1914 British Enfield WD 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & 1915 Enfield WD Scabbard. Sn 18524:15 - 18245:15
This is an original British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers sword & scabbard. It has an undamaged 35" single edged blade with fullers (43" overall). The ricasso is date marked ’12 14 (December 1914) and fitted with leather hilt washer. There are also inspection marks including EFD (Enfield) mark and WD broad arrow. The spine of the blade has ‘P08’ designation (pattern 1908) and the underside of the blade shank has a ‘K’ factory inspector’s mark. The bowl guard has no visible Regiment or date marks. It has a clean undamaged chequered wood grip with correct thumb recess. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has some minor dents consistent with age and service use. The scabbard has WD inspection marks, EFD Enfield mark together with ‘1*’ and ’15 double stamped dates (1915). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18245:15

Victorian, British 1854 Foot Guards Pattern Coldstream Guards Regiment Officer's Sword With Etched Battle Honours Picquet (Light Weight) Blade & Regimental Badge Hilt Blade Numbered 22783 With Scabbard. Sn 18524:14 - 18524:14
The Coldstream Guards are one of the 5 Foot Guards Regiments in the British Army Household Division - the personal troops of Her Majesty the Queen. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War, the Coldstream Guards swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country's monarchs since. The Regiment’s anniversary is 23rd April (St George’s Day). The Regiment has fought in every major conflict involving British troops since their creation. This is an original 1854 Pattern Coldstream Guards Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. These swords are almost identical to the 1827 pattern except the 1854 Pattern is specific to the Regiments of Foot Guards and are normally etched on both sides of the blade with Regimental devices and battle honours. Many are found with light or Picquet weight slender blades (see page 177 of World Swords by Withers). Our example has a 33" Picquet weight blade (38 ¾” overall) with partial fullers. The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and is correctly etched on both sides with decorative foliate panels and battle honours together with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and Regimental badge of the Coldstream Guards. It also has the inlaid ordnance roundel and star. The blade has no visible manufacturer’s name but the spine of the blade is numbered 22783. It has the correct voided full knuckle guard with Coldstream Guards. It has a curved stepped pommel and fish skin grip with wire binding in excellent condition. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and shoe. The scabbard has some staining and minor dents consistent with age and service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18524:14

NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA, French / Continental Form Hanger / Sword With Etched Sabre Blade. Sn 18524:13 - 18524:13
This is a sword or hanger in French or Continental form most likely made sometime in the Napoleonic period. It has a 30” long fullered, single edged sabre blade with leather hilt washer. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels hard to see under the blade staining. The ricasso has gilt signatures within panels on both sides which are indistinct (illustrated). The hilt has a leather bound wood grip with wire binding all tight and intact. It has a brass back strap curved and stepped at the pommel typically found on French swords, re-curving brass cross guard with leaf shaped langets. Our example is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18524:13

**MINT**Post 1952 QEII British 1895 / 97 Pattern Infantry Officer's Chrome Plated Parade Sword Blade Numbered ‘A O 322’ With Etched Panels, Cord, Portepee, Steel Scabbard, Leather Bound Field Scabbard, Leather Belt Rig & Sash. Sn 18524:11 - 18524:11
This is a British 1895/ 1897 Infantry Officer’s parade sword (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers). It has a 32 ½” single edged clean chromed steel blade with fullers. Both sides have crisp foliate panel blued etching with ‘ER II’ cypher (Queen Elizabeth II Regina) and heraldic arms. The back of the blade is numbered ‘A O 322’ (There are no manufacturer’s name on this sword). It has the correct ornate chrome plated bowl guard with Queen’s crown ER II Royal Cypher and undamaged wire bound fish skin grip together with stepped steel pommel with ball top. It is complete with its chrome plated steel scabbard which has 2 hanging rings fitted with Red leather hanging straps with clips attached to its red leather parade belt (approx. 34” waist). There are no date or manufacturer marks on the belt rig. The sword also comes with its additional brown leather covered field scabbard. The red cloth parade sash is in similar mint condition with brass hook fastener and tassels. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18524:11

German Bandsman or Drummers Sword and Scabbard. BAYO 703. - ED 2565
This is a mid 19c Bandsmans sword with metal hilt and crossguard and a broad single edged blade. It measures 24” in length with a blade length of 19”. The ricasso carries a trademark of W & ST in an oval. This is the trademark of Weyersberg and Stamm who were active between 1817 & 1885. They made swords sabres and bayonets for several German states, especially Bavaria and also for Austria and Switzerland. The scabbard is steel mounted black leather with a circular frog stud on the top mount. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2565. £375

French Chatellerault Arsenal 1878 Dated 1822 Pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword With Brass Fittings. Sn 18402 - 18402
This pattern of sword were used by French cavalry during the Crimean War, Mexican Expedition, Prussian War & were used by Confederate cavalry during the American Civil war. Our example is in as found un-messed with condition. It has a 36” single edged sabre blade with fullers (42 ½” overall). The curved, blued sabre blade with fullers is clean & undamaged. The spine of the blade is crisply engraved by the French Chatellerault Arsenal manufacturer, dated ‘Avril (April) 1878’ and has ‘1822’ Model detail (all in French illustrated). The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The brass bar guard and pommel cap are undamaged. The guard is numbered ‘522’ and has small inspection mark (illustrated). It's original leather grip has its original wire binding. The sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18402

Inter War 1919 Wilkinson Pall Mall (London)British Army In India WD ‘Small Grip’ 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Parade Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18360 - 18360
The British Army of India variant of the 1908 sword featured a smaller grip to match the generally smaller hands of cavalry troopers recruited in the sub-continent. As private purchases, officer's swords sometimes showed some variation from the standard pattern. Occasionally whole Regiments would have their own variation on the theme. This British Indian Army 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers parade sword & scabbard is in very good condition. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade is clean and Wilkinson Pall Mall manufacturer mark together with ‘5 19’ date (May 1919) and WD ordnance inspection marks. The spine has ‘IP 08’ (India pattern 1908 designation) and it has its original leather hilt washer. The polished steel bowl guard has a mark which appears to be ‘TX II’ possibly a Regiment or Armoury mark and ‘WSC’ (Wilkinson Sword Company) together with WD arrow. It has an the typical smaller India issue grip which in this example is undamaged black stippled composite with correct thumb recess. It is complete with its original polished steel parade scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is marked ‘AYC’ most likely a Regiment mark. The scabbard has 2 fixed hanging rings and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18360

Victorian Era Malacca Sword Stick With Tri-foil Blade, Decorated Antique Ivory Pommel Cap Pierced With Stylised Monogram. Sn 18294 - 18294
This is an attractive Victorian Mallaca Sword Stick. The handle’s pommel cap is antique ivory inlaid with and the top pierced with stylised monogram. The handle has a brass ferrule beneath the pommel cap and ringed holes fitted with later wrist cord. It’s tri-foil form blade is 30” length and tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade has staining consistent with age. The sword stick itself measures 36 ¾” overall length. The sword stick measures 38 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The scabbard has a conical brass end cap and brass ferrule at the throat. The price includes UK delivery. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 18294
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