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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

Wilkinson Sword Commemorative Bicentennial Captain J. Cooks discovery of Australia on 1770, Small Naval Hanger Sword 1757 – 1769. Sn. 17989 - 17989
This a Wilkinson Sword Company commemorative small naval hanger sword 1757 – 1769 made to commemorate Captain J. Cooks discovery of Australia in 1770. The swords were made by Wilkinson sword smiths at their Acton factory which closed for good in September 2005 with all their stock tools, equipment, sword drawings, and forging and milling machinery being disposed of. Wilkinson would make no further swords after that date. The sword is complete with its original chord edged black wall mount together with its display plaque. The plaque says ‘SMALL NAVAL HANGER SWORD 1757 – 1769. Replica of the Sword used by Captain J. Cook R.N. on April 29th 1770 CAPTAIN J COOK BECAME THE FIRST EUROPEAN TO LAND ON THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA . THIS SWORD COMMEMORATES THE BICENTENARY OF THIS HISTORICAL EVENT IN BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. The sword is inscribed on the blade ‘Wilkinson Sword London MADE IN ENGLAND BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II SWORD CUTLERS’ The sword is fitted with a ornate German silver crossguard and a wire wound white grip. The sword measures 26 ¾ inches in length. The price for this commemorative sword includes UK delivery. Sn. 17989
£245.00

ANCIENT BLADE**Late Muromchi C16th Century Mino Den Work Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword & Scabbard, Kozuka Knife With Blade Signature, Scabbard With Cord & Expert Assessment. Sn 17862 - 17862
This is a Japanese Wakizashi with ancient blade. The sword has been examined by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and a copy of his hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts of his notes he states “An ancient blade, C16th century late Muromachi. It is un-signed because of shortening a long time ago. Probably mino den work. Because of size & thickness think is was made as single hand sword. Blade showing signs of age wear & tear open grain & kizu flaws 1 large blister in bright old polish. 19th century mounts, black lacquer saya in good condition. Matching Kuzuka (by knife) & iron tsuba inlaid with running Hare & moon. Nice quality condition good nara school work. Hilt re-bound in Japan 2 colour cotton with good quality birds menuki. Original Ko-Gatana blade worn signed but un-readable. In his illustration of the blade he notes: Hamon is Gunome Midare (even) with fine nie crystals (grain worn). Small chip Ha machi notch worn away with sharpening over centuries. No file marks (on tang) because of shortening, double Megugi Anna. Cutting edge of blade is just under 18”. Hamon worn on Boshi”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17862
£1,850.00

WW1 Era British 1895 / 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Wood Scabbard With Leather Field Service Cover. ED 2528 - ED 2528
This is an original 1895/97 British Infantry officer’s sword. These swords were a great improvement on previous patterns with better protection to the hand through its ¾ basket hilt (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers & pages 165-167 of Swords of the British Army by Robson). The sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with partial fullers. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance ‘proof’ inlaid roundel. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this sword. Both sides of the blade have etched panels featuring foliate devices, the King’s crown & Royal Cypher ‘GRV’ (George V Rex). It has the correct ¾ bowl guard voided with foliate design and ‘King’s Crown GRV’. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its brass mounted wood scabbard bound with undamaged leather field service cover. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2528
£395.00

WW1 Era British Gaunt & Son Limited Late Edward Thurkle London 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Etched King’s Crown Blade Numbered 14198, Leather Cord & Acorn Knot & Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard. Sn 17832 - 17832
This is a nice, original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 ½” single edged blade with fuller (44" overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels and King George Crown with ‘GR’ Royal Cypher (George Rex). The ricasso is crisply marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Gaunt & Son Limited Late Edward Thurkle London’. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid proof roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and wire bound fish skin covered wood grip with thumb recess. The hilt is fitted with an original Officer’s leather Cord & acorn knot. The back of the blade is numbered ‘14198’ which may assist to identify the British officer who originally commissioned this sword. The sword has no visible Regiment marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17832
£795.00
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