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**1960 PERSONALLY PRESENTED BY QE II** British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword By Gieves With Etched Presentation Panel To Midshipman William David Spence Kay Smith, Scabbard With Covers & Gieves Midshipman’s Telescope With Similar Presentation Inscription - 19616
This is an excellent British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard with Covers and Midshipman’s telescope both with presentation inscriptions, both personally presented to a named RN Midshipman. The sword has a clean single edged straight blade which is 31 ¼” in length with central fuller (37” overall). The blade is crisply engraved with Naval fouled anchor & foliate panels on both sides together with ‘Crown E II R’ (Queen Elizabeth II Regina) One side has a presentation panel which reads ‘ Presented By Her Majesty The Queen Midshipman William David Spence Kay Smith 19th December 1960’. The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Gieves’. It has a gilt brass Lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & full knuckle guard with the Royal Navy Queen’s Crown and fouled anchor motif. One side of the guard has a small hinged folding langet which, when folded flat fastens to a pin on the throat mount of its scabbard and holds the sword securely in place. The sword’s fish skin grip with bullion wire binding is undamaged. Attached to the guard is its twisted bullion cord and portepee. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has gilt brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The sword is accompanied by its original Chamois leather soft cover with draw cord top and brown leather transit case / cover with full flap top and buckle fastener. With the sword is a nickel plated brass and cord lashed, Royal Navy Midshipman’s Single Draw Naval Telescope With Extending Sun Shade & Sliding Eye Piece Shutter by ‘Gieves Ltd No 10655’. The optics of the telescope function as they should. The telescope has a removable lens cover. The sun shade has the same presentation inscription as the sword to the same midshipman below heraldic arms. The price for this interesting Royal Navy Officer’s set worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 19616
£2,200.00

WW2 Era Nazi German WKC (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen) Kriegsmarine Marked Naval Officer’s Sword With Folding Langets Kriegsmarine ‘Eagle Swastika M' & ‘N (Nordsee/North Sea) 2668 (Krieg Property Number) Marked, Lion’s Head Pommel & Scabbard. - ED 2658
This is an excellent original Nazi German Kriegsmarine Marked Naval Officer’s Sword & scabbard (see Chapter 8 of Angola’s book Swords Of Germany where Lion’s head kriegsmarine swords similar to ours are illustrated). Our example has the correct brass hilt with Lion’s head pommel, bar guard and 2 folding Langets, one cast with Kriegsmarine fouled anchor device and the other marked with Kriegsmarine ‘Eagle Swastika M Mark’. There is also a Kriegsmarine property number ‘N 2668’ (on page 170 of Angola’s book he states that only Kriegsmarine issue swords are found with ‘N’ Nordsee (North Sea) or ‘O’ Ostee (Baltic Sea) property numbers) . The correct wire bound grooved ivory hue celluloid / resin grip is undamaged. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 27 ½” long pipe back blade (32 ¾” overall length). The blade is manufacturer marked ‘WKC’ and with helm trademark that belongs to Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The sword’s leather scabbard has brass mounts and 2 brass hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2658
£975.00

**RARE**WW2 C1945 Japanese Officer’s Brown Leather Bound Swagger Sword Stick Brought Home From Burma By British RAF Gunner LAC Milnes On Display Stand With Photocopies Of Original Images Of LAC Milnes In Uniform & Copies of Antecedents & Service Records. - 19715
This is an excellent rare to find, WW2 C1945 Japanese Officer's brown leather covered wood Swagger Sword Stick & Scabbard brought home from WW2 by British RAF Gunner LAC Kenneth Milnes 2945 & 2963 Squadron. The swagger stick is accompanied by Photocopies Of Original Images Of LAC Milnes In Uniform & Copies Of Some Of His Antecedents & Service Records (illustrated in the images). The records record LAC Milnes as being born in Bradford Yorkshire 20th July 1921, serving with both 2945 & 2963 squadrons and being repatriated 15th October 1945 via Saigon & Calcutta having spent most of his service in India. The Japanese form 11 ½” flat section, single edged spear point blade is clean and has light scrolling decoration on both sides near to the hilt. It measures 17 ¾” overall length in its scabbard. The wood grip & scabbard are bound in wrythen twisted and ring tool decorated brown leather. All leather and stitching are clean & intact with just small areas of wear to be expected. The hilt has a white metal ferrule. The swagger stick comes with an attractive Tropical hard wood display stand which is mounted with a white metal plate engraved ‘WW2 Japanese Swagger Stick Brought Back From The Burma Campaign’. The price for this rare find includes UK delivery. Sn 19715
£795.00

**HIGH QUALITY**ANCIENT BLADE EARLY EDO PERIOD C1600-1670’s**LARGE** Japanese Horseman’s Su-Yari Fighting Spear With Rare Signed Tang ‘Hachi Man’ (God Of War), Saya Scabbard, Japanese Oak Shaft & Expert Assessment. Sn 19630 - 19630
This ancient Japanese Su-Yari spear ancient blade with blade scabbard and Oak shaft has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes with illustrations accompany the spear. Extracts from the notes include “A large Su-Yari spear complete with Saya to cover blade, finished in black crackle lacquer finish, some damage & bits missing plus its Hadome parrying bar in iron 8” across for protecting hands when fighting. The oak shaft is mounted with decorated copper bands with Shakudo edging very attractive also wrapped in split bamboo twine then red lacquered. Finished with thin black lacquer over rest of pole. There are patches in the lacquer showing Ray skin under it. Possibly whole shaft originally covered in it. Damaged over years / battles. Painted over in meiji period when this was sold out of japan as a curio. The tang has 2 kanji inscription which reads ‘Hachi Man’ (God of War). A rare inscription could dedicate this to the God of war or maybe an offering to the hachi man shrine which is possibly why its not signed by the maker. The 19” cutting edge unusually has a Gunome Midare temper line in Nioi. Hamon are mostly Suguha (straight). They are difficult to temper because of shape. Blade in old 19th century polish, bright with some patches of rust and scratches. One small chip on edge otherwise good condition and un-touched from when it left japan. This has been an expensive and high quality item in its day, needing more research to possibly identify a maker. Dates to early Edo period 1600 to 1670’s”. In his illustrations Bill identifies and decribes other blade characteristics and measurements which can be seen in image 2. The overall length of the blade including tang is 39”. The Spear with blade attached is 7 Feet overall length. Due to length delivery of this spear with ancient blade & expert opinion will be within the UK only and at cost. Sn 19630
£1,895.00

**RARE**Child / Cadet Size French C1880 /90 Cavalry Sword. Sn 19239:1 - 19239:1
This is an unusual rare to find child / Cadet size sword with similar features of the C1880 and C1890 Cavalry swords such as polished horn wire bound grips, similar pommel caps found on both C1880 and C1890 swords 4 bar guard found on C1880 swords (see pages 111 and 113 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where full size French C1880 and C1890 Cavalry swords are illustrated). The grooved polished horn grip is small in size and its wire binding is intact. It has deep cast decoration to the small bar guard, quillon, knuckle bow & pommel cap. The 24 ¾” blade has fullers and is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. The sword has no maker or date marks. The blade has a leather hilt washer. The child / cadet size sword measures 29 ½” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. The sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19239:1
£495.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**EARLY VARIANT**British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With Etched Blade By JJ Runkel Solingen. ED 2650 - ED 2650
An original early example of a British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword (see page 159 of World Swords by Withers). It has its regulation brass hilt with correct early variant rigid shell guard. Later variants of the 1796 Infantry sword had folding clamshells. It has the correct knuckle bow. urn shaped pommel and as is common its quillon finial is absent. It has a wire bound grip, all very tight and undamaged. It has a 32 ½” long blade with fullers. The spine of the blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘J.J. Runkel Solingen’. The blade is etched on both sides. The etchings include ‘Crown GR’ (George Rex), martial and heraldic arms and foliate devices. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. As is common the sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2650
£1,095.00

**NAPOLEONIC / PENNINSULAR WARS ERA** British Warranted Blade 1796 Pattern Cavalry Officer’s Sabre & Period Leather Blade Protector Sheath. ED 2467. - ED 2467
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars. 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 is an original 1796 Officer’s Sabre in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ¾” Sabre blade. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The spine of the blade is engraved ‘Warranted’ (there are no visible maker or date marks). Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, curved pommel and Leather bound wood grip are undamaged. The grip has wire binding which is tight and intact. The sabre comes with a period open top leather sheath. The sheath has a stitched seam and has no belt loop merely serving as a transit blade protector rather than a scabbard for belt carrying. The leather is intact but has become dry with age. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Sword includes UK delivery. ED 2467
£695.00

**SUPERB**ORNATE**C1750 French Or German Form Gentleman’s Sword With Etched Blade ‘1475’ (re-hilted early blade) & Ornate Cast Brass Fittings. Sn 19230 - 19230
This is a superb French Or German Form Gentleman’s Sword made C1750. The 31” steel blade has staining and patina consistent with age. The blade is engraved on both sides with running Hunting dogs or Lions, Martial arms and banners and ‘1475’ within panel (Most likely an early blade re hilted in the 1700s). The brass shell guard knuckle bow and pommel are heavily decorated on all surfaces with feasting scenes. The leather covered grip is copper wire bound. All leather and binding are undamaged, tight and secure. As is common of a sword of this age the sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19230
£1,100.00

**NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA**British 1786 Pattern Spadroon Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Antique Ivory Hilt. ED 2339 - ED 2339
This is an original British 1786 Pattern spadroon Infantry Officer's sword (see page 155 of World Swords by Withers & Robson’s Swords Of The British Army page 144 No.129 where ivory hilt spadroons are illustrated). It has steel guard and ball top pommel and lanyard ring. The correct ribbed antique ivory grip has steel bands. It has a 32” long single edged, diamond section blade. The blade is etched on both sides with martial arms and foliate panels. The blade has staining consistent with age. As is typical this sword is without scabbard. The price for this spadroon includes UK delivery. ED 2339 (NB Ivory Content Comprises less Than 10% Volume & Weight)
£795.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**EARLY VARIANT**British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With Warranted Gilt & Blued Etched Blade. Sn 19244 - 19244
An original early example of a British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword (see page 159 of World Swords by Withers). It has its regulation brass hilt with correct early variant rigid shell guard. Later variants of the 1796 Infantry sword had folding clamshells. It has the correct knuckle bow. urn shaped pommel and quillon finial which are often found to be missing from these swords. It has a wire bound grip, all very tight and undamaged. It has a 32 ½” long blade with fullers. The blade is etched on both sides. The etchings include ‘Crown GR’ (George Rex), martial arms, foliate devices and ‘Warranted’ banner. The blade has traces of original blueing & gilt and has just light staining consistent with age. As is common the sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19244
£1,350.00
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