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1978 British WD QEII Robert Allison & Son Glasgow Scotland 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword With Etched Blade, Leather Cord & Acorn Knot 1979 WS (Wilkinson Sword) WD Field Scabbard With Sword Frog. Sn 19264 - 19264
The Pattern 1897 British Infantry 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). This is a very good Pattern 1897 British WD Infantry Officer's Sword with Field Scabbard & Sword Frog made in the 1970’s. The Sword has a 32" single edged blade with fullers (38 ¼” overall). The blade is clean with etched & blued panels to both sides. The blade is engraved with Queen’s Crown ER II and heraldic arms devices. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer Robert Allison & Son Glasgow Scotland’. The blade has proof star and leather hilt washer. It has an ornate bowl guard with stylised QE II Royal Cypher and undamaged gilt wire bound leather covered grip together with stepped steel pommel. The guard has period hand inscribed 1978 date, 'RA' (Robert Allison maker) WD arrow and stores codes. The guard is fitted with plaited leather cord and acorn knot. It is complete with its leather covered field scabbard and sword frog with brass fittings. all leather & stitching are intact. The throat mount of the scabbard has WD arrow, ‘79’ date (1979) ‘WS’ (Wilkinson Sword) and stores code. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19264
£495.00

1883 Into WW1 & WW2 Japanese 1883 Type Officer’s Sword With Cherry Blossom Decorated Guard & Scabbard. Sn 18579 - 18579
A very good, 1883 type Japanese Naval Officers sword (see Dawson's Swords of Imperial Japan Chapter 20 where many forms of 1883 pattern sword are illustrated). The plated 26" fullered blade is clean and it has its original leather hilt washer (31 ½” overall). The hilt is brass based with much original gilt finish. The grip strap and guard have cherry blossom with leaves decoration. The polished horn grip has intact wire binding. The scabbard is metal with brass throat. The scabbrd has a few small dents and most of its original black paint. The scabbard has a single hanging ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18579
£475.00

Boer War / WW1 Era British Wilkinson Pall Mall (London) Officers Brown Leather Bound Swagger Sword Stick With Blued & Etched ‘T’ Section Blade & Wrist Strap . Sn 19298 - 19298
This is an excellent Boer war / WW1 era brown leather covered wood Swagger Sword Stick & Scabbard in the form popular with British Officers. It has a 13” ‘T’ section steel blade. The blade is etched with blued foliate decoration panels on 2 sides and one side has panel with partially visible panel ‘Wilkinson Pall Mall (London)’. It measures 24” overall in its scabbard. The wood grip & scabbard are bound in brown leather. All leather and stitching are clean & intact. The hilt has its original leather wrist strap. The price for this attractive well marked swagger sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 19298
£575.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**EARLY VARIANT**British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With Blade By JJ Runkel Solingen. ED 2597 - ED 2597
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 ¾” long blade with fullers. The spine of the blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘J.J. Runkel’ and partially visible ‘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 2597
£1,350.00

**SUPERB**VERY RARE**NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA** British W. Parker London Warranted 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Blued & Gilt Etched Blade. ED 2594 - ED 2594
This is an original very rare to find example of a British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword (see page 160 of World Swords by Withers where an example with similar blued and etched blade is illustrated. In his book withers states that most of these swords are found with missing quillons, & worn blades). Our superb example has the correct shell guard with foliate decoration, one shell correctly folds for scabbard carry. It has the correct knuckle bow and ornate urn shaped pommel. The wire bound grip is excellent and retains its original quillon finial. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 31 ¾” long fullered, single edged blade with leather hilt washer. The blade is correctly gold etched and blued on all sides for ¾ of its length. The etchings are foliate & Martial panels, Georgian Crown GR (George Rex) & heraldic devices. There is also a maker’s banner ‘W. Parker London Warranted’ (Parker, William [1790-1840] Shop in Holborn, London. He was the founder of a famous firm of gunmakers. Had the Royal Warrant. Made blades & boxlock flintlock pocket pistols, flintlock holster pistols and brass barrel blunderbusses. Under Royal Government contract made flintlock musketoons. In 1829 when Sir Robert Peel organized the London Police, William Parker made flintlock and later percussion pistols for the Police). All of the etching, gilt and blueing are crisp. AS is common this sword is without scabbard. The price for this very rare, sword includes UK delivery. ED 2594
£1,450.00

French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman Sword and Scabbard. ED 2366. - ED 2366
A French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman sword and scabbard maker marked ‘Talabot F.S Paris’. The French M1831 Foot Artillery Sword was patterned after the Roman Gladius doubled edged weapon manufactured by Talabot of Paris. The French M1831 Sword was indirectly used as a model for the US Army's M1832 Foot Artillery Sword and the US Navy's M1841 Ames Naval Cutlass. The French soldiers used to call this sword a "coupe Chou" which translates to cabbage cutter for its practical uses. The cruciform hilt is of solid brass with circumferential grooves to help grip in combat, the cross guard terminates with finials of concentric circles. The handle has decreasing circles below an extended pommel. The 47cm blade is showing signs of age related wear, the sword is 62cm overall. The scabbard is thick leather and has an illegible makers mark in the leather; it has a brass chape with an inspection mark, and brass throat. See page 190 of ‘Withers World of Swords. The price includes UK postage. ED 2366.
£395.00

French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman Sword and Scabbard. ED 2365. - ED 2365
A French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman sword and scabbard maker marked ‘Talabot F.S Paris’ . The French M1831 Foot Artillery Sword was patterned after the Roman Gladius doubled edged weapon manufactured by Talabot of Paris. The French M1831 Sword was indirectly used as a model for the US Army's M1832 Foot Artillery Sword and the US Navy's M1841 Ames Naval Cutlass. The French soldiers used to call this sword a "coupe chou" which translates to cabbage cutter for its practical uses. The cruciform hilt is of solid brass with circumferential grooves to help grip in combat, the cross guard terminates with finials of concentric circles. The handle has decreasing circles below an extended pommel. The 47cm blade is showing signs of age related wear, the sword is 62cm overall. The scabbard is thick leather * the stitching is loose to the rear, it has a brass chape with inspection marks, and a brass throat. See page 190 of ‘Withers World of Swords. The price includes UK postage. ED 2365.
£375.00

Early 1800’s English Or French Court / Diplomatic Small Sword With Etched Blade. ED 2363 - ED 2363
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 duelling sword (from which the épée developed. This is an excellent original Circa early 1800’s 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 a copper wire bound hilt, with pierced finger guard and knuckle bow. The pommel is urn shaped. The slim 32 ¼”” blade is straight and undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The staining obscures the blade’s foliate decoration which covers the whole of the blade. The sword measures 39 ½” overall. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this attractive Court / Diplomatic small sword includes UK delivery. ED 2363
£595.00

**EXPERT ASSESSED** VERY UNUSUAL LARGE DESIRABLE**Boxed, Japanese Early Edo Period 1600-1680’s Tembo Armourer’s Work Mokko 4 Lobe Shape Iron Tsuba For Handachi (Half Dachi) Katana Decorated With Kiri Mon Badges. Sn 19173:9 - 19173:9
This is an original early Edo period Iron Tsuba. It has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A label with his assessment can be read in the images and accompanies the piece. The later wood box has a removable lid (one edge of lid absent). The box has a padded insert to protect the tsuba. The box also contains an image of the tsuba which bears a Japanese ink cartouche. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19173:9
£395.00

**EXPERT ASSESSED**Japanese Mid Edo Period (C 1700’s) Wakizashi Size Owari School Form Pierced Iron Tsuba With Later Cloth Bag. Sn 19173:8 - 19173:8
This is an original mid Edo period Wakizashi Size Iron Tsuba. It has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A label with his assessment can be read in image 1 and accompanies the piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19173:8
£225.00
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