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**NAMED**Victorian Post 1845 British 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade ‘QM (Quarter Master)SERGT (Sergeant) STUBBS 1st VBNR (Volunteer Battalion Norfolk Regiment) 1890’, Correct Brass Gothic Guard & Brass Scabbard. Sn 19754 - 19754
The 1822 pattern sword was a radical departure from previous designs, having a ‘gothic’ style pierced basket hilt so named after its resemblance to window shapes in gothic architecture and folding langet on one side. Pre 1845 these swords had pipe back blades. Post 1845 they were made with slightly curved fullered blades (see page 173 of World Swords by Withers & Page 159 of Robson). This original infantry Officer's Pattern 1822 sword has a post 1845, 32” single edged curved blade (37 ½” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply etched on one side ‘QM (Quarter Master)SERGT (Sergeant) STUBBS 1st VBNR (Volunteer Battalion Norfolk Regiment) 1890 (date)’. There are no manufacturer marks on the sword. The gothic style voided brass guard has stylised Royal Cypher VR & Queens Crown in the centre. Its fish skin grip with wire binding is in excellent condition. The sword is complete with its brass mounted leather scabbard which has 2 hanging rings. All leather & stitching are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19754
£845.00

British 1856 Pattern Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Watts, Birmingham. Sn 13304. - Sn:13304
This is an original 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback (27 ½” overall). The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'WATTS’ (most likely the Victorian cutler J.B. Watts & Co Birmingham) & has a small inspection mark. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The back of the blade is stamped with faint unreadable inspection mark. As is common with these weapons, the side arm is without scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn:13304.
£345.00

Victorian, South Irish Yeomanry Officer's 'Walking Out' Heavy Cavalry Levee Sword By Hamburger Rogers & Co, London With Royal Cypher Etched Blade, Leather Knot & Scabbard. Sn 8295. - Sn:8295
This is an attractive original, Victorian, South Irish Yeomanry Officer's 'Walking Out' Heavy Cavalry Levee Sword (small version) By Hamburger Rogers & Co, London With Etched Blade, leather Knot & Scabbard. The sword has a 35 1/2"" single edged blade with fuller (41 1/2" overall). The blade is clean and beautifully etched with stylised VR (Victoria Regina) Royal Cypher and foliate decorative panels on both sides. The ricasso is is marked with inlaid quality inspection star at the ricasso and the reverse with the Hamburger Rogers & Co, King Street, Covent Garden WC' (London), manufacturer's name. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. The back of the blade is stamped with a crisp serial number ' 4974'. The bowl knuckle guard is decorated with a void foliate design and it is fitted with the brass Shamrock shaped badge of the South Irish Yeomanry ( the stem of the shamrock is missing)and it has a chequered round pommel. Its fish skin grip with wire binding is in superb condition. The sword is fitted with original leather strap & knot & complete with its leather bound scabbard with hanging strap. The scabbard retains its original finish and is undamaged. The sword fits snugly into the scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8295.
£745.00

A pair of British 1856 Sawback ‘Pioneer’ Side arms by Wilkinson-London. 19966:45. - 19966:45
These imposing weapons have a broad 22.5 inch blade, with a sawback edge measuring 15 “, and a double edged point of 7 “. The blade carries broad arrow and WD markings, along with crowned inspection marks to the spine and ricasso. The brass ribbed grip scales surmount a full width tang, with D shaped guards. These side arms have been polished for display purposes and have no scabbards present. Both blades are imprinted with ‘Wilkinson- London’ and have crown over 35 and numerous inspection marks and a broad arrow. One of the swords is marked ‘5’98’ (May 1898) and the other ‘7’00’ (July 1900). A good pair of side arms for the collection. The price includes UK delivery. 19966:45. (Bucket)
£425.00

**UNKNOWN ORIGIN**C1800 Napoleonic Peninsular War Era Officer’s Sword Blued & Gilt Etched Blade Lion’s Head Pommel & Cast Langet & Guard Decoration With Scabbard. Sn 19962 - 19962
This is an attractive Napoleonic Peninsular War Era Officer’s quality Sword & Scabbard. We cannot determine the origin of this sword, it has features of both British & continental swords C1800. It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 31 ½” blade. The blade is blued and has gilt etched foliate & martial arms for 8” from the hilt which has original leather hilt washer. The blade has staining consistent with age. There are no visible maker or date marks. Its brass hilt has a Lion’s head pommel and mane back strap. The cross guard has large lozenge shaped langets on both sides, One langet has c cast helmeted face mask, the other a stylised foliate or star design. The front of the knuckle guard has a cast helmet and arms device. The grooved leather bound wood grip has brass wire binding. The sword is complete with its original brass mounted leather scabbard with 2 brass hanging rings. The lower section of the scabbard above the elongated chape has had a repair at some point in its life. The price for this sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 19962
£795.00

*Rare* c1915 Turkish ‘N.C.O.’s’ Short Sword and Steel Scabbard. ED 2681. - ED 2681
This is a rare Turkish N.C.O.’s short sword with a 14” spear point blade. The blade has Turkish scripture etched to one side and is showing minor age related wear. The hilt has a brass down swept quillon and a ‘D’ shaped knuckle bow with a brass back strap and ribbed wooden grip. It is contained in its black steel scabbard which is sadly missing its frog stud. The scabbard has numerous age related marks, but this does not affect its structural integrity. See page 217 of ‘World Swords’ by Harvey J.S. Withers for an identical example. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2681. (All countries Box 3)
£425.00

**1864 (RAT YEAR) DATED BEST QUALITY SPECIAL ORDER SAMURAI ORITA CLAN BLADE WORTHY OF ASSESSMENT IN JAPAN FOR PAPERS** Japanese Soshu School O-Tanto (Large Tanto) With Dated & Smith Signed Tang ‘NOBU SHIGE TSUKURU’ & Scabbard With Kogatana Knife. ED 2675 - ED 2675
This Japanese O Tanto has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written assessment notes accompany this piece. Extracts from the assessment and notes include “O Tanto (large dagger). Shape is Hirazukuri (slab sided no ridge line). Made in Soshu school (den) work. A best quality blade made in August 1864 (Rat year) signed ‘MOTOME ORITA UJI ?? MINAMOTO NOBU SHIGE TSUKURU’, working in Edo Furukawa castle in Shimosa province, also in Edo Yushima Tenjinshita. He made dense well foged Ko-Itame and gunome hamon with nioi crystal edges. Rated as making above average blades. This is a special order blade made for the Orita clan worthy of further research. Worthy of professional polish and papers in japan. Bright but covered in light scratches obscuring workmanship. Tsuka in black lacquer 1 chip otherwise good condition, Iron end mount with carved cloud dragon (old rust). Kogatana side knife has soft metal hilt showing cherry blossom tree with artisan working. Tsub hand guard is brass with round shapes inlaid with silver around rim. Fuchi Kashira are copper alloy with gourd & whisk?. Menuki are silver dogs in good condition. Wrapped in black ito very good condition. I think this man would have gone on to make even better blades but 4 years after this was made swords were banned from wear by Hattori edict from the Emperor. A lot of smiths went back to making tools to earn a living”. In his illustration of the blade he adds “cutting edge is 33.5 cm. Total length 46 cm. He translates the tang signature, clan name and date. In his illustrations he also describes other blade characteristics and measurements which can be seen in image 2. The price for this ancient blade with original UK expert opinion includes UK delivery. ED 2675
£2,250.00

WW2 Japanese Officer's Type 98 Shin Gunto Seki Arsenal Showa To Katana Sword With Smith Signed Tang ‘HOSHIYA YOSHI NAGA’, Scabbard With Leather Field Service Cover & Expert Assessment. Sn 19969 - 19969
An original Japanese Officer's Type 98 Sword with smith signed tang. The sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes and illustrations accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “A Type 98 shin gunto army officer’s sword signed by its maker ‘HOSHIYA (family name) YOSHI NAGA (art name)’ with half a seki arsenal stamp makes this a Showa To blade, not traditionally forged, bar stock with some hammering and forging then Yaki Ire process which produces the nioi based temperline (hamon) when quenched in oil. See Fuller & Gregory books of oshigata of this man list no. 744 oshi no. 367. Saya is wood with leather field service cover, some wear & tear and old repairs over 80 yrs of age. Tsuba good quality gunto pattern with multiple casselated seppa all matching. Tsuka in good condition for its age with its sarute loop & locking catch. No breaks in ito cord or fish skin. This is a mid war quality sword in collectable condition. Blade is in old polish with lots of light scratches and some abrasions. No nicks to cutting edge. Needs a new polish to bring out hamon properly”. In his illustrations Bill translates the tang signature, identifies a seki arsenal mark. He measures the cutting edge as 64 cm, total length just under 86 cm and describes other blade and tang measurements & characteristics which can be seen in image 2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19969
£1,295.00

** ANCIENT BLADE 1520’s-1560’s LATE MUROMACHI ERA ** Japanese Soshu Tsunahiro School O-Tanto (Large Tanto) / Ko Wakizashi (Small Wakizashi) With Tokugawa Clan Mon Badges & Scabbard. Sn 19959 - 19959
This is an ancient Japanese O tanto / Ko Wakizashi with ancient blade which has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written assessment notes accompany this piece. Extracts from the assessment and notes include “Ancient blade looks to me late Muromachi 1520’s-1560’s Mumei un-signed. Jiri altered cut square changing tang shape. It has been cleaned in past removing original rust and patina of centuries. In my opinion this is a soshu Tsunahiro school blade. I have had several over the years shodai (1st) started 1520’s-1530’s and is noted for making lots of small wakizashi & tanto. One of his forging traits is the detached island of hamon shaped like a crescent moon or slight horseshoe. A successful group that continued through at least 15-16 generations. In good old sleepy polish with a couple of open flaws to one side and some slight grain opening on other. It is mounted in aikuchi mounts which are meiji (19th century). Darkened brass with mon badges (Tokugawa clan) & Karakusa vine panels, spaced with brass bands. In good condition for its age, some rubbing to black finish. The 1st 6 generations of this family have good ratings in the sword books”. In his illustration of the blade he adds “cutting edge is just over 12 ¾”. Total length just under 16 ½”. In his illustrations he also describes other blade characteristic and measurements which can be seen in image 2. The price for this ancient blade with original UK expert opinion includes UK delivery. Sn 19959
£975.00

Post 1952 QE II British Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword With Gilt Brass Hilt, Etched Blade By Wilkinson Sword With Leather Cord & Acorn Portepee & Scabbard With Leather Field Cover & Sam Browne Pattern Frog. Sn 16721 - Sn 16721
This is an original British Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword made post 1952 has a clean slightly curved, steel single edged blade which is 33” in length with central fullers (39 ½” overall). The blade is crisply etched with foliate panels on both sides together with ‘Crown E II R’ (Queen Elizabeth II Regina), heraldic arms and Royal Artillery devices . The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer Wilkinson Sword, England with crossed swords legend and Royal appointment. It has a gilt brass voided bar knuckle guard and stepped pommel. The back strap is stippled for grip. The sword’s fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. Attached to the guard is its leather cord and acorn. The sword is complete with its leather bound wood field scabbard which is fitted with Sam Browne pattern leather frog which has buckles & straps. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16721
£595.00
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