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**SOLD LAYAWAY 5/10**WW1 1916 Dated Imperial German 1811 Pattern Prussian 'Blucher' Light Cavalry Sabre (British Pattern 1796) & Scabbard. Sn 19966:23 - 19966:23
This is the German version of the British 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre used during the Napoleonic Wars. It was adopted by the Prussians as the 'Blucher’ or '1811 Pattern' Sabre. This original 'Blucher' Sabre is in excellent condition. It has a clean single edged, fullered 29 ¾” Sabre blade with original leather hilt washer (35 ¼” overall). Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed wood grips are in great undamaged condition. The hilt has several Imperial inspection marks. The back edge of the blade is stamped with inspection mark and 'W' (Kaiser Wilhelm) together with '16' (1916) date. The Sabre is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with fixed hanging ring and fixed hanging bar. The scabbard has no dents. The price for this excellent Sword and Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 19966:23
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 12/11) **NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA** British 1796 Pattern Cavalry Sabre & Scabbard. Sn 19966:22 - 19966:22
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 is in good condition for its age. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ½” Sabre blade (38” overall). The blade is undamaged, has its original leather hilt washer & has just staining consistent with age. The sword has no visible maker or date marks. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed grip are good condition . The ribbed wood grip has some of its original leather covering. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina with no cracks or dents. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Cavalry Sword with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 19966:22
£0.00

Wilkinson Commemorative Sword and Green Leather Scabbard Thought to be 'Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation'. 19961. - 19961
The blade has had the markings removed, but the basis of the sword and green leather scabbard is that of the 'Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation' which a limited edition was made by Wilkinson Sword craftsmen to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation 1945-1970. The Channel Islands were occupied during World War II by German forces from 30 June 1940, until May 1945. They were liberated by British forces following the general German surrender. Considered not defendable by the British government in 1940, the islands were demilitarised and some civilians were given the opportunity to evacuate to England before the German forces arrived. The island leaders and some civil servants were asked to stay in their posts to look after the civilians in their care. 41,101 remained on Jersey, 24,429 on Guernsey and 470 on Sark. Alderney had just 18. Apart from undertaking a few commando raids, the islands were ignored by the British government until June 1944 when additional attacks on German shipping and radar units took place. To avoid starvation of civilians, permission was given for Red Cross parcels to be sent to the islands during the winter of 1944-45. Liberation would have to wait until the end of the war in Europe. The sword has a double edge plated steel blade with the acid etching having been removed *see pictures* It has a gilt metal crossguard, pommel and a very nice wire bound green leather grip *slight wear to one side*. The blade measures 32 ¾ "long. The green scabbard has only minor signs of age related wear and the brass furniture is intact. The price includes UK delivery. 19961. (Rack)
£295.00

MATCHING MAKER MARKS British WD 1889 Dated 1856 Pattern Mole Birmingham Pioneer’s Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm With Brass Hilt Regiment Marked ‘V.3.N.F’ To TheVolunteer Northumberland Fusiliers & 1895 Scabbard By Mole To ‘V.4.SK.’ Suffolk Vols. - ED 2671
This is an excellent 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” long blade with deeply cut sawback (27 ¾” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and service use. The spine of the blade has crisp maker Mark ‘R (Robert) Mole (Birmingham)’ and inspection mark. One side of the blade has British WD with arrow mark and other ordnance inspection marks. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted for lanyard. The top of the rolled cross guard is crisply Regiment marked ‘V3. N.F 8’ To The 3rd Volunteer Northumberland Fusiliers Weapon Number 8’ & dated ’12 (December) 1889’. The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The throat mount has matching maker mark ‘Mole’, date ‘9 (September) 1895’ and is Regiment marked ‘V.4.SK.7’ to the 4th Volunteer Suffolk Regiment weapon number 7. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The leather has just surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2671
£595.00

**ATTRIBUTED**MATCHING NUMBERS**WW2 Era Nazi German 1st Pattern, Luftwaffe Officer's 'M34 Fliegerschwert' Sword By E&F Horster Solingen With Luftwaffe Acceptance Mark & ‘22’ Stamp & Scabbard Inscribed To ‘Ln Kp Stadel 22’ With Leather Tab Belt Hanger. - ED 2669
This is an excellent, original, 1st pattern Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's 'M34 Fliegerschwert' Sword And Scabbard. The Sword has the correct heavy 1st pattern nickel fittings (later were aluminium) and has the correct Luftwaffe blue leather covering which is wire bound all intact and tight. The sword's clean double edged blade with part fullers is 28 ¼” long (35 ½” overall) and is crisply stamped at the ricasso by the manufacturer ‘E&F Horster Solingen’ together with trademark & ‘stylised Eagle 5’ Luftwaffe acceptance mark. The blade is also stamped ‘22’. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. The sword has its original Luftwaffe blue leather bound scabbard in good order and fitted with original Luftwaffe blue leather 'Tab' belt hanger. The scabbard and hanger’s plated mounts are undamaged. The throat mount is crisply inscribed ‘‘Ln Kp Stadel’ above matching number ‘22’, no doubt to the Luftwaffe Officer who originally carried this sword. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the Officer’s name and flight / rank designations includes UK delivery. ED 2669
£1,795.00

Pre 1906 Imperial Prussian Carl Eickhorn Solingen Model 1899 Infantry Officer’s Private Purchase Sword With Kaiser Wilhelm II Badge Device On Hilt & Scabbard. ED 2663 - ED 2663
Following the unification of Germany in 1871 under the Prussian King, most of the smaller German states were adsorbed into the Prussian army and adopted their military system. The larger armies of kingdoms of Bavaria, Saxony and Württemberg retained characteristics of their uniform and heraldry. Hence in 1889, when new sword patterns were produced for the German army, some state variation was still tolerated. A degree of consistency can be found in scabbard forms however, with those between 1889 and 1906 being nickel plated and those produced after 1906 being painted black or chemically blued. The sword is almost like a miniaturised Kurassier's sword, with a long, straight, spear-pointed blade, and cocked grip. The blade is usually doubled fullered but single fullered or even flat bladed versions existed. Issue examples have a fixed, decorative, semi-basket guard, whereas private purchase versions often had folding guards. The guards contains a Prussian Eagle and this, or the royal cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II, was usually applied to the grip. This is a nice original Imperial Prussian Infantry Officer’s private purchase Model 1889 sword. The sword has the correct brass knuckle bow and has Prussian Eagle on a folding langet indicating private purchase. It has an undamaged ribbed and wire bound polished horn grip. One side of the grip is mounted with the correct brass royal cypher device of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The hilt has original leather washers. The sword measures 32 ¾” overall and its 38 ¾” spear point blade with double fullers is clean. The blade is marked with the back to back squirrels above C.E. trademark of Carl Eickhorn Solingen. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard has a single hanging ring and fixed belt bar. The scabbard has no dents & retains traces of original nickel plating indicating pre 1906 manufacture. The price for this attractive Prussian sword includes UK delivery. ED 2663
£645.00

WW2 Era Nazi German Carl Julius Krebs Model Number 3 Army Officer's Dress Sword With Brass Hilt, Bullion Cord & Portepee & Scabbard. ED 2662 - ED 2662
This is a nice original WW2 period Nazi German Army Officer's Dress Sword. The sword has no visible makers marks but the hilt design of our sword is an exact match to Carl Julius Krebs Model number 3 illustrated on page 106 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia. It has cast Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with outstretched wings & Swastika’ on one langet and a shield device on the reverse langet. It has a flat knuckle bow and undamaged wire bound grip. The knuckle bow, pommel and ferrule are adorned with oak leaf decoration. The hilt is fitted with an excellent original bullion tape cord and portepee. The sword measures 39 ¼” overall and it has a 34 ¼” single edged, curved, fullered blade. The blade near to the hilt, under the langets has Verdigris staining which may be hiding a manufacturer mark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and fixed strap bar. The scabbard has no dents. The Price includes UK delivery. ED 2662
£595.00

**AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH**WW1 Era Imperial German Artillery Officer Dress Sword With Lion’s Head ‘Jewelled’ Eyes Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 19876 - 19876
This is an attractive, original Imperial German Artillery Officer's dress sword in as found un-messed with condition. The sword has a brass guard ornately decorated with Oak leaves and cross guard with Puma’s head finial. The cross guard has langets, one decorated with artillery crossed cannons device the other with decorated shield. The impressive Lion’s head pommel has red glass ‘jewelled’ eyes and the grip strap has Lion’s mane and foliate devices. It has an undamaged grooved polished horn or tropical hardwood grip with wire binding tight and intact. The sword measures 35 ¼” overall and its 29 ¾” single edged, curved blade with fullers has just staining consistent with age. There are no visible maker marks on the blade. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with steel hanging ring. Attached to the ring is an original period, black metal, sprung hanger strap clip. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19876
£345.00

**NAMED**William IV British 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword Etched ‘LT COL McNIVEN, JERUSALEM PALESTINE 1842’ By Herbert & Hume London With Pre 1845 Etched Pipe Back Blade, Brass Guard & Scabbard. Sn 19824 - 19824
As at 1860 Lieutenant Colonel Mc Niven served the campaigns of 1813 and 1814, including the investment of Bayonne in 1813, the Battle of Orthes, action at Aire, and Battle of Toulouse, where he was severely wounded near the groin by a musket-ball, while carrying the regimental colour of the 42nd Highlanders. In 1840 he was appointed on a particular service as Assistant-Adjutant-General in Syria. Mc Niven was also an accomplished artist, his painting Waterloo was gifted to Lord Raglan by McNiven. 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 pre 1845, 31” single edged blade pipe back blade (36” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and a few small nibbles to the cutting edge consistent with age and service use. The blade is faintly signed ‘Herbert & Hume Pall Mall East London’. The blade is etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher ‘WR IV’ (William IV Rex) and King’s Crown together with decorative foliate panels. One side has an etched panel ‘LT COL McNIVEN, JERUSALEM PALESTINE 1842’. The gothic style voided brass guard has stylised Royal Cypher WR IV & King’s Crown in the centre. It has the correct folding langet on one side. Its fish skin grip with finger grooves & wire binding is in good condition. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19824
£975.00

**NAMED**British 1822 Pattern Irish Infantry Officer’s Sword By Lambert & Brown London With Pre 1845 Etched Pipe Back Presentation Blade PRESENTED BY G. W. BOILEAU ESQre DUBLIN TO HIS BROTHER LIEUT COLONEL BOILEAU 22ND REGT 1840 & Scabbard. - 19823
The 22nd Regiment of Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years. The regiment was expanded in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms by the linking of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot and the militia and rifle volunteers of Cheshire. 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 presentation sword has a pre 1845, 32 ½” single edged blade pipe back blade (38” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age. The blade is signed by the maker or retailer ‘Lambert & Brown 236 Regent St London’. The blade is etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and Queen’s Crown together with decorative foliate panels. One side has a nice presentation panel inscribed ‘PRESENTED BY G. W. BOILEAU ESQre DUBLIN TO HIS BROTHER LIEUT COLONEL BOILEAU ON HIS PROMOTION TO THE LIEUTT COLONELCY OF THE 22ND REGT DECER 18TH 1840’. The gothic style voided brass guard has stylised Royal Cypher Crown VR in the centre. It has the correct folding langet on one side. Its fish skin grip with finger grooves & wire binding is in very good condition. The stepped pommel is absent its ball finial. The sword is complete with its brass scabbard which has 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has just a few small dents consistent with service carry. The throat has an engraved maker or retailer panel ‘Dudley Grand Parade Portsmouth. The price for this sword worthy of further research re- the named Officers includes UK delivery. Sn 19823
£975.00
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