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Edwardian Gentleman’s Bamboo Sword Stick With Sterling Silver JS (Most Likely John George Smith) London 1909 Hallmarked Ornate Silver Ball Top & Tri-Foil Steel Blade. Sn 18885 - 18885
This is an attractive Edwardian Gentleman’s Sword Stick. It has an ornate foliate design silver ball top with London 1909 sterling silver hallmarks (Lion passant (England), un-crowned Leopard’s head (London) ‘O’ (1909 date designation) & ‘JS’ manufacturer hallmark which is most likely John George Smith (recorded hallmark London 1900). It has a 21 ¼” tri-foil blade and measures 28 ¼” overall length. The blade is has light staining consistent with age & tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 33 ¾” overall in its scabbard. The handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a conical brass end cap. The price for this attractive piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18885
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (17/12) WW1 Era British Officers Brown Leather Bound Swagger Sword Stick By Swaine Adeney London With Ibberson Sheffield Stradivarius Violin Trademark Etched Blade. Sn 18852 - 18852
Swaine Adeney (now Swaine Adney Brigg) is a quality British luggage maker and umbrella-maker founded in the mid-eighteenth century. The firm of Swaine & Adeney was said to have been founded in London in 1750, but the earliest documentary evidence goes back to around 1760 when a saddler named John Ross set up a whip manufactory in London.I n 1845, Edward Swaine took into partnership his nephew and son-in-law James Adeney, who had served a seven-year apprenticeship with him. For almost a hundred years, from 1848 to 1943, the firm bore the name Swaine & Adeney, Ibberson is a famous and popular name in the Sheffield cutlery industry from the mid-17th century to the beginning of the 19th century. In 1873, the company registered its world famous Stradivarius Violin trademark with The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. This mark, along with Ibberson’s other great trademark, ‘Doublesharp’ would go on to gain legendary status amongst knife enthusiasts the world over. This is an excellent WW1 era brown leather covered wood Swagger Sword Stick & Scabbard in the form popular with British Officers during WW1. It has a 13 ½” double edged steel blade. The blade is etched with foliate decoration on one side and has panel ‘Swaine & Adney Ltd 185 Piccadilly London W1’ The reverse is signed Made In Sheffield below Ibberson’s Stradivarius Violin trademark. It measures 24” overall in its scabbard. The wood grip & scabbard are bound in brown leather. All leather and stitching are clean & intact. The price for this well marked swagger sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 18852
£0.00

Victorian Era Gentleman’s Bamboo Sword Stick With Blued Flat Diamond Section Blade Antique Ivory Handle With Carved Lion’s Head Device & Ornate Gold Collars. ED 2530 - ED 2530
This is an attractive Victorian Era Gentleman’s Sword Stick. The elegant handle is polished antique ivory with hand carved Lion’s head on the stem of the hilt . The handle has an ornate tooled gold collar. Its 27 ½” flat diamond section blued steel blade is undamaged, straight & tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade has staining consistent with age. The sword stick measures 32” overall (35 ¼” in its scabbard). The scabbard has a conical brass end cap and ornate tooled gold collar at the throat which matches that on the hilt. The sword stick has a scabbard retaining catch operated by pushing a button on the hilt collar. The sword stick locks securely into the scabbard. The price for this elegant Victorian piece includes UK delivery. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). ED 2530
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (08/01) ) WW2 BRING BACK BY RAF PILOT A. GOWERS**Japanese Army Officer’s 1944 Pattern Gendaito Katana Sword With Signed Tang ‘NAGA MITSU’ Scabbard Original Photographs Of Air Crew Who Brought Home The Sword & Expert Assessment. - 18744
This sword has been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “1944 pattern army sword 9Gunto) with very good Gendaito blade. Best quality iron mounts & tsuba with very dark green crackled lacquer saya. Tsuka is battle wrapped ito covered in reddish lacquer over ray skin with unique steel bolts through mekugi ana 1, other wood. Genuine signature Naga Mitsu (full name Ichihara Naga Mitsu) blades had the reputation for being the best cutting, sharpest swords in the 2nd war. He was an commissioned smith. Made swords for the Osaka army arsenal. Made medium to high grade hand forged water tempered blades. A big 27” powerful blade with big point which has got superb Gunome hamon / deep curve and is well balanced. It has been heavily used (in war?) and has lots of surface scratches which obscure the beauty of the polish. Needs good professional polish to reveal the quality of this blade. In illustrations of the blade and tang he provides measurements translates the tang signature and identifies dress file marks (all illustrated). This sword was brought back from Hong Kong after WW2 by RAF pilot Allan Gowers and his air crew. Original period of the Pilot and air crew together with 2 images of a WW2 Sunderland flying boat also accompany the sword. The price for this sword with expert assessment and worthy of further research regarding the Pilot and his crew includes UK delivery. Sn 18744
£0.00

**SCARCE**1888 French Model 1887 Chatellerault Arsenal Grenadier Officer’s Epee Sword With Brass Hilt With Grenadier Ignited Grenade Device. ED 2507 - ED 2507
This is an excellent example of a French Model 1887 Line Officer's Epee, this example displays a Grenadier Badge on the outer guard clamshell. A very nice scarce sword with Grenadier affiliation. Manufactured at the Chatellerault Arsenal in 1988. The hilt is very similar to the US Model 1840 NCO sword. It has a Clamshell guard with the inner clamshell laying flat and the outer slightly extended. The blade is three-edged T-shaped, much like the Model 1874 Gras Epee bayonet. The blade inscription states the arsenal, manufacture month and year (March 1888), as well as the sword regulation pattern (see images). Overall length of the sword is 38 ¼”. The blade length is 32”. The blade is clean and has original hilt washer. The hilt is numbered 3858 and has inspection marks. The scabbard is steel with one hanging ring & is undamaged. The price for this sword with grenadier connections and crisp markings includes UK delivery. ED 2507
£795.00

C1900 French Army Medical Officer’s Sword By VPB With Brass Hilt Stylised Monogram & With Medical Victory Laurel & Entwined Snake Device With Scabbard. ED 2502 - ED 2502
This is an excellent example of a French army medical officer’s sword C1900.The brass hilt has one fixed guard with Medical Victory Laurel & Entwined Snake Device & a folding guard with engraved initials of a previous owner (DG or GD). The folding guard is released by depression of a steel button on the cross guard. The grip has perfect wire binding & the clean 32” double fullered blade has a small oval cartouche ‘VPB (most likely a maker’s or retailer mark). The scabbard is steel with one hanging ring & is undamaged. The price for this elegant sword includes UK delivery. ED 2502
£595.00

C1770 English Silver Hilt Small Sword With Tapering Triangular Form Blade. ED 2501 - ED 2501
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 C1770 small sword with hallmarked silver hilt (see page 270 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where a similar C1770 silver hilt small sword is illustrated). It has a silver hilt with part bowl guard and knuckle bow. The bow has indistinct silver hallmarks. The urn chaped pommel has a ball top. The 32 ½” tapering triangular form blade is undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The blade has indistinct traces of blued etched panels (to faint to photograph). The sword measures 39 ½” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this silver hilt small sword worthy of further research regarding the silver marks includes UK delivery. ED 2501
£1,650.00

SOLD SOLD (07/12) MID WW2 Kai Gunto Japanese Navy Officer’s Tachi Sword Possibly With Experimental Stainless Steel (Tai-Sabi- Ko) Blade With Toyokawa Arsenal Anchor Inspection Mark, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 18576 - 18576
This sword has been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “A Mid war Kai Gunto Navy Tachi. I thought blade could be experimental Stainless Steel Tai-Sabi- Ko (anti rust steel) but lower half of blade has small area of rust / pitting, the rest is in mint polish. This is an oil tempered bar stock blade with a stone applied hamon. The tang is near mint looks stainless steel? The mounts are all in good condition with faded gilt. Saya is covered in fish skin polished flat. 2 ashi make it a tashi (slung sword). Usual blackened steel tsuba and big O Seppa (these have Navy rising sun rays) . Tsuka wrapped in coarse linen black then brown ito binding good condition with original Navy menuki and complete with sarute knot loop”. In his illustrations of the blade he states “Cutting edge is 26”, total length 34 ½”. He identifies the Naval anchor within roundel mark as that of Toyokawa arsenal and a small inspection mark. He also identifies original paint arsenal assembly marks. He observes dress file marks and measures the kissaki point as 30mm”. The price for this nicely marked Japanese WW2 Naval Officer’s sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 18576
£0.00

**QUALITY SMITH**FINE UN-TOUCHED**WW2 Japanese Army Officer’s Private Purchase Shin Gunto Gendaito Katana Sword With Signed Tang ‘NAGA MITSU’ Officer’s Cord, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 18577 - 18577
This sword has been assessed by a UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “Gendaito by Naga Mitsu in Shin Gunto mounts. Army officer’s sword. This is a water tempered hand forged blade made by the well known, quality smith fullname Ichihara naga Mitsu. This is a private purchase blade made using Tamahagane sand iron by traditional methods. Naga Mitsu blades had the reputation for being the best cutting, sharpest swords in the 2nd war. He was an commissioned smith. Made swords for the Osaka army arsenal. Made medium to high grade blades. In good quality gunto mounts, metal parade scabbard with lots of original paint. Original gunto tsuba with some original gilt left. A good tsuka with finish left on mounts. Good clean ito binding and fish skin wrap. Original sarute knot loop & Officer’s LT to Capt rank in very good condition. Safety locking catch has bottom piece broken off stopping it locking. A fine un-touched sword needing polish to bring out its beauty. In illustrations of the blade & tang which accompany the assessment, one side has the translated smith signature and he observes right slant file marks Suji Kai. He describes the tang end as Jiri Shape Iriyamagata. The hamon is described as Ko-small choji midare with legs ashi.Cutting edge is just under 26 ½”, total length is just under 35”. Kissaki point 35mm. The price for this sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 18577
£1,950.00

1832 French Pattern 1831 Foreign Legion / Infantry “Coupe Choux” (Cabbage Chopper) Gladius Short Sword / Side Arm & Scabbard. Sn 18717 - 18717
This is an excellent original 1832 dated French Infantry 1831 Pattern Gladius side arm (see page 190 of World Swords by Withers). The Soldiers who carried these weapons referred to them as “coupe choux” which means “cabbage chopper”. These side arms were used by French Infantry including the Famous Foreign Legion during the Mexican expedition. The weapons were In service during Louis-Philippe until the Second Empire with Napoléon III. The swords have a Neo-classical design based upon the Roman Gladius. The hilt is constructed entirely of brass with a grip patterned with 26 raised ribs or rings. This example of the French 1831 pattern sword has the correct double-edged diamond-cross-section blade which is 19 ¼” in length and correct 26 ribbed brass handle. On one side, the ricasso has a rubbed indistinct manufacturer mark and 1832 date. The reverse has a small indistinct inspection mark. The handle has a small inspection mark and is numbered 1438. The Sword is complete with original Leather Scabbard with brass locket and chape. The throat mount is numbered 696. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18717
£395.00
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