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**ATTRIBUTED**WW1 British George V Royal Engineers Officer’s 1897 Pattern With Etched Blade Inscribed ‘HCW N Coy CLPR Aug 1914 To June 1917’ Blade No. 02551 Field Service Scabbard & Frog. Sn 19845 - 19845
This is an excellent WW1 dated 1897 pattern Infantry Officer's sword with etched blade. It has a clean 32 ½” long blade with partial fullers. The blade is etched on both sides. Both sides have decorative foliate panels. One side has Kings crown Royal Cypher ‘GR V’ (George V Rex), Kings crown & heraldic arms. The reverse has blued and etched panel ‘HCW N Coy CLPR Aug 1914 To June 1917’ and has the ordnance acceptance star with roundel. The spine of the blade is numbered '02551'. It has a full 1897 Pattern knuckle guard with King George V Crown & Royal Cypher. It has a curved stepped pommel with ball end and knurled back strap for grip, fish skin grip with wire binding in superb condition. There are no visible maker marks on the sword. It is complete with leather covered wood field service scabbard with German silver throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with leather frog that has 2 belt loops and brass buckles. All leather and stitching are clean and intact. The price for this sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 19845
£675.00

WW2 1943 Dated Japanese Army Officer’s Nagoya Arsenal Type 98 Shin Gunto Sword Nakiri Shimei Smith Signed Tang ‘KANE NORI’ Officer’s Tassel Cord, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 19717 - 19717
This sword has been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “Type 98 Army officer’s Shin Gunto sword. This blade looks like a murato all over oil tempered bar stock steel.. Has no visible hamon temper line. The hazy / fuzzy hamon is put on with polishing stones. In bright polish signed (Nakiri Shimei) ‘KANE NORI’. This means signed by another worker in arsenal where this was made. Kane Nori made low to medium grade gendaito. His real name is Kojima Taro younger brother of Kane Michi (won 1st seat in 1941 sword making exhibition). Saya is metal parade scabbard, mounts are faded, brown paint is pitted and marked with war service wear. Most of its gilding & finish intact. Tsuka in overall good condition. Its knot loop has its original Lieutenant to Captain rank tassel (blue & brown), some wear but intact,. Locking catch is worn, does not lock”. In his illustrations Bill identifies a partial Nagoya arsenal stamp, painted assembly mark, translates the smith signature as above and date ‘March 1943’. He also provides measurements of the blade and other dimensions / characteristics which can be seen in image 2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19717
£1,395.00

Pre WW2 U.S. Army Model 1902 Infantry Officer’s Sword By Allen & Co New York With Etched Blade To U.S Artillery Officer Captain L.C. Baldwin Captured By The Japanese 1942 Died 1945 Island Of Honshu Japan, Scabbard, Leather Transit Cover & Provenance. - 19843
Captain Lawrence Chandler Baldwin was the son of a career US Army officer. Born in Tokyo during the Great War, it makes the way in which he died even more tragic. As a boy he met a president. He attended West Point and was commissioned into the Field Artillery and then served under Douglas MacArthur. He graduated West Point 1938, served with the coastal artillery in Corregidor Philippines. Captured may 1942, held at POW camp No.1 on Mindanao. He died march 4th 1945 on the island of Honshu japan. A full history of his captivity and a printed Eulogy given by his father after the Officer’s death and copy images of the Officer in uniform accompany the sword. This eulogy is written by his father, Colonel Karl F Baldwin. The elder Baldwin served as a liaison officer with the Japanese in Tokyo during the First World War (when Japan was allied with us) and was a recipient of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for that service (at the time the highest award for non-combat service). Colonel Baldwin’s eulogy of his son isn’t a short read, but it is powerful. The Euloguy and other information regarding Capt Baldwin can be seen online at https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=125159. This is Captain Baldwin’s Model 1902 sword (see page 213 & 214 of World Swords By Withers where U.S. Model 1902 swords are described & illustrated). Its curved 32” fullered steel blade is undamaged. Both sides of the blade have etched foliate decoration incorporating U.S. (Army), American Eagle and the Owner’s name ‘Lawrence C Baldwin’. The ricasso has the maker mark ‘Henry V Allen & Co New York’ and army acceptance proof star. It has the correct undamaged Polished horn or Bakelite grip with finger grooves. It has a plated 3 bar guard with down swept quillon. The hilt is fitted with original officer’s brown leather cord and barrel knot. The sword is complete with original plated steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has a few minor dents. The sword comes with its leather transit cover with press stud fastener. The surface of the leather has some scuffing consistent with age and use. The price for this attributed sword with provenance includes UK delivery. Sn 19843
£695.00

Post WW2 ‘Repubblica Italiana’ Italian Cavalry Or Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade, Scabbard & Felt Transit Cover. Sn 19839 - 19839
This is an Italian Infantry or Cavalry Officers Dress Sword. An innovative feature of these swords is that they have a recessed thumb hole behind the hilt quillon. This allowed the thumb’s full extension and consequently a more solid grip when the closed hand is around the grip (see page 129 of World Swords By Withers where a similar sword is illustrated and described as a Cavalry officer’s sword). It's straight 32 ¼” steel blade is undamaged and clean. Both sides of the blade have etched foliate decoration incorporating banners & arms including crossed rifles with fixed bayonets and crossed cannon below drums usually found on infantry swords. One side of the blade has the emblem of the Italian Republic which was formally adopted by the newly formed Italian Republic on 5th May 1948. The emblem, shaped as a Roman wreath, comprises a white five-pointed star, the Stella d’Italia (English: "Star of Italy"), and banner with the inscription in "REPVBBLICA ITALIANA" in Roman square capitals. It has a full steel voided bowl knuckle guard with correct recessed thumb hole and knurled back strap for grip. The polished horn or celluloid grip has finger grooves. The sword is complete with original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The sword comes with its green felt transit cover with draw string fastener. The material is clean. The top section has an old stable tear which could be re-stitched. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19839
£295.00

**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

**FAMOUS MASTER SMITH**Early WW2 WW2 Japanese Army Officer’s Shin Gunto Sword Possible Gendaito Smith Signed ‘NOSHU JU KANE AKI SAKU’ & Blossom Stamp Scarce NCO’s Leather Tassel Cord, Combat Hilt Cover, Scabbard Leather Cover, Cloth Bag Expert Assessment - ED 2657
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 “Army officer’s Shin Gunto sword. Possible mill steel gendaito blade. Better quality than showa to blades, mill steel sometimes mixed with Japanese sand iron then hammered, folded and forged then quenched in water. This would explain it having a cherry blossom stamp (made circa 1938-1940). Signed by its maker ‘NOSHU JU KANE AKI SAKU’ a noted smith of National fame, won 1st seat in 1941 sword exhibition rated making medium to high grade Gendaito. Real name Kuriyama Kagijiro born 1888 died 1966. Worked as RJT (Rikugun Jumei Tosho) army approved smith. Rated by Aki hide as master sword smith. In original polish showing finger rust scuffing, old rust marks both sides of point area possible blood damage, used in war. Saya is original shira saya converted for field use, honoki wood with leather field cover in good condition. Drag end has wear & tear, reinforced with small nails with white metal throat band. Tsuba standard gunto & several seppa. Faded condition. Tsuka complete and good condition with sarute loop which has a scarce variation NCO’s Leather Tassel Cord with fringes like an Officer’s, never seen one like this before (rare). Finished with a scrce leather cover which goes over the tsuka to protect from water damage.. Closed by draw string. Top end lost some stitching (open). Possibly senior NCO from old Samurai family carried this none regulation sword”. In his illustrations Bill provides measurements of the blade and other dimensions / characteristics which can be seen in image 2. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2657
£2,250.00

**RARE**1st Pattern 1st Type WW2 Era Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger By Eickhorn Solingen With 1st Type Heavy Nickel Plated Fittings & Scabbard Numbered 10 Fitted With Hanging Chains. Sn 19617 - 19617
The Luftwaffe came into existence in 1935. Luftwaffe Officers were authorised to wear the 1934 Pattern 'Fliegerdolch' flier's dagger (see page 124 of Daggers Swords & bayonets Of The Third Reich By Stephens). This is an original 1st pattern 1st type Luftwaffe Officers dagger with scabbard and chains in excellent condition. The dagger has the correct leather grip with all binding wire present and tight. It has the correct 1st type heavy Swastika pommel and stylised winged cross guard also with stylised Swastika. The Swastikas have traces of original gilt finish (later variants had light alloy fittings). It has a 12" dagger blade with original dark blue leather hilt washer. The balde has just light areas of rubbing consistent with service carry and is marked by the manufacturer ‘Carl Eickhorn Solingen’ together with Squirrel trade mark within roundel. Its original correct steel scabbard is covered with dark blue leather and has nickel plated metal chape and locket. The throat mount is stamped with number ‘10’. The leather is complete and undamaged. The scabbard is fitted with original nickel plated hanging chains and sprung alloy clasp. The price for this rare Luftwaffe piece includes UK delivery. Sn 19617
£895.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA** British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase 1796 Pattern Type Sabre With Brass Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 19224 - 19224
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars (see page 77 to 93 of World Swords by Withers where variations of 1796 pattern swords are illustrated). This original 1796 type Sabre is in excellent condition for its age. It has a single edged, fullered 29 ½” Sabre blade (34 ½” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and use and a few minor nibbles to the cutting edge. The blade has no visible maker or date marks. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard & pommel with back strap are the same as pattern 1796 sabres but are brass rather than steel indicating private purchase. Its grooved leather bound wood grip with wire binding are in excellent condition. The Sabre is complete with its original leather scabbard with brass mounts, frog locket & 2 hanging rings. The sword fits the scabbard snugly. The leather of the scabbard is clean and all stitching intact. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Cavalry Officer’s Sword with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 19224
£1,295.00
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