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WW2 1943 Dated Japanese 1944 Pattern Seki Arsenal Army Officer’s Sword With Smith Signed & Dated Tang ‘KANE KIYO’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 19742:6 - 19742:6
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 “A 1944 pattern Army Officer’s sword. This is a seki arsenal product with an oil tempered (murato) bar stock blade. This process produces a blade with a very fuzzy temperline. No clear hamon. In bright condition minor scratches small rust spot on boshi, maker marked Kane Kiyo. There are 3 men using that art name in the showa period. One apparently only made Kai gunto. Went into army 1941 and was killed. The other were gunto smiths and both won prizes for sword making. Although only a murato it has a reasonable shape & good tang well filed. Saya metal with heavy iron mounts. Has most of brown paint and black finish to mounts. Tsuba blackened iron (plain) plus 2 seppa. Tsuka brown ito battle wrap, clear lacquer over it (water proofing). With iron menuki. Hole in kabuto gane to take a brown rank tassel. A good clean example of its type”. In his illustrations of the blade and tang Bill translates the smith signature as above and the date ‘February 1943’. He describes the cutting edge of the blade as 26” length. Total length 34 ¾”. He also identifies a small Seki arsenal stamp, arsenal assembly marks and provides other blade characteristics & measurements which can be read in image 2. The price for this well marked Japanese sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 19742:6
£1,295.00

**HIGH QUALITY**ANCIENT BLADE EARLY EDO PERIOD C1600-1670’s**LARGE** Japanese Horseman’s Su-Yari Fighting Spear With Rare Signed Tang ‘Hachi Man’ (God Of War), Saya Scabbard, Japanese Oak Shaft & Expert Assessment. Sn 19630 - 19630
This ancient Japanese Su-Yari spear ancient blade with blade scabbard and Oak shaft has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes with illustrations accompany the spear. Extracts from the notes include “A large Su-Yari spear complete with Saya to cover blade, finished in black crackle lacquer finish, some damage & bits missing plus its Hadome parrying bar in iron 8” across for protecting hands when fighting. The oak shaft is mounted with decorated copper bands with Shakudo edging very attractive also wrapped in split bamboo twine then red lacquered. Finished with thin black lacquer over rest of pole. There are patches in the lacquer showing Ray skin under it. Possibly whole shaft originally covered in it. Damaged over years / battles. Painted over in meiji period when this was sold out of japan as a curio. The tang has 2 kanji inscription which reads ‘Hachi Man’ (God of War). A rare inscription could dedicate this to the God of war or maybe an offering to the hachi man shrine which is possibly why its not signed by the maker. The 19” cutting edge unusually has a Gunome Midare temper line in Nioi. Hamon are mostly Suguha (straight). They are difficult to temper because of shape. Blade in old 19th century polish, bright with some patches of rust and scratches. One small chip on edge otherwise good condition and un-touched from when it left japan. This has been an expensive and high quality item in its day, needing more research to possibly identify a maker. Dates to early Edo period 1600 to 1670’s”. In his illustrations Bill identifies and decribes other blade characteristics and measurements which can be seen in image 2. The overall length of the blade including tang is 39”. The Spear with blade attached is 7 Feet overall length. Due to length delivery of this spear with ancient blade & expert opinion will be within the UK only and at cost. Sn 19630
£1,895.00

WW1 & WW2 Era Japanese Type 32 Army & Cavalry Trooper’s Sword With Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. ED 2653 - ED 2653
An excellent, WW1 & WW2 era Japanese type 32 army and Cavalry Troopers sword with scabbard (see Swords Of Imperial Japan By Dawson Chapter 11). The sword has a regulation steel and wood chequered hilt. It has its regulation steel guard with cord slot & its spring loaded scabbard release catch works perfectly. The guard has small Kokura arsenal marks. It has a clean, 30 ¾” fullered curved steel blade with serial number 100731 at the ricasso. It is complete with original steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring. The shoe of the scabbard has struck out letters or numbers and number ‘40610’. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2653
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (17/11) **NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA**British C1800 Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Antique Ivory Hilt To Lieutenant J.E. Irving 13th Regiment Light Dragoons. ED 2652 - ED 2652
On 23 July 1715, less than a year into his reign, King George I authorised 11 noblemen to form dragoon regiments. One of these units was Richard Munden's Regiment of Dragoons, named after its founder.The new unit saw its first action on 12 November 1715 against a Jacobite roadblock in Lancaster during the Battle of Preston. It also served at Preston pans and Falkirk during the Second Jacobite Revolt (1745-46), before undertaking garrison duties in Ireland and England. In 1751, it was given the numeral 13. And by the end of the 18th century, it had become a light dragoon regiment. During the French Revolutionary Wars (1795-1802), it served on Jamaica (1795) and San Domingo (1796). Then, following a period of home service, it set sail for the Peninsular War in 1810, fighting at Campo Maior (1811), Albuera (1811), Badajoz (1812), Vitoria (1813), Nive (1813) and Toulouse (1814). At Waterloo in 1815, the regiment charged repeatedly and completely routed a square of French infantry. It then joined the Army of Occupation in France. Following a long period of Indian service from 1819 to 1840, the regiment was stationed in England. Next, it was sent to the Crimean War (1854-56), where it took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade (1854). Its personnel there included Lance-Sergeant Joseph Malone, who won the Victoria Cross for his actions. The regiment's Crimean engagements also included Inkerman and Sevastopol. In April 1861, it was designated a hussar regiment. This is an original C1800 British Cavalry Officer's sword to a named Officer of the 13th Light Dragoons (see pages 80 & 88 of World Swords by Withers where similar C1800 ivory hilt Cavalry swords are illustrated). It has brass guard and & lanyard ring at the pommel. The front of the guard is crisply engraved ‘Lt J.E. Irving 13th Regt Light Dragoons’. The ribbed antique ivory grip is undamaged. It has a 27 ¾” long single edged, fullered, curved sabre blade (33 ¾” overall). The blade is etched on both sides with martial arms and foliate panels. The blade has staining consistent with age. As is typical this sword is without scabbard. The price for this sword to a prestigious Regiment of Dragoons worthy of further research regarding the named Officer includes UK delivery. ED 2652 (NB Ivory Content Comprises less Than 10% Volume & Weight)
£0.00

**RARE**Child / Cadet Size French C1880 /90 Cavalry Sword. Sn 19239:1 - 19239:1
This is an unusual rare to find child / Cadet size sword with similar features of the C1880 and C1890 Cavalry swords such as polished horn wire bound grips, similar pommel caps found on both C1880 and C1890 swords 4 bar guard found on C1880 swords (see pages 111 and 113 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where full size French C1880 and C1890 Cavalry swords are illustrated). The grooved polished horn grip is small in size and its wire binding is intact. It has deep cast decoration to the small bar guard, quillon, knuckle bow & pommel cap. The 24 ¾” blade has fullers and is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. The sword has no maker or date marks. The blade has a leather hilt washer. The child / cadet size sword measures 29 ½” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. The sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19239:1
£495.00

C1750 French Form Child Size Small Court Sword With Ornate Brass Hilt. Sn 19240 - 19240
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 C1750 small sword with ornate brass hilt (see page 277 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ where a similar C1750 brass hilt small sword is illustrated). It has deep cast decoration to the small size grip, shell guard, quillon, knuckle bow & urn shaped pommel. The 20 ½” tapering rapier type blade has double fullers and is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. Both sides of the blade have indistinct engraved signatures (illustrated). The blade has a leather hilt washer. The child size sword measures 25 ½” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19240
£495.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**EARLY VARIANT**British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With Etched Blade By JJ Runkel Solingen. ED 2650 - ED 2650
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 as is common its quillon finial is absent. It has a wire bound grip, all very tight and undamaged. It has a 32 ½” long blade with fullers. The spine of the blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘J.J. Runkel 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 2650
£1,095.00

Early 1800’s English Or French Court / Diplomatic Small Sword. Sn 19236 - 19236
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 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 brass finger guard and knuckle bow. The brass pommel is urn shaped. The slim 30 ½” fullered blade is straight and undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The sword measures 37” overall. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this attractive Court / Diplomatic small sword includes UK delivery. Sn 19236
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (14/11) Imperial German Pattern 1898 Bavarian Army Officer’s Sword With Bavarian State Motto Etched Blade ‘In Treue Fest’ (Steadfast In Loyalty / Firm In Fidelity) & Scabbard With Heavy Brass Link Hanger Chain. Sn 19673 - 19673
This is an original 1898 pattern Bavarian Army Officer’s sword. The straight polished blade with fullers is 31 ½” length (36 ¾” overall). The blade is crisply etched on both sides with panels, each featuring foliate decoration and motto ‘In Treue Fest’ (Steadfast In Loyalty / Firm In Fidelity) which was the motto of the Kingdom of Bavaria (1805–1918). The ricasso has an indistinct Crown trademark most likely a maker or retailer (hidden by one of the langets). The blade hasis stamped either ‘S’ or ‘5’ 7 and has its original leather hilt washer. It has a brass knuckle guard and cross guard with shield shaped langets, rolled quillon, back strap and curved pommel with flat top. The hilt has attractive foliate decoration. Its polished horn ribbed grip has twisted wire binding all undamaged and intact. The Sword its original black painted steel scabbard with single hanging ring & shoe. The metal has much of its original black paint. The hanging ring has an original Heavy Brass Link Hanger Chain with ring and sprung clasp fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19673
£0.00

**NAPOLEONIC / PENNINSULAR WARS ERA** British Warranted Blade 1796 Pattern Cavalry Officer’s Sabre & Period Leather Blade Protector Sheath. ED 2467. - ED 2467
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars. 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 is an original 1796 Officer’s Sabre in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ¾” Sabre blade. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The spine of the blade is engraved ‘Warranted’ (there are no visible maker or date marks). Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, curved pommel and Leather bound wood grip are undamaged. The grip has wire binding which is tight and intact. The sabre comes with a period open top leather sheath. The sheath has a stitched seam and has no belt loop merely serving as a transit blade protector rather than a scabbard for belt carrying. The leather is intact but has become dry with age. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Sword includes UK delivery. ED 2467
£695.00
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