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Victorian Era Indian Pata Gauntlet Sword. Sn 19289:18 - 19289:18
Pata swordsmen of the 17th century through to the Victorian era were specially trained in the use of this weapon, and could be extremely accurate with this somewhat unusual sword form. Peculiar to the Indian subcontinent, these broadswords had a protective gauntlet or armguard of steel, the grip being set at right angles to the blade (see page 485 item 6 of Stone’s A Glossary Of Arms & Armor where a Pata with similar gauntlet form as ours is illustrated). The steel gauntlet on this example is nicely decorated with scalloped brass reinforced edges. The sword has a 29 ½” flat steel blade and measures 43 ½” overall. The blade is riveted to the ornate extended tang of the Gauntlet. It has a steel bar grip set across the inside of the fist part of the gauntlet. The 'cuff' of the gauntlet has a curved fore arm bar/ bracelet which hooks into 2 holes, one either side of the gauntlet. The double edged blade is undamaged with even patina. The price for this unusual sword includes UK delivery. Sn 19289:18
£695.00

British 1786 Pattern Spadroon Type Infantry Officer’s Sword With Blued Blade Containing An Indian Script Etched Panel & Antique Ivory Hilt. ED 2599 - ED 2599
This is an original rare to find example of a British 1786 Pattern spadroon type Infantry Officer's sword (see pages 155 & 159 of World Swords by Withers where similar 1786 pattern swords are illustrated). It has the correct brass guard with single hanging ring and ball top. The correct antique ivory grip has no damage. It has a 31 ¼” long fullered, single edged sabre blade (37 ¼” overall). The blade is blued and has staining consistent with age. One side has a gilt panel containing what appears to be Indian script. As is common this sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2599 (NB Ivory Content Comprises less Than 10% Volume & Weight)
£695.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**EARLY VARIANT**British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With Blade By JJ Runkel Solingen. ED 2597 - ED 2597
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 quillon finial which are often found to be missing from these swords. It has a wire bound grip, all very tight and undamaged. It has a 32 ¾” long blade with fullers. The spine of the blade is marked by the German manufacturer ‘J.J. Runkel’ and partially visible ‘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 2597
£1,350.00

C1780 English Form Silver Plated Hilt Mourning Small Sword. ED 2595 - ED 2595
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 dueling sword (from which the épée developed. The Mourning Sword was used on occasions of ceremonial mourning and has also been known as the Black Sword and the Lenten Sword. This is an excellent original C1780 mourning small sword (see pages 271 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ for similar examples). It has a silver plated hilt with foliate decorated shell guard and knuckle bow. The urn shaped pommel has a ball top. The slim 29 ½” flat diamond section blade is straight and undamaged and has staining consistent with age. One side of the blade near to the hilt has what appears to be very small indistinct lettering which can be seen in image 1. The sword measures 36 ¾” overall. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this attractive small sword includes UK delivery. ED 2595
£795.00

**SUPERB**VERY RARE**NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA** British W. Parker London Warranted 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Blued & Gilt Etched Blade. ED 2594 - ED 2594
This is an original very rare to find example of a British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword (see page 160 of World Swords by Withers where an example with similar blued and etched blade is illustrated. In his book withers states that most of these swords are found with missing quillons, & worn blades). Our superb example has the correct shell guard with foliate decoration, one shell correctly folds for scabbard carry. It has the correct knuckle bow and ornate urn shaped pommel. The wire bound grip is excellent and retains its original quillon finial. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 31 ¾” long fullered, single edged blade with leather hilt washer. The blade is correctly gold etched and blued on all sides for ¾ of its length. The etchings are foliate & Martial panels, Georgian Crown GR (George Rex) & heraldic devices. There is also a maker’s banner ‘W. Parker London Warranted’ (Parker, William [1790-1840] Shop in Holborn, London. He was the founder of a famous firm of gunmakers. Had the Royal Warrant. Made blades & boxlock flintlock pocket pistols, flintlock holster pistols and brass barrel blunderbusses. Under Royal Government contract made flintlock musketoons. In 1829 when Sir Robert Peel organized the London Police, William Parker made flintlock and later percussion pistols for the Police). All of the etching, gilt and blueing are crisp. AS is common this sword is without scabbard. The price for this very rare, sword and scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2594
£1,450.00

**Ancient Blade Possibly 1460’s-1480’s**Highly Rated Smith Signed** Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Katsu Mitsu Japanese Wakizashi / Uchigatana Sword Blade With Honoki Wood Shira Saya Blade Protector Hilt & Scabbard Resting Mounts & Expert Assessment Notes. - 19251:1
This antique Japanese Wakizashi sword blade & Shira Saya have been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘Ancient blade, this wakizashi is very old and inscribed by a very highly rated swordsmith Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune (Katsu ?) Mitsu. The nakago has been re-shaped & altered shortened machi okuri (moving shoulders down), takes away its traditional Bizen shaped tang. The bottom ¾ of the tang is rusted obscuring some of the kanji making it hard to see. Especially the kanji for katsu ?. If this is 1st Generation (shodai) it would date to 1460’s up to 1480’s. This is a very elegant blade, good 19mm curve with a shallow / gentle notare hamon temperline based on thick band of nioi crystals and a ji-hada (faded) of dense Ko-itame with well cut grooves (Hi) one each side. Very healthy condition, good old polish, odd bit of open grain. Hamon in boshi getting thin with old age but all there. In old Honoki wood shira saya with antiqe ivory eyelets around mekugi ana (nice touch). This is a well cut signature very compatible with oshigata in my books but needs sending to japan for papers (NBTHK or NTHK) to authenticate the mei (signature). A very good example of its type. A Muramachi period Uchigatana single handed sword’. In his illustrations of the blade & tang he translates the tang signature & comments ‘cutting edge is 19 ¾” Total length 26”. Point kissaki is 31mm. 7mm thickness, Jiri tang end cut square’. The price includes UK delivery. (NB Ivory Content Comprises less Than 10% Volume & Weight). Sn 19251:1
£1,950.00

French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman Sword and Scabbard. ED 2366. - ED 2366
A French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman sword and scabbard maker marked ‘Talabot F.S Paris’. The French M1831 Foot Artillery Sword was patterned after the Roman Gladius doubled edged weapon manufactured by Talabot of Paris. The French M1831 Sword was indirectly used as a model for the US Army's M1832 Foot Artillery Sword and the US Navy's M1841 Ames Naval Cutlass. The French soldiers used to call this sword a "coupe Chou" which translates to cabbage cutter for its practical uses. The cruciform hilt is of solid brass with circumferential grooves to help grip in combat, the cross guard terminates with finials of concentric circles. The handle has decreasing circles below an extended pommel. The 47cm blade is showing signs of age related wear, the sword is 62cm overall. The scabbard is thick leather and has an illegible makers mark in the leather; it has a brass chape with an inspection mark, and brass throat. See page 190 of ‘Withers World of Swords. The price includes UK postage. ED 2366.
£395.00

French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman Sword and Scabbard. ED 2365. - ED 2365
A French Model ‘1831’ Infantry or Bandsman sword and scabbard maker marked ‘Talabot F.S Paris’ . The French M1831 Foot Artillery Sword was patterned after the Roman Gladius doubled edged weapon manufactured by Talabot of Paris. The French M1831 Sword was indirectly used as a model for the US Army's M1832 Foot Artillery Sword and the US Navy's M1841 Ames Naval Cutlass. The French soldiers used to call this sword a "coupe chou" which translates to cabbage cutter for its practical uses. The cruciform hilt is of solid brass with circumferential grooves to help grip in combat, the cross guard terminates with finials of concentric circles. The handle has decreasing circles below an extended pommel. The 47cm blade is showing signs of age related wear, the sword is 62cm overall. The scabbard is thick leather * the stitching is loose to the rear, it has a brass chape with inspection marks, and a brass throat. See page 190 of ‘Withers World of Swords. The price includes UK postage. ED 2365.
£375.00

855 Pattern Imperial Prussian Infantry Pioneer’s Brass Hilt Short Sword Faschinenmesser (Fascine Knife) ED 2364. - ED 2364
This is an original, 1855 Prussian Infantry Pioneers Short Sword (see page 196 of World Swords 1400-1945 By Withers). It has 1 ½” broad, 19” long, heavy single edged blade and measures 24 ¼ ” overall. It has a rugged brass handle deeply grooved for grip with ball pommel and the straight cross guard has the correct rolled ends. The cross guard is crisply marked with two crosses and a ‘7’. The ricasso of the blade is marked with an Imperial Prussian Crown & Monogram inspection mark to one side and the maker ‘P.D.L’ (P. D. Luneschloss, Solingen). The Sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2364.
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (11/06) **ANCIENT BLADE SHINTO PERIOD 1600-1700** Japanese Shoto Small Sword (Just Short Of Katana Size) With WW2 Period Scabbard Leather Field Combat Cover & Expert Assessment. Sn 19249 - 19249
This 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 “Shoto Short sword just under katana length at 23 ½” cutting edge. The age looks Shinto period 1600-1700 difficult to judge with the tang being altered. All age and patination has gone. This sword has been1/2 restored by previous owner, looks half polished then stopped. Polishing is very hard and skilled job and the cost very expensive, its why people clean things themselves. Needs proper polish to reveal grain and hamon properly. The saya is wartime period (showa) lacquered wood with leather combat cover (patched). Tsuba is shin gunto pattern no gilt left on it. Tsuka is modern rebuild with antique iron fuchi kashira and modern Japanese menuki. An old blade taken to 2nd war and re-furbished in last 20-30 years”. In his illustrations Bill describes the hamon as Midare Ba (uneven) Nie based with mixture Gunome & Choji. He states that the unsigned tang has been altered by moving down Machi blade shoulders, Kissaki point as 40mm (large), cutting edge 23 ½” total length 31”. 6mm thickness”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19249
£0.00
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