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**GENDAITO HAND FORGED BLADE**WW2 Era Japanese Army Officer’s Shin Gunto Sword, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 19571 - 19571
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 pattern. The blade is a lower grade gendaito with a fuzzy oil quenched hamonwhich is nioi crystals based with small notare undulating pattern unsigned tang. A couple of long folding flaws in skin steel, lots of old finger rust to polish obscures any visible grain. Saya ins honoki wood with light coating of black lacquer. No kurikata has slide on metal ashi suspension loop & 1 loop of leather cover around the throat, rest of cover missing. Tsuba good quality & condition lots of gilt finish remaining original seppa. Tsuka is in good original condition all mounts present with gilt finish to fuchi & kabuto gane. Binding intact, fish skin is the flatter type. An un-touched & un-altered example of probably a seki arsenal production”. In his drawings of the blade he describes measurements and other blade characteristics (illustrated in image 2). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19571
£1,200.00

C1770 English Small Sword With Silver Wire Bound Hilt & Gilt Panel Etched Colichemarde Blade. Sn 19231 - 19231
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 a nice original C1770 small sword (see page 276 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’ similar small swords dating to C1770 are illustrated). It has a brass hilt with part bowl guard, knuckle bow and urn shaped top. The silver wire wire bound grip is undamaged. It has an undamaged, straight, slim 28” ‘Colichemarde’ blade (the shape of a colichemarde blade features a wide forte, which abruptly tapers to a much narrower form at a point varying between a fifth to a third of the blade length from the hilt. The blade cross section was most often triangular and hollow-ground. This configuration combines good parrying characteristics, due to the wide blade forte, with the good manoeuvrability and thrusting characteristics imparted by the narrow blade point). The blade has just staining consistent with age and has a gilt foliate etched panel on the flat side near to the hilt. The sword measures 34 ½” overall. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price for this attractive small sword includes UK delivery. Sn 19231
£575.00

**SUPERB**ORNATE**C1750 French Or German Form Gentleman’s Sword With Etched Blade ‘1475’ (re-hilted early blade) & Ornate Cast Brass Fittings. Sn 19230 - 19230
This is a superb French Or German Form Gentleman’s Sword made C1750. The 31” steel blade has staining and patina consistent with age. The blade is engraved on both sides with running Hunting dogs or Lions, Martial arms and banners and ‘1475’ within panel (Most likely an early blade re hilted in the 1700s). The brass shell guard knuckle bow and pommel are heavily decorated on all surfaces with feasting scenes. The leather covered grip is copper wire bound. All leather and binding are undamaged, tight and secure. As is common of a sword of this age the sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19230
£1,100.00

C1800 Imperial French Infantry Guard Officer’s Sword. ED 2340 - ED 2340
This is an original C1800 Imperial French Infantry Guard Officer’s Sword (see page 187 of Wither’s book ‘World Swords’). It has a wire bound hilt, brass guard and knuckle bow. It also has a Guard’s helm shaped pommel. The bullion wire binding is all present but has unwound a little in the centre section which can be seen in the images. The fullered 32 ½” blade is straight and undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. There are no manufacturer or date marks. The sword measures 39 ¼” overall. As is common our example is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2340
£575.00

**NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA**British 1786 Pattern Spadroon Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade & Antique Ivory Hilt. ED 2339 - ED 2339
This is an original British 1786 Pattern spadroon Infantry Officer's sword (see page 155 of World Swords by Withers & Robson’s Swords Of The British Army page 144 No.129 where ivory hilt spadroons are illustrated). It has steel guard and ball top pommel and lanyard ring. The correct ribbed antique ivory grip has steel bands. It has a 32” long single edged, diamond section blade. 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 spadroon includes UK delivery. ED 2339 (NB Ivory Content Comprises less Than 10% Volume & Weight)
£795.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**EARLY VARIANT**British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With Warranted Gilt & Blued Etched Blade. Sn 19244 - 19244
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 ½” long blade with fullers. The blade is etched on both sides. The etchings include ‘Crown GR’ (George Rex), martial arms, foliate devices and ‘Warranted’ banner. The blade has traces of original blueing & gilt and has just light staining consistent with age. As is common the sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19244
£1,350.00

Victorian / Edwardian Era British Gentleman’s Bamboo Cane Sword Stick With Blued & Gilt Etched Panels Blade. Sn 19494 - 19494
An attractive Victorian Era British Gentleman’ Bamboo Cane Sword Stick. It has a 26 ½” T-back fullered blade which narrows to a sharp point. The sword stick measures 34 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The blade has staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with blued and gilt foliate panels. The gilt and blue have light wear consistent with wage and use. The handle is holed wrist cord and has a white metal pommel cap. The cane has a leather wrist cord. The scabbard has a blackened conical brass end cap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19494
£495.00

**Superb Blue & Gilt Etched**1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword With German J.J. Runkel Solingen Blade With Officers Bullion Tasselled Cord & Scabbard Retailed By Tatham Sword Cutler To His Majesty Charing Cross (London). Sn 19400 - 19400
A superb original example of a British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's sword in its original scabbard (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). The spine of the 32 ½” German made blade is signed by the maker ‘J.J. Runkel, Solingen’. It has its regulation gilt hilt with shell guard, knucklebow and urn shaped pommel and correct guard finial which has signs of an old stable repair. All the gilt is in superb original condition. It has a wire bound grip, all intact, tight and undamaged. Still retaining its gilt bullion dress sword knot. The blade is gilded and blued for half its length and in deep vivid colours. It is etched with Royal Arms and the GR (George Rex) Royal Cypher, trophies Martial arms and foliate panels. The sword measures 39” overall length. The sword is In its original black leather scabbard with gilt mounts which is also in excellent undamaged condition. The throat mount has a hanging ring and a nice retailer’s etched panel ‘Tatham Sword Cutler To His Majesty Charing Cross’ (Henry Tatham, Sr. (1770-1835) was appointed Sword Cutler and Beltmaker-in-Ordinary to King George III in 1798, and Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales in 1799. He was in partnership with Joseph Egg at 37 Charing Cross London between 1801 and 1814). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19400
£1,895.00

*Rare* c1800 French Infantry Guard’s Sword and Brass Scabbard. ED 2628 - ED 2628
This is an original rare to find example of a c1800 French Infantry Guard's sword (see page 187 of World Swords by Withers). Our excellent example has the correct Georgian styling with brass guards with correct chased decoration. It has the correct brass knuckle bow and feathered helmet shaped pommel. The wire bound grip is excellent and retains its original quillon finials. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 31” long un-fullered blade with original leather hilt washer (37 ¾” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age. The sword comes with its rare to find original brass scabbard with two hanging rings has age related marks. The price for this rare sword and scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2628.
£695.00

c1750 Silver metal Hilt Court / Diplomatic Small Sword With Blued & Gilt Blade. ED 2626 - ED 2626
The small sword (also court sword, French: epée 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 epée developed. This is an excellent original c1750 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 silver metal hilt with part bowl guard and knuckle bow. The urn crown pommel has a ball top. The slim 82 cm blade is straight and undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The blade has its original hilt washer & etched panels on both sides featuring geometric designs. The sword measures 99 ½ cm overall. The leather scabbard has an aged patina with brass ornate chape and locket with a fancy frog stud. The owners name is inscribed to the rear of the locket: ‘Count Ferdinand de Baillet’ (A Count Ferdinand Charles Louis Antoine de Baillet–Latour (21 January 1850 – 18 September 1925) was a Belgian politician. He was governor of the province of Antwerp from 14 March 1908 until 31 December 1912. Baillet-Latour was born and died in Brussels. Ferdinand de Baillet-Latour was a member of the Antwerp provincial council for the canton Ekeren from 1 July 1902 until 14 March 1908. He was a member of the village council of Brasschaat from 1902 until 1908 and from 1913 until 1824. He was burgomaster of Brasschaat from 1902 until 1908, where he succeeded Armand Reussens, and (provincial) senator in the Belgian Senate from 1912 until 1921).The price for this attractive Court / Diplomatic small sword includes UK delivery. ED 2626. (Rack nr canon)
£1,095.00
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