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WW1 1914 British Enfield WD 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword & 1915 Enfield WD Scabbard. Sn 18524:15 - 18245:15
This is an original British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers sword & scabbard. It has an undamaged 35" single edged blade with fullers (43" overall). The ricasso is date marked ’12 14 (December 1914) and fitted with leather hilt washer. There are also inspection marks including EFD (Enfield) mark and WD broad arrow. The spine of the blade has ‘P08’ designation (pattern 1908) and the underside of the blade shank has a ‘K’ factory inspector’s mark. The bowl guard has no visible Regiment or date marks. It has a clean undamaged chequered wood grip with correct thumb recess. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has some minor dents consistent with age and service use. The scabbard has WD inspection marks, EFD Enfield mark together with ‘1*’ and ’15 double stamped dates (1915). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18245:15
£875.00

Victorian, British 1854 Foot Guards Pattern Coldstream Guards Regiment Officer's Sword With Etched Battle Honours Picquet (Light Weight) Blade & Regimental Badge Hilt Blade Numbered 22783 With Scabbard. Sn 18524:14 - 18524:14
The Coldstream Guards are one of the 5 Foot Guards Regiments in the British Army Household Division - the personal troops of Her Majesty the Queen. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War, the Coldstream Guards swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country's monarchs since. The Regiment’s anniversary is 23rd April (St George’s Day). The Regiment has fought in every major conflict involving British troops since their creation. This is an original 1854 Pattern Coldstream Guards Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. These swords are almost identical to the 1827 pattern except the 1854 Pattern is specific to the Regiments of Foot Guards and are normally etched on both sides of the blade with Regimental devices and battle honours. Many are found with light or Picquet weight slender blades (see page 177 of World Swords by Withers). Our example has a 33" Picquet weight blade (38 ¾” overall) with partial fullers. The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and is correctly etched on both sides with decorative foliate panels and battle honours together with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and Regimental badge of the Coldstream Guards. It also has the inlaid ordnance roundel and star. The blade has no visible manufacturer’s name but the spine of the blade is numbered 22783. It has the correct voided full knuckle guard with Coldstream Guards. It has a curved stepped pommel and fish skin grip with wire binding in excellent condition. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and shoe. The scabbard has some staining and minor dents consistent with age and service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18524:14
£975.00

NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA, French / Continental Form Hanger / Sword With Etched Sabre Blade. Sn 18524:13 - 18524:13
This is a sword or hanger in French or Continental form most likely made sometime in the Napoleonic period. It has a 30” long fullered, single edged sabre blade with leather hilt washer. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels hard to see under the blade staining. The ricasso has gilt signatures within panels on both sides which are indistinct (illustrated). The hilt has a leather bound wood grip with wire binding all tight and intact. It has a brass back strap curved and stepped at the pommel typically found on French swords, re-curving brass cross guard with leaf shaped langets. Our example is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18524:13
£1,195.00

**MINT**Post 1952 QEII British 1895 / 97 Pattern Infantry Officer's Chrome Plated Parade Sword Blade Numbered ‘A O 322’ With Etched Panels, Cord, Portepee, Steel Scabbard, Leather Bound Field Scabbard, Leather Belt Rig & Sash. Sn 18524:11 - 18524:11
This is a British 1895/ 1897 Infantry Officer’s parade sword (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers). It has a 32 ½” single edged clean chromed steel blade with fullers. Both sides have crisp foliate panel blued etching with ‘ER II’ cypher (Queen Elizabeth II Regina) and heraldic arms. The back of the blade is numbered ‘A O 322’ (There are no manufacturer’s name on this sword). It has the correct ornate chrome plated bowl guard with Queen’s crown ER II Royal Cypher and undamaged wire bound fish skin grip together with stepped steel pommel with ball top. It is complete with its chrome plated steel scabbard which has 2 hanging rings fitted with Red leather hanging straps with clips attached to its red leather parade belt (approx. 34” waist). There are no date or manufacturer marks on the belt rig. The sword also comes with its additional brown leather covered field scabbard. The red cloth parade sash is in similar mint condition with brass hook fastener and tassels. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18524:11
£895.00

RESERVED RESERVED (UNTIL 27/09) 1944 Japanese Officer's Gendaito Katana Long Sword With Hand Forged Blade Smith Signed Tang ‘BA BA TSUGU KIYO TSUKURU KORE-WO’, Mid Edo Period Signed Fuchi ‘SOHEISHI NYUDO SO TEN SEI’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. ED 2477 - ED 2477
An original WW2 dated Japanese Officer's Sword with signed tang and Fuchi. The 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 “A Katana long sword in restored mounts and polish signed by its maker ‘BA BA (family name) TSUGU KIYO (art name) TSUKURU KORE-WO (worked this)’. Date translates to August 1944 which is right for having 2 mekugi ana peg holes. 1944 pattern mounts were replacing the old 98 army mounts. This is what it would have been mounted in. Turned into a civilian sword within last 50 years. Tsugu Kiyo made medium to High grade gendaito. Water quenched tamahagane blade in good old polish. Showing large O-Itame wood grain in places and also Ni-Juba in body of blade. This is good work longer than standard gunto blades.Saya has been re-finished in blck paint (good job) not proper lacquer. Tsuba is iron 9round) nice dark patina depicting boatman hauling his craft out of the water with chidori birds over head inlaid with brass & silver, circa 1850’s. Tsuka extra long (3 hands) well wrapped fish skin & brown ito. Good pair of Dragon menuki. Has a good quality signed Fuchi (bottom mount) with gold inlays ‘‘SOHEISHI NYUDO (Priest name) SO TEN (art name) SEI’. There were 2 generations working Mid Edo period 1700-1750’s. Top mount Kashira is black Buffalo horn. A good quality attractive looking sword. In his illustrations Bill translates the tang and Fuchi signatures and describes the Kuri Jiri as rounded shape. He also identifies a polisher’s mark on the blade. Kissaki 35mm, cutting edge 68.5cm total length 91.5cm”. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2477
£1,975.00

**QUALITY**English 1912-1913 Sterling Silver Mounted Edwin Henry Watts (EHW) London (1910-1918) Bamboo Sword Stick With Wilkinson Pall Mall Etched & Blued Panels Blade & Curved Root Ball Handle. ED 2567 - ED 2567
A quality Bamboo Sword Stick. It has a 28" diamond section nickel plated blade which is clean with etched and blued decorative panels on both sides including central panels of ‘Wilkinson Pall Mall’. It measures 36" overall and has a curved bamboo handle with bulbous root ball top (the sword stick measures 38” overall in its scabbard). The scabbard has a conical brass end cap. The sword stick’s hilt ferrule and scabbard’s throat mount have crisp Sterling Silver Hallmarks 1912-1913 Edwin Henry Watts (EHW) London (1910-1918). The price for this attractive sword stick with hallmarked silver fittings includes UK delivery. ED 2567
£695.00

WW2 Japanese 1944 Pattern Army Officer’s Arsenal Made Sword With Smith Signed Tang ‘NOBU MITSU’ & ‘August 1944’ , Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 18434 - 18434
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 1944 pattern Army Officer’s 2nd grade sword” (1944 mounts were approved late war to replace shin gunto pattern swords in circulation. They come in 2 qualities. This is the 2nd grade without lacquered hilt and lacquer scabbard). This example has “steel and iron scabbard mixed with better quality tsuka hilt. Two tang holes signed by ‘Nobu Mitsu’ & dated August 1944. This is a bar stock steel oil quenched showa-To blade made in an arsenal with a small showa blossom stamp on tang. Blade is 26” in cutting edge & original wartime polish (bright) lots of original paint on scabbard. Nice un-touched example of its type”. The hilt’s locking catch works as it should retaining the sword securely in the scabbard. The price for this sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 18434
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (06/12) **MINT POLISH**WW2 Japanese 1944 Pattern Army Officer’s Sword With Gendaito Blade Double Signed Tang ‘AKI HISA’ & ‘SHOWA 17 (1942)’ Silver Family Mon Badge, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 18471 - 18471
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 1944 pattern Army Officer’s sword. 1944 Pattern mounts with 1942 dated Gendaito blade signed by ‘AKI HISA’. The mounts are a variant. With flat black lacquer on wood saya. Plain brass hanger (ashi) and brass chape. Plain ito wrapped hilt. Silver family mon on top mount (kabuto Gane). In very good condition overall. Hamon looks water tempered, sharp hamon of sugha with small irregularities. Nioi based with well forged wood grain itame. Hada in mint polish. 2 menuki holes only 1 used. A very good quality sword by a rated Gendaito smith who made medium to good blades. In un-touched collector’s condition”. In images of the tang which accompany the assessment, one side has the translated smith signature the reverse has a translation of the markings ‘Showa 17 (1942)’. The cutting edge of the blade is 26" length. The hilt's locking catch works as it should securely retaining the sword in the scabbard. The price for sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 18471
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 19/08) British Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase 1796 Light Cavalry Type Sabre & Scabbard By ‘R. Johnston Late Bland & Foster Sword Cutler & Belt Makers To His Majesty 68 St James’s Street London’. Sn 18438 - 18438
Richard Johnston an English cutler, took over the business of John Bland (died 1791), and Robert Foster (died 1798). After John Bland died in 1791, Robert Foster and Richard Johnston moved premises, just one shop away, from 70 St. James's Street, to 68 St.James's St. The two men worked together until Robert Foster's death in 1798. The cartouche on this sword gives an address of 68 St. James's Street. After Foster's death, Richard Johnston took on another shop, then having the address of 38 & 68 St. James's Street. 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). Yeomanry Cavalry officer’s often purchased their own variants of the 1796 sabre from British Cutlers. A Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s presentation quality 1796 type sword with similar shaped brass hilt made C1800 is illustrated on page 93 of World Swords by Withers. This is an original British Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase 1796 Light Cavalry Type Sabre & Scabbard By R. Johnston Late Bland & Foster in good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 28” Sabre blade. The blade has staining consistent with age and is fitted with original leather hilt washer. It has the correct 1796 pattern shape hilt with brass cross guard which has rounded langets, knuckle guard, curved pommel and leather bound wood ribbed grip. The grip has areas of surface wear to be expected. There are no maker or date marks on the sword. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard’s steel has aged to a rich plum colour. The scabbard has a nicely engraved manufacturer roundel ‘R. Johnston Late Bland & Foster Sword Cutler & Belt Makers To His Majesty 68 St James’s Street London’. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Sword with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 18438
£0.00

German Bandsman or Drummers Sword and Scabbard. BAYO 703. - ED 2565
This is a mid 19c Bandsmans sword with metal hilt and crossguard and a broad single edged blade. It measures 24” in length with a blade length of 19”. The ricasso carries a trademark of W & ST in an oval. This is the trademark of Weyersberg and Stamm who were active between 1817 & 1885. They made swords sabres and bayonets for several German states, especially Bavaria and also for Austria and Switzerland. The scabbard is steel mounted black leather with a circular frog stud on the top mount. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2565. £375
£375.00
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