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WW1 Era British Gaunt & Son Limited Late Edward Thurkle London 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Etched King’s Crown Blade Numbered 14198, Leather Cord & Acorn Knot & Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard. Sn 17832 - 17832
This is a nice, original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 ½” single edged blade with fuller (44" overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels and King George Crown with ‘GR’ Royal Cypher (George Rex). The ricasso is crisply marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Gaunt & Son Limited Late Edward Thurkle London’. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid proof roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and wire bound fish skin covered wood grip with thumb recess. The hilt is fitted with an original Officer’s leather Cord & acorn knot. The back of the blade is numbered ‘14198’ which may assist to identify the British officer who originally commissioned this sword. The sword has no visible Regiment marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17832
£795.00

Early WW1 1914 British Enfield WD 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Leather Cord, Acorn Knot & Scabbard . Sn 17831 - 17831
This is an original British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers sword & scabbard. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has just staining consistent with age & use. The ricasso is date marked ’14 (1914) together with WD ordnance inspection marks & EFD (Enfield) mark. The reverse also has inspection marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’P08’ (1908 Pattern).The bowl guard has no visible Regiment or date marks and retains its original drab olive green wartime paint. It has an undamaged chequered wood grip with thumb recess. The hilt is fitted with its original leather cord with acorn knot and it has its original leather hilt washer. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is in excellent condition with all of its original drab olive green wartime paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17831
£795.00

Inter War German Weimar Republic Army Paul Seilheimer Solingen Non Commissioned Officer’s Sword With Nickel Plated Brass Hilt & Scabbard. ED 2524 - ED 2524
This is an original Weimar Republic Army NCO’s sword in very good condition. The curved blade with fullers is 32 ¾” in length (37 ¾” overall). The ricasso has the trademark of Paul Seilheimer Solingen (illustrated in image 2). The blade has its original leather hilt washer. It has a flat nickel plated brass knuckle guard and cross guard with plain langets, undecorated curved quillon, grip back strap and curved pommel. Its black ribbed grip with twisted wire binding are undamaged and the wire tight. The Sword is complete its original black painted steel scabbard with single fixed hanging bar and separate hanging ring. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2524
£345.00

WW2 Nazi German (Unattributed Alcoso Solingen Pattern) Army Officer's Dress Sword, Lion’s Head Pommel With Red Glass Eyes & Scabbard. Sn 17782 - 17782
This is a very good original WW2 period Nazi German Army Officer's Dress Sword. The sword has no visible makers marks but the hilt design is very similar in appearance to an unattributed pattern Alcoso Solingen example illustrated on page 68 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia. It has Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with outstretched wings & Swastika’ on the langet and a plain oval shield on the reverse langet. It has a flat knuckle bow and undamaged wire bound grip. The knuckle bow and ferrule are adorned with oak leaf decoration. It has a Lion’s head pommel with original red glass eyes, cast mane & stylised star along the grip strap. The sword measures 36 ½” overall and it has a 30 ½” single edged, curved, fullered blade. The blade near to the hilt, under the langets has Verdigris staining which may be hiding a manufacturer mark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and fixed strap bar. The scabbard has no dents. The Price includes UK delivery. Sn 17782
£575.00

WW2 Nazi German Eickhorn Solingen, Pattern Nr 1714 ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem, Army Officer's Dress Sword Retailed By & Meyer Munster & Scabbard. ED 2523 - ED 2523
This is an excellent original WW2 period Nazi German Eickhorn, Solingen, German Army Officer's Sword. The sword is the ‘Freiherr Von Stein’ Nr 1714 pattern With Wehrmacht Pattern Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with Swastika’ on the langet and a plain shield on the reverse langet (see page 79 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia). It has a flat knuckle bow and wire bound grip. The knuckle bow, hilt back strap and pommel are adorned with oak leaf decoration. The sword measures 36” overall and the ricasso of its clean, 31” single edged, elegantly curved, fullered blade is stamped with the Eickhorn, Solingen makers mark and Squirrel trademark on one side and retailer marked ‘Gebr meyer Munster’ on the reverse. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and large shoe. The scabbard has no dents and most of its original black paint finish. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2523
£475.00

Late WW2 Burma Japanese Army / Native Armourer Field Made Campaign Sword With Leather Combat Covered Wood Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 17689 - 17689
This is a late war Theatre made Japanese sword. The sword has been examined by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and his hand written label accompanies the sword. In his notes on the label he states ’Made on Campaign sword late war. Made in jaoanese occupied countries i.e. Burma / Philippines / Malay by Japanese armourers or native sword makers / blacksmiths. Also carried by Officer’s (local natives) in Militia Units fighting with the Japanese (the Japanese army would not give them swords from Japan). The cutting edge of the blade is 28” (38” overall length). The blade has staining consistent with age. The wood hilt is leather covered with stitched seam and has a brass ring at the pommel. The hilt has a brass guard numbered ‘5’. The wood scabbard has its leather combat cover. The scabbard has shrunk over time and is a very tight fit. The scabbard has a single hanging ring and leather shoe. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17689
£495.00

Victorian, 1866 Dated Huddersfield Rifles British Pattern 1827 Rifle Brigade Officer's Presentation Sword With Etched Blade To Major Greenwood (Former Captain IV Company). Sn 17681 - 17681
Originally raised as the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1755, the Rifle Brigade was officially formed in 1800. The Regiment was always renowned for its individuality both in uniform & tactics and its no wonder that they eventually gained their own distinctive pattern of sword. The 1827 pattern is defined by an all steel hilt coupled with the usual Royal Cypher with strung bugle in the hilt cartouche. Most Victorian era swords are from Volunteer / Militia Units and the blades marked accordingly (see page 174 of World Swords by Withers). The Huddersfield Rifles was a unit of Britain's Volunteer Force first raised in 1859. It later became a battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in the Territorial Army, serving as infantry on the Western Front in World War I and as an air defence unit during and after World War II. This is an original 1827 Pattern Officer’s presentation sword & Scabbard. The sword has an undamaged 32 ½” blade (38 ½” overall) with partial fuller. The blade is etched on both sides including 'Crown' (Victoria), the badge of the Rifle Brigade and ‘VR’Royal Cypher (Victoria Regina) together with foliate panels. The blade also has the ordnance acceptance star at the ricasso and an etched panel on one side ‘Presented By The Non-Commissioned Officers Of No.IV Company To Major Greenwood Their Late Captain As A Mark Of Respect And Esteem Huddersfield Nov 1866’. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. It has the correct voided full knuckle guard with the Rifle Brigade 'Crown with bugle' badge and curved stepped pommel. The fish skin grip with wire binding is in excellent condition. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and shoe. The scabbard has even patina. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the Huddersfield rifles and the named Officer includes UK delivery. Sn 17681
£745.00

British WD 1893 Dated 1856 Pattern Mole & Sons Birmingham Pioneer’s Sawback Short Sword Sidearm With Brass Hilt Regiment Marked ‘M/6 MAN1’ To The 6th Manchester Militia Weapon Number 1 & Scabbard. Sn 17683 - 17683
This is an excellent 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback (27 ½” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age. One side of the blade has a crisp etched panel of the manufacturer Rob(ert) Mole & Sons Birmingham. The reverse has crisp British WD ordnance inspection marks and faint ‘Mole Birm’ mark. It has a heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted for lanyard. The back of the rolled cross guard is crisply Regiment marked ‘M/6 MAN1’ To The 6th Manchester Militia Weapon Number 1 & dated ’3 (March)1893’ . The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The leather of the scabbard is clean and intact. The stitching of the rear seam is mostly absent but could easily be re-stitched by a saddler. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17683
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (30/07) Victorian Japanese O-Tanto (Large Tanto) With Ornately Hand Carved Ox Bone Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 17716 - 17716
This is a very good original Japanese O-Tanto with beautifully deep carved Ox Bone Handle & Scabbard. These items were popular with Victorians visiting Japan. The blade has a cutting edge of 10 ½” with copper habaki and measures 17 ¼” overall length. The blade is clean and has no damage to the cutting edge. Its handle and scabbard made of the bone from the shin of an Ox are ornately hand carved with imagery of Japanese priests and / or noblemen in village & foliate scenery. One side of the hilt has an old, age related stress crack which is stable and secure. The scabbard has a hanging ring fitted with old cord secured by copper wire. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17716
£0.00

**2 AVAILABLE**1855 Pattern Imperial Prussian Infantry Pioneer’s Short Sword Faschinenmesser (Fascine Knife) Sidearms Both By PDL (P.D. Luneschloss Solingen) With Scabbards. One Matching Regiment Marked ’12.A.F.29’ To The Hilt & Scabbard (Foot Artillery) - 17697
These are original, 1855 Prussian Infantry Pioneer’s short swords with original scabbards (see page 196 of World Swords 1400-1945 By Withers). They each have 1 ¾” broad (at their widest), 19” long, heavy single edged blade and measure 24 ¾” overall. They have rugged brass handles deeply grooved for grip with ball pommels and the straight cross guards with rolled ends. Both blades have Imperial inspection marks on one side and manufacturer marks ‘PDL’ within oval cartouche on the reverse which are the marks of P.D. Luneschloss Solingen. The cross guard of one sidearm is crisply Regiment marked ’12.A.F.29’ to the Fusartillerie (Foot Artillery) Regiment Nr 12, 29th Battery (see page 22 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz & Bryans). The scabbards are leather with brass locket and chape. The leather of each scabbard has wear to be expected but all leather and stitching are intact. The brass mounts have light knocks to be expected. The throat mount of the Regiment marked sidearm has matching Regiment mark ’12.A.F.29’. The price is for one sidearm with its scabbard & includes UK delivery. Sn 17697
£345.00
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