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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

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

French Chatellerault Arsenal 1878 Dated 1822 Pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword With Brass Fittings. Sn 18402 - 18402
This pattern of sword were used by French cavalry during the Crimean War, Mexican Expedition, Prussian War & were used by Confederate cavalry during the American Civil war. Our example is in as found un-messed with condition. It has a 36” single edged sabre blade with fullers (42 ½” overall). The curved, blued sabre blade with fullers is clean & undamaged. The spine of the blade is crisply engraved by the French Chatellerault Arsenal manufacturer, dated ‘Avril (April) 1878’ and has ‘1822’ Model detail (all in French illustrated). The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The brass bar guard and pommel cap are undamaged. The guard is numbered ‘522’ and has small inspection mark (illustrated). It's original leather grip has its original wire binding. The sword is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18402
£395.00

Inter War 1919 Wilkinson Pall Mall (London)British Army In India WD ‘Small Grip’ 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Parade Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18360 - 18360
The British Army of India variant of the 1908 sword featured a smaller grip to match the generally smaller hands of cavalry troopers recruited in the sub-continent. As private purchases, officer's swords sometimes showed some variation from the standard pattern. Occasionally whole Regiments would have their own variation on the theme. This British Indian Army 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers parade sword & scabbard is in very good condition. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade is clean and Wilkinson Pall Mall manufacturer mark together with ‘5 19’ date (May 1919) and WD ordnance inspection marks. The spine has ‘IP 08’ (India pattern 1908 designation) and it has its original leather hilt washer. The polished steel bowl guard has a mark which appears to be ‘TX II’ possibly a Regiment or Armoury mark and ‘WSC’ (Wilkinson Sword Company) together with WD arrow. It has an the typical smaller India issue grip which in this example is undamaged black stippled composite with correct thumb recess. It is complete with its original polished steel parade scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is marked ‘AYC’ most likely a Regiment mark. The scabbard has 2 fixed hanging rings and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18360
£475.00

Victorian Era Malacca Sword Stick With Tri-foil Blade, Decorated Antique Ivory Pommel Cap Pierced With Stylised Monogram. Sn 18294 - 18294
This is an attractive Victorian Mallaca Sword Stick. The handle’s pommel cap is antique ivory inlaid with and the top pierced with stylised monogram. The handle has a brass ferrule beneath the pommel cap and ringed holes fitted with later wrist cord. It’s tri-foil form blade is 30” length and tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade has staining consistent with age. The sword stick itself measures 36 ¾” overall length. The sword stick measures 38 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The scabbard has a conical brass end cap and brass ferrule at the throat. The price includes UK delivery. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 18294
£575.00

Georgian Era 'Military Outfitter’s Sample' Miniature British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18123:1 - 18123:1
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars (see page 77 of World Swords by Withers). 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. This piece is most likely a sample piece made provided by sword manufacturer’s to Military Outfitters in the Georgian era to advertise their full size weapons. It is in as found & un-messed with condition. The sword measures just 22” overall and the fullered curved 18 ¾” sabre blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks. The brass guard with knuckle bow and langets is typical 1796 pattern. The original leather and wire gilt binding of the wood grip is tired and worn. Some sections of wire binding are absent. Its original steel scabbard has some minor dents but no cracks or splits. The scabbard has 2 brass hanging ring mounts with 2 brass or German Silver hanging rings attached. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 18123:1
£395.00
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