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Victorian, British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officers' Sword By Hobson & Sons London With Etched Blade To The 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers & Scabbard. Sn 15378 - 15378
Fears of War with france led to calls for the formation of Volunteer Corps in 1858 / 1859. General Peel, the secretary of State for war authorised the formation of Volunteer rifle corps. The 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers formed in 1859 and by 1883 became the 1st Volunteer Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. This original British Infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade is etched on both sides with scrollwork panels and includes stylised Royal Cypher Crown VR (Victoria Regina) together with ‘Lincoln 1 R.V’ to the 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers above the Rifle Brigade bugle / horn motif. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid rounde on one side and the reverse is marked by the manufacturer ‘ Hobson & Sons Little Windmill St London’ (Hobson was at 37/38 Little Windmill street before they moved to their Lexington Street address C1878-1886). The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher & Crown VR in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. It's fish skin covered grip with finger grooves & wire binding is in excellent condition. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15378
£475.00

Late 1800’s Austro-Hungarian Army Officer’s Sword By Wlaszlovits Stos & Scabbard. Sn 15359 - 15359
The company Wlaszlovits Stos was founded by Josef Wlaszlovits in 1803 in East Slovakia. The production of the company was focusing on the production of edge weapons and cutlery. By the 19th century the company was supplying edged weapons to the Austro- Hungarian Army and after establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic also to Czechoslovakian Army. After 1945 the company became part of cutlery producing factory Sandrick. This is an original, Austro-Hungarian Army Officer’s Sword & Scabbard made sometime in the late 1800’s. The Sword’s 30 ¾” elegantly curved blade with fullers is clean and the hilt fitted with original leather washer. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer Wlaszlovits Stos together with TS monogram (illustrated). It has a fish skin wrapped handle with wire binding which is tight and intact. The guard is pierced with a 3 bar design. It has its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging bar and single ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15359
£275.00

MATCHING MANUFACTURER MARKS, British WD 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword By Robert Mole & Son & Robert Mole & Son Marked Scabbard. Sn 15382 - 15382
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade which is 34 ¼” long, curved with fullers. The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. This is an excellent original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. The Sword’s blade is clean. The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer Robert Mole & Son and fitted with original leather washer. The knuckle guard has the correct pierced Maltese cross and is WD arrow marked. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are excellent and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has a matching Mole & Son mark. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15382
£495.00

Victorian 1875 Sheffield Gentleman’s Ebonised Wood Sword Stick With Brass Collar Marked Crown VR & Handle Inlaid With Head of Queen Victoria Cut From An Old British Copper Penny. Sn 15372:1 - 15372:1
This Victorian Gentleman’s sword stick has an undamaged ebonised wood scabbard and curved handle. It measures 35” overall in its scabbard. The scabbard has a blackened brass collar stamped ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina)and dated ‘1875’ & marked ‘Sheffield’ . The tip has a copper collar and chequered steel tip. The back of the handle is inlaid with the head of Queen Victoria contemporaneously cut from an old British copper penny. The sturdy triangular section blade measures 23 ¼” in length and tapers to a sharp point. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:1
£295.00

SCARCE, Post 1901 British WD Kings Crown Household Cavalry Regiment Pattern 1892 MK II Sword With Scabbard. Sn 15311 - 15311
The British Household Cavalry consists of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals. They are the oldest and most senior Regiments in the British Army. Household Cavalry Regiment Pattern 1892 MK II Sword With Scabbard (see page 177 of World Swords by Withers). It has a curved 34 ½” blade (41 ½” overall) with fullers. The blade has staining consistent with age and has WD with arrow inspection marks at the ricasso. It has the correct pierced full knuckle guard with correct St Edwards Crown introduced in 1902 with the accession of King Edward VII (see page 121 of ‘Swords Of The British army’ by Robson). It has a curved stepped pommel and fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging ring mounts and one hanging ring. The scabbard has some staining and minor dents consistent with age and service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15311
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (15/05) WW1 1916 George V 1897 Pattern British Infantry Officer's Sword By Mole Birmingham Blade Number M9127 With Presentation Etched Blade ‘Charles E. Cox From The Employees Of H.R Pope Ltd & Friends December 1916’ & Scabbard. Sn 15313 - 15313
This is an excellent original, George V 1897 Pattern British Infantry Officer's Sword presented to an employee of a British Company on leaving employment and being commissioned into the British Army for WW1 service in December 1916 with original scabbard. The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with fullers (39" overall). The blade is clean with beautiful etched panels to both sides. The blade is engraved with Kings Crown, ‘GRV’ (George Fifth Rex) devices and heraldic arms together with foliate panels. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Rob.T Mole & Sons, Birmingham, Makers To The War & India Offices'. The reverse with Star and inlaid ordnance acceptance roundel. One side has an etched panel ‘Presented To Charles E. Cox From The Employees Of H.R Pope Ltd & Friends December 1916’. The back edge of the blade is numbered ‘M9127’ which may assist research to identify who commissioned the sword and more information regarding the recipient’s Regiment & Service). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has an ornate pierced bowl guard with stylised King’s crown and ‘GRV’Royal Cypher. It has an undamaged gilt wire bound fish skin grip together with stepped steel pommel. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The price for this WW1 Officer’s presentation sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15313
£0.00

Victorian London Constabulary Parker Field & Sons Police Hanger / Sword With Etched Panel Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15314 - 15314
This is a very good original Victorian Police Hanger & scabbard. Manufactured by Parker Field & Sons (who had premises at 233 Holborn London C1850) it has a 23" blade with pronounced curve and fuller. The blade has just light staining consistent with age and no damage. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer and flat scabbard retaining spring. It's Shagreen handle is in good order with a brass handguard & stepped pommel. The overall length of the sword is 28 1/4". The blade has a nice crisp etched panel on one side 'Parker Field & Sons'. It's black leather scabbard is undamaged condition with just the scuffs to be expected & brass mounts. The upper mount has an oval brass locket and brass button to release the scabbard retaining clip on the blade. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15314
£345.00

RARE, WW2 1943 Dated Shin Gunto Japanese Army Officer's Sword With Quality Gendaito Showa Period Hand Forged Blade With Double Signed Tang ‘BIZEN JU ICHI HARA NAGA MITSU SAKU’ & Red Steel Scabbard. ED 2240 - ED 2240
This is an original WW2 dated Japanese Officer's sword with its scabbard. It has a 26 ¾” clean Gedaito hand forged blade with superb wave hamon. The tang is nicely signed on both sides with Japanese script characters which are the Smith’s details and date ‘BIZEN JU ICHI HARA NAGA MITSU SAKU’ and ‘Showa Started 1926 1st Month (January) 18th Year Of Showa (1943)’. The smith made high grade Gendaito swords reputed to have the best cutting blades of the war years (see John Slough Page 123-125, Markus Sesko Vol II Page 249, Fuller & Gregory list numbers 292-294, Oshigata 59/60 190/ 61/110/132 for references). It is rare to find dated examples of his blades. The Olive green binding over the fish skin handle is complete and intact. It’s heavy brass tsuba & copper & brass fittings are original, correct and present (illustrated). The hilt has a scabbard retaining clip. It's pommel is holed for lanyard ring / wrist cord which is absent. The sword is complete with it's steel scabbard with ornate fittings. The scabbard retains its single brass hanging ring and retains its original red lacquered finish. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2240
£1,395.00

WW2 High Grade Showa-To Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Sword With Signed Tang 'SAKA MUKI KANE SHIGE SAKU' & Oil Tempered Blade With Scabbard. Sn 15294 - 15294
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The pommel its original lanyard ring. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining catch which works as it should. The tang is signed with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name 'SAKA MUKI KANE SHIGE SAKU' and seki arsenal mark (see Fuller & Gregory list No. 106 Oshigata 28 & 29 for reference. Men using these kanji worked as Gunto Smiths 1938-1944 see Markus seko page No 269). The cutting edge of the blade is 26” length. The blade with well defined wave hamon, is sharp and has just staining consistent with age. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has just small light dents consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15294
£1,295.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 15/05) RARE, C1890 & Into WW2 Japanese Officer’s Kyu Gunto (Old Military) Knuckle Bow Sword With Koto Pre 1600 Ancient Family Blade, C1890 Mounts, Officer’s Tasselled Cord, Steel Scabbard & Leather Field Service Cover. Sn 15309 - 15309
The first standard sword of the Japanese military was known as the kyu gunto (old military sword). Murata Tsuneyoshi (1838–1921), a Japanese general who previously made guns, started making what was probably the first mass-produced substitute for traditionally made swords. These swords are were carried in both the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). The kyu gunto was used from 1875 until 1934, and many styles closely resembled European and American swords of the time. Some of these swords were handed down to Sons of Officer’s and carried into WW2 by them often built using old family blades. This is not a mass produced Kyu Gunto but is one of the rarer examples with an old family blade. This excellent, original, Japanese Kyu Gunto sword & scabbard is as found and un-messed with. The sword has the correct fish skin bound grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. It has the correct ‘D’ shaped knuckle bow guard with finger guard, brass grip strap & pommel cap. The hilt is fitted with its original tasselled Officer’s cord and C1890 mounts. The blade is an Koto pre 1600 ancient family blade with cut down multi holed unsigned tang. The cutting edge is now 26 ¼” long and was 28” when 1st made, a sure sign of good age. The blade is clean with no damage. The blade is sharp. The sword measures 34” overall length and is carried in its wood scabbard with leather field service cover which has 2 press studs at the throat. The scabbard has its original single hanging ring. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price for this Japanese officer’s sword with ancient family blade no doubt handed down from father to son and no doubt carried into WW2 where it was captured or surrendered includes UK delivery. Sn 15309
£0.00
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