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WW1 Era British Officers Brown Leather Bound Swagger Sword Stick. Sn 17026 - 17026
This is a very good WW1 era brown leather covered wood Swagger Sword Stick & Scabbard in the form popular with British Officers. It has a 15 ½” ‘T’ section steel blade that tapers to a pin sharp point. It measures 22 ½” overall in its scabbard. The blade has no manufacturer’s name but has a stamped number ‘6’ or ‘9’ near to the hilt. The wood grip & scabbard are bound in brown leather. All leather and stitching are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17026
£395.00

WW2, Nazi German 1934 Pattern Luftwaffe Officer's 'Fliegerschwert' Sword By SMF (Stocker & Co) Solingen With Aluminium Fittings & Scabbard With Leather Tab Hanger. Sn 17043 - 17043
This is a very good, original, Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's 'Fliegerschwert' Sword And Scabbard. This 1934 Pattern sword has Aluminium cross guard in the form of ‘wings’ and pommel with stylised Swastikas (see pages 124 to 133 of Daggers Swords & Bayonets Of The Third Reich by Stephens). The handle is correctly dark blue leather and wire bound. The Sword's double edged blade with partial fuller is 30" length (37 ¼” overall) and is crisply stamped at the ricasso by the manufacturer 'SMF (Stocker & Co) Solingen' together with trademark. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. The sword is complete with original leather bound scabbard which has 2 hanging rings fitted with leather tab hanger which has the correct hanging bar. The scabbard has the correct nickel plated alloy throat mount and chape with ball end. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17043
£745.00

SOLD SOLD ( LAYAWAY. 11.12.19.) MATCHING NUMBERS, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Seki Swords Company & Kokura Arsenal Marks, Leather Cord With Barrel Knot & Scabbard. Sn 17045 - 17045
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard in as found un-messed with condition. The sword has the typical brown painted alloy cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains much of its original colour. The hilt is fitted with an original leather cord with barrel knot & scabbard. The side of Its fullered, 27 ¼” blade is crisply stamped '94354' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal marks and Seki Swords Company roundel (see pages 185 and 187 of Swords of Imperial Japan by Dawson) and inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard is original and has just light surface wear consistent with age and service use but no dents. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17045
£0.00

British 1897 Pattern Henry Wilkinson London Officer's Sword With Etched Blade Inscribed Monogram ‘CBWW’, Blade number 36416 Scabbard & Leather Foul Weather Cover With Matching Initials Monogram. Sn 16838 - 16833
This is a very good, 1897 pattern Infantry Officer's Sword By Henry Wilkinson. It has a 32 ¼” long blade with partial fullers. The blade is clean & etched on both sides with decorative foliate panels & crown with Royal Cypher. The blade is also etched by the manufacturer 'Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London' together with Royal Warrant and has the ordnance acceptance star with roundel. One side of the blade is inscribed with stylised monogram ‘CBWW’, no doubt the original Officer who owned this sword. The back of the blade is numbered '36416' (Wilkinson keep records of their blades and it may be possible to determine the date the sword was manufactured and who commissioned it). It has a full 1897 Pattern knuckle guard with Victorian Crown VR (Victoria Regina) device. It has a stepped pommel with ball end, fish skin grip with wire binding all complete and intact. It comes with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and original leather foul weather cover with full flap cover, retaining strap with buckle and rear carry loop. The cover has matching ink stamped initials ‘CBWW’. The price for this presentation sword worthy of further research regarding the blade number & monogram includes UK delivery. Sn 16833
£575.00

British Pattern 1827 Manchester Volunteer Rifles Officer's Sword With Etched Blade By J&W Wood Cutlers Manchester & Scabbard. Sn 16942 - 16942
Originally raised as the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1755, the Rifle Brigade was officially formed in 1800. Initially Officer’s carried a lighter version of the 1796 pattern Light cavalry sabre, later adopting the 1803 pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword with strung bugle motif placed within the knuckle bow. The Regiment, always renowned for its individuality both in uniform and tactics, it was 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 replacement of the usual Royal Cypher with a strung bugle and Queen’s Crown in the hilt . The Manchester Volunteer Rifles were raised in 1859/60. Their expansion in WWI as eighteen battalions of the Manchester Regiment saw the Regiment play a significant role in the Great War. J & W Wood of Manchester are recorded at 74 King Street Manchester 1840 to 1845. The Company was primarily known for their surgical instruments. This is a very good, original example of the 1827 Pattern Sword To The Manchester Volunteer Rifles by J&W Wood with Scabbard. The sword has a 32 ¼” long elegantly curved blade with fullers (38” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels & banners together with Queen’s crown & Rifle Brigade Bugle on one side and Queen’s Crown & panel ‘Manchester Volunteer Rifles’ on the reverse. It also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side. The reverse has manufacturer detail ‘J&W Wood Cutlers Manchester’. It has a voided knuckle guard with the correct Rifle Brigade Queen’s crown with strung bugle motif, stepped pommel with ball end and wire bound, fish skin covered handle. It is complete with original leather scabbard with steel mounts & 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16942
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) 19th Century Japanese Shoto Short Sword Blade With Signed Tang ‘Sa Yuki Hide’, Wood Shira Saya Blade Protector Scabbard With Ink Saya Gaki Attribution Inscription & Expert Assessment Notes. - 17021
This Japanese Shoto short sword blade has a cutting edge of 23 ½”. It has Japanese script characters on the tang which have been translated by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg who has also assessed the blade and its Shira Saya. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘Hamon Temperline is Notare (undulating) The Ha Buchi is edged in nie crystals. Grain is fine Masame. In old Shira Saya (resting scabbard) with full length Saya Gaki (Attribution Inscription) in ink. An appraiser’s opinion in the 19th Century. This blade has an inscription to Sa-Saki-Hide & is in the style for the Yuki Hide Mon or School. It is a very famous name in Japanese sword makers and it would have to be sent to japan to authenticate the signature. The blade is a good quality 19th century piece in old polish, possibly not made by Yuki Hide but made as a tribute to his workmanship”. This item comes with a later cloth carry bag. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17021
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (07/12) HIGH GRADE SHOWA, WW2 C1940 Japanese Officer's Shin Gunto Gendaito Katana Sword With Hand Forged Blade Smith Signed Tang ‘Chounsai Emura Saku’, Lieutenant To Captain Tassel Cord, Metal Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17020 - 17020
An original WW2 era Japanese Officer's Sword. The Shin-Gunto Katana’s blade has a cutting edge of 26”. The tang is signed on one side with crisp Smith’s name in Japanese script characters. The signatures have been translated and the sword assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “A Shin Gunto army officer’s sword, made C1940 Gendaito (hand forged) in the proper way tempered in water 95% polish. Genuine signature Chounsai Emura Saku. The whole mount is in good condition. Hamon temperline is a tightly forged Choji Midare with pear grain Ji Hada. This man was a prison Governor & made swords for a hobby & donated them to the Japanese army who supplied him with the iron ore to make them. Rated as making Medium to High Grade Showa, this looks like high grade to me. Field grade Lt to Capt rank tassel. For reference (re smith) John Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths pa/no 28”. The binding over the shagreen handle is complete and has menuki. All the fittings are original, correct and present (illustrated). It has a brass tsuba and push button scabbard retaining clip which functions as it should keeping the sword firmly in the scabbard. The sword is complete with its metal scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original paint finish. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17020
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (09/12) , WW2 1942 Japanese Officer's Shin-Gunto Sword With Nagoya Arsenal Murato Oil Tempered Blade Smith Double Signed Tang ‘Kuni Kane’, Lieutenant To Captain Rank Tasselled Cord, Metal Parade Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17000 - 17000
An original WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword. The Shin-Gunto Katana’s blade has a cutting edge of 26 1/8”. The tang is signed on both sides with crisp Smith’s name & date in Japanese script characters. The signature has been translated and the sword assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of is hand written notes and tang rubbings accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “A Shin Gunto in practically mint condition overall with original Lt to Capt rank tassel, metal parade scabbard all original paint and gilding on mounts intact. High grade gunto mounts. Blade is murato bar stock oil tempered stoned on hamon. Small abbreviated Nagoya arsenal stamp. Signed ‘Kuni Kane’ (smith), arsenal numbers ‘882’ and dated December 1942. This tsuka hilt is using simulated Ray skin because of supply shortages mid-war. As an example of its type they don’t come any better than this. For reference see Fuller & Gregory sword smiths of Japan List no 738 Oshigata No 361”. It has a push button scabbard retaining clip which functions as it should keeping the sword securely in the scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17000
£0.00

SCARCE, Late WW2 Japanese Navy Marine Assault Officer’s Ky-Gunto Sword Katana With Murato Oil Tempered Smith Signed Tang ‘Take Yasu’, Tropical Leather & Canvas covered Wood Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 16999 - 16999
An original WW2 Japanese Officer's Naval Marine Assault Officer’s Ky-Gunto Sword. The Katana’s blade has a cutting edge of 24 3/16”. The tang is signed on both sides with crisp Smith’s name in Japanese script characters & other marks including what appears to be an anchor in circle mark. The signature has been translated and the sword assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes and copies of tang images accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he translates the signature as: “Take Yasu (smith) Saku (made this) and states that the smith was also known to use an anchor within circle stamp. He references Fuller & Gregory swordsmiths of japan List/os/No 179”. He also describes the sword as: ‘ A late war Ky-Gunto Navy Officer’s sword possibly used by Naval landing forces fighting on land. Scarce, in overall good condition with bar stock steel oil tempered murato blade. Vague hamon put on when polishing with stones. Tsuks hilt has black fabric wrap (late war shortages of Ray skin), wood saya is covered with canvas and leather combat cover’. It has Marine ‘rising sun’ hilt mounts. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16999
£1,275.00

SCARCE, WW2 1944 /45 Pattern Japanese Home Defence Army Officer's Sword With Gendaito Hand Forged Blade, 1944 Pattern Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 16998 - 16998
An original WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword. The Katana’s blade has a cutting edge of 25 ½”. The sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “A 1944/1945 pattern officer’s sword. Very late war possibly for home defence army. A Hybrid with 1944 pattern scabbard, 1945 hilt, standard gunto wrap. No menuki under binding. Locking safety catch missing. Blade is un-signed, looks basic gendaito (hand forged). Hamon based on Suguha with fine nie crystals along Ha-Buchi (edge of hamon). This is a scarce hybrid put together in an arsenal for the expected invasion of japan in 1945. Not often found, most were destroyed by occupation forces post war. Very good overall condition”. The sword is complete with its lacquered wood scabbard which has metal fittings and single hanging ring. The scabbard retains much of its original Lacquer finish. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16998
£1,175.00
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