EDGED WEAPONS

Ref:001 -EUR-Hunting Sword German-c1600-Silver Mounts

17th CENTURY GERMAN HUNTING Sword. Double edged unfullered blade engraved MEFECIT & obverse SOLINGEN; clear Armourer’s mark to both sides; silver grey patina blade; silver D guard with minor edge damage to shoulder washer; one piece fluted horn grip, 2 insect holes, continental (unmarked) silver mounts.  Blade appears to be a period cut down sword blade and the shell guard is missing.

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No:003-EUR-Naval Cutlass-Austrian-c1849

Austrian naval Cutlass 1849 (Bord-Entersiibel).  The blade is slightly curved, grooved on both sides and has a back-edge point.  The blade is 67 cm long and 4 cm broad.  A two-headed Austrian eagle is engraved on the outer side of the blade together with the firm’s stamp: Sand K (S&K).  An anchor is engraved on the inner side, and the date 1849 is stamped there also.  The number 182 and letters K M are stamped under the guard.  The grip is wooden, covered with metal plate and ends in an iron cap.  It has a iron, asymmetrical hilt.  On the outer side there is a bulging iron plate, which protects the knuckles of the hand.  The hilt is lacquered black.  The entire weapon is 82 cm long.  The scabbard is of wood, stamped 121, covered with black leather.  It has brass mounts at the point and opening.  The upper metal mount has a suspension button.

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Ref-004-EUR-Naval Dirk-Dutch-c1820-Flamboyant Blade

Dutch Naval Dirk.  Turned ivory grip, well aged with small cracks and a possible repair.  One side is much lighter in colour due to less exposure to light either through being worn or hung as a display item.  Circular pommel, cross guard has acorn quillions, Tudor rose centre, 8 ½ “ flamboyant blade Flamboyant double edged blade has been heavily cleaned and possibly has a mark which looks like the letter H just below quillion block at the top of the blade.  Chiselled steel sheath, floral design with two rings, 14 ½ “ (37 cm) o/a, c 1820 very good condition.

Price $1200 AUD plus shipping


Ref-005- EUR-Naval Dirk-Dutch-c1882-P Mansvelt Zoon S Gravenhage

Dutch Naval Dirk Circa 1882.  Turned ivory grip, well aged with one small crack.  Circular pommel, cross guard has acorn quillons, Anchor in the centre on one side and a symbol on the other, blade is etched with Anchor design and floral decoration on both side and engraved “P MANSVELT ZOON S GRAVENHAGE”.  The brass scabbard has two hanging rings and is engraved with Anchor and floral design on one side.  The number 459 in engraved on the hilt and the scabbard.

Price $1100 AUD plus shipping


Ref-006- EUR-Naval Dirk-French-c1814-30-Pearl Grip

French Naval Dirk.  Circa 1814-30 French restoration period.   Brass mounted hilt with fluted mother of pearl grips.  Brass decorative pommel and side strapping decorated with flowers to grip.  Anchor at the centre of the cross piece on one side and a rose on the otter.  Cross piece has lions head finials.  Frosted geometric floral decoration to both side of blade.  Brass scabbard with frog is also etched with floral decoration.

Price $1000 AUD plus shipping

Ref:007-EUR-Small Sword-European-c1680-1720

Brass Hilted Small Sword with double edged rapier blade.  Shell Guard decorated with floral and fluted designs.  The cut down rapier blade has a central fuller engraved XX  L S  X   M I N I  XX.  The Knuckle Guard has decoration in its swollen centre and has typical pas d’ane rings.  The pommel is fluted with a flattened tang.

Price $1100 AUD plus shipping


Ref019- UK-Band Sword c1840-NCO 60 Regt Kings Royal Rifle Corp

King’s Royal Rifle Corp 60th NCO Bandsman’s Sword Circa 1840.  An identical sword is in the The Royal Green Jackets Museum.  Mameluke sword engraved with Bugle in Floral Wreath on one side of cross guard, 60 in floral Wreath on the other side of cross guard.  B.G. over 22 on one side of scabbard throat, 3 over 20 over 55 on frog. Stand of Arms on Drag.  Black leather scabbard with steel mounts.  The hilt has a beaked appearance with a strange hole in the end of the pommel.  The grip is wood with no leather remaining.

Price $800 AUD plus shipping


Ref020-UK-Basket Hilt-c1808-Scottish-Officer Broadsword-Runkel JJ

Scottish Steel Basket Hilt Sword: 33″ double edged blade marked RUNKEL SOLINGEN to both sides with areas of light & dark staining & short fullers; vg hilt &pommel with grey finish; vg fish skin grips bound with woven silver wire; good condition.  From around 1778 to 1808 J J Runkel imported many thousands of swords and blades from Solingen for the British Market.  From around 1800 the spelling of Solingen changed by the omission of the ‘h’ between the ó’and ‘l’.  This sword is pre the introduction of the 1828 Infantry Pattern

Price $2200 AUD plus shipping


Ref021-UK-Basket Hilt-c1828-Scottish-Officer-Private Purchase

Pattern 1828 Variation, Officers Basket Hilted Sword.Plain double edged blade with single fuller, nice silvery patina with some very small patches of rust staining and light pitting to the point area; hilt of traditional form; black fish skin covered grips retaining all wire binding in crisp condition, lacking hilt liner but retaining original crimson tassel.  This sword is based on the 1828 pattern, In fact were it not for the unusual star shaped piercings in lieu of the more familiar heart shaped ones; one would consider it a conventional 1828 pattern and likely made for an Officer despite the plain broadsword blade

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Ref024-UK-Cavalry-c1796-Light Officers-Square Langlets-J J Runkel

British 1796 Light Cavalry Officers Sword by J. J. Runkel Solingen.  Wooden grip has silver wire with its complete leather wrapping.  Hilt is of fine form with a multi-faceted knuckle guard & backstrap.  The hilt has engraved edging and unusual square Langlets.  The curved blade has a single shallow fuller each side that runs from the hilt to within 4” of tip.  The blade overall has light staining and nice patina, and has engraving on both sides with remaining traces of gold gilding within the engraving.  The left side shows the royal coat of arms, floral work & a stand of arms.  The right side has floral work, a crown over GRIII cypher & a stand of arms.  The spine of the blade is engraved with the makers name J. J. Runkel Solingen.  No scabbard.

Price $900 AUD plus shipping


Ref025-UK-Cavalry-c1796-Light Officer’s-Stirrup Hilt Palin W-Gill

Unusual slim blade of 32″, engraved with maker – Gill’s Warranted, and owner Wm. Palin, Cherrington.  William Palin lived at Cherrington Manor, Shropshire and enrolled as Ensign in The Royal Wellington Volunteers on 17th December 1803.  He served in the Wrekin Local Militia from 1803-1808.  Blade with some light pitting, but in good condition.  Hilt pitted with wire bound leather grip.  Scabbard pitted overall with no holes or dents, in solid condition. 

Price $1400 AUD plus shipping


Ref026-UK-Cavalry-c1796-Light Officer’s-Stirrup Hilt Pipe Back No Scabbard

British Napoleonic Cavalry Officer’s Sword with extensive etched decoration to the blade.  This is a fine and unusual example and includes a 1796 Pattern stirrup-type hilt of typical neo-classical style, particularly with regard to the squared quillon finial.  The grip is covered in fishskin and bound with copper twist wire – all the original twist wire remains – small piece missing from fishskin near pommel.  With shield-shaped hilt langet.  The blade is of curved, pipe back and quill point form and is very much indicative of a late-Georgian military sword.  It is decorated with a mixture of designs and motifs, including royal coat of arms, stands of trophies, victory laurels and scrolling foliage.  The quality of the blade etching is excellent and still extremely crisp.  No scabbard.

Price $1000 AUD plus shipping


Ref027-UK-Cavalry-c1796-Officer’s Beak Nose Pipe Back

English Napoleonic sabre, with a broad pipe back blade with a wide clipped point.  The hilt is of a rare variety with a back strap formed in the style of a beak which the knuckle guard mounts into.  The curved pipe back sabre blade once had engravings but over the years they have become very faint with polishing and the blade has some faint pitting.  The ferrule has a through rivet which was usual for the “beak” style 1796 sabres instead of ears off of the back strap for additional strength.  Grip is bound in Fishskin & retains 90%.  Overall sword length: 38.38” (975mm)  Blade length: 33.85” (860mm)

Price $1000 AUD plus shipping


Ref028-UK-Cavalry-c1800-Lion Hilt Ivory Grip-Osborn

British stirrup hilted light cavalry officer’s sword by Osborn.  Very good 32″ curved, blade etched with acanthus leaves, trophies & flags, laurels, urn & foliage, retaining 70% original polish with several areas of light staining & single fullers to 5″ of the point & OSBORN to back edge; 85% gilt finish to very good brass hilt with Lion’s head pommel.  Beautiful chequered ivory grips; complete with correct leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts; Circa1800

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Ref029-UK-Cavalry-c1820-Officer’s-3 Bar Hilt Beak Nose Pipe Back-Transitional

Cavalry c1820 3 Bar Hilt Beak Nose Pipe Back Transitional sword.  Steel mounted, three bar variant hilt, lacking thumb guard (completely flat on off side).  Cut & thrust pipe backed blade with spear point, slightly curved.  Steel beak-nose pommel and back-piece with ears to the fish skin covered and wire bound grip.  The Guard is extremely thick construction and there appears to be a small stamp on the inside of the guard the shape of a church window.

Price $800 AUD plus shipping


Ref030-UK-Cavalry-c1821-96-Ladder Officer’s-Johnstone

Early Victorian Heavy Cavalry Scroll hilted sword by Johnston & Co.  Early style steeped pommel with half chequered back strap.  Honeysuckle/scroll steel guard is deeply chiselled.  The grip is fish skin with brass twist wire.  The blade is of the Wilkinson style with one fuller for 2/3rds and decorated with floral designs and the Victorian cypher and crown.  The blade carries the makers details “JOHNSTONE & CO SACKVILLE ST LONDON & DAWSON ST DUBLIN “.  There are numerous defensive nicks to the blade.

Price $1400 AUD plus shipping


Ref031-UK-Cavalry-c1821-Officer’s Pipe Back 1-William IV

This is an early example with a quite a pronounced stepped pommel and a pipe back blade minimally decorated on either side with foliage and William IV cypher.  There is no maker name.  The fish skin (shagreen) grip is intact and still has its copper wire fully intact.  The blade is in good condition and still sits firmly in the scabbard.

Price $1300 AUD plus shipping


Ref032-UK-Cavalry-c1821-Officer’s Pipe Back 2-Victoria I

This is an early example with a quite a pronounced stepped pommel and a pipe back blade minimally decorated on either side with foliage and VR cypher.  There is no maker name.  The fish skin (shagreen) grip is intact and still has its copper wire fully intact.  The blade is in good condition and still sits firmly in the scabbard.

Price $1200 AUD plus shipping


Ref035-UK-Engineers Volunteer-c1857-Scroll Officer’s Garriock L J-Hobson

1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Sword with pierced gilt brass bowl guard, with deep scrolled acanthus leafed decoration.  Blade carries the initials L.J.G. identified through the Army list as Lieutenant L.J. Garriock.  The etched blade is profusely decorated with floral designs, “VOLR ENGR’S” Engineers Lightning bolt and Crown.  The scabbard is polished steel.

A review of the 1900 Army list has identified the owner of this sword as L. J. Garrick Lieutenant 14/7/1897 Royal Engineers (Volunteers) Submarine Miners The Tay Divison (5) Broughtly Ferry under Hon Lt-Col Commandant Kinnaird A Fitz Lord 25/9/1893.  CD Disc ref pp183

SOLD


Ref037-UK-General & Staff-c1822-Officer’s-Prosser

Pattern 1854 General & Staff Officers Sword by Prosser.  Gilt three quarter gothic hilt with crossed sword and baton (staff Device) replacing the royal cipher in the cartouche of the guard.  Whilst this sword has the 1854 pattern hilt with the fixed guard; it has the earlier style pipe back blade reminiscent of an early 1822.  The blade etching is also in the earlier style featuring the makers details, cross sword and baton and crown and VR Cypher.  The Brass Scabbard displays age wear and has a repair in the middle.

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Ref038-UK-Infantry-c1770-Spadroon Officer’s Four Slot Hilt-Engraved blade

Infantry-English-c1770-Officers Sword Four Quarter Hilt.  It is essentially a wide “D” guard with a rounded quillon and four pierced panels – two opposite each side of the grip.  The back face of its knuckle bow carries vertical fluting.  The straight blade has the royal coat of arms on both sides.  It’s typical light back blade includes one wide fuller.  The bound is constructed of copper bands with a combination of silver and brass ropes.

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Ref039-UK-Infantry-c1775-Sabre Four Slot Hilt Facetted Pommel

English Infantry Officer’s sword, slightly curved blade with broad and narrow fullers, steel slot hilt with single scrolled bar, faceted oval pommel, ray skin and copper ribbon bound grip, hilt in very good preserved condition.  Overall length is 31.25 inches (795mm), blade is 25 inches (637mm).

HOLD



Ref042-UK-Infantry-c1790-Sabre Brass D Guard & Reeded Ebony Grip

British Georgian Officer’s Sabre, c.1790’s.  Large English Officer’s Sabre, broad slightly curved fullered blade, gilt bronze D guard hilt with side loop and two scrolled side bars, faceted flat toped pommel with pommel button and reeded ebony wood grip.  Blade has engraved panel top line in old English script, middle row looks like GRASMONT, and bottom line starts with GRAND?

Price $800 AUD plus shipping


Ref043-UK-Infantry-c1790-Spadroon Officer’s Ivory grip Fretted guard

1790’s English Infantry Officers Spadroon sword  with a straight double edged blade and narrow central fuller, steel D guard hilt with fretted side guard and faceted diamond shaped pommel and reeded bone grip.

Price $700 AUD plus shipping


Ref044-UK-Infantry-c1790-Spadroon Officer’s Prince of Wales Regt-Thurkle

1790’s English Infantry Officers Sword, straight single edged fullered blade for the first half and then changing to double edged at just past the half way point, some etching still visible but faint. German silver D guard hilt with side loop and diamond shaped insert, cushion shaped pommel and chequered Ebony grip. Panel inserted into the grip reads, PRINCE OF WALESS REGt. WEST INDIES. FT stamped under the guard at the block as is usual for Francis Thurkle swords.  Overall length 39 inches (990mm) blade 33.25 inches (844mm).   The blade shows overall staining, rust pitting and rust, blade is straight and hilt solid with no play, overall fair condition.

Price $800 AUD plus shipping


Ref045-UK-Infantry-c1796-Flank-Officer’s-Caduceus

1796 Flank Officers Stirrup Hilted sword.  Typical steel stirrup hilt (missing one languet) with black leather grip.  Engraved almost full length on both sides of the blade includes “Archer’s Warranted”, Caduceus device, women with Shield & spear, trophies of arms and other floral decoration.   Comes with its original steel Scabbard, missing throat.

Price $1100 AUD plus shipping


Ref046-UK-Infantry-c1800-Flank Officer’s Blue & Gilt

British Flank officer’s sword of around 1796 -1803.  Blade in very good condition with light staining in places and a few spot pits near tip but no nicks or cracks – 31.5″ in length with a spear point.  Etched, blued decoration includes foliage, ‘GR’ with Crown, together with crossed flags, cannon, trumpet and drum.  Copper gilt guard and backstrap has traces of gilt remaining in protected areas.  Reeded ivory grip and leather scabbard decorated with tooled lines and dots and fitted with copper gilt fittings & two loose rings.  Overall very good condition for age and still complete with original scabbard with good stitching.

Price $1800 AUD plus shipping


Ref047-UK-Infantry-c1803-Officer’s Blue & Gilt Ivory Grip no Cypher

Pattern 1803 English Infantry Staff Officer Sabre.  Ivory hilt, lion head pommel, blade by “Solingen” with very good blue and gilt blade and original scabbard.  Blue and gilt is crisp, blade decorated with floral motifs, spears, drums, but no cipher.  Gilt brass knucklebow, with sword knot ring near pommel.

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Ref048-UK-Infantry-c1803-Officer’s Blue & Gilt Ivory Grip no Scabbard

British 1803 infantry officer’s sword, curved blade with moderate staining, darker at the point, blue & gilt section of approx. 12″, with decorations of stand of flags & arms & cannon, no Royal Cypher; gilt decoration to forte; brass guard inset with GEORGE III CYPHER to knuckle bow & lion’s head back piece & pommel; ivory hilt with minor chipping & no binding.

Price $1500 AUD plus shipping


Ref049-UK-Infantry-c1822-75th Gordon Highlanders-Officer’s Levee-Shipway

Officer’s Levee 75th Regiment Gordon Highlanders Officers 1822 Pattern Sword for a Adjutant or Field Officer, with 1834 Pattern Brass Scabbard.  Double Fullered Lightweight levee type Blade showing fine etching.  It is engraved 75th Regiment 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Marked with sword cutler name “Shipway, Argyll Street, Regent Street, London”.  VR Gothic Half Basket Hilt are complete and without any issues.  Exterior shows deep patina, some scratches and very light dents on scabbard.

Price $800 plus shipping


Ref050-UK-Infantry-c1822-Officer’s WIV-Prosser

1822 British Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword.  Piped back blade by PROSSER with small areas of light staining; both sides of blade etched with Royal Cypher, William IV; ricasso marked PROSSER MAKER TO THE KING & ROYAL FAMILY LONDON on one side PROSSER MAKER TO THE KING & ROYAL FAMILY Charging Cross.  Brass hilt inset with Royal Cypher with gilt finish wearing thin in places; fish skin grips bound with copper wire; complete with correct brass mounted, good leather scabbard with 2 hanging rings.  The top Brass scabbard mount is engraved PROSSER MANUFACTURER TO HIS MAJESTY LONDON.  A scarce & desirable sword

ON HOLD


Ref051-UK-Mameluke-c1800-Cavalry Officer’s Levee

Georgian English Cavalry Officers Levee sword in reasonable condition; one rosette missing from the ivory grip; curved pipe back blade; brass scabbard and hilt shows some wear.

Price $1200 AUD plus shipping


Ref052-UK-Mameluke-c1831-General’s-Webb

British 1831 Pattern General Officer’s Mameluke Sword.  31” etched flat blade with light staining near shoulder, VR Royal Cypher and marked C Webb 23 Old Bond Street London; traces of gilt finish to the brass cross guard and back piece; 2 piece ivory grips with aged cracks; with brass Scabbard with a few dents at the bottom; o/a g cond.

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Ref061-UK-Rifles-c1827-Officer’s WIV-Prosser

Pattern-British-Rifles 1827-Officer’s Prosser William 4th.  British 1827 Pattern Rifle Regiment Sword, piped back blade with etched panels of ROYAL CYPHER & William IV; ricasso marked PROSSER MAKER TO THE KING & ROYAL FAMILY LONDON on one side PROSSER MAKER TO THE KING & ROYAL FAMILY Charging Cross.  Steel basket with ROYAL CYPHER & strung bugle; fish skin grips bound with silver wire; complete with correct steel mounted scabbard, top mount engraved PROSSER MANUFACTURER TO THE KING LONDON. A Very good example of these hard to find swords.

ON HOLD


Ref065-UK-Small Sword-c1720-Brass Hilt

British Small Sword Circa 1720.  Brass hilt, double-edged blade.  High quality brass hilt; knucklebow featuring a Clasical figure & decoration.  Tight wire grip with brass ferrules.  Pommel and shells with classical scenes, gargoyle-head quillon finial.  Overall Very Good condition.

SOLD



Ref067-USA-Mounted-1805-Officer’s Saber Five Ball Hilt-Wells & Co

This is an English-made sword for the American market.  Wells and Company was a New York distributor of martial goods, including swords.  The blade is a product of the Birmingham swordmaker Thomas Gill, whose upper-case “G” is found on the ricasso.  Wells and Company either produced the other elements or acted as the distributor.  The five-ball hilt becomes regulation in the US after 1821, after its decline elsewhere.  The blade has an etched eagle with the words “E Pluribus Unum.”  This motto and the eagle were not adopted by the Continental Congress until 1782. 

Price $1200 AUD plus shipping


Ref070- EUR-Mameluke-c1880-Officer’s Sword Brass & Bone Hilt

Western European Officer’ Mameluke. Hilt has an all in one brass back strap and Pistol shaped pommel.  Brass Ferrule with corded central decoration.  Brass cross guard with Chain Guard.  Grip decoratively carved bone.  Curved single edged flat blade with shallow (9 ½” 24 cm) clip back point.  Blade has a small decorative panel on each side containing pseudo ottoman script.  Plain steel scabbard with two throat screws and two steel bands with hangers.

Price $1200 AUD plus shipping


Ref070 British Naval Officer’s Sword George 5th Circa 1846

Naval Officer’s Sword Pattern 1846.  The hilt is a solid half basket guard with raised bars and crown and anchor badge, lion head back piece, white fish skin grip, bound with gilt wire.  The hilt does has a stud for locking introduced in 1880.  The sword is by G Downie, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. George V Cypher and Crown, anchor and decoration to Wilkinson style blade with the number 05988 on the spine. Scabbard is black leather with gilt mounts.  Original early sword knot. Condition very good, blade etching crisp and clean.

SOLD


Ref073-UK-Infantry-c1803-Officer’s Engraved blade no scabbard

BRITISH 1803 INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD

Curved 32 ½” blade with moderate staining, darker at the point, engraved decoration includes Royal Cypher and Coat of Arms and J J Runkel Solingen on the spine.  Brass guard inset with GEORGE III CYPHER to knuckle bow & lion’s head back piece & pommel; fish skin grip with wire binding.

Price $900 AUD plus shipping