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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 $1600 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 $1500 AUD plus shipping
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Price $1450 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
Ref076-UK-Mameluke c1900-Royal Equerry Indian Bhopal Royal Family
British 1831 General Officer’s Equerry Sword. BRITISH COLONIAL INDIA has a good 33″ curved blade etched with Bhopal Royal family crest of fish, shield & banners; ricasso inscribed RANKEN & CO LTD CALCUTTA LAHORE & LONDON; Gilt brass cross guard with Bhopal Royal family crest; ivory grips; complete with correct brass scabbard in very good condition.
Bhopal became a princely state after signing a treaty with the British East India Company in 1818. Between 1819 and 1926, the state was ruled by four women, Begums — unique in the royalty of those days — under British suzerainty. Qudsia Begum was the first woman ruler, who was succeeded by her only daughter Sikandar Begum, who in turn was succeeded by her only daughter, Shahjehan Begum. Sultan Jahan Begum was the last woman ruler who, after 25 years of rule, abdicated in favour of her son, Hamidullah Khan. The rule of Begums gave the city its waterworks, railways, a postal system, and a municipality constituted in 1907.
Ref078-EUR-Folding Guard-French-c1780-Officer’s Mounted Sabre
French Officer’s Mounted Folding Guard Sabre. These swords were prominently used by the French Infantry, but also by the French Navy in the French revolution-Napoleonic era. Brass folding hilt with a steel button mechanism. The folding guard moves smooth & the mechanism perfect. Back strap in brass, as is the knuckle guard & pommel. Grip bound in tight twisted brass wire. The hilt, back strap & wire binding are just about pristine perfect, save for a tiny hairline crack in the top of the guard, hardly noticeable the crack not passing all the way through the brass. A diamond shaped pommel also in brass. The blade has a wide shallow fuller for most of the blades length as well as a narrow fuller running along the back of the blade. No markings or engravings. No scabbard.
1885 trooper’s cavalry sword, steel bowl guard with Maltese cross leather chequered grips riveted either side to the tang. The blade is flat back with fuller being double edged for the last 10 inches and complete with matching steel scabbard please note dents below hanging rings. Guard is stamped WD & Broad arrow and the blade is stamped 9/85. No maker mark. Small vice scratches on the sides of the blade at the hilt.
Price $900 AUD plus shipping
Ref80-Oceania-Jarva-Kris-Metal decorative scabbard
Indonesian Keris/Kriss with very old short wavy pamir/pamor steel blade. The Javanese style hilt has a white metal (probably silver) fitting set round ball decoration. The scabbard has a white metal decorative sheath.