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.

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.

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

EUR-Naval-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.

Ref016-Powder Flask-R0670-British-Hawksley

British Powder Flask Riling’s No: 670.  Variant of 669, Form and decoration and introduces a broader panel at the swell to show crossed guns, shot belt pouch, flasks, hunting horn and palm sprays.  The design is on both faces.

Ref81-EUR-Prussian-c1889-Infantry Officer’s sword-C Eickhorn

Made by Carl Eickhorn and so marked at the base of the blade. Brass hilt with Prussian eagle with WR II monogram for Kaiser Wilhelm. The silver wire wrapped sharkskin grip with applied WR II monogram of Kaiser Wilhelm. Plain steel blade is triple fullered with steel scabbard with one suspension ring

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.

Ref079-UK-Cavalry-c1885-Troopers Maltese

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.

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 & in 100% perfect condition.  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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 2/3 rds 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.

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.

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.

Ref062-UK-Shoulder Plate-Scottish-92 Gordon Highlanders-Post 1881-Cross Belt

An officers cross belt plate for the Gordon Highlanders. In good condition complete with fixings.  Some Piece at the base of the star is missing.

Ref015-Powder Flask-R0550-British-Hawksley

Powder Flask-R0550-English-Hawsley-Violin shape with Shield, graduated top 2 1/4 – 3 drams; panel with foliage & shield in the centre; g. dark patina to one side the other lightly cleaned; good. seams; a couple of .minor dents; 8 1/4″ o/a; all complete; G. W.O. Riling 550 with no hanging rings

Ref014-Powder Flask-R0530-British-Dixon

British Powder flask by Dixon, rilings number 530.  One sided plane the other decorated with a vacant round centre panel with four half circle panels coming out like petals.  Two of these panels are decorated with a raised cross hatch design.  A floral line reaches up the neck of the flask to the throat with has a leaf deisgn all the way round.

Ref013- Powder Flask-R0415-British-Hawksley

Powder Flask-R0415-English-Hawksley-Basket Weave Improved Bronzed Copper Hawsley catalogue no: 2548, graduated top 2 1/4 – 3 drams; o/a basket weave pattern; good. seams; dark untouched patina; no dents; S1f.” o/a; all complete; G.W.O. Riling 415

Ref012- Powder Flask-R0412-British-Hawksley

Powder Flask–R0412-English-Hawksley-Violin Shape Design no rings.  9 ¾ “ x 3 ½ “ brass and copper powder flask, marked on top: G & J.W. HAWKSLEY SHEFFIELD.  The body of the flask is in a Violin shape and features an interlaced foliate design.  The spout has an adjustable measure, and an external spring action.  There are no dents, but the spring is missing, no other apparent damage. Very Good Condition.

Ref011:- Powder Flask-R0284-British-Hawksley

British Brass Powder flask by Hawksley, Riling’s reference number 284.  The neck of the flask is fluted, topped with floral decoration. The middle is dissected by two decorative bands with floral decoration in the centre panel and the bottom of the flask.

Ref077-EUR-Cavalry Sabre-Prussian-p1811-Hussar-Waterloo Period

Very heavily made Prussian Hussar troopers sword. Very nice quality wide blade. Steel P-shaped guard. Regimental markings on the hilt: R.I.M.  10.45., and additional mark: Another hard to identify. Heavy steel scabbard with regimental markings: R. A. M. 7. 31 then R.P.C. 5.89 struck out. Sword was clearly reissued.  The blade is marked 38 of on the back edge.

Ref074-UK-Infantry-c1803-Rifle’s Officer’s sword

1803 Pattern Infantry Light Company Rifle Regiments Officer Sword. Lion Head Pommel, faceted backstrap and strung Bugle over Royal Cipher on Guard.  Grip is wood however the Sharkskin has gone but the copper wire remains.  Curved 30” blade with GG mark at throat and minimal traces of engraving still visible.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ref001- UK-Presentation Sword-c1903-Maharaja of Burdwan-Rhodda

Presentation Mameluke made by R.B Rhodda & Co of Calcutta.  The gilt brass hilt is in an Indian style with dragon head pommel and finials, and floral decoration.  The slightly curved blade is engraved for 2/3rd of its length with floral decoration and a small panel engrave “PRESENTED TO MAHARAJA DHRAJ BIJAY CHAND MAHTAB BAHADUR OF BURDWAN ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INSTALLATION 1903”.  The scabbard is brass and typically British in design, accept the rings mounts can be slid down for cleaning.

The Honourable the Maharaja Dhirah Bijay Chand Mahtab Bahadur of Burdwan was appointed to the 3rd Class of the Order for an act of gallantry in 1908.  His citation appears in the Gazette of India as follows:

“…for conspicuous courage displayed by him at Overtoun Hall on the 7th November 1908, in connection with the attempt upon the life of Sir Andrew Frazer, the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal.  On Sir Andrew Frazer’s entering the Hall a young Bengali stepped towards him and presenting a revolver at him pulled the trigger, but the weapon fortunately missed fire.  The Maharaja Dhirah of Burdwan at once flung himself between Sir Andrew Frazer and the would be murderer.  The latter was seized by MR B. R. Braber, the General Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association in Calcutta, but succeeded in again directing the revolver towards the Lieutenant-Governor and a second time fired the weapon without result.  If it had not missed fire, the bullet would in all probability have struck the Maharaja who had courageously interposed himself between Sir Andrew Frazer and his assailant and was effectively shielding him from danger.”

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

Austrian 1849 naval cutlassBlade has a two-headed Austrian eagle on one side together with the firm’s stamp: Sand K (S&K).  An anchor on the other side with the date 1849, 182 and letters K M stamped under the guard.  Grip is wooden, covered with metal plate and ends in an iron cap and a Iron asymmetrical hilt.  The scabbard is stamped 121, covered with black leather with brass fittings.

Ref:Armour Breast Plate-Ottoman-c1500

Ottoman Breast Plate “Krug” or “Pot Lid” in use from the 15th through to the 17th Century.  Comprising circular plate embossed with a series of very narrow ribs radiating from a flat central boss, plain rim struck with the mark of the Ottoman Court Arsenal at Hagia Eirene, retaining five original outer plates and three latter replacements for protecting the lower neck and arm openings, each joined to the main plate by its original riveted mail links, and in uncleaned paginated condition.

Ref:BadeBade-Malayan-Wood hilt & Scb

BADE-BADE, A Malayan knife with a narrow, incurved, single edged blade sharp on the concave side.  It has no guard and the hilt and scabbard are both carved

Ref:LongArm Rifle Snider-English-c1878-Wesley Richards

RIFLE – SNIDER 3 BAND Mark III 1878 by Westley Richards complete with nipple guard and sling.  Calibre: .577″ , Rifling: 3 groove, R.H. twist, Enfield rifling, Overall Length: 54.3″ barrel Length: 36.5″.  This rifle has been manufactured by Wesley and Richard by private treaty, likely for an Officer.  The Pattern 1853 rifle, Snider-Enfield Long Rifle has 3 bands, a ladder type rear sight graduated to 400 yards on the bed and 800 yards on the leaf, brass furniture and sling swivels mounted on the trigger guard and top band.  The steel cleaning rod (no longer a ramrod) is 39″ long, with a slotted jag tip.  This rifle has steel instead of iron barrels and a spring operated locking latch on the side of the breechblock.  The Baddeley band, which has a recessed screw head, is commonly seen on the Snider rifles and carbines.  Excellent Condition. Very fine condition.

Ref:UK-Mameluke c1901-10 Cavalry Officer’s Horn Grips-Hawkes

British Mameluke 1901-10 Horn Hilted Officer’s SwordBy HAWKES & CO 4 PICCADILLY LONDON; 32″ etched blade with 85% original polish etched acanthus leaves & ROYAL CYPHER; 75% plate remaining to steel cross guard &fittings; vg horn grips; complete with blue & silver acorn sword knot & vg plated steel scabbard.

Ref010-Powder Flask-R0000-British-Dixon Not in Riling

Power Flask English by Dixon, Convex form of flute at the lower swollen lower third of the body and concave flute in the upper portion.  Small Petal design at throat and a band with interspersed decoration separates the two different areas of fluting.  The flask is clearly marked Dixon but is not references in Riling.

Ref018-UK-Band Sword c1820-NCO 18th Regt

Mameluke Band Sword for a Non Commissioned Officer of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment.  Mameluke sword with Lion head pommel, embossed brass mounted ivory grip, curved fullered blade, brass scabbard engraved “18th regiment”.  The overall length of the sword in its scabbard is 33 ¼”  84.4cm and the blade is 33 ¼”  84.4cm.

Ref023-UK-Cavalry-c1796-Officer’s Stirrup Hilt Lion’s Head Blue & Gilt-Brunn

1796 Flank Officer’s Blue and Gilt Sword by Brunn.  Brunn, Samuel traded at 55 Charing Cross from 1799 to 1803.  Curved blade by Runkel Solingen; 85% blue & gilt remaining, extending to almost half of the blade; with trophies, cipher, GR; obverse side Royal Coat of Arms & trophies; back edge engraved J.J. Runkel, Solingen.  Stirrup hilt & lion’s head pommel; 70% gilt to back piece, guard & languets.  Chequered ivory grips with two fine aged cracks and a small chip at the pommel.  Gilt brass mounted black leather scabbard, repaired at seam; locket engraved “S. Brunn Sword Cutler to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 55 charring cross London”.

Ref034-UK-Engineers Volunteer-c1857-Scroll Officer’s Crook H T-Hobson

British 1857 Volunteer Engineer Officer’s sword made for Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel Henry T. Crook of the 1st Lancashire Engineer Volunteers around the end of 1885.  Retailed by Hobson & Sons of London, who were operating from Little Windmill Street in London.  The 32 1/2 inch blade is in excellent condition with etched scrolls, crowned VR and Lancashire 1st Engineer Voltrs as well as Henry’s initials and crest.  The blade is in excellent shape, with no pitting or rust stains whatsoever and has never been sharpened, and is perfectly straight and tight, as well as very well-balanced. The blade is firm in the hilt, the shagreen (sharkskin) is has faded but still in very good condition, the twisted grip wire bindings very good, one of the small strands is loose on the upper turn. The scabbard has seen wear, and has light pitting, as well as several dents but still in very good order.  The only negative is the inside of the guard has been very slightly bent, but it is really barely noticeable.

Ref040-UK-Infantry-c1780-Spadroon Officer’s Urn Pommel Ebony Grip

1780’s English Infantry Officers Sword, straight double edged diamond section blade with etched trophies, designs and busts both sides, steel slot hilt voided into a side loop on the outer side, Urn shaped pommel and copper ribbon bound Ebony grip.  Overall length 38.8 inches (987mm) blade 32.5 inches (822mm).  The hilt and blade show overall staining, rust pitting and rust, blade is straight and hilt solid with no play, overall fair condition.

Ref060-UK-Infantry-c1796-Flank or Marine Officer’s Blue & Gilt Naval grip

1796 Infantry or Naval Marine Officer’s Sword.  Blue & Gilt curved bright blade, etched in gold with Royal Cypher, Coat of Arms, Helmeted Bust & trophies, obverse side GR, Royal Cypher & trophies RUNKEL SOLINGEN to back edge; gilt brass stirrup knuckle bow quillion & languet, back piece & ears; original grips with woven silver wire binding; with unsigned gilt brass mounted black leather scabbard.  Naval style light fish skin grip.

Ref:002-_EUR-Mameluke-Spanish-c1788-1808-Engraved Blade

Spanish MAMALUKE SWORD with Ivory hilt with two brass rosettes each side with a plain steel cross guard.  Blade length 32” (81 cm) Slight curve, two fullers one narrow near back edge, the other broad down the centre of the blade.  Etched in large gilt lettering at forte “POR MY REY Y POR MY REY” (For my law, for my king) referring to King Charles IV of Spain.  No scabbard but very good condition.

Ref059-UK-Naval Cutlass-c1804 Figure 8-Woolley

1804 Pattern Naval Seaman’s Cutlass.  Single edged blade with chips to the edge, altered width of blade from the middle to the point & faint ROYAL CYPHER; WOOLEY to ricasso, 8 over T & 2 Broad Arrows facing in; iron guard of traditional form & iron ribbed grip.  WOOLEY. James Wooley was a London sword cutler who worked ca 1798-1815.

Antique Taxidermy full sized Leopard

Antique Taxidermy Polar Bear Rug

Ref008-Firangi-India-Circa 1700-1800

Firangi Sword with Scabbard The hilt follows a traditional Indian model with a large cup in the shape of a basket and a hand guard connected to the circular pommel, ending in a long 4 3/16” Spike.  The guard is worn through in places with signs or earlier crude repairs.  The blade is in surprisingly good condition and very sharp with two long fullers extending almost to the tip.  The Scabbard is wood covered in brown leather.  The small silver drag on the scabbard has some decoration and overall is the most ornate piece of the entire item.

Ref009-Piha Kaetta-Ceylon-c1800-Ivory Hilt

PHIA KAETTA Ceylonese, 6 ¾ “ Fair to good blade with light staining & inlaid with foliate embossed silver sheets; foliate chiselled brass forte mounts; carved ivory grips with some worm damage;. Condition of knife very good; complete with silver mounted, wooded scabbard. C. 1800.

Ref022-UK-Brooch-Scottish-Royal Highland Fusiliers piper’s plaid-Post 1959

Chromed white metal, Royal Highland Fusiliers piper’s plaid brooch as worn by the pipers of The Royal Highland Fusiliers in No. 1 Dress. This pattern of plaid brooch was worn by the pipers of The Royal Highland Fusiliers from their formation in 1959.  This plaid brooch, measures 3.3/4″ [95 mm] in diameter.


1853 Cavalry troopers Sword by Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co.  Standard three bar steel hilt with Chequered Leather grip with steel rivets.  Blade has a single fuller and is stamped “B” on blade, Crown over 13, and Helmeted knight mark of Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co.  There are no other military markings indicating this could have been used in America during the civil war.

Ref036-UK-Foot-c1854-Scots Guard Officer’s-Cater

Scots Guards Levee 1854 Pattern Officer’s sword.  Straight narrow etched blade with grey finish & clear etchings; by Carter & Co London to ricasso; VR & Royal Cypher & battle honours of Waterloo, Peninsular, Barrosa, Talvera, Egypt, Lincelles; obverse side Royal Cypher & Scots Guards Regimental badge, battle honours of Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol.  Plating showing wear to steel guard with Regimental badge inset; worn fish skin grips bound with silver wire; complete with steel scabbard, plating worn and discoloured.  The blade also bears dual crests which include “Family crest featuring Winged Eagle on a Parapet & a Lion holding a Spear.”

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, silver mounted.  Blade appears to be a period cut down sword blade and the shell guard is missing.

Ref041-UK-Infantry-c1780-Spadroon Stirrup Hilt Ebony Grip-Jefris

British English Infantry Sword by “JEFRIS” circa 1780’s.  Straight single edged blade with a single narrow fuller, blade stamped both sides with Crown over GR over JEF over RIS, steel D guard hilt with pommel, with panelled back strap and finely reeded ebony grip.  The Ebony Grip has age cracks running the length of the ebony.  The hilt has some looseness possibly due to the cracks in the ebony. 


1853 Cavalry troopers Sword by Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co.  Standard three bar steel hilt with Chequered Leather grip with steel rivets.  Blade has a single fuller and is stamped “B” on blade, Crown over 13, and Helmeted knight mark of Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co.  There are no other military markings indicating this could have been used in America during the civil war.

Ref066-USA-Foot-c1830-Officer’s Non Contract Sword

Curved sabre retailed or made by J.H. Lambert of Philadelphia.  The blade is decorated in blue and gilt panels containing floral designs, flags and drums and was probably imported from Germany by Lambert.  The pommel and guard are brass with acanthus decoration.  The grip is leather covered and has two twisted stands of copper wire bound around the groves.  The fuller run right along the upper curve of the blade and is quite wide.  Philadelphia is engraved at the head of the blade on one side and the maker’s name on the other.  The scabbard original to the sword has brass fittings and a frog in the early Marine Officers style.  A fine example of a non-contract foot officer’s sword from J.H. Lambert. Listed as an independent sword maker of Philadelphia from 1830 to 1853.  During the American Civil War years, there is a military supply company listed as Lambert & Mast reference (Peterson).

Ref068-Yatagan-Turkey-C1800-Horn Grip

YATAGAN Turkish sword. Early 19th century, floral design near grip & Arabic script on blade. Horn grip, recurved very aged blade, probably circa 1800.