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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.

Ref033-UK-Cavalry-c1853-Troopers-Weyersberg

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. 

Ref053-Cavalry-c1853-Troopers-Weyersberg

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.