Author: Victorian Swords

victoriansword: Belgian and French Folding Sw…

victoriansword:

Belgian and French Folding Swords

  1. Belgian folding sword pistol with engraved fittings and ivory grips, 19th century. (source)
  2. Belgian folding sword by Licot, Namur, 19th century. (source)
  3. Belgian folding sword, 19th century. (source)
  4. Belgian folding sword marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”, 19th century. (source)
  5. French folding sword stamped “M’edaille d’Argent” – silver medal, “Raux” – the maker, “A.St.Omer” – at St. Omer – a small village in the north of France, just south of Belgium. 19th century. (source)
  6. French or Belgian folding sword, 19th century. This opulent example is located at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. (source)

peashooter85: Haladie dagger, India, 19th cen…

peashooter85:

Haladie dagger, India, 19th century.

from Auctions Imperial

Regular

armthearmour:

A beautiful and heavily curved Shamshir, North Indian hilt, Persian blade, ca. 1600-1629, from the Caravana Collection.

victoriansword: Kaskara with Silver Grip and …

victoriansword:

Kaskara with Silver Grip and Pommel

Regular

armthearmour:

A lovely Sossun Pata with a blade similar to a Khyber knife, Maratha, India, ca. 1776-1825, from the Caravana Collection.

warhistoryonline:When was the last time these …

warhistoryonline:

When was the last time these were used on board RN ship? Just sent in from one of our UK readers – we have no idea what the answer is – do you?! https://wrhstol.com/2U5xxwO

Cutlasses were not issued after 1936 and were retired from service some time during WWII. The cutlass in your photo is the British Pattern 1889 Cutlass, the second to last regulation pattern cutlass used by the Royal Navy. The last regulation pattern cutlass used by the RN was the Pattern 1900 Cutlass. Is the ship above the HMS Warrior?

British Combination Sword & Pistol (Gunbla…

British Combination Sword & Pistol (Gunblade Spadroon!),18th Century 

Exceptionally rare 18th century English combination weapon used through American Revolutionary war, consisting of a fine silver mounted Queen Anns flint lock pistol, engraved on both sides with makers name and elaborate floral motifs, wooden stock inlaid with a silver wire and topped with a fabulous grotesque face pommel. Mounted with a long single edged multi fullered blade of typical 18th century pattern.

cuirassier: Various British dragoon regiments,…

cuirassier:

Various British dragoon regiments, plate by Michael Hayes, 1846

The central image depicts the Scots greys, the Inniskilling and the 1st Royal dragoons

British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword …

British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword for an Officer of the Royal Army Medical Corps

This is a rare pattern which was used by officers of the [Royal] Army Medical Corps [RAMC]from 1892 to right after the First World War when they switched to the more common 1897.

This particular sword has a solid hilt with a nice deep patina. The guard and blade are marked to Edward VII.

In 1895, infantry officers were required to update their hilts from the old brass “gothic” hilts to the new P1895 steel hilt. RAMC officers continued to use the 1892 pattern through WWI, although some switched to the steel hilt prior to The Great War.

peashooter85: Fine Indian tulwar, 19th century…

peashooter85:

Fine Indian tulwar, 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House