Category: 19th century

Classified advertisements offering abortions a…

Classified advertisements offering abortions and abortifacients in euphemistic terms, from the New York Herald, December 9, 1841, and the New York Sun, December 15, 1841.

victoriansword: Deluxe Cavalry Officer’s Sabre…

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Deluxe Cavalry Officer’s Sabre of the Imperial Guard, French, 19th Century

victoriansword: French Sapeurs’ Swords, 19th C…

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French Sapeurs’ Swords, 19th Century

From top to bottom:

  1. European Sapeur’s Sword, Line Infantry
  2. Composite Sapeur’s Sabre, blade marked 8t Hussars, c.1810-15
  3. Sapeur’s Sword, Infantry of the Line, c.1808
  4. Composite Sapeur’s Sabre, c.1810-1815
  5. Sapeur’s Sabre, Infantry of the Line, Second Empire (with sawback blade)
  6. Massive Sapeur’s Sabre, Infantry of the Line, c.1810-1815 (with sawback blade)
  7. Sapeur’s Sabre, Infantry of the Line, date 1840

Swords from The Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson Collection sale at Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 1996.

Italian Sword and Helmet of a Senior Cavalry O…

Italian Sword and Helmet of a Senior Cavalry Officer, Late 19th Century

Kingdom of Italy, Sabre adapted in 1873, with wide, slightly curved, single-and false-edged blade, with a small fuller that doubles in the last third, first part engraved with Savoy eagle, trophies and floral motifs on a dark ground, tang marked ‘DITTA SARDI E. E FIGLIO TORINO’; iron hilt with guard with bands, long cap, checkered at the base and smooth, ebony grip. Nickel-plated scabbard with two suspension rings. Complete with clutches and sword-knot.The helmet with smooth, iron skull, brass crest, carved with floral motifs in bass-relief on the sides, a lion’s head in the front part, a crowned monogram ‘U’ at he medallions base; black fur (small parts missing) with iron cross in the center, brass border, leather chin-strap covered with scales decorated in bass-relief, a cockade on the left side. Internal part in leather and cloth. length 98 cm.

A Group of French Military Swords, 19th-20th C…

A Group of French Military Swords, 19th-20th Century

France, One cavalry sabre Mod. 1822, marked St. Etienne, with iron scabbard. One similar, mod. 1822, with Coulaux in Klingenthal signature on the back, iron scabbard and leather sword-knot. Two sabres Mod. 1845, one with date 1861 and iron scabbard, one without scabbard. Two sabres model 1882, both with scabbard. One Coulaux in Klingethal sword with monogram ‘PS’ on the cap, iron scabbard and leather sword-knot. Two officer’s swords, one of 1830, with rooster emblem, one of about 1860 with scabbard. Length 91-109.5 cm. 

victoriansword: Weapons and Armour from Sudan,…

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Weapons and Armour from Sudan, 19th Century 

Kaskara (swords), arm daggers, maille shirt 

victoriansword: Indian Tulwar An Indian swor…

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Indian Tulwar

An Indian sword, tulwar the heavy curved 81cm blade with multi-grooves, typical iron hilt with disc pommel and knuckle-bow decorated overall with intricate floral patterns in silver koftgari.

victoriansword: Khyber knife Origin: Afghani…

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Khyber knife

Origin: Afghanistan, 1800s

Materials: Steel; elephant ivory; silver

Measure: O.L. 29; blade L. 22 ¾"

Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. 

victoriansword: Italian fencing sabres, gaunt…

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Italian fencing sabres, gauntlets, and masks, circa 1900.

victoriansword: Wall Hanging Practice Fencing…

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Wall Hanging Practice Fencing Opponent, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

In the form of a hinged epee and studded padded leather target, 30 cm wide x 84 cm high.