Category: saber

victoriansword: A Massive Gold Damascened In…

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A Massive Gold Damascened Indian Tegha, 19th Century

Broad, curved 32 inch watered steel blade; upper section molded with four broad fullers separated with narrow, fluted ribs overlaid with gold lines extending from a gold damascened band of palmettes below to a lappet shaped panel above; lower half of blade molded with architectural panels inhabited by confronted pairs of tigers and elephants. the uppermost with the brass figure of a musician flanked by female forms. Steel tulwar hilt chiseled and gold overlaid with floral panels. Scabbard covered in black water buffalo hide, the front molded with floral panels and fitted with a scabbard containing a side knife with 7 ¾ inch blade of watered steel, the gripscales of hippopotamus incisor. Together with a copy of a vintage photograph showing a “native state executioner”, from the Delhi Darbar for the coronation of Edward VII, wearing ceremonial armor holding a similar tegha.

Note: Illustrated on page 67 Arms of the Paladins, The Richard R. Wagner Jr. Collection of Fine Eastern Weapons by Oliver S. Pinchot.

victoriansword: Afghan or North Indian Pulwar,…

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Afghan or North Indian Pulwar, 17th-18th Century

The single-edged steel blade of tapering form with two fullers and maker’s stamps to one side, the steel hilt with elongated forte terminating in a palmette, the quillons in the form of makara heads, the pommel of semi-spherical form, engraved to the grip with a series of columns forming an arcade. 94 cm.

“Soldier of the Rajah Coming to the Sword Sh…

“Soldier of the Rajah Coming to the Sword Sharpener of Ahmedabad” by Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903)

British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer’s S…

British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword

Wide, curved, single-and false-edged blade with large, central fuller, the base engraved with crowned, royal monogram, trophies and floral motifs on one side, and with royal coat-of-arms and motto “DIEU MON DROIT”; remains of gilding; iron, finished, mono-quillon hilt, leather-covered grip, with iron wire binding, faceted ring-nut; complete with scabbard with two suspension rings.

Ethiopian Gurade, 19th Century Curved, single…

Ethiopian Gurade, 19th Century

Curved, single-edged blade with quadruple, thin fuller next to the back. Horn, double “T”-hilt with brass, engraved cap. Leather scabbard with rare, gilded, metal mounts, pierced and engraved with braided spirals. Leather surface with geometrical imprints.

British Pattern 1827 Naval Officer’s Sword

British Pattern 1827 Naval Officer’s Sword

1796 Light Cavalry Sabre Design and Weights

1796 Light Cavalry Sabre Design and Weights

British Cavalry Officer’s Dress Sword, c.1820-…

British Cavalry Officer’s Dress Sword, c.1820-30

Curved, double-edged blade of lozenge section, first part finely engraved with royal, crowned monogram ‘G IV’ and among branches, on both sides, the base marked ‘Hamburger Haywood & Co. 30 Kings Street Covent Garden London’; fine, bronze, fire-gilded hilt, richly decorated with floral motifs in high-relief; ivory grip scales (small cracks and damages). Complete with iron scabbard with bronze, gilded mounts. Sword-knot. length 94 cm.

victoriansword: Egyptian Cavalry Sword by Wilk…

victoriansword:

Egyptian Cavalry Sword by Wilkinson Sword Co.

Sort of a British sword and sort of not! This is one of the rarest Wilkinson troopers’ swords you can find – made on contract for the Egyptian Army when it was under British control, some time at the end of the 19th century. Sword collectors will instantly recognise the shape as that of a French M1822 light cavalry sabre, which the Egyptians wanted for their cavalry – so Wilkinson made them. This is one of the only ways that you’ll get a French/US styled cavalry trooper’s sword made by Wilkinson and this example is in wonderful condition. The blade is perfect, like new. The maker’s mark is crisp. The hilt is rock solid and in equally great condition. The brass is aged, but perfect. The shark skin is 100% perfect. The grip wire is all there and tight.

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword

Comprises steel basket hilt and pipeback steel blade. Features a wired shagreen grip. Integrated British crown to open work hilt. The steel scabbard has some rust issues but no damage. Steel blade length, 32 inches. 

This sword may have been re-hilted at some point, as the steel Rifles guard looks Victorian, while the blade and grip appear to be Regency or very early Victorian.