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victoriansword: British Hanger/Short Sword fo…

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British Hanger/Short Sword for the Chelmsford Night Watch, 1799

D-Guard brass type handle is covered with shark skin, unfortunately the wire wrap has long been missing. The blade is actually in very fine condition with the exception of few areas of some very light old pitting. Nice markings on the blade read GILLS WARRANTED 1799 on one side and CHELMSFORD NIGHT WATCH on the other side. Overall length measures 27 ½ inches, blade alone 22 ¼ inches.

British Pattern 1803 Infantry Officer’s SwordF…

British Pattern 1803 Infantry Officer’s Sword

For an officer of a grenadier company.

Regulation hilt with grenade, the curved blade is plain with engraved decoration towards hilt complete with leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts the top one Prosser London – Please note damage to scabbard near centre mount.

Blade Length: 77 cm
Overall Length: 91 cm

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British Pattern 1859 Cutlass Bayonet

This is a good example of a British Naval Saber Bayonet pattern 1859. It is mounted with a straight spearpoint German made blade that measures 26 ¾ inches in length. The blade has now richly patined with age and does remains nice with just a few minor nicks to the cutting edge. The steel cup guard continues to wear some of the original black painted finish and does remain in nice condition as well with no dings. The checkered leather grips do reflect age and although are weathered, also remain nice and in tight and sturdy condition. Overall measuring 32 3/8 inches in length.

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Curved Swords – Are they Better than Straigh…

Curved Swords – Are they Better than Straight Swords?

victoriansword: A Fine and Unique Silver Gil…

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A Fine and Unique Silver Gilt Mounted Naval Officer’s Sabre

81 cm unfullered blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, numbered 32332 for 1893 deeply etched with scrolling foliage within geometric panels against a gilt ground, silver hilt with D-shaped knuckle guard deeply cast overall with foliage, the langets cast with owner’s initial within a six-pointed star, wire bound green shagreen covered grip (now faded), in its silver gilt scabbard with ornate mounts cast with foliage against a stippled ground, two roped suspension rings. Hallmarked London, 1893 and maker’s mark J.F.L.

The sword of Admiral Sir Henry Felix Woods Pasha, K.C.V.O., Grand Cordon of Medijeh and Osmanieh and Knight of the Sax-Coburg Order, who specially ordered this sword from Wilkinson’s and made to his own unique design.

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Indian Tulwar with European blade, c.1771-1799

The blade is broad, heavy, curved and single edged, with three narrow fullers running almost the full length. The iron hilt is of Indo-Muslim form, comprising a dish pommel with a central dome and tang button, a grip with a transverse ridge swelling to blunt points at either side, short quillons with rounded terminals, a recurved knuckle bow and long, broad langets terminating in lotus buds. The hilt was originally silvered.

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 825 mm, the overall length being 990 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 2.72 kg.

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victoriansword: British Pattern 1864 Cavalry T…

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British Pattern 1864 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

90cm blade by Robt Mole & Sons, Birmingham with ordnance stamps at the forte, regulation steel hilt Maltese Cross piercing, two piece chequered leather riveted grips, in its steel scabbard, two suspension rings.

British Police Cutlass, 19th Century Very Rar…

British Police Cutlass, 19th Century

Very Rare Police Side Arm c. 1832-37, the 58 cm curved broad blade with single fuller and spear point edged with ‘Wm. Parker Maker to His Majesty, Holborn, London’ and ‘Croydon Police. C.’, fish skin grip lacking wire binding, brass stirrup shaped hand guard, together with its brass bound dark brown leather scabbard.

British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Swords

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British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Swords

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British Pattern 1827 Naval Warrant Officer’s Sword

79.5cm blade by Gould etched with scrolling foliage, the Royal Arms, a crowned fouled anchor, regulation brass hilt, wire bound black fish skin grip, in its brass mounted leather scabbard.

The warrant officer’s sword differs from the officer’s sword in that it has a dark fish skin grip instead of a white fish skin grip, and it has a plain pommel instead of a lion’s head pommel.