Category: sword

Moro Barong, Late 19th Century Late 19th cent…

Moro Barong, Late 19th Century

Late 19th century fighting barong sword in its leather scabbard. Curved wooden silver mounted hilt.

Police Weapons – The Victorians – Part 2 (Sw…

Police Weapons – The Victorians – Part 2 (Swords)

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Moro Barong Antique Philippines Moro Datu-cla…

Moro Barong

Antique Philippines Moro Datu-class barong sword with original wooden scabbard and brass mounted hilt.

British 18th Hussars Mameluke-Hilted Officer’s…

British 18th Hussars Mameluke-Hilted Officer’s Dress Sword, c.WWI

With curved blade double-edged towards the point, etched with scrolling foliage, crowned Royal Arms, ‘GRV’ cypher [for George V], on one face and further designs including ‘XVIII Royal Hussars’ on the other, gilt-brass hilt cast with foliage and palmette in low relief, the outer face with the Regimental device and inscription ‘Pro Patria Conamur’ [

For King, for Law, for Country we strive ] in white metal, ivory grip retained by a pair of rivets with flower head caps (cracked), in its silver-plated scabbard with gilt-brass locket, middle-band and chape all cast with scrolls and flowers in low relief, two rings for suspension, and with its bullion sword knot.

Wall Hanging Practice Fencing Opponent, Late 1…

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.

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword,…

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword, WWI

The blade inscribed CHARLES PLUMPTON, BARNSLEY BATTALION, THE YORK & LANCASTER REGIMENT, 1914, with a wire bound faux sharkskin grip, and leather mounted scabbard.

victoriansword: Waterloo Spam: The French Conn…

victoriansword:

Waterloo Spam: The French Connection

Although I focus on British swords of the 19th century, I try to include other swords, weapons, and armour that I think are cool and often have some connection to Britain and its empire and its wars. I would be remiss if I only spammed you with British militaria today, so I will present you with a few images from the sales catalog for “The Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson Collection”. Jackson was an avid collector who left his collection to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. A large portion of the collection–French militaria from the First Empire–was considered beyond the scope of the Smithsonian and it was therefore sold via auction in 1996. Below are a few interesting pieces from the catalog.

Above: A silver hilted sword of honour  together with documents including a Brevet of Honor granting the sword, dated 4 Nivose An 8, signed Bonaparte and citing Jacques Grognet, Captain of Grenadiers of the 51st Demi Brigade.

Above: Non-Regulation General Officer of Cuirassiers Helmet

Above: Deluxe Cavalry Officer’s Sabre of the Imperial Guard

Above, from top to bottom: Deluxe Light Cavalry Officer’s Sabre, Model An XI Lancers/Chasseurs Sabre, Model An XI Light Cavalry Sabre a la Chasseur, Model An XI Light Cavalry Sabre, Model An XI Light Cavalry Sabre.

British Silver Hilted Presentation Sword by H…

British Silver Hilted Presentation Sword by Hebbert & Co., c.1860s

With an intricate silver hilt and an etched blade with blank scrolls for a presentation inscription. Only one scroll is etched with “Presented to”, so presumably this sword was never decorated with the recipient’s name or the occasion of the presentation.

peashooter85:A pistol saber, a sword with an A…

peashooter85:

A pistol saber, a sword with an Allen & Wheelock revolver fitting in the hilt. Used during the American Civil War.

Used by probably one guy who was later heard saying, “Well that didn’t go as planned.”