Category: swords

Ngombe Executioner’s Sword

Ngombe Executioner’s Sword

Democratic Republic of Congo. 63 cm.

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

victoriansword: The Royal Company of Archers …

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The Royal Company of Archers (The King’s Bodyguard for Scotland), a very fine and scarce near complete field uniform appertaining to the late A.A.Lawrie, contained in its original black metal carrying trunk bearing his brass name plate, comprising tunic, trousers, cape, sash bearing both badges, bonnet complete with silk tails, tourie feather and gilt badge on green/silk cockade, black leather sword belt with ornate clasp, special pattern short sword and scabbard, the blade etched with GVR cypher, Royal Arms, thistles, etc., a black/red wool tassle, the whole supplied by Messrs J Stewart & Son, 88 George, St Edinburgh, their check list still inside the tin dated 1926 and 1937, excellent condition throughout.

victoriansword: Victorian and Boer War era …

victoriansword:

Victorian and Boer War era Medical Corps uniforms and accouterments.  

victoriansword: British Pattern 1859 Cutlass B…

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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.

Images and text from AntiqueArmsResearch.com (Item

182022).

Medieval sword with silver inlaid guard and po…

Medieval sword with silver inlaid guard and pommel, circa 1100 – 1250 AD.

from The Finnish National Museum

Scottish basket hilted broadsword, Stirling sc…

Scottish basket hilted broadsword, Stirling school, circa 1730.

from Bonhams

A fine Ottoman Shamshir saber, early 19th cent…

A fine Ottoman Shamshir saber, early 19th century.

from Auctions Imperial

victoriansword: Sudanese Arms and Armour, 19t…

victoriansword:

Sudanese Arms and Armour, 19th Century

Curved Swords – Are they Better than Straigh…

Curved Swords – Are they Better than Straight Swords?