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British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword …

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword

Fine antique British infantry officer’s sword made circa 1825 and in quite good condition. It is a model 1822 sword with the hilt decorated with an embossed coat of arms, corresponding to the king George IV. This English king ruled the country from 1820 to 1830. The sword comes with its scabbard: it is in good condition though the brass tip is missing. The sword’s hilt is a gorgeous piece made of golden metal and with a fine wavy design with curved branches. One of the cross’s sides is foldable. The grip preserves the original leather covering and the twisted wire that holds it in its place. The steel blade is well preserved and boasts a fine patina created by the trace of time. The scabbard is made of black leather and has brass locker and central piece, both decorated with fine hand-engraved geometrical motifs. The central piece still preserves the ring designed to tie the sword’s leather strap.

Measurements: Total Length: 37.8 in / 96 cm. Blade Length: 31.8 in / 81 cm.

British Pattern 1895 Drummer’s Sword

British Pattern 1895 Drummer’s Sword

Sword Cane, 19th Century Victorian sword stic…

Sword Cane, 19th Century

Victorian sword stick with 29 inches squared tapered blade, brass mounted malacca cane outer, silver handle, overall length 36 inches.

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British Pattern 1895 Infantry Officer’s Sword

This particular example began life as a Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword (made in 1892 according to the Wilkinson sales ledger) with a gilt brass Gothic hilt. Around 1895 or 1896 its brass hilt was replaced with the new regulation steel hilt (Pattern 1895) it has now. 

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British Pattern 1871 Elcho Bayonet

1871 pattern Elcho sawback bayonet by Kirschbaum Solingen for the Martini-Henry rifle – with diced grips, fullered sword back blade with swollen leaf-shaped point in original steel mounted leather scabbard with associated leather frog with strap and buckle to front and WD broad arrow marked to rear and other faint markings, the bayonet is unmarked apart from maker’s Knights helm mark. The Elcho bayonet was designed in 1870 by Lord Elcho The 10th Earl of Wemyss & March with a heavy blade for brush-cutting purposes. A small number were issued for trial purposes but was not wildly adopted due to its high cost of manufacture – it is one of the most sought-after of all British bayonets.

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British Pattern 1859 Cutlass Bayonet with “Verney’s Catch”

Heavy steel bowl guard with fixing for the bayonet bar and slot for Verney’s scabbard catch. The grip is formed of two scales of pressed chequered leather secured by four pins. The blade is slightly curved and is unfullered. The tip is sharpened on both sides, the back being 12.5 in (318mm) long.
The lether scabbard has polished steel chape and scabbard mouth. Verney’s spring catch is fixed to the left side of the scabard. On the right side is the frog stud.

The catch design was proposed by Lieut. Verney, RN and approved for fitting in the List of Changes (para. 369) on 19 September 1861. This example is likely to be the sealed pattern version. The blade was made in Solingen and accepted as such, the likely maker was Weyersberg Bros.

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British Pattern 1889 Infantry Sergeant’s Sword

A very rare 1889 pattern Infantry (or Rifles) Sergeant’s sword with a steel hilt. The standard 1889 pattern is rare enough by itself, but that has a copper-alloy hilt. This example has a steel hilt, which may indicate attribution to a Rifles regiment, but it has the VR cypher rather than the Rifles strung horn. So the jury is out on who exactly these swords were made for. I have only seen one other example like this sold in the past. This one was made in April 1891 by Mole of Birmingham and has all the markings you’d expect, including the War Department arrow of acceptance. There is a regimental marking on the throat of the scabbard, but I cannot make it out due to pitting. The guard, backstrap and scabbard are lightly pitted all over, but the blade is very clean and bright, with clear etching and stamps. Everything is solid and tight. The shagreen is good and the grip wire intact. A rare piece, with the correct scabbard.

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Pattern 1822 Sergeant’s Sword wit brass hilt and grip.

Sword (1800-1899)

Sergeant’s sword, Pattern 1822

Place: Britain

Location :Leeds Study Collection

Object Number: IX.2184

Copyright Royal Armouries

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British 3rd (Scots Fusiliers) Guards Sergeant’s Sword, c.1850

With single edged blade signed H HAWKES & Co, LONDON, Manufacturers To The Queen, brass guard with regimental badge let into the knucklebow, fish skin grip bound with brass wire and lion head pommel 94cm overall.

British Regimental Pattern Sergeant’s Sw…

British Regimental Pattern Sergeant’s Sword of the 41st The Welsh Regiment

By Hamburger, Harwood & Co., 30 King St., Covent Garden, London, circa 1825. With bright slightly curved pipe-back blade double-edged at the spear point, the forte etched on each side with maker’s name and address, a crowned ‘GR IV’ cypher within a wreath of laurel above, regulation brass hilt with rear quillon, pierced knuckle-guard incorporating a roundel inscribed ‘The Welsh. Regiment.’ and centred on a pierced regimental badge, lion-head pommel, its mane extending down the back-piece, and original ribbed fishskin-covered grip (wire binding missing), in steel scabbard with two rings for suspension. 83 cm blade.