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British Pattern 1856 Bugler’s Sword One piece…

British Pattern 1856 Bugler’s Sword

One piece Gothic cast iron grip and crossguard with central VR cipher. Steel double edged spear point blade.  Blade engraved  24.  L.V.R  Feby  1860over Presented by Captain Robertson , no makers marks. In its steel mounted black leather scabbard, Locket marked 1 over  2 L.

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Victorian and Boer War era Medical Corps uniforms and accouterments.  

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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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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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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.

British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword

British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword

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“Sword-Grinding Operations”

“Swords: How they are made and something about curious ones” by Frank Lamburn, Pearson’s Magazine, Vol. 2, July to December, 1896