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Auction Description for C and T Auctioneers: Antique Arms & Armour Auction
Auction Description:
Fine selection of Antique Arms and Armour including: Oriental Arms, Eastern Arms & Armour, Ethnographical, Swords, Bayonets, Dirks, Fighting Knives, Antique Guns, Air Pistols and Air Rifles
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Lots will be on view at auction venue from 09:00am GMT.
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PLEASE NOTE NO GUN CAN BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF THE UK. THIS IS DUE TO NEW RESTRICTIONS WITH CARRIERS. PLEASE ALSO NOTE ITEMS CONTAINING WORKED IVORY CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF THE UK WITH A CITES LICENSE. LOTS WITH IVORY ARE MARKED WITH ^ SYMBOL

Antique Arms & Armour Auction (185 Lots)

by C and T Auctioneers


185 lots | 170 with images

December 5, 2016

Live Auction

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

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Japanese Sword Wakizashi Blade

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Description: Japanese Sword Wakizashi Blade, 54.5cms, signed Bizen (no) Kuni Osafune Morimitsu (Hawley MO 375) and dated (fumei). Fair condition only, well worn, lightly pitted with edge chip, tang partly sanded.

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Japanese Dagger Tanto Hilt

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Description: Japanese Dagger Tanto Hilt, tape bound same tsuka, shakudo fuchi kashira with carp by waterfall and flowering prunus, gilt detail. Overall 13cms.

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Late WW2 Japanese Officers Sword Katana

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Description: Late WW2 Japanese Officers Sword Katana, blade of conventional form, details of nakago unavailable, tape bound same tsuka, plain sheet brass mounts, thick one piece brass tsuba, in its black leather covered scabbard. Blade 64cms. Generally good condition, worn overall.

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Late WW2 Japanese Army Officers Sword Katana

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Description: Late WW2 Japanese Army Officers Sword Katana, blade of conventional form (details of nakago unavailable), plain iron tsuba and brass kashira, leather covered grip, in its leather covered combat scabbard. Blade 61cms.

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Japanese WW2 Army Officers Regulation Brass Sword Guard Tsuba

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Description: Japanese WW2 Army Officers Regulation Brass Sword Guard Tsuba; and a gun sized copper powder flask embossed with a pair of birds within foliage, common top. Flask 18cms. Tsuba good condition; flask poor condition. (2 items)

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Japanese Matchlock Gun

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Description: Japanese Matchlock Gun, 19th century or earlier, octagonal barrel inlaid with brass and silver birds and flowering foliage with engraved details, engraved brass mounts, fullstocked, overall 104cms, barrel 73cms. Generally good condition, some age wear overall.

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^ Chinese 19th Century Eating Trousse

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Description: ^ Chinese 19th Century Eating Trousse, comprising knife with ivory mounts and tortoise shell covered handle, in its brass mounted sheath en-suite with a pair of ivory chop sticks. Blade 15cms. Good condition, small piece of tortoise shell missing from knife handle.

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Rare Chinese Hunting Knife

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Description: Rare Chinese Hunting Knife, first quarter of the 20th century, straight double edge blade cut with twin fullers, 2 piece casein grips, brass crosspiece; in its tortoise shell covered sheath with engraved brass mounts. Overall 36cms, blade 21.5cms. Good condition.

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Large Chinese Sword Jian

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Description: Large Chinese Sword Jian, mid-20th century, straight shallow diamond section blade inlaid with brass inscriptions on each side, brass mounts, crosspiece with ring-punched inscription repeated on both sides, pommel and scabbard mounts pierced with star device, scabbard mounts also pierced with sunburst and crescents, wooden grip and scabbard, silk tassel. Blade 82cms. Good condition.

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Chinese Short Sword Jian

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Description: Chinese Short Sword Jian, shallow diamond section blade inlaid with brass dragons, gods and characters, brass crosspiece cast with stylised face, brass mounts cast with pictogram and bats, wooden grip and scabbard with silver wire inlay decoration and inscription.

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Silver Mounted Malayan Parang

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Description: Silver Mounted Malayan Parang, 19th century, broad single edge pattern welded blade, silver hilt and sheath embossed with scrolling foliage overall. Overall 66cms, blade 53cms. Good condition.

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Massive Indonesian Bronze Cannon Barrel Lantaka

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Description: Massive Indonesian Bronze Cannon Barrel Lantaka, 19th century or earlier, half octagonal and with decorative triangular lozenges filled with foliage in relief, swollen breech and muzzle, turned reinforces, raised pan, the breech cast with a crocodile in relief, the foresight cast in the form of a dragon (naga), tubular breech to take a tiller, on its bronze rowlock mounting. Overall length 115cms, bore 3.5cms, weight 31kgs. Good condition and age patina.

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Description: A Burmese Short Sword Dha, single edge blade, brass mounted fish skin hilt, in its brass mounted wooden sheath; and a dagger dha, tapered blade, rattan wound wooden hilt with aluminium mounts and wooden sheath. Blades 33cms and 19cms respectively. Good condition with some wear. (2 items)

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18th Century Indian Sword Firangi

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Description: 18th Century Indian Sword Firangi, broad straight polished blade cut with 3 fullers, iron hilt of conventional form decorated with a gold koftgari diaper pattern overall (some patches of wear), tall pommel spike, in its maroon velvet covered scabbard. Blade 85cms. Good condition.

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Indian Sword Tulwar

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Description: Indian Sword Tulwar, 19th century, broad curved single edge blade with false edge towards the tip, incised with the umbrella mark, iron hilt decorated overall with silver koftgari flowers and geometric borders. Blade 70cms.

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18th Century Indian Sword Tulwar

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Description: 18th Century Indian Sword Tulwar, broad straight single edge blade with false edge at tip, decorated with 2 panels of gold koftgari Islamic inscriptions, iron hilt of conventional form decorated overall with gold koftgari Islamic inscriptions (worn). Blade 83cms. Good condition.

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Indian Sword Tulwar, 19th Century

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Description: Indian Sword Tulwar, 19th Century, curved polished single edge blade with false edge at tip, struck with an Islamic maker’s mark dated AH 1265 (= 1849 AD) and incised with an umbrella mark, iron hilt of conventional form inlaid with silver flowering foliage. In its green velvet covered scabbard with bullion and sequin embroidered flowering foliage (chape missing). Blade 74cms. Good condition.

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Indian Sword Tulwar

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Description: Indian Sword Tulwar, 18th century slightly curved single edge blade cut with two fullers, and etched with an Islamic inscription, and engraved 133SP; 19th century iron hilt of conventional form decorated with silver koftgari flowers and foliage (worn). In its leather covered scabbard. Blade 89cms. Good condition, worn overall.

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North Indian Sword Tulwar

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Description: North Indian Sword Tulwar, 19th century probably Jodhpur, broad curved single edge blade with false edge at tip, etched on both sides with Islamic inscriptions; iron hilt entirely covered with thick gilt silver sheet, engraved with flowering foliage against a punched ground, large disc pommel, knucklebow with stylised animal head finial. Blade 82cms. Good condition.

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^ Indian Dagger Pesh Kabz

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Description: ^ Indian Dagger Pesh Kabz, mid 19th century, curved ‘T’ section blade with swollen tip, gold koftgari decoration involving a vase of flowers and extensive flowering foliage. Plain iron grip strap, two-piece ivory grips. Overall 35.5cms, blade 24cms.

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Indian Punch Dagger Katar

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Description: Indian Punch Dagger Katar, 17th or 18th century, blade with swollen armour-piercing tip and raised central rib; iron hilt of conventional form with twin swollen handle bars retaining traces of silver decoration overall. Overall 41cms, blade 22cms. Good condition, requires cleaning overall.

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The Gauntlet Hilts From Two Indian Swords Pata 17th/18th Century

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Description: The Gauntlet Hilts From Two Indian Swords Pata 17th/18th Century, one with beaded decoration (blade missing), the second with incised borders and retaining a short section of blade. Overall elngths 46cms and 58.5cms respectively. Fair condition, rusted overall and with minor holes.

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Five Assorted Indian Sword Hilts Tulwar

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Description: Five Assorted Indian Sword Hilts Tulwar, 19th century and earlier, comprising one extensively decorated with gold (pommel disc missing), and 4 others (2 with pommel discs missing). Average good condition. (5 items)

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Indo-Persian Matching Helmet Kulah Khud and Shield Dhal

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Description: Indo-Persian Matching Helmet Kulah Khud and Shield Dhal, 19th century, the helmet with iron bowl etched with cartouches containing seated figures surrounded by domestic utensils, the border etched with Islamic inscriptions heightened with silver damascene, sliding nasal bar (screw missing), twin plume sockets, square section top spike, camail of butted links including bands of brass links; the shield etched and silver damascened en-suite with the helmet, and fitted with brass border and 4 iron bosses. Shield 47cms diameter. Good condition, the set would benefit from careful cleaning.

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Iraqi Dagger Khanjar

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Description: Iraqi Dagger Khanjar, curved double edge blade with raised central rib, one piece polished horn hilt with 2 embossed nickel coin rivets heads (dated AH 1327, = 1909AD), in its black leather covered carved wooden sheath, blade 22cms. Good condition.

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Ottoman Dagger Kindjal

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Description: Ottoman Dagger Kindjal, 19th century, broad straight double edge blade cut with 3 fullers and struck with stars, inlaid horn grips, pewter rivet heads, in its wooden sheath with iron mounts, blade 27cms. Good condition.

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Ottoman 19th Century Silver Mounted Dagger Kindjal

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Description: Ottoman 19th Century Silver Mounted Dagger Kindjal, broad tapered double edge blade cut with multiple converging fullers and deeply struck with an Islamic maker’s mark; hilt with silver mounts embossed with scales and set with 2 cabochon corals, silver wire bound grip, in its silver mounted sheath embossed with scrolling foliage. Blade 28cms. Good condition.

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Good Quality Ottoman Sword Shamshir

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Description: Good Quality Ottoman Sword Shamshir, 19th century, curved single edge blade, fine quality brass mounts retaining traces of gilding including plain gripstrap with finger cusps, crosspiece with foliage in relief en-suite with scabbard mounts comprising large chape, twin suspension bands and hanging rings, and locket. Scabbard covered with black leather and with woven copper wire bound seam. Blade 74cms. Good condition, some pitting to tip of blade.

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Ottoman Dagger Jambya

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Description: Ottoman Dagger Jambya, curved blade cut with 3 fullers, hilt made from layers of horn and bone with mother of pearl mosaic decoration, in its sheath with silver damascened iron mounts; and a Nepalese kukri with brass mounted horn hilt, in its leather covered sheath. Blades 14cms and 28cms respectively. Good condition. (2 items)

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^ Turkish Sword Yataghan

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Description: ^ Turkish Sword Yataghan, early 19th century, recurved single edge blade cut with twin narrow fullers and with silver damascened decoration and Islamic inscription (worn), massive 2-piece walrus ivory grips, gilt copper gripstrap with filigree work set with 7 large fluted corals (one cracked) and a pair of facetted red stones; in its black leather covered scabbard with copper chape. Blade 63cms, grip ears 10.5cms across (max). Good condition, some pitting to blade.

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Syrian Sword Shamshir

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Description: Syrian Sword Shamshir, 19th century, curved single edge blade with double edge yelman, engraved recurved nickel crosspiece, one piece iron grip, in its nickel covered scabbard embossed with bands of foliage in relief, and twin hanging rings. Blade 70cms. Good condition.

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Balkan ‘Rat-Tail’ Miquelet Flintlock Holster Pistol c.1850

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Description: Balkan ‘Rat-Tail’ Miquelet Flintlock Holster Pistol c.1850, 54cms, barrel 33cms, lock of conventional type, stock entirely covered with sheet brass nicely engraved with scolls, pewter studs to back of grip. Good condition and an unusually good example of its type.

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Russian Dagger Kindjal

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Description: Russian Dagger Kindjal, 19th century, broad straight double edge blade deeply cut with off-set fullers and stamped with an Islamic maker’s mark and the commemorative date AH1042 (=AD1632). Two piece horn grips, iron rivets, in its black leather covered wooden scabbard with iron hanging band and brass chape, the reverse fitted for a pair of companion knives (missing), blade 34.5cms. Good condition.

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Russian Dagger Kindjal

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Description: Russian Dagger Kindjal, first half of the 20th century, straight double edge blade cut with 3 fullers, silver covered hilt and sheath the front gilt and decorated with filigree and niello, rear with some nielloed lines. Blade 32cms. Good condition, some wear overall, one rivet head missing from hilt.

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Russian Dagger Kindjal

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Description: Russian Dagger Kindjal, first half of the 20th century, straight double edge blade, silver hilt and sheath chased with foliage and decorated with niello. Blade 32cms. Good condition, some wear overall, pommel partly crushed.

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Heavy 19th Century Ethnographic Stone Adze

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Description: Heavy 19th Century Ethnographic Stone Adze, dark greenstone blade with 19th century collector’s label inscribed in India ink ‘Osnagh. Robt. Fowler’ (?), swollen wooden socket with cord binding, cutting edge 7.5cms. Good condition and age patina.

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^ Ethiopian Sword Shotel

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Description: ^ Ethiopian Sword Shotel, broad blade etched ‘Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, Sword Makers to H.H. King Edward VII’ and with 2 Amharic inscriptions, back edge deeply stamped Mohamedally & Co, and etched overall with scrolling foliage; large one piece rhino horn hilt with strapwork engraved silver gilt pommel cap, with its tooled leather scabbard. Blade 76cms. Good condition, small rust patches, blade no longer fits scabbard.

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Central African Tribal Dagger Billa c.1900

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Description: Central African Tribal Dagger Billa c.1900, swollen blade, horn grip with iron pommel. Blade 20.5cms. Good condition.

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^ Walking Stick c.1900 With Ivory Handle Carved as a Gorilla’s Head

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Description: ^ Walking Stick c.1900 With Ivory Handle Carved as a Gorilla’s Head, inlaid glass eyes, engraved silver ferule (hall marks worn), ebony stick, 94cms overall. Good condition.

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Italian Helmet ‘Cabaset’ c.1590

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Description: Italian Helmet ‘Cabaset’ c.1590, raised from a single plate, skull with medial ridge rising to a ‘pear stalk’ finial, broad brim with turned over edge, the border pierced for rosettes (all now missing). Good condition with polished finish.

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English Civil War Period Cavalry Troopers Helmet

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Description: English Civil War Period Cavalry Troopers Helmet, two-piece skull with raised medial ridge, hinged visor struck with the maker’s marks, the letter H, and the letters IH, the underside incised with setting up marks, and fitted with a triple bar face-guard, neck guard embossed in imitation of articulations, turned over edges with riveted borders, and a pair of ear flaps. Good condition and age patina. The London Armourer’s Company records show the mark H used by William Harrison (flourished 1626-48), and IH by John Hill and John Holloway from 1631 onwards. See ‘The London Armourer’s of the 17th century’ T. Richardson, Royal Armouries, 2004.

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17th Century Cavalry Troopers Breast and Back Plate

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Description: 17th Century Cavalry Troopers Breast and Back Plate, heavy iron breast plate with bullet proof mark (and also pierced with a bullet hole!), medial ridge, neck and arms slightly turned over, short flange at the waist; associated lightweight back plate struck with Nuremberg stamps and engraved with twin lines, later leather straps (one detached but present), Good Condition.

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Pair of Victorian Mitten Gauntlets in Medieval Style

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Description: Pair of Victorian Mitten Gauntlets in Medieval Style, each with pointed cuffs, embossed sunken borders, roped edges, and with 3 plate articulated hands retaining some original articulated finger defences, maximum 28cms. Good condition and age patina.

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Pikemans Armour in 17th Century Style

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Description: Pikemans Armour in 17th Century Style, comprising breast and back plate, detachable tassets embossed to resemble articulations, adjustable leather shoulder straps cover with iron plates, and complete with broad brimmed pot fitted with pierced ear flaps, aged for effect. Good Condition. 20th century produced set.

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1798 Pattern 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Scottish Regimental Basket Hilt Broadsword

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Description: 1798 Pattern 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Scottish Regimental Basket Hilt Broadsword, regulation broadsword blade etched in the fullers JJ RUNKEL SOLINGEN, regulation brass basket hilt engraved 2 78 D 5 (=2nd Battn. 78th Foot, rack D, No. 5) copper wire bound wooden grip. Blade 85cms. Good un-touched condition, 2 bars missing from basket. The regiment was augmented by a 2nd Battn in February 1794, served in India from 1797, and with Sir Arthur Wellesley in the Mahrattan wars 1803-4, battle of Assaye 1803, thence Bombay and Goa.

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English Cavalry Officers Basket Hilt Backsword c.1760-70

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Description: English Cavalry Officers Basket Hilt Backsword c.1760-70, broad single edge blade cut with 2 fullers, etched with crowned GR, trophy of arms, and on the back edge SOHLINGEN, iron basket hilt comprising 3 scrolling bars, swollen quillon, compressed whorled pommel, later wire bound leather covered grip. Blade 86cms. Good un-touched condition, 3” section of rear bar missing from hilt.

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English Cavalry Officers Brass Basket Hilt Backsword c.1730-40

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Description: English Cavalry Officers Brass Basket Hilt Backsword c.1730-40, straight single edge blade cut with single fuller, and deeply stamped S.HARVEY, brass basket hilt deeply engraved with a rack number 93, comprising 4 scrolls to the front, 2 scrolls to the rear (1 incomplete) and a pair of S scrolls to the floor, ovoid pommel, swollen quillon, original wooden grip (wire binding missing). Blade 75cms. Good un-touched condition, excellent patina.

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1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officers Dress Sword

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Description: 1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officers Dress Sword, straight double edge blade cut with a single short fuller, regulation gilt brass hilt retaining much original gilding, silver wire bound grip. Blade 81cms. Good un-touched condition (tip shortened).

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Wilkinson Infantry Officers Sword of Unidentified Colonial Service Pattern

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Description: Wilkinson Infantry Officers Sword of Unidentified Colonial Service Pattern, No. 21291 (for 1875) blade etched with crowned VR cipher, scrolling foliage and maker’s device, brass hilt based on the 1845 pattern but the bars with laurel in relief, central device of a palm tree above strange objects, wire bound fish skin grip, in its steel scabbard. Blade 86cms. Good un-touched condition (blade plug missing).

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1845 Pattern Officers Sword of the 39th Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers Belonging to the Earl of Shrewsbury

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Description: 1845 Pattern Officers Sword of the 39th Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers Belonging to the Earl of Shrewsbury, slightly curved single edge blade etched with crowned strung bugle, foliage, WRV, laurel, owner’s crest [lion standing on a cap of maintenance above motto PREST D’ACCOMPLIR] , Reeves Maker Toledo Works Birmingham, Patent surrounding proof plug; thickly silver plated regulation hilt incorporating crowned 39 within strung bugle above union flowers, folding side-guard, patent tang, wire bound chequered grips, in its iron scabbard with twin hanging rings. Blade 83cms. Good un-touched condition.

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