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Special Pattern Indian 25th Cavalry Troopers Sword

An extremely rare sword, of a type I have not previously encountered.

The bowl guard carrying the numerals "25" within a capital "C" for the 25th Cavalry.

The guard also carries the impressed markings "LA 25".

Manufactured by Mole of Birmingham, and marked by them on the blades ricasso.

Plain, single fullered 34.75 inch blade, which has been professionally sharpened into a spear point, and along both back and front edges.

Housed in a leather scabbard with wooden core, with an iron double hanging ring. Stitching split, with some loss of the leather.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52521Price: 995.00 GBP

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Patent Hilt 1895 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword

The sword of Colonel H. N. B. Good, Royal Fusiliers

Wilkinson sword produced in 1887 and then upgraded with the new 1895 pattern hilt.

Blade bearing some minor staining,and etched with the usual floral etching, VR cypher and family coat of arms.

33 inch blade professionally sharpened along both back and front edges.

Housed in a plated dress scabbard.

1895 pattern hilt marked "Steel hilt" and bearing the crowned VR crest.

Colonel Good is shown as ‘Commanding Base Depot, Green Point, Cape Town, from 22 March 1900 till 9 May 1901 and service in Orange River Colony and Transvaal when conducting Lord Roberts Mails to Pretoria and returning from Johannesburg in charge of Boer undesirables and military prisoners’.

Colonel Good is entitled to a Queen’s South Africa medal with 4 clasps, (Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901) and an 1897 Jubilee Medal (22nd June 1897)

His medals were sold in 2008 at DNW.

Colonel Green resided at The Abbey Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire.

Overall an excellent and scarce Patent Hilted example of the hard to find 1895 pattern sword, which saw active service during the Boer War.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52513Price:

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XI Hussars Officers Sword

The sword of Colonel James Jardine Richardson DSO, 11th Hussars

Honeysuckle hilt with shagreen and twistwire binding, a small central section now missing.

Wilkinson sword makers mark and proof slug at wither ricasso, the number stamped to the blades spine.

The 34 inch blade bearing the owners initials and the regimental badge of the 11th Hussars.

Some staining to the blade but all etching legible and would improve greatly with a gentle clean.

Housed in its brown leather field service scabbard with steel mounts, and complete with leather frog.

Captain Richardson served in the campaign on the North West Frontier of India in 1897-98 (Medal with Clasp) and also served in the South African war in 1899-1900 with the Imperial Light Horse, and took part in the defence of Lady-smith, including the attack of 6th January 1900 in which he was severely wounded

London Gazette promotions:

2nd Lieutenant: 11th Hrs., 5.10.92;
Lieutenant: 18.7.94 ;
Captain: 19.3.01;
Major: 28.3.08;
Lieutenant Colonel: 13th Hrs., 1.7.17;

N.W. Frontier,1897-98 ; Medal, clasp; S. African War, 1899- 1902; Queen's Medal, clasp; King's Medal, 2 clasps;

Served in the European. War; Despatches

(D.S.O. gazetted 25 Aug. 1917.) (Mesopotamia). Lieut.-Colonel, 13th Hussars
(Bar, L.G. 2.4.19)

From the London Gazette. 10.12.19:

Lt.-Col. James Jardine Richardson, D.S.O.,
13th Hrs. (MESOPOTAMIA)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Hadranizah on 29th October, 1918.
He led his regiment under heavy fire to the successful assault of a bluff. His cool and
determined action had a great and far-reaching effect at a critical point of the operations.
(D.S.O. gazetted 25th August, 1917.)


Colonel of the 11th Hussars 1938–1942:

Code: 52514Price: 725.00 GBP

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Jacob's Double Rifle Bayonet

Leather grips in good condition, the heavy scrolled hilt free from damage. The push button and spring fully functioning.

Marked S&S 640 to the pommel for Swinburn&Son who produced both Rifle and bayonet. The number will be the number of the rifle it was originally paired to.

Also marked to the ricasso.

The blade measuring 30 inches overall.

Some pitting and edge knocks which appear to have been mostly sharpened out. Some distortion toward the point.

An extremely rare bayonet in very good condition for its age.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52520Price: 795.00 GBP

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Georgian Pipeback Naval Officers Sword

Early version of the 1827 pattern naval officers sword with a "solid hilt" without folding guard.

Shagreen and wire bound grip in excellent condition.

Heavy 29.5 inch pipe backed blade with quill point.

The blade etched "Warranted" to one side and "Dudley Sword Cutler Portsmouth" to the other, along with crowned anchors to both sides further down the blade. Some bright finish remaining towards the ricasso, dark staining towards the centre and point.

Some edge knicks to the blade, the largest being at the point.

Leather scabbard bearing "Dudley Grand Parade Portsmouth" makers details to the top mount, sadly the leather is broken on the join with the heavy bottom mount. It would be possible to restore this with an interior "sleeve" but does display well as is.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52516Price: 895.00 GBP

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Silver Hilted Officers Sword

An excellent and untouched George II Infantry officers Sword.

A very clean single fullered blade, slightly bent towards the tip.

Quillion absent.

Leather scabbard with silver throat appears original, with a later brass drag.

Blade length 30.5 inches.

Dating to 1754, and produced in London. Fully hallmarked to the knuckle bow. The makers mark is hard to read, but with a gentle clean may become legible.

An near identical example may be found in Leslie Southwick's excellent "London Silver Hilted Swords" Page 282 Plate 39 attributed to Mary Carman.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52524Price: 795.00 GBP

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Great War Period 1827 Pattern Naval Officers Sword

An extremely pleasing ensemble of sword, scabbard, original belt, knot and oilshin foul weather cover.

George V example, by Firmin and Son, London.

Clean 31 inch blade, in need of a gentle clean. No pitting, edge knicks or other damage.

Good brass mounted leather scabbard.

The folding guard locks tightly onto the scabbard, but is a little floppy when "up". This is about the only flaw in this otherwise excellent collection, which if cleaned would suit a serving officer.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52519Price: 575.00 GBP

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Hooked Quillion 1907 SMLE Bayonet Highland Light Infantry

Pommel marked "4. H.L.I. 34"

Enfield produced example dated 1910.

Good clear markings to both ricasso's.

1915 dated scabbard by H.G.R. Scabbard retains a high degree of its original brown colour, and is complete with leather frog stamped "2.R.S. 311"

The metalwork on bayonet and scabbard was painted black at some point, the second such HLI marked example to be painted thus, so possibly a battalion order to prevent reflection. The metalwork appears in good condition underneath.

Blade is full length, with no loss of tip, some light age related staining which appears to be old grease.

Fully functioning button and release catch.

A very pleasing example all round.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52515Price: 595.00 GBP

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1827 Victorian Naval Officers Sword

Blade by Gillot and Hassel, 36 the Strand, London, who traded between 1868-1877.

Clear ethching showing crowned VR and the Royal Arms.

Dark staining which may be dried grease but no rust or pitting to the 29 inch blade.

Excellent lionshead pommel retaining the original knot, in superb condition.

Shagreen and wire bound grip in excellent condition.

Scabbard absent.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52517Price: 195.00 GBP


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1895 Pattern Gloucestershire Regiment Officers Sword

Sold by the Wilkinson Sword Company on 14 January 1896 to a Captain Bishop, of the 2nd Gloster Regiment.

The sword of Major John David Jones Bishop, Gloucestershire Regiment.

Served in the South African War, conducting Operations in natal and at the Relief of Ladysmith 1899/1900 (QSA 4 Clasps.)

Major J.D.J. Bishop commanded the 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment from March to April 1900.

Post war he served with the 1st Volunteer battalion until retiring in 1908. He served with the Labour Corps during WW1.

32 inch single fullered blade, stained overall but with everything still legible, including the original owners crest and initials.

1895 pattern hilt marked "Steel hilt" and bearing the crowned VR crest.

An excellent and relatively hard to find sword, which saw combat during the Boer War.

Accompanied by a copy of the Wilkinson Sword ledger for this sword.

Strictly over 18's only.




Code: 52522Price: 475.00 GBP

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