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British 1805 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword

A fine example of the regulation naval officer’s sword from August 1805. This particular sword is likely produced for a senior officer. The ivory grip denotes commanders and above, as does the presence of a decorated blade.

The formerly blue and gilt regulation straight single fullered blade, which retains traces of gilt in the engraved designs, which include a risque Britannia leaning on an anchor, a fully rigged sailing vessel, Royal crest, motto and coat of arms, cannon, Union Jack, flags, and various other naval trophies.

Gilt brass stirrup-hilt and lionshead pommel. The Ivory grip with copper twistwire.

Sadly no scabbard, which would have been of black leather with gilt brass mounts.

A small chip to the ivory grip which is hidden under the top of the stirrup hilt. Small movement between hilt and blade, which would be corrected wasily with the addition of a leather washer.

Blade length: approx. 32 inches.

This pattern of sword is relatively scarce, particularly in good condition, very few blades survive with their decoration intact and many are found very worn and pitted, largely due to the negative effect of saltwater.

Grab yourself a fine, genuine example, before the proposed ban on Ivory takes effect.

Not available for sale outside the UK.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52287Price:

This item is Age Restricted

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Unusual Large Calibre Naval Officers Pistol

Extremely unusual 6 Bore single barrelled pistol, of exceptionally large proportions. This example, likely produced for use by a Naval Officer, for use onboard a vessel, was produced by Joseph Bentley of 14, Saint Mary's Row, Birmingham. Bentley held several patents, his most famous being for a Percussion revolver, along with his patent percussion hammer, found on this pistol, dating from the mid 1840's.

Sadly although not in what might be described as mint condition, this is a very sound example, and fully functioning.

Horn butt and forend caps, lanyard ring to butt, Bentley's patent percussion hammer, along with Bentley's patent escutcheon mounted near the breech. Birmingham proofs to the underside of the barrel.

Total length 19.5 inches.

Barrel length 12 inches.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52285Price: 795.00 GBP

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Kriegsmarine 7x50 Binoculars 1942

Kriegsmarine 7x50 Binoculars with smooth ocular adjusters. Number 2225799, part of a contract order for 1200 units placed in mid 1942 with Carl Zeiss (Hans Seeger Military Binoculars for Land, Air and Sea)

This pattern was introduced for service during 1942 for use on surface vessels and Uboats and remained so for the rest of the war. The improved instrument was designed to be more robust and weather resistant than previous models and incorporated developments such as desiccant cartridge holders fitted to the main body and alteration to the ocular focus adjusters to prevent accidental disturbance of the settings. (a) The ocular adjustment rings were smooth as against the traditional grooved finish. (b) A lubricant with high viscosity was used within the ocular adjusters to increase friction and therefore reduce the possibilities of disturbance of settings.
These alterations meant that a firm hold and reasonable pressure was needed to move the adjusters when necessary and to emphasis the fact the benutzerkappe always carried the wording:

“Okulare festgestellt Nicht verdrehen”

Translated as: Ocular set/fixed do not adjust"

Excellent original condition, with bright and clear optics, and is complete with sought after Benutzer cover and strap.

Code: 52267Price: 750.00 GBP

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Afghan Pulouar

A very nice example of the Afghan "Tulwar" or Paluoar/Paluoar sword.

This example is mid 19thC in date, and has a blade length of 30 inches (taken in a straight line) 35.5 inches overall.

The blade seems to show some signs of lamination, and shows twin "eyelash" armoury markings.

The hilt exhibits several decorative features, and is solid to the blade.

A nice untouched example of this fearsome weapon, which would benefit from some gentle cleaning.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52284Price: 325.00 GBP

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1915 Dated MKII Kukri

A rather tired example of a very scarce 1915 dated MK II British military issue kukri, produced at the Cossipore Arsenal.

1915 is a particularly important year, as it is the first year the MK II was produced, and the only year where it overlapped with the MK I.

Whilst well used, it is complete, solid, and with visible markings. It should improve with some careful cleaning.

Housed in a much later leather scabbard which may indicate WW II use.

13 inch blade, 17.75 inches overall.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52281Price:

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Great War Turkish 1909 Pattern Officers Side Arm

An interesting Gallipoli period Turkish Short Sword or sideram for officers. (Not NCO's as is often written)

A fine untouched example, which has never been in a collection before, being "fresh" to the market.

Turkish (Arabic) script, to the ricasso, which translates as 'Allah Bizimile'.

Blade length 15.95 inches

Overall Length 20.5 inches.

Housed in the original steel scabbard with brass frog stud.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52275Price: 275.00 GBP

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German Fighting Knife By Eichorn

A very pleasant and completely untouched fighting knife by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen.

Birds head pommel with faux bayonet "button". Bakelite grips and single edged six inch blade.

Housed in original black painted steel scabbard.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52276Price: 195.00 GBP

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A Wilkinson By Any Other Name...

An 1822/45 pattern infantry officers sword, produced by Wilkinson of Cockspur Street Charring Cross in 1849. We can be precise in the dating due to the fact that the famous Henry Wilkinson of Pall Mall took umbrage with Mr Wilkinson of Cockspur Street sharing his name and placing it on swords, and after some legal wrangling Mr Wilkinson of Cockspur street was no more!

This interesting rarity also exhibits some other interesting features. These include an ivory insert into the left hand side of the pommel cap, which I am reliably informed, was to assist new officers in the correct positioning of the sword whilst performing the general salute.

Another interesting feature is rather than the standard brass mounted leather scabbard which one would expect for this period, this scabbard is brass mounted steel. Obviously a special order for an officer who wanted something more sturdy for active service.

Another indicator that this may be the sword of a professional soldier with some fighting experience lays in the sharpening of the 32 inch blade, which shows defined sharpening for the last 13 inches of the cutting edge towards the point. Perhaps this officer favoured the cut?

The sword is in generally good condition, the shargreen and twistwire grip is complete and free from loss. The folding guard is complete and functioning, although it doesn't hold completely solid. The guard is in good shape and free from buckling and dents. The blade is clean and free from pitting, with clearly visible floral etching with VR crowned cypher to either side. The makers name is visible but slightly worn.

The scabbard fits the sword tightly, and has a pinch around two thirds of the way down towards the drag. It carries the majority of its black paint but does have rust and corrosion.

The whole sword is completely as found and would benefit from some gentle cleaning and general TLC.

Strictly over 18's only.

Code: 52268Price: 275.00 GBP

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Solid Silver Rifle Brigade Cap Badge

Likely for a cross belt pouch, this very fine example has a single post and a spike to the rear, and is marked with a single "S" to the reverse, but tested as .925 silver and guaranteed a period original.

Measuring just under 2 inches tall.

Code: 52274Price: 125.00 GBP

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Miniature Military Cross and Trio

Consisting of:

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

MC&BWM are silver.

Swing mounted on a pin bar.

Code: 52279Price: 75.00 GBP

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