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Click on the photos below for more detailed photos of each. Reasonable offers welcome. P&P cost for a single sword within the UK is £10.

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I am also interested in purchasing antique swords and muzzle-loading firearms, particularly British Victorian and particularly Wilkinsons.

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BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS
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A British-Indian light cavalry trooper's sword, with 1821 pattern hilt. This type of sword seems to have been adopted widescale by Indian cavalry under British control from about the 1870s and remained in use until the end of WW1. This example probably dates to around 1900 and is probably British-made. The sword is solid and complete, with a nice blade, though the shark skin of the grip is all gone, leaving bare wood (common with these swords for some reason). There is a fair amount of dark patina and a little pitting, but it is basically a sound sword that is very pleasing in the hand due to the chunky 1796-like sabre blade.

£325 + P&P NEW
A rare 1899 pattern cavalry trooper's sword, dated to 1901 (Boer War era), made at Enfield, with scabbard. This pattern is getting increasingly difficult to source and was never made in very large numbers in the first place. This example has lots of stamps and markings to research - as far as I can see, it was issued to regular cavalry and then yeomanry cavalry. The blade is in very very good condition, all bright and clean, just with some very limited pitting near the tip. The scabbard and guard have dark patina and a little pitting from rust, but this has been cleaned and the buyer could buff further if desired. The leather grips and rivets are in excellent condition. Overally a very nice example of a rare model, which is getting harder to find.

£395 + P&P NEW
A super-rare 1848 pattern Royal Horse Guards trooper's sword in rather sorry condition! This is an oportunity to restore a very rare model of sword - these were carried by the Horse Guards between 1848 and 1882, including use in Egypt - this example is marked to the RHG rather than the Life Guards. This sword is all solid and complete, except that it is missing its scabbard, the tang nut (the tang is solid in the hilt due to the lateral rivet, but the tang end is sticking out of the end and needs a new nut - easy restoration) and the grip shagreen is in a sorry state with much missing. The blade is solid and straight, but the tip has been rounded (reducing the massive blade length from 37 inches to 36.5) and it has edge nicks from use in the cutting portion of the blade. This weapon was possibly used as a drill weapon after the new 1882 model was introduced. Priced low for the pattern, due to the condition, but a well worthwhile restoration project (these cost twice as much in better condition).

£450 + P&P NEW
  A highly unusual light cavalry officer's fighting sword, conforming to the post-1845-bladed 1821 pattern, but clearly made for an officer serving in India, by a good quality local Indian company. The whole sword and scabbard are in excellent condition. The plain blade, marked to ACFA & Sons of Bhera, is cleanly service sharpened and bright. The hilt is solid on the tang and the hilt is clean and un-pitted, with extra detailing to the iron components in the form of incised border lines and fine chequering. The leather of the grip and scabbard is all very clean (the only damage being the frog strap being split at the end), the scabbard has typically India service mounts and the grip wire is brass and all present. This is a rare - perhaps unique - and very nicely made sword, made to specification for an officer serving in India, probably in the later decades of the 19th century - probably 1870s or 1880s from the proportions and shape.

£395 + P&P
  An 1821 pattern cavalry troopers sword by the premier Birmingham maker Reeves. The 35” blade has been rounded at the point but is in good condition overall, straight, firm in the hilt and with a service sharpened edge that is still quite sharp. There is one small nick near the top of the blade and at some point it has been painted a dark colour and traces of this paint remain. There is one patch of light pitting halfway down. The hilt is in a  surprisingly good state with the majority of the leather grip still intact (a few patches missing). No scabbard. An increasingly rare example of the sword that replaced the 1796 light cavalry sabre and was used up to and during the Crimean War.

£230 + P&P
An extremely rare Mid-Victorian Royal Navy officer's fighting sword, with a hybrid blade type. This example has seen a hard life, with some blade pitting, edge-sharpening and edge notches (from combat?), and some loss to the shark skin grip. It also doesn't have its leather scabbard. However, it is rock solid in the hilt, without any movement, and the blade is straight and solid. Amusingly the often-damaged folding guard flap is perfect on this sword. Compared to many Navy officer's swords this is a robust and heavy piece that feels very nice in the hand. What is most remarkable about it though is the hybrid blade: In 1846 the Royal Navy adopted a new blade type for officers, moving from the pipe-backed quill-pointed sword to the fullered spear-pointed sword. This hybrid variant has the fullered blade of the later type, but quill-point of the earlier type - as such this type is thought to date to around 1846-1850, when the transition between types was happening. This places the sword at the time of several interesting campaigns and looking at the sword I feel sure it saw action.

£499 + P&P
A WW1 British cavalry trooper's sword, 1908 pattern, dated to 1915 and the scabbard marked to the 1st Royal Dragoons. This is a great example in good condition - the blade is bright and all the stamps and markings are clear. It has been service sharpened and certainly saw service in WW1. The 1st Royal Dragoons were active in WW1 and no doubt this sword could lead to some interesting research. One odd thing about it, is that the rings have been removed from the scabbard and a frog for a Sam Browne belt added. The hilt and scabbard has some pitting, as would be expected, but are solid and sound. The vulcanite grip is in good condition with clear chequering. The leather washer is secure in place. A good example of the type, with an unusual feature to research and regimental attribution.

£475 + P&P Reduced
A rare, perhaps unique, British smallsword of the Napoleonic era, in need of restoration. This sword is very unusual, with a finely made and decorated gilded hilt, and highly decorated double-edged smallsword blade. The family who previously owned it had an oral tradition that it had belonged to one of the Duke of Wellington's brothers, but sadly there is no way to verify that as far as I can tell. The leather scabbard has perished, but the scabbard throat remains, with the maker's name - R Johnston, cutler to His Majesty. This sword was clearly made for a high status individual, but age has not treated it well - most notably the scabbard is gone, the rear quillon end is missing and whatever covering the grip had has gone. However, the sword as a whole is quite sound, with a good multi-fullered blade in its full length and the hilt otherwise complete. The hilt has been deliberately made to have no inner-shell guard, so that it will sit more comfortably when worn (this has not been removed, as it may appear in the photos). The tang button at the end of the pommel unscrews, which will make restoriation simpler. Much of the gilding remains - even some on the blade. A very interesting sword with potential for research.

£275 + P&P
British special regulation cavalry sword, circa 1853-1864. The overall construction of this is like an 1853 or 1864 pattern cavalry sword, with the same Reeves patent hilt and leather slab grips held on by five rivets. However, the blade is more curved that those regulation patterns, slightly longer at 36 inches, and the guard is a slightly asymmetrical bowl guard somewhat similar to the 1821 heavy cavalry troopers' sword! The guard has two holes which may be for water drainage or some unusual sword knot arrangement. My gut feeling on this sword is that it was either made as an experimental model or (and this is supported by the more curved blade) it was made for an Indian cavalry regiment by special order. It could benefit from further cleaning and restoration work to the leather grip slabs, one of which has perished much more than the other. The blade has pitting. It lacks a scabbard (which if for Indian service may have been wood and leather). However it is an extremely unusual sword and I have not seen another like it, nor seen any like it in original catalogues. It is a very imposing and big sword, with pleasing proportions and some potentially really interesting research to be done on it.

£325 + P&P

 
OTHER SWORDS AND WEAPONS
A nice early Nepalese kukri. A good solid example with all steel fittings, probably dating to WW1 or earlier. Broader blade than average - a chunky piece. No scabbard.

£80 + P&P NEW
A nice early Nepalese kukri. A fairly long example, all solid - the apparent split in the wood of the grip is totally stable and probably very old. The hilt is all solid. All steel fittings and probably dates to WW1 or earlier. No scabbard.

£80 + P&P NEW
An Aghan 'choora' or Khyber knife. All complete with scabbard and white metal (Silver-like) ornate fittings. The blade is in good condition, pretty sharp and the whole weapon is solid with no lose fittings or movement. The scabbard throat has come un-glued, but that could be easily fixed if desired. The wooden grip is fairly unusual and I think indicates a slightly later date than most examples you see - perhaps around 1900-1930.

£120 + P&P NEW
A highly desirable 18th century Maratha-type Indian farangi backsword, with basket-hilt and Solingen marked blade, together with traditional floral scabbard. This is a true farangi (meaning foreign/Frankish), having a huge long German backsword blade, made in Solingen and marked on both sides in the double-fuller. The hilt is complete and solid - there is the tiniest movement of the tang in the hilt when swung - you can hear the movement but not really see it. The blade is sharp, straight and in good condition. The scabbard is a little dirty, but complete - though of more recent age than the sword itself, probably early 20th century.

£520 + P&P
Prussian Model 1889 NCO Cavalryman's Sword, made by Otto Mertens of Solingen and stamped for the Erfurt Armoury, with matching scabbard. This sword is totally solid and sound, with the blade in good bright condition, with its attractive quill point. The iron guard and pommel have some rust pitting (now cleaned bright), but the decoration and Imperial eagle are still visible. The brown composition (bakerlite type material) grip is in very good condition for the age and the whole hilt is tight on the tang. There are various smaller stamps on the sword which may identify other details such as regiment.

£299 + P&P
 
SOLD ITEMS - some examples of previously sold:
1890 pattern cavalry trooper's sword, with scabbard, dated to 1893.

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Edwardian Rifles officer's sword, with the 1892 type blade and 1827 type hilt, by S. Pillin.

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60th Rifles officer's pipeback sword 1827 pattern, pre-1845.

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WW1 era Rifles officer's sword, numbered 44444, by Wilkinson.

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British export machete or parang, late-19th or early-20th century.

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A 1796-inspired Napoleonic British infantry officer's sabre with brass guard.

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An 1821 pattern (pre-1845) light cavalry officer's pipeback sabre.

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An 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword by Ranken of Calcutta.

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An 1857 pattern Royal Engineer's officer's sword, retailed by Badham Pile & Co of Bombay, made by E Thurkle.

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An 1827 pattern Rifles officer's swords, by Jones, marked to the Civil Service Rifle Volunteers.

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A mid-Victorian Artillery Volunteers officer's sword.

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A rare 18th century Indian basket-hilted 'tegha' sword.

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A late-Victorian 1821 pattern Royal Artillery officer's sword.

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Grenadier Guards officer's sword, by Wilkinson, numbered 16586 for 1869, with the owner's crest and motto.

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Wilkinson infantry officer's sword, 1892 pattern, numbered 31334 for 1892.

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A late-19th century Indian cavalry trooper's sabre.

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A 19th century Indian tulwar with remains of silver decoration.

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A mid-Victorian Rifles officer's sword by Benjamin Thurkle, with unusual plain blade.

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A British Victorian police cutlass.

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An 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, with unusually short and thick blade.

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  Rifles sergeant's sword, by Hebbert & Co of Pall Mall.

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Victorian infantry sergeant's sword, by Cater.

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1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Buckmaster.

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1827 pattern Rifle Brigade officer's sword by Wilkinson, with 7th batallion of the Rifle Brigade and officer's initials HN etched to blade, numbered 22919 for 1879.

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A rare Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers presentation sword, dated to 1863, by Mole, for Ensign Mayer, from the members of the 16th Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers in 1863.

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An 1895 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Wilkinson, numbered 33353, named on the blade to Brigadier-General A G Watson.

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A British-made cavalry sabre for Indian cavalry.

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1854 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Wilkinson, with initials to blade.

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18th/19th century Indian katar punch dagger.

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1827 pattern Rifles officer's sword with officers initials etched to the blade.

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1821 pattern light cavalry officers sabre by Wilkinson, numbered 10804 for 1860.

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Victorian 1897 pattern infantry officers sword by Hawkes (blade probably by Pillin).

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Victorian Royal Navy officer's sword.

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Prussian naval cutlass, by Samuel Hoppe of Solingen.

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1821 pattern Artillery officer's sword.

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A rare Indian maru - a horned parrying buckler.

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Indian katar, probably 18th century, possibly earlier.

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  1853 pattern cavalry trooper's sword, marked to the Royal Horse Artillery.

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  British 1908 pattern cavalry sword, dated 1915, by the Enfield Small Arms Factory.

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Late-Victorian infantry officer's sword and scabbard, 1854 pattern, by Hart & Co.

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Rare early (pre-numbered) Wilkinson infantry officer's sword (1845 pattern).

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  Rare early-Victorian yeomanry cavalry sergeant's sword, named to Sergeant Higgott, 7 Troop of the Queen's Own Royal Yeomanry, by Barlow of Lichfield.

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  Wilkinson patent solid hilt 1897 pattern infantry officer's sword and scabbard, dating to 1910, with officer's initials to blade.

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Victorian Rifles officer's sword and scabbard, by Mole & Sons, with unusual plated hilt and plain blade.

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  18th or 19th century Indian katar. 

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  Lancashire Militia hanger, made by Samuel Harvey of Birmingham.

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  Victorian Royal Navy officer's sword by Gillott & Hasell.

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1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword.

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An 1821 pattern heavy cavalry trooper's sword.

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Indian tulwar, probably late-18th or early-19th century.

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Rare 1896 pattern Mountain Artillery sabre.

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A British Napoleonic-era infantry officer's fighting sabre with Runkel of Solingen blade.

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A late-18th or 19th century Indian tulwar with a straight double-edged blade.

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Royal Artillery officer's sword by Wilkinson, numbered 28832 (for 1888) and with initials TSH.

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1856 pattern Pioneer's sword made by Wilkinson.

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Rare and well-made late-19th century tulwar, made by Mole of Birmingham.

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  18th or 19th century Indian sword with short broadsword blade (probably European).

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An Honourable Artillery Company officer's sword, by Wilkinson, with officer's initials and dated to 1917 (serial number 53344).

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1854 pattern officer or NCO's sword, by Mole, marked to the India Stores Depot.

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  British 1899 pattern cavalry trooper's sword in superb condition. 

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  Spanish 1895 pattern cavalry trooper's sword, made in Toledo in 1898.

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18th or 19th century Indian tulwar.

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Rare British Royal Engineers driver's sabre, c.1850-1860, made by Schnitzler and Kirschbaum (S&K) of Solingen.

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  British infantry officer's fighting sabre, circa 1800.

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  1822 pattern infantry sergeant's sword.

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19th century Indian tulwar.

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  Very rare WW2 Indian Army paratrooper's combat knife.

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  1854 infantry officers' sword, retailed by the Army & Navy Co-Operative Society, made by Thurkle.

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British 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword, by Wilkinson, numbered 10803 and dating to 1860.

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Mid-18th century British infantry hanger, made by Drury.

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late-19thC Ghurka kukri.

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Early-20thC Ghurka kukri - probably WW1.

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British 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword with 1882-dated blade by Wilkinson (numbered 25022).

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French 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword.

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A late-19th or early-20th century Ghurka kukri.

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1845 pattern infantry officer's sword and scabbard, by Isaac Campbell & Co of London.

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1821 pattern Royal Artillery officer's sword by Wilkinson, numbered 19300 for Wilfred David Bradley Fenton.

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1854 pattern infantry officer's sword by Wilkinson, numbered 25619 to Captain Lawrence Harry Hawkes.

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British 1827 pattern Rifle officer's sword and scabbard, by Henry Wilkinson.

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Wilkinson infantry officer's sword, with initials G.L.E.M. (George Lycett Engledue May), numbered 15577.

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1853 pattern cavalry trooper's sabre, with scabbard, by Mole.

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Durham 11th Artillery Volunteers officer's sword, by Hobson & Sons, named to Oliver H A Maggs.

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19th century Anglo-Indian Bowie-type knife.

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British 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword by B Johnstone.

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British 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Henry Wilkinson, numbered 8418.

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British 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword, with pipe-back blade and Indian type scabbard.

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British 1827 pattern Rifle officer's sword by Ranken of Calcutta.

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A 19th century Indian or Afghan pesh kabz dagger.

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19th century Indian tulwar.

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A WW2 military issue Ghurka kukri, with date stamps to both 1941 and 1942.

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An 18th or early-19th century Indian tulwar.

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Mameluke style dress sword, by Whites of London.

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Napoleonic-era karabela-type cavalry officer's sabre, with ivory hilt and engraved blade.

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19th or early-20th century Ghurka kukri.

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British 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, marked to W S Saunders Esq (Dr William Sedgwick Saunders, with connection to Jack the Ripper case).

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19th or early-20th century 'naife' from the Canary Islands.

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Rare 1821 pattern North Western Provinces & Oudh Police Force sword, marked 'NWP & Oudh' and '1857-58 Police Force', by Firmin & Sons.

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Victorian Royal Artillery officer's sword, by Pillin.

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British 1854 pattern infantry officer's sword and scabbard, etched with initials and crest for Charles Bruce Knight Alleyne.

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1890 pattern British cavalry sword of the 2nd Dragoons.

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Rare variant of the British 1796 pattern light cavalry officer's sabre.

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British 1854 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Jones.

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A Victorian British infantry officer's sword, by E Thurkle, with officer's heraldic crest and initials, believed to have belonged to LLieut-Colonel Piers William North, D.S.O.

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A British 1796 pattern light cavalry sabre, by Gill.

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A Victorian era gymnasium sabre.

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1912 pattern British cavalry officers sword./span>

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BBritish 1854 pattern infantry officer’s sword by Wilkinson, marked to A. L. Calcraft, numbered 8973.

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British 1796 pattern heavy cavalry officer's dress sword.

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British 1896 pattern cavalry officer's sword by HHamburger, Rogers and Co.

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British 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword by Buckmaster.

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British 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's fighting sword with plain blade.

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BBritish 1885 pattern cavalry trooper's sword, by Mole of Birmingham.

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British 1853 pattern sword by J.E. Bleckmann of Solingen.

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Swiss 1867 pattern infantry officer's sword, by E & F Hörster.

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French 1855 pattern infantry officer's sword.

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British 1853 pattern cavalry trooper's sabre, by Mole of Birmingham.

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Austrian 1845 pattern cavalry trooper's sabre.

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British 1827 pattern Rifles officer's sword with owner's initials to blade, by Hobson and Sons.

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French 1822 pattern cavalry officer's sabre by Fournier of Paris

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A rare Victorian British river police sword.

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British 1897 pattern infantry officer's sword, made by Fenton Bros.

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British 1890 pattern cavalry troopers' sword, marked to the 6th Dragoon Guards.

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A short sword from Sikkim.

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British 1885 pattern cavalry troopers' sword.

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Indian tulwar, probably early-mid 19th century.

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British 1821 pattern heavy cavalry officer’s sword, by Henry Wilkinson, etched with the initials 'A F' and heraldic crest of a greyhound, with the motto ‘Juste et Droit’.

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Wilkinson 1854 pattern infantry officer's sword, numbered 18818 and initials HPH.

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British 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Johnstone of Dawson Street, Dublin.

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British 1897 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Wilkinson. George V. Numbered 61876.

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British 1821 pattern Royal Artillery officer's sword, from 1860, by Hawkes, given to John Tyndale Greenfield by Lieutenant-Colonel George Wilkins C.B., who had served at the Battle of Waterloo.

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French 1829 pattern artilleryman's sabre, made in Chatelleraut in 1855.

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British 1857 pattern Royal Engineers sword by Jones.

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French 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sabre.

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British 1827 pattern Rifle Brigade sword by Wilkinson, probably owned by Sir Charles Roderick Hunter.

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British 1827 pattern Rifles officer's sword, by Firmin & Sons.

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German 1811 pattern 'Blücher' sabre.

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British 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword.