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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 numbered Wilkinson infantry officer's sword, 1892 pattern. This is a really rare sword type to find, because the blade type was changed in 1892 and the hilt was updated to a steel one in 1895. This example was made in 1892 and features the new blade, but the 1854 type brass guard, not updated to the 1895 pattern. This sword is numbered 31334 and has not been researched, but dates to 1892 - the first year the new thrusting blade was introduced (and remains regulation today for infantry officers). The condition is very good, with a bright blade, crisp etching, clean scabbard, washer in place at the base of the blade, all the shark skin and extra thick wire present to the grip. The only real flaws to note are that the Wilkinson name and address is a bit scoured from cleaning and the brass guard is a little knocked about from age. But it is all solid and sound and of course Wilkinson's top quality and numbered for an interesting research project. These are scarce swords and I've never owned a post-1892 infantry officer's sword with the pre-1895 guard before.

£395 + P&P New
A late-Victorian 1821 pattern Royal Artillery officer's sword, with extra-large 35 inch blade. This example is marked to a Calcutta retailer, but is also marked 'London Made' and carried a proof disc sometimes found on swords by Hawkes, who I presume to be the actual makers of this sword. The whole sword and scabbard are in good bright condition, though the etching is faint, having been polished a lot, probably in service use. Despite this, you can still see the VR (Victoria Regina) and Royal Artillery motif. The hilt is all tight on the tang and the iron parts of the hilt are in good condition. The shark skin grip is 95% complete - just a couple of patches of loss - but the rest is in very good condition. The grip wire is silver and all present and tight. A nice serviceable sword.

£299 + P&P New
  An 1827 pattern Rifles officer's swords, by Jones, marked to the Civil Service Rifle Volunteers - a rare sword. This sword is in really good condition, with the only real flaw being a little loss to the wire of the grip (see photos). The blade has light patina but no pitting and the etching is all clear. The engraving of the guard is very crisp and the shark skin of the grip is all firm and complete. The hilt is tight on the tand and the scabbard is complete (though the throat could do with re-glueing).

£295 + P&P New
  A mid-Victorian Artillery Volunteers officer's sword. This example is in great condition, with a bright clean blade, the etching including Artillery Volunteers attribution and crown all clear. The hilt is tight and solid, with the leather washer remaining and the grip is perfect, with all the shark skin and wire in place. Its scabbard is also present and in good condition.

£350 + P&P New
  A British Indian Army cavalry trooper's sword from the late-19th century, with RGB maker's stamp. This model of sword was still in use by Indian cavalry in WW1 and first seems to have come into service in the 1880s. It is based upon a marriage between the 1821 pattern cavalry sword hilt and a curved blade which has some similarity to the 1796 pattern light cavalry sabre, which had proven so enduringly popular in Indian warfare. The result is a nice heavy slasher of a sword with a handy 32 inch blade. This example is very solid, with even patina and light pitting, but in good condition overall. The covering of the grip has gone (as it usually has on these swords), but the wood is nice and sold, with an attractive dark colour. This sword has been sharpened and remains serviceable. I have another of these for sale, almost identical, and would consider a special offer for both swords together.

£275 + P&P New
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.

£495 + P&P
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.

£295 + P&P Reduced
  A Victorian 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword, with a German maker's mark. This sword probably dates to around 1850-1870 and has the look of a fairly early 1845-bladed type. Sadly it has suffered from quite severe pitting to all parts, though it has been cleaned and is solid and sound, despite having lost the visible etching to the blade. There is some loss to the shark skin and wire of the grip, but it is a large robust sword and complete otherwise, with matching scabbard. Quite a lot of sword for the price.

£185 + P&P Reduced
  A 1796-inspired Napoleonic British infantry officer's sabre with brass guard. The blade is in fairly good condition, although with an overall thick patina and some pitting - this could be cleaned up and improved, but I have left as-is. The hilt is in good condition, with everything present and correct, including the leather grip covering. The sword knot appears to be original and is the correct type for an infantry officer of that period. The guard is a little loose, as the leather washer has gone (as is so often the case), but the handle itself is solid on the tang, so it's only a minor cosmetic issue. A nice example of a type of non-regulation sabre that predated the 1803 pattern.

£370 + 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
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.

£325 + P&P New
A rare and desirable 18th century Indian baskePrussian Model 1889 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword t-hilted sword, with large 36 inch sabre blade. This example has some pitting from rust, but has been cleaned all over to a bright finish and is in solid and sound condition. The blade is flexible and light for the size, and is also very sharp still. The hilt is all solid on the tang and of a nice big size - it has only a bit of decoration, but this is visible. The stalk of the pommel is also secure and houses the end of the tang. These swords aren't available very often and although this is quite a plain example, it's a nice big sword. I am only selling it because I have other examples.

£350 + P&P New
 
SOLD ITEMS - some examples of previously sold:
An 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, with unusually short and thick blade.

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A British Victorian police cutlass.

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A British Victorian police cutlass.

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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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A British 1907 pattern bayonet made in 1916 by Wilkinson.

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French Gras rifle bayonet dated to 1877.

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19th century tulwar.

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Victorian 1821 pattern artillery officer's sword, from retailer Glynn.

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1920s Indian Army Rifles officer's sword, by Wilkinson.

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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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Victorian 1821 pattern officer's sword.

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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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  George V 1821 pattern Royal Artillery officer's sword.

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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 hilted 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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1853-type Indian mounted police sword, by Rodwell & Co.

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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 1827 pattern 5th Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps Officer's sword.

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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 Lieut-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.

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British 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 Hamburger, 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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British 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 1845 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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Italian 1888 pattern infantry officer's sword, by F Horster of Solingen.

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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.

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