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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.

Email me at schola-gladiatoria@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested in an item.

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
An 1853 pattern cavalry trooper's sword, in this case marked to the Royal Horse Artillery. The RHA were using these in the 1850s to 1870s and perhaps into the 1880s. As well as the RHA markings, with troop and rack numbers to both hilt and scabbard, the blade also has the crown inspection stamp. The sword is in overall very nice condition, with light pitting to guard and scabbard - the big hefty 35.5 inch blade being in excellent condition and bright polish. The leather grip slabs are in cood solid condition, well smoothed from handling (these swords could have been used by the RHA for around 20 years). A really nice sword with fairly rare markings.

£550 + P&P
Rare 1896 pattern Mountain Artillery sabre. This rare sword is in good condition, solid in the hilt and sound. The 1796-like blade has been service sharpened and is in good condition with an even patina and only some minor staining. The iron and brass hilt has several markings; 1009 H at the pommel and a series of markings on the quillon, including the date 1899 and the letters QA. No scabbard. The mountain artillery sabre was worn with the edge facing upwards and, according to Robson, was one of the last patterns of swords in the 20th century that was still officially sharpened when going on active service.

£295 + P&P sale pending

  A very nice 1751 type Lancashire Militia hanger, made by the famous Samuel Harvey of Birmingham, with its complete scabbard. This is a pretty rare beast - first it's a Samuel Harvey example, which is about as good as you can get, then it is in great condition with full markings all clear, and lastly it has the leather scabbard with brass baldrick hook, which rarely survives with these swords. The pictures say it all really - it is all solid and sound, with only a tiny movement in the hilt, and this is about as good an example as you'll find of this model of sword, at a very fair price. These swords were carried in the American war with France, the War of Independence and were still in service in the Napoleonic Wars to some extent.

£595 + P&P
  A large 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword, with broad 35.5 inch 1845 style blade. This is a nice big robust and solid sword, with its scabbard. Sadly it has quite a bit of pitting on the foible of the blade and due to service sharpening and age has lost almost all signs of the decorative etching. However the grip and wire is in good condition and it is all solid and sound.

£325 + P&P
British 1854 pattern infantry officer's sword, by Wilkinson, with initials to blade. Sadly this example has had the number deliberately removed in period, but it has the initials so the officer may still be traceable. The sword is in overall nice condition, although missing its scabbard. It has the more robust style of brass guard that Wilkinson seem to have introduced in the 1870's, so that is when I would date it. The blade has a few patches and marks, but is in overall nice condition and bright. The hilt is very tidy, all present and correct and solid on the tang - just missing a couple of strands of wire.

£345 + P&P
  BBritish 1908 pattern cavalry troopers' sword with scabbard and numerous markings, in good condition, dated 1915 and sharpened for service (WW1). Made by the Enfield Small Arms Factory. This is a really solid and sound example, of WW1 date, with various stamps and markings to research. The blade is in sterling condition and sharpened for service. The grip is solid and in good condition and the metal hilt parts are all solid and without notable pitting or damage. The guard was obviously painted during its service life (black or green), but this has been stripped off, perhaps after the war. The scabbard is also in reasonable condition and the sword sheathes nicely. A model of sword that has become harder to get hold of in recent years, particularly WW1-dated examples.

£575 + P&P
A British 1827 pattern Rifle Brigade officer's sword by Wilkinson, with regimental and officer's details etched to blade, numbered 22919 for 1879. A good solid example, all present and correct except for having no scabbard. There is an even grey patina to both blade and hilt, with a little pitting to parts of the blade. However the blade is straight and in generally decent condition, with the etching all clear and it has been service sharpened. The blade is etched to the 7th batallion of the Rifle Brigade, with the officer's initials of HN. This sword is unresearched. A good example of a Wilkinson from the mid-Victorian period and it should not be too hard to find a scabbard for it.

£310 + P&P
A rare early-Victorian British yeomanry cavalry sergeant's sword, with name. This sword is highly unusual in that it is named for a Sergeant Higgott, 7 Troop of the Queen's Own Royal Yeomanry. It was likely given as a prize or gift. Being a pipe-backed blade, this dates the sword to between 1837 and 1845 and the maker's name of Barlow, Lichfield, is also present on the other side of the blade. Being a sergeant's sword the grip is leather, rather than shark skin, and the grip and wire are in great condition. The blade has even grey patina, but is in very good condition, with clear etching. The hilt is all solid and sound, though both hilt and scabbard have matching pitting - now an even dark patina. A nice big sword and highly unusual.

£475 + P&P under offer
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 quality Indian tulwar, probably late-18th or early-19th century, with traces of silver plating remaining to the decorated hilt. This was obviously quite a high-status weapon. The blade is probably of Indian manufacture, but has cross and crescent markings in one of the multiple fullers of the blade, made in emulation of imported German and Italian blades. This is a very nice tulwar in the hand and is completely solid and sound. The tang appears to be both glued and peened at the pommel.

£235 + P&P
  A rare Indian maru - a horned parrying buckler. You often see these in museum collections, but rarely for sale. This example has the classic antelope horns, tipped with steel spear-spikes at both ends. The central buckler (small shield) is steel with brass fittings, all in fairly good condition and complete. The three component parts are secured by old bolts, but I presume these are not original - I suspect that they replaced the original bolts when it was mounted as part of a wall display. This would be a point of restoration if desired, but overall the piece is in very good condition and would look awesome on the wall or in your hand!

£250 + P&P
  18th or 19th century Indian katar. This is a fairly typical example of the one-piece forged type, with a slender blade stiffened by a mid-rib. The hilt parts are all quite slender also. It has suffered from rust pitting, but it overwise solid and it is pretty sharp. It has an original 19th century scabbard, which is nice as these usually get lost or thrown away. 

£100 + P&P
  Indian katar, probably 18th century, possibly earlier. This type of katar, whereby a blade is connected via langets to the hilt, seems to generally be earlier than the solid-forged kind, and they often used cut-down or broken sword blades. This blade could be from a sword originally and both the blade and hilt are quite substantial. Quite a bit of pitting to both blade and hilt, but generally all in solid condition and could perhaps benefit from some restoration.

£160 + P&P
18th/19th century Indian katar punch dagger. The blade has four fullers and swells at the tip to strengthen the armour-piercing point. Curiously (considering it is a punch dagger) the edge of the blade after the mail piercing point has been sharpened down to the base. The blade has some pitting and some edge damage near the forte.The grip and arms are sound but with some pitting and dents.

£100 + P&P
 
SOLD ITEMS - some examples of previously sold:
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 Pioneers 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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