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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.

Feel free to email me with photos if you have something to sell.

BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS
A 1920s Indian Army Rifles officer's sword, by Wilkinson. This example was not a private purchase, but was rather supplied to the India Stores Depot (the ISD stamp you can see on both blade and scabbard in the photos). However the proof slug is the hexagonal Wilkinson 'best quality' one. This sword is essentially sound, but need some restoration - the scabbard is a mess and the steel guard is quite rust-pitted. However the blade is mostly quite bright and most of the etching is clear. The shark skin is nearly all present and the wire is intact.

£150 + P&P
  A George V 1821 pattern Royal Artillery officer's sword and scabbard in great condition. The blade remains in high polish, with the etching bright and clear. The leather washer remains and is in good condition. The nickel plating to the scabbard and hilt is mostly still present, just with a few areas of lifting and crazing. The shark skin of the grip is very good and everything remains tight and solid. The wire is a little loose, but is all present. A nice tidy sword of the WW1 era.

£225 + P&P
A Victorian British 1827 pattern Rifles officer's sword with officers initials etched to the blade. The sword is in good condition and the blade, despite some limited staining, retains much of its original polish. The etching includes the initials WR or WB, as well as Victoria’s cypher and the rifles bugle. There is also a centre of percussion arrow on the spine. The initials may allow research into the original owner. The ricasso has the retailer G H Cook, Albemarle St, London marked on it. The hilt is in good condition retaining all of it’s fish skin and most of it's wiring although some strands are loose. The scabbard is in sound condition with a dark patina.  

£310 + P&P
  A British-made cavalry sabre for Indian cavalry, probably dating to around 1890-1910. These sabres were produced under the title 'tulwars', but were actually 1796 sabre-type blades married to 1821-type 3-bar hilts. They can be seen in photos of Indian cavalry in the 1880's up until the end of WW1. This example has a few regimental numbers on the hilt and the point has been slightly reshaped to make it a bit better for thrusting. The edge had been sharpened and remains quite sharp. Overall in nice condition, with light patina, though most of the shark skin covering to the grip is gone and it doesn't have its scabbard remaining (these models rarely do, as they were leather).

£325 + P&P Reduced
  A Victorian Royal Navy officer's sword (1827 pattern with post-1846 type blade) and scabbard. This sword is in overal quite good condition - a lot of original bright polish remains to the blade, with most of the etching quite clear. There are however some dark marks here and there on the blade and some small areas of pitting. The hilt is in good condition, with a lot of original gilt remaining to the brass lion-pommelled backstrap and also on the guard, and the grip wire remaining also. There is one area of loss to the shark skin on the inside, but the outside is pretty much perfect - this is however reflexted in the price. No maker's/retailer's mark that I can see, but a nicely-made example from about 1850-1870 I would think.

£325 + P&P Reduced
  AA Victorian 1821 pattern officer's sword. Given the extra sword knot slot in the hilt, this is probably a Wilkinson, or perhaps a Pillin, but lacks any maker's mark (probably therefore it was supplied through an outfitter). It is solid and sound, but misses its scabbard, has an overall mottled grey patina, the etching is faint (though mostly visible) and it has losses to the shark skin of the grip - the grip wire is also missing. Despite these cosmetic issues, it is straight and solid, and fair at this price.

£175 + P&P Reduced
  An 1821 pattern Artillery officer's sword in good condition with a blade etched with scrolling foliage, an artillery piece, a flaming grenade and the winged thunderbolts of the artillery. The hilt is in good condition, with its wiring complete and the fish skin all present except for a tiny patch near the pommel. At some point the hilt has either been browned or varnished leaving a rather attractive colour. The 33” blade has a small amount of staining but is in good condition, has been service sharpened and has a centre of percussion arrow along its spine. The scabbard is sound with some pitting and an unusual period repair. A maker's/retailer's name is indistinct (Ebbs/Gibbs?) but the word Bournemouth can be made out underneath suggesting that this sword was sold through a retailer - possibly for the Volunteer Artillery forces that manned the forts of the South coast that were formed from 1859. From the shape of the grip this sword probably dates from the mid Victorian period. br>
£275 + P&P

AAn 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.

£495 + 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.

£325 + P&P
  British 1908 pattern cavalry trooper's 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./span>

£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
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
AA rare Prussian naval cutlass from the 1840s or 50s, made by Samuel Hoppe of Solingen. These do not come around very often and this example is a good sound one - the hilt is all tight on the tang, much of the original black paint remains to the iron hilt, the scabbard with brass fittings is complete and it even has the red hilt washer. The blade has a mottled grey patina and has no notable pitting - it could be cleaned to a bright finish, but I have left the patina as-is. The 26 inch blade is in good condition overall and this is an impressively big cutlass.

£450 + P&P Reduced
  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!

£195 + P&P Reduced
  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.

£130 + P&P Reduced
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./span>

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