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Edged Weapons 

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French Model 1866 “Chassepot” Yataghan Sword Bayonet

This is a matching numbers model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet & scabbard in excellent condition.

The 22 ¾” (57.5cm) blade is inscribed to the St. Etienne arsenal 1869.

Overall length 28” (71cm)

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1796 light Cavalry Troopers sword by Dawes

This is a very good 1796 pattern, British light cavalry trooper’s sword by Dawes,

Dawes is listed as a Birmingham sword cutler 1767 – 1835

The 33” blade is stamped with a crown over 4 military acceptance mark and is in very good condition, the hilt is also good with no loosens and is marked N.N.V, D11 to the guard.

The metal scabbard is also marked D11.   

37.5” overall length

Price £800

UK p&p £20

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WW1 British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword

This is a good quality WW1 British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword by Fenton Sheffield.

The 34 ½” blade is finely etched with Royal Artillery thunderbolts and badge, crown over GRV (cipher of King George the 5th) and ‘Fenton Brothers Ltd Sheffield Sword Cutlers to the War Office’.

 The three bar steel hilt is in good order and is also stamped Fenton Brothers Sheffield.

Comes with original brown leather field service scabbard.

All in very good condition

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French Navy 1886 Lebel Bayonet
A Rare French M1886 Naval Issue Lebel rifle bayonet, This is an excellent, French Navy Lebel bayonet with a white metal hilt, down swept quillion and round button catch. The round button press was altered in 1893 to a squarer shape; this is the first pattern before the button catch was altered.
The cruciform blade is 520mm (20 1/2"), working spring catch, anchor mark on the crosspiece block; it is complete with its original blued steel scabbard.
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French Model 1866 “Chassepott” Yataghan Sword Bayonet
This is a matching numbers model 1866 Chassepott sword bayonet & scabbard.
Blade and scabbard are in excellent condition with the scabbard still retaining a good proportion of the original nickel plate finish.Both bayonet and scabbard are stamped with the same matching serial number S67178.The 22 ¾” (57.5cm) blade spine is inscribed “Tulle Fevrier 1871” (which is the Tulle arsenal and manufacture date February 1871)
Overall length 28” (71cm)


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French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet

A French model 1874 Gras bayonet with matching numbered scabbard.
Both bayonet and scabbard are in excellent condition.
Manufactured at the Chatellerault armoury in 1879.
Blade length 20 ½” (52.5cm) over all length with scabbard 26” (66cm)

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Turkish 1816 Pattern Briquet / Sword
19th century Turkish Briquet with 23 ¼” (59.5cm) single edged slightly curved blade. One flat stamped with a small Ottoman Turkish, Cyrillic Acceptance mark. Brass one piece cast D shape knuckle guard, blackstrap and ribbed grip. Contained in its black leather scabbard with brass throat and chape. Scabbard with break to centre.
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British Pattern 1827 Volunteer Rifles Officer's Sword
The slightly curved 32 ½ “(83cm) blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt patinated but very sound. The fishskin grip in very good order, as are the twisted grip wire bindings, overall length 38 ½ “ (98cm)

Nice straight sword probably made by Robert Mole c1870.

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1821 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword

An 1821 pattern cavalry trooper’s sword by W Harvey c1830.

William Harvey was a Birmingham sword maker from 1816 up until he died in 1846. He had a contract to supply swords to the board of ordinance.

The 35 ½ “ slightly curved blade has a nice patina with light pitting, stamped with the B^O (Board of Ordinance) acceptance mark and W Harvey to the blade spine, the hilt is firm and the leather grips are in good condition with just a small patch missing to one side.

Overall length is 41 ½ “

This is a good straight and hard to find 1821 Cavalry Troopers fighting sword.

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George IV 1822 pattern British infantry officer's sword

A rare George IV 1822 pattern British infantry officer's sword, single edged 29” pipe back blade, etched with George IV cypher and  'Carter Lombard of London', fish skin grip, folding guard and metal mounted leather scabbard, total length 35 ½ “ part of scabbard missing.

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Victorian 1845 pattern British infantry officer's sword
A Victorian 1845 pattern British infantry officer's sword and scabbard, single edged blade marked 'Ball & Son Hanover Squ'r. London', fish skin grip and folding guard, with metal scabbard, length 99cm. the hilt is firm and the fish skin grips are in good condition there is a minor crack to pierced guard and a couple of large scratches to base of blade, general wear to include minor dings, scratches etc, straight blade with no major issues.
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British 1853/72 Socket Bayonet
Ordinance marked "WD" British 1853 socket bayonet, originally manufactured for the Enfield 1853 three band rifle musket and then later (1872) the socket re-bushed to 18mm for the Mk1 Martini Henry rifle.
17” (43.5cm) blade 21.5” (55cm) overall.
Very good condition.

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Lee Metford MK2 Bayonet
A 2nd Boer War period 1888 pattern MK2 Lee Metford bayonet manufactured by Enfield.
The left Ricasso Showing crown over “VR” for Queen Victoria, “1- 99” showing manufactured in January 1899. The right ricasso showing the Enfield broad arrow proof mark over "EFD" Enfield inspector's mark (crown over 34 over E) and "X" bending test mark The 12” (30.5cm) blade is in good condition with just some light pitting. The wood grips are good and secure. Overall length of 16 ¾” (42.5cm).
The bayonet comes with its original leather scabbard.

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British 1855 Lancaster Sword Bayonet and Scabbard
British Lancaster Sword Bayonet for the Royal Sappers and Miners Lancaster Carbine of 1855. In 1855 the Royal Sappers and Miners adopted their own .577 firearm and the model chosen was Charles Lancaster's highly efficient oval bore carbine. The bayonets continued in service after the withdrawal of the Lancaster's Carbine when the bayonet became the official side arm of the Army Hospital Corps (AHC), which became the Medical Service Corps (MSC) and evetually the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
This 1855 Lancaster bayonet has RAMC stamped on the pommel. The blade is a 24” pipeback and is marked at the ricasso with the makers name REEVES and W.D to the reveres, hilt incorporating hard leather grips secured by four rivets, brass cross guard and birds head pommel. The scabbard is leather with a brass mouthpiece and chape.
This rare and hard to find bayonet and scabbard are both in very good condition.
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French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet
A French model 1874 Gras bayonet with matching numbered scabbard.
Both bayonet and scabbard are in good condition.
Manufactured at the Chatellerault armoury in 1878.
Blade length 20 ½” (52.5cm) over all length with scabbard 26” (66cm)
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Matching Numbers Lee-Metford Bayonet and Scabbard
An 1888 pattern MKII Lee-Metford bayonet manufactured by Sanderson of Sheffield, date stamped 9/94 (September 1894) and V.R crown.
Bayonet and scabbard have matching numbers with both the bayonet pommel and the scabbard throat stamped 3686, blade is in good clean condition with clear markings and proof stamps, wood grips are undamaged, comes with original leather scabbard also in good condition.
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1888 MKII Lee-Metford Bayonet by Mole
An 1888 pattern MKII Lee-Metford bayonet stamped at the recasso with the makers name ‘Mole and the date 1/98 (January 1898).
Bayonet and scabbard have matching numbers with both the bayonet pommel and the scabbard throat stamped 163, blade is in very good clean condition with clear markings and proof stamps, wood grips are undamaged, comes with original leather scabbard also in very good condition.
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Victorian 1821 Artillery Officers Sword c1860

The 32” Blade etched to the regiment of the 4th East York Artillery, the officers name ‘E Sheardown’ and the maker/retailer ‘Hobson & Sons St Martin Lane London’.

Overall length 38”

Sword and scabbard are both in good solid clean condition.

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Charles Clements Army Officer’s Sword Stick/Baton c1900

A late 19th to early 20th century British army officer’s leather bound sword stick/baton by Charles Clements of London.

Charles Clements, (founded 1890), was a well known retailer & gentleman's outfitter of the time with several London outlets. At, 17 Billeter Street, EC3 address was utilized from 1908 but was out of business by the post WW1 slump, (~1920). Clements was also renowned for the WW1 Clements Fighting Knife.

The 24” (61cm) stick/baton is in very good condition with only a few slight marks to the leather, the 14” (35cm) blade showing some age related patina, fits securely in its scabbard and is acid etched with the name ‘Charles Clements’ and ‘London’.

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French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet
A French model 1874 Gras bayonet with matching numbered scabbard.
Both bayonet and scabbard are in very good condition.
Manufactured at the St Etienne armoury in 1876.
Blade length 20 ½” (52.5cm) overall length with scabbard 26” (66cm)
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French Model 1866 “Chassepot” Yataghan Sword Bayonet
This is a good, matching numbers model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet & scabbard.
Blade and scabbard are in very good condition with the scabbard still retaining a good proportion of the original blue finish. Both bayonet and scabbard are stamped with the same matching serial number 77018. The 22 ¾” (57.5cm) blade spine is inscribed “Chat Fevrier 1868” which is the Chatellerault arsenal and manufacture year 1868
Overall length 28” (71cm)
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Lee Metford MK2 Bayonet 18th London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
A Regimentally marked 1888 pattern MK2 Lee Metford bayonet manufactured by Sanderson Sheffield. Pommel marked 18 LD for the 18th London regiment (London Irish Rifles). The left Ricasso Showing the V.R over crown and 93 for the year of manufacture (1893) and numerous proof and issue stamps. Right ricasso showing the British broad arrow over WD (War Department), inspector's mark (and "X" bending test mark.The 12” (30.5cm) blade is in excellent condition as are the wooden grips. Overall length of 16 ¾” (42.5cm).The bayonet comes with its original leather steel mounted scabbard. In overall very good condition.

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1895 British Army Officer's Sword
1895 pattern British army officer’s sword by E Thurkle Soho London.
The hilt has the crown and royal cypher of Queen Victoria. The shagreen grip is bound with copper twist wire. The blade is of standard pattern and features a number of etched motifs including royal cipher, scrolling foliage and maker details. Complete with original steel scabbard. Blade length is 33.5 inches (38.5 inches overall).
In overall very good condition.
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Lee Metford MKII Bayonet 1st Battalion Black Watch Royal Highlanders 
A Regimentally marked 1888 pattern MKII Lee Metford bayonet manufactured by Enfield.
Pommel marked 1.R.H for the 1st battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
The left Ricasso Showing the V.R over crown and 2, 01 for the manufacture date February 1901.The right Ricasso shows the British broad arrow over EFD, inspector's mark (and "X" bending test mark.The 12” (30.5cm) blade is in excellent condition as are the wooden grips. Overall length of 16 ¾” (42.5cm).The bayonet comes with its original leather steel mounted scabbard. In overall very good condition.
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1897 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword
A George V 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword, the 83cm single edge fullered steel blade faintly etched, the nickel plated steel hilt pierced and engraved with Royal cypher, wire bound fish skin grip and nickel plated steel two ring scabbard.
Maker name is faint but appears to be Armfield’s ltd Birmingham
Note: Edward Armfield & co ltd was listed as a sword cutler’s at St. Pauls square Birmingham from 1911-1940
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British 1821/1822 Light Cavalry Officer Sword

An early Victorian British light cavalry officer’s sword and scabbard. The high quality 35 ¼ “ (89.5cm) pipe backed blade with spear point  etched with various motifs including among others a mounted cavalryman and V.R cipher. Steel three bar hilt with shagreen grip and pronounced stepped pommel. Inscription on blade, although rubbed and very difficult to make out, reads: "Presentado al serrian capitan J E Holland por sus compari??os de armas - Buprios ayres agosto 15 de 1890"

In all round very good condition, straight blade with clear etching, some small loss of shagreen to top of grip a few small dents to scabbard.

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French Model 1886/15 Lebel Bayonet

This is a nice 3rd Pattern Lebel Epee bayonet with a brass hilt, modified catch and no quillon, it has a 52cm cruciform blade with the standard detachable hilt which may be detached by unscrewing the small nut set into the top of the pommel.

The base of the muzzle ring carries the serial number "45716". The scabbard is black steel and is dent free and undamaged.

Overall length is 64cm
A very good example in excellent condition.
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Lee Metford 1888 MKI Bayonet of The Black Watch Royal Highlanders 
A Regimentally marked 1888 pattern MKI 2nd type Lee Metford bayonet manufactured by Wilkinson.
Pommel marked R.H for the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 

The left Ricasso Showing the V.R over crown and 12, 93 for the manufacture date December 1893.The right Ricasso shows the British broad arrow over W.D, inspector's mark (and "X" bending test mark. The 12 inch (30.5cm) blade has some pitting but is straight and un-sharpened with clear markings. Overall length of 16 ¾” (42.5cm).The bayonet comes with its original leather steel mounted scabbard.

 In overall fair condition.


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French 1st Pattern M1886 Lebel Bayonet
This is a very good, 1st pattern French M1886 Lebel rifle bayonet with white metal hilt, down swept quillion and round button catch. The round button press was altered in 1893 to a squarer shape; this is the first pattern before the button catch was altered.
The cruciform blade is 520mm (20 1/2"), working spring catch; it is complete with its original blued steel scabbard which is free of dents.

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French 1874 Gras Bayonet

French model 1874  sword bayonet for the French 11 mm Gras rifle, spine marked "St. Etienne 1876".

Blade length 20.5” ( 52 cm), overall length with scabbard 26” (66cm)

Both the scabbard and bayonet are in good condition. The scabbard is numbered “50319”, the blade with proofs marks - an M in an oval and crown above a castle in an oval. The crossguard is stamped “57025” with further proof marks - M in an oval, crown above a D in an oval.

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French 1831 Pattern Artillery Short Sword

A French 1831 pattern brass handle dismounted artillery mans short sword, marked Talabotts Paris with black leather brass mounted scabbard. 

Blade, length 49cm, total length 64cm
The French 1816-1831 sword was based on ancient sculptural depictions of the Roman gladius, the standard sword of the Roman legionaries.
Both sword and scabbard are in very good condition.
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1888 MKII Lee-Metford Bayonet

An 1888 pattern MKII Lee-Metford bayonet stamped at the recasso with a crown above V.R and the date 8/96 (August 1896) the opposite recasso stamped with the British broad arrow over W.D and the Enfield inspectors stamp.

Bayonet is in very good clean condition with clear markings and proof stamps, wood grips are undamaged, comes with original leather scabbard also in very good condition.

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WW1 British Army Officers Sword

1898 Pattern, WW1 British Officers Sword by Henry Wilkinson Pall mall London serial number 53755 that
dates the sword from 1914 to 1917 in original untouched uncleaned condition.

This sword will clean up very well if desired.

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Spanish American War Machete

Horn handle export machete by Fernando Esser who supplied both sides during the Spanish American war of 1898.

Total length 75cm blade 62.5cm

Comes with original scabbard.

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Royal Horse Artillery 1821 Sword

Royal Horse Artillery 1821 pattern sword with a 35 1/2” blade, stamped to the right ricasso A.R.H.A (A Battery Royal Horse Artillery) and maker stamped to the other ‘C Reeves’. C Reeves is most likely to be Charles Reeves of London who made swords from 1853 to 1863.

The hilt is tight and the grip retains all its leather and wire bindings, the scabbard is also in good condition.

This is a rare Crimean war period fighting sword with provenance to A Battery Royal Horse Artillery who served in the Crimea from 1855 until the end in 1856.

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