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Edged Weapons

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French Gladius Short Sword

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

Blade, length 48.5cm, total length 64cm, recasso 4.2cm
The French 1816-1831 sword was based on ancient sculptural depictions of the Roman Gladius, the standard sword of the Roman legionaries.
Brass hilt is firm to the blade, blade has some damage towords the tip. Scabbared with split to brass drag.


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1st Pattern French M1892 Bayonet

A scarce 1st pattern French M1892 bayonet with matching numbers for the 8mm Mannlicher Berthier artillery carbine.

This is a original 1st pattern M1892 bayonet with riveted horn grips, short muzzle ring, hooked quillon and has not been later modified as have many other early M1892 bayonets.

Both bayonet and scabbard have the same matching serial number '90317' and are in good original condition with just a couple of small dents to the scabbard.


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French M1831 Artilleryman's Short Sword

A French M1831 pattern brass handle dismounted artilleryman's 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 good condition.

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French M1892 1st pattern Berthier Bayonet

A scarce 1st pattern French M1892 bayonet with matching numbers for the 8mm Mannlicher Berthier artillery carbine.

This is a original 1st pattern M1892 bayonet with riveted horn grips, short muzzle ring, hooked quillon and has not been later modified as have many other early M1892 bayonets.

Both bayonet and scabbard have the same matching serial number '84076' and are in very good original condition.


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WW1 Prussian M1873 Artillery Sword

WW1 Prussian M73 artillery enlisted mans sword with original steel scabbard.

The 76.5cm curved blade with maker stamp of Alex Coppel.

The hilt is firm and the bakelite grips are undamaged, the blade spine is marked with a crown over W 15 indicating the date 1915.Blade with original bright finish and is generally clean with just odd patches of discoloration.

The original scabbard is dent free and fits the sword well.

All metal parts (hilt and scabbard) with brown patina.

Overall length 90cm

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Early 19th Century “Memento Mori” Stiletto Knife

An Early 19th century stiletto knife of the type used by assassins and gamblers with 3 ½ inch diamond cross section blade  with faint decoration of shield and banner trophies and the motto “Memento Mori” below a skull. Ebony grip with carved shell decoration top and. Steel ball ended crossguard.

6.6 inches overall

In good condition for its age.

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Norwegian Walrus Tusk Hunting Knife
A mid19th century Norwegian hunting knife with marine ivory (walrus tusk) handle, the blade inscribed 'Blikstad Trondhjem’
The 11.8cm blade is in good solid condition and the walrus Ivory handle is also good with no damage.
Length 24.5cm


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19th Century English Police Cutlass by Reeves & Co

A mid 19th century Police constabulary cutlass with 24 inch single edged slightly curved blade stamped to the spine “Reeves & Co”.  Sharpened back edge point. Large fuller. Brass D shape knuckle bow, downswept quillon and brass pommel. Shagreen covered ribbed grip.

 Hilt is good with no damage or loosens. Blade is straight and undamaged but has areas of pitting.  

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French M1892 1st pattern Bayonet

A scarce 1st pattern French M1892 bayonet with matching numbers for the 8mm Mannlicher Berthier artillery carbine.

This is a original 1st pattern M1892 bayonet with riveted horn grips, short muzzle ring, hooked quillon and has not been later modified as have many other early M1892 bayonets.

Both bayonet and scabbard have the same matching serial number '50085' and are in good original condition.

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French M1866 Chassepot Bayonet
An original matching numbers, model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet & scabbard

 The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade is in good clean condition and is 57.5cm (22 ¾”) length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade has small inspection marks. The cross guard is numbered ‘J 13988’. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Arsenal ‘St. Etienne’ and dated ‘February 1869' in French. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The scabbard is stamped with matching number J 13988.


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French 1st Pattern M1886 Lebel Bayonet with matching numbers Scabbard & leather Frog
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 matching numbers steel scabbard (no dents) and original brown leather frog.

All in very good totally original condition.

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French 1st Pattern M1892 Bayonet

A scarce 1st pattern French M1892 bayonet with matching serial numbered scabbard for the 8mm Mannlicher Berthier artillery carbine.

This is a original 1st pattern M1892 bayonet with riveted horn grips, short muzzle ring, hooked quillon and has not been later reworked as have many other early M1892 bayonets.

Both bayonet and scabbard are in good condition.


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M1874 French Gras Bayonet

French M1874 sword bayonet for use on 11 mm Gras rifle, spine marked "St. Etienne 1877". Blade length 52 cm, overall length 64 cm. 

Both the scabbard and bayonet are in good order. 

The scabbard is numbered “45892”, the blade with proofs marks, crossguard is stamped “58952” and further proof marks.

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British 1853 Socket Bayonet

An original British P1853 socket bayonet for the Enfield Pattern 1853 Rifle-Musket (also known as the Pattern 1853 Enfield, P53 Enfield, and Enfield Rifle-Musket), a British .577 caliber  muzzle-loading rifle that was also used by both the North and the South in the American Civil War.

The 17” blade is marked ‘B13’ below the Birmingham based manufacturer name of (although rubbed) SALTER & Co.

The overall length is 20.5" with a muzzle ring diameter of 20mm.

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French Gladius,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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British 1888  pattern Lee-Metford Bayonet & matching numbers Scabbard
An 1888 pattern MkI, 2nd Type Lee-Metford bayonet manufactured by Sanderson of Sheffield, date stamped 4/97 (April 1897).
Bayonet and scabbard have matching numbers with both the bayonet pommel and the scabbard throat stamped 463, blade is in excellent clean condition with clear markings and proof stamps, wood grips are undamaged, comes with original leather scabbard and canvas frog.

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French M1874 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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Norwegian Marine Ivory Hunting Knife

A rare 19th century Norwegian marine ivory hunting knife.

The handle and scabbard are carved from a walrus tusk with the top of the handle worked in the form of a walrus head. Silver mounts are hallmarked M H for Marius Hammer and stamped 830. With 3.6” steel blade, overall length is 10”

In very good solid condition with just a few ages related hairline cracks.



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19th Century French Briquet Sword

A very good example of a French 1816 pattern infantry / artillery briquet dated 1837.

With heavy ribbed brass hilt stamped V1837, 23.5” (60cm) blade, 29” (74cm) overall and maker marked "Berncastell Aine & Co" to the ricasso.

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