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  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £36950
Click and use the code 23375 to search for this item on the dealer website Most Incredible and Finest Quality King George IIIrd Napoleonic Wars Scottish Presentation Sword, Presented In The Months Following the Battle of Trafalgar, by The New &#acute;Battle Company&#acute; of the Midlothian Regiment
  • Nation : Chinese
  • Local Price : £34995
Click and use the code 24846 to search for this item on the dealer website Was This Once The 2500 Year Old Sword of an Ancient Chinese King of Yue?. One Of the Nine Kings of Yue. It Was Once So similar To The Sword of Goujian, King of Yue, As to Be Remarkable
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : 39,000.00 USD
FINE AND RARE GERMAN HAND AND A HALF SWORD C.1620. This magnificent sword was surely made to order for a wealthy and probably titled owner. It is a hand-and-a-half broadsword made for use in one hand or two, depending on the situation. It is related to a group of swords dating to the early 17th century, mainly decorated with animal head pommels and quillon terminals. The use of human heads is less well-known, but several examples exist. A notable example, evidently related to and possibly by the same artisan is in the collection of the Historsche Museum, Dresden, #VI/341. Features distinctive to both examples are the form of the ears and the wedge-shaped rolled collar. The base of the 32 3/4" double-edged blade is decorated with a scrolling tendril from which three flowers bloom, growing from a fruit. The reference is obviously to the cycle of birth and renewal, a popular theme offering hope in troubled times.
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : 35000.00 USD
Very Important C 1600 Saxon Rapier From The Army Of Peter Iii Of Russia!. PLEASE READ FRAMED DESCRIPTION OF THIS AMAZING RAPIER! This great, great rarity is said to have descended in German family since the 19th century. It was professionally cleaned and the grip re-wrapped in the late 20th century. Printed description along with several 8.5” x 11” color prints of Peter III accompany the rapier. Very serious inquiries only. Please state full name and location if you would like a response.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £24995
Click and use the code 23537 to search for this item on the dealer website Singularly Fine and Rare Museum Quality Original Viking Jarl&#acute;s Sword Around 1100 years Old. Only The Third we Have Seen These Past 20 Years In Such Fine Condition. A Truly Fine & Rare Historical Piece
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £22500
Click and use the code 24916 to search for this item on the dealer website Magnificent and Rare, Historical, Original, Ancient Sword of a Knights Templar, Bearing Three Knights Templar Armourer´s Stamps on Both Sides of The Very Wide & Substantially Powerful & Sharp Blade. Almost 1000 Years Old
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : 25000.00 USD
Ex Rare American Revolution Signed Horseman’s Saber, Ex Flayderman Coll.. Here is the rarest of the rare when it comes to American Revolutionary War horseman’s sabers! It is the only recorded example of a horseman’s sword attributed to Pennsylvania cutler Josiah Wood and struck deeply with his mark on the blade’s ricasso. Ex Norman Flayderman collection and pictured in the most important reference for American Rev War swords; “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution”, by George Neumann, plate 314s. Josiah Wood contracted with the Committee of Safety for production of pikes during the Revolution. He is recorded in “Arms Makers of Colonial America” by Whisker, page 205. The Wood saber is constructed in the usual Rev War era 4 slot guard pattern, but the side bars are not straight, they are diamond shaped and the entire hilt is profusely decorated all over with 100’s of tiny differing punches. It is highlighted by the beautiful, tall decorated pommel. The original, twist carved, walnut grip is completely intact (no damage or cracking) as is the original brass grip wire (now slightly loose from natural wood grip shrinkage). The plain, flat, curved blade measures 33” and is deeply struck at the ricasso with Josiah Wood’s mark. It is in untouched, uncleaned condition with a deep aged patina. Only some mild pitting near tip. Sword is in overall excellent original condition! Signed American Rev War sabers are extreme rarities. A James Potter, NY horseman’s saber now brings about $25,000. Our Josiah Wood saber is considerably rarer (and absolutely gorgeous) compared to the plain black, non decorated Potter sabers. When you take into consideration that there are an estimated 30 + surviving examples of the James Potter sabers and only one known example of the Josiah Wood saber there is no comparison! This is truly the rarest of the rare! For the most advanced American Revolutionary collection or museum. If you want the best of the best and the rarest of the rare, here it is! Serious inquires only. Please state full name and location if you would like a response. We are only asking 25K on this great, museum quality, signed American Revolutionary War horseman's saber. About the same as the going price of a common James Potter horseman's saber. Don't let this pass you by. He who hesitates is lost! Be sure to check out our other listings for more great swords, arms and armor! Our direct email address is: fineartlimited@yahoo.com
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18995
Click and use the code 22605 to search for this item on the dealer website Fabulous Museum Grade Sword 18th Century Silver and Enamel, Makara, Of The ´ Palace of the Nawab of Lucknow&#acute;, Damascus Bladed. Probably One of The Most Beautiful & Fine Indian Swords Available in World Collecting Market
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18750
Click and use the code 24770 to search for this item on the dealer website Beautiful Ancient Original Viking Broadsword, From The Era Of The Norsemen&#acute;s Raids in Northern France, Around 1150 Years Ago & Their Raids Upon England & Ireland Up To The 11th Century.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18500
Click and use the code 24917 to search for this item on the dealer website Battle of Agincourt, Henry Vth, Knightly Hand and a Half Sword, Also Known as a Bastard Sword, due to It Being A Transition Sword From A Single Handed To A Two Handed Sword
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £14,995.00
Over and Under Flintlock Pistols by Staudenmayer London, very fine cased pair. SN X3024. A Very Fine Cased Pair of Over and Under Flintlock Pistols by Staudenmayer London. &194;&160;11 &194;&188;&157; overall, 5 1/2&157; round over and under 32 bore sighted barrels with bead fore sight, engraved ´STAUDENMAYER, LONDON´, signed on the upper flat, engraved breech tang, platinum touch holes fitted with standing back sight. Flat stepped border and foliate engraved side locks, engraved ´STAUDENMAYER´,&194;&160; with push-on safety, swan necked &194;&160;throat hole cocks with waterproof ´V ´ shaped pans, engraved steel mounts including trigger guard decorated with a trophy of arms and figured walnut full stocks with chequered rounded butts, with swivel ramrod. Contained in their original mahogany case with brass lifting handle and two hooks, lined with green baize, with some accessories including copper and brass three way pistol flask, bullet mound, loading rod, oil bottle, pan brush and flint wallet with later label in case lid. Circa 1815.&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; Fine pistols in good condition.&194;&160; Samuel Henry&194;&160;Staudenmeyer former apprentice of John Manton. Gunmaker 35 Jermyn Street; 1799; 35 Cockspur Street 1802-1814; 32 Cockspur Street 1814-1825 Business continued up to 1834. Gunmaker to Prince of Wales & Duke of York. Noted maker of rifles and repeating airguns.&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; See Blackmore. H.L., A Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350- 1850, page 184.&194;&160; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £14,995.00
Transitional Flintlock Duelling Pistols by Jover, rare cased pair. SN 9108. A Rare Cased Pair of Transitional Flintlock Duelling Pistols by Jover. 15 1/2&157; overall, 10&157; Spanish 25 bore two-stage sighted barrels each turned at the girdle, octagonal breeches each stamped with maker’s mark on the top flat ’.B.N.’, gold lined touch holes, border engraved tangs each with back sight & decorated with flowering foliage, signed ´Jover´ flat bevelled locks each with stepped tail & small dog catch engaging with the back of the cock. Figured full stocks , pineapple chequered rounded butts, steel mounts comprising border engraved butt caps each with a flower head centred on the retaining screw, trigger guards each with acorn finial & decorated with a flower head on the border engraved bow, turned ramrod-pipes, adjustable set triggers and horn tipped ramrods. In their original Chippendale style fitted figured mahogany case lined with original coarse baize with accessories including re mottled leather powder flask, loading rod & scissor bullet mould, the exterior of the lid with brass carrying handle of Chippendale form.&194;&160; Circa 1770-2&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160;&194;&160; Very fine early duelling pistols by one of the finest makers, pistols in very good condition. I have never seen a duelling pistol with dog catch safeties before, one minor fore end repair and one set trigger, A/F. case with minor veneer repairs and ´S´ hooks removed. Corner box lids replaced.&194;&160; William Jover was in partnership with Nock, Jover and Green in 1775. He is recorded at 83 Long Acre, London in 1773, & at 337 Oxford Street between 1777 and 1784. He is known to have made multi-shot firearms many of which were supplied to Indian nobility Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : 19,000.00 USD
RARE SPANISH OR ITALIAN WHEEL POMMEL RAPIER C.1530. No single form or date can be given to the point at which the rapier evolved. However, accepting the common definition, this example comes very close to that point, retaining the principal attributes of the Gothic broadsword, straight cross guard and wheel pommel. Its simple counter guard is identical to one on an example in the Sir James Mann collection dated to the 1520s. Other examples with variations of the guard are dated earlier, however, they all evidently have cutting/thrusting blades. The heavy diamond section blade of this example marked VALENCIA (sic.) distinguishes it as among the very earliest swords made primarily for thrusting with in respect to then evolving sword technique. 35 3/4" length blade. Allowing for the commerce in weapons, the universal popularity of imported weapons and the blade inscription, it is reasonable to conclude that it was produced for the Spanish market and as such might be linked to the conquistadors. Of the few related examples, it appears that several are in excavated condition and nearly all in public collections.
  • Nation : Portuguese
  • Local Price : €17500
Fine mid Qing matchlock musket - With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type..
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £12950
Click and use the code 23150 to search for this item on the dealer website Most Rare, Original, Romanov Era, Russian Cossack Solid Silver Shashka & Matching Silver Cossack Whip With Concealed Dagger, ´The Imperial Russian Sword & Nagaika Awards of Gallantry´ The Russian Equivalent to the British Victoria Cross
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £12750
Click and use the code 23374 to search for this item on the dealer website Simply Fabulous ´Battle of Austerlitz´ & Napoleonic Wars Period, Early 19th Century Austrian Field Marshal Grade Officer´s Sword, Remarkably Similar To The Lloyds Patriotic Fund Swords Awarded to Napoleonic Wars Heroes
  • Nation : Indian
  • Local Price : €15000
Indian enamel and wootz dagger - With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India..
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : 15,800.00 USD
TWO HAND SWORD OF LANDSKNECHT TYPE. South German or Austrian, C.1580. Landsknechts, as the name implies were foot soldiers, and mercenaries skilled in hand-to-hand combat earning great recognition for their skill in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. In the second half of the 16th century, the Reformation polarized Europe with old territorial and political disputes resurfacing. Wars broke out throughout France and the Netherlands and the Landsknechts were employed to reinforce less-skilled local armies. The two-hand sword was used by soldiers of exceptional stature to cleave openings in infantry ranks which broke the formation initiating the melee in which individuals fought hand to hand, the specialty of the Landsknechts. This example ranks with the largest at 76 1/2" total length. The 56 5/8" flamberge (wavy) blade incorporates two-blade catcher side lugs. Many South German and Swiss town arsenals included two-hand swords in their stock. Notable examples are Graz and Zurich where those swords remain today. This example is further distinguished by its unparalleled age character. The blade and hilt have a soft brown surface patina testifying its age. The grip retains much of its original leather covering. The blade has some white paint spatter from being hung in a manor house or lodge where the ceilings were repainted from time to time to cover soot from candle lighting, an integral part of its history.
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £11995
Click and use the code 23519 to search for this item on the dealer website Museum Grade Koto Era Samurai Wakizashi Sword By Master Tadamitsu With Rare Gakumei, Circa 1440-1460 Mino Goto Koshirae, With Deep Red Ishime Lacquer Saya & Black Silk Binding
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : $14995.00
Fine and Unique Chiseled European Rapier, First Half 17th C. Featuring slender tapering 40″ blade of flattened hexagonal section with long flat ricasso stamped with crowned “S” bladesmith’s mark on each side, (indistinct on one side); short central fuller on each side with line engraved and dotted borders and incised with ‘I.O.H.A.N.I.’ and stamped anchor mark on both sides . Hilt of slender bars of reeded diamond-section retaining traces of punched and incised decoration and comprising down- curved quillon with large chiseled foliate terminal carrying an openwork oval pierced with symmetrical scrollwork on both sides within punched borders and with bud-shaped tip chiseled with foliage. Large obverse side-ring, tapering knuckle-guard screwed to the pommel, all chiseled en suite; obverse with down-bent shell-guard extending from the quillon block and pierced with engraved symmetrical scrollwork. Triangular quillon block engraved with devil face. Vertically-ribbed grip bound with twisted iron wire between Turk’s heads. Very good condition with some wear and light pitting commensurate with age. Overall length 46 5/8″. Provenance: Thomas Del Mar, Ltd. in association with Sotheby’s, Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria, 26 June 2007, lot 155, sold for 10,000 British Pounds plus premium (about $24,000 USD at the time). At a time of rapid inflation it is quite a bargain to obtain a rare work of art like this at considerably less than it sold for more than 15 years ago.
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : £11275
Click and use the code 23521 to search for this item on the dealer website Incredibly Rare And Superb 3rd to 2nd Century b.c. Falcata or Machaira Sword From the Invasion of Rome in the Punic Wars by The Great General Hannibal & Also The Exact Form of Sword allegedly Used by Alexander The Great
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £11275
Click and use the code 22938 to search for this item on the dealer website Museum Quality Original & Ancient, Crusades Period, King Edward Ist Medieval Knights Sword, 13th century. Used During The Time of Edward Longshanks, William Wallace and Robert The Bruce, Used By Both English & Scottish Knights During That Historic Era
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £11250
Click and use the code 23516 to search for this item on the dealer website Original, Imperial Roman Gladius, A Legionary´s Long Sword Early to Mid 1st Century Used until The 3rd century AD. Around 2000 Years Old
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £10925
Click and use the code 22937 to search for this item on the dealer website Fabulous, Original,13th century Knightly Sword of the Henry IIIrd and Simon de Montfort Period, the Battle of Lewes of the 1200´s
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : £10850
South German Or Swiss Hand And A Half Sword Circa 1560. A scarce and attractive “hand and a half” sword dating to the mid 16th century. A well made example, finely balanced in hand, well constructed and in good  condition. The distinctive hilt is similar to contemporary hilts of more common single handed swords known as “Saxon”, but most certainly made and used over a much wider region. Similar contemporary hand and a half examples of the same proportions are on display in the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Photographs of these swords in the Palace are enclosed at the end of the sequence of images of our sword posted below. These large swords were not just for two-handed use. They were designed to be used equally well with one hand by a trained user. In the 16th century these swords were probably not a rare site on European battlefields, carried by mercenaries and professional soldiers in armies fighting almost permanently during a time of shifting religious, political and social change. As fashions changed towards the beginning of the 17th century they went out of use and today are quite rare compared to the survival rates of two-handed swords which are of the “bearing sword” variety – large, well made, imposing and decorous, but designed mainly to be carried point up in civic procession rather than for use in combat. The hilt consists of a robust square section quillon block from which the broad arms of the cross guard are forged in flattened diamond section broadening towards the ends and terminating in shallow diamond profiles mounted with knops in the centre. A ring guard is forged from the block, and a smaller secondary ring guard sits beneath this attached to the base of two vertically aligned convex crescents of iron, which extend from the underside of the block either side of the ricasso. This structure is further strengthened on the reverse side by two crossed loops of rounded form which protrude from the block and attach to the base of the guard crescents below. A thumb ring is attached to the block above these loops. The pommel is of solid cone form with a slightly flared and narrow neck beneath. The waisted stepped grip is of wood covered with leather over a cord wrap. The broad blade is double edged with a ricasso extending some 5.5 inches (14 cm) from the hilt. A single broad central fuller extends down the centre of the blade 9.5 inches (24 cm) flanked by two shorter fullers of similar width which extend for the length of the ricasso. Beyond the central fuller the blade is of flattened lenticular section to its tip. Just beyond the end of the central fuller a stamped armourers mark is present both sides consisting of a face in a half moon facing to the left. This type of mark was often used by Solingen and Toledo trained smiths.  This mark particularly resembles the Toledo mark of Espadero del Rey. The blade is most likely of Northern Italian origin manufactured by a Toledo trained smith, working in an area under Spanish control, possibly Milan, from where Spanish blades could easily access the wider European sword making markets. It is also possible that the mark is of a Spanish trained smith that went on to work in one of the non-Spanish blade-making centres such as Solingen and that the sword was made in its entirety there. This sword form was not common in the Spanish armoury. Some European sword makers are known to have trained in Toledo, for example Heinrich Col who was a German from Solingen who worked in Toledo then in Germany (Cf. Seitz I, p. 344, and II, p. 268) indicating that movement of smiths between blade and sword making centres occurred. For more information on this mark see “European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks – A Handbook for Museums and Collectors”, Staffan Kinman, Norrkopings Tryckeri, 2015. Blade length 39 inches (99 cm). Length overall 47.5 inches (120.5 cm).
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9995
Click and use the code 21918 to search for this item on the dealer website Original, Incredibly Rare ´Damascus´ Presentation Sword, An Imperial German, Damascus Steel and Gold, Sword Presented by One of Germany&#acute;s Most Powerful and Influential Families in 1887
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : £9,995.00
General Officer&#acute;s Sword “ Sir Thomas Arbuthnot. General Officer&#acute;s Sword 1803 style hilt which has had the royal cypher replaced with the family crest of the Arbuthnot&#acute;s family. Lion head pommel with bone grip and gold bullion sword knot. The curved fat back blade with broad fuller and hatchet point. The blade is engraved with crown over GR and stands of arms the back edge engraved J J Runkel Solingen. Complete with black leather scabbard with matching mounts the leather looks to have been replaced however the sword is in excellent condition so maybe original. It is possible the sword belonged to either Sir Thomas Arbuthnot or Sir Robert Arbuthnot the former seems to be more likely. Reference: Blade Length: 32.25 inch Overall Length: 36.0 Inch
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9,995.00
Fine & Very Important Trafalgar Naval Presentation Sword. SN 9111. A Fine & Very Important Trafalgar Naval Presentation Sword. 38&157; overall, 30&157; curved blade with broad fuller, copper hilt retaining some gilding with lion’s head pommel, D-shaped knuckle guard & scrolling side guard enclosing a fouled anchor, wire bound ivory grip. Contained in its gilt&194;&160; brass mounted leather scabbard, the locket signed ´Tatham to His Majesty, No.37 Charing Cross Near The Admiralty´, & engraved with inscription on the outer face: "The gift of Jno. Thompson Esq. to his friend Lieut Colin Campbell Decemr 1804". Dated 1804.&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; Sword in good condition, plain steel blade, very fine hilt with some remaining gilt, small chip to ivory. Ex Bembridge Collection.&194;&160; Colin Campbell entered the Navy in 1799 as a First Class Volunteer on the Anson under Captain Philip Durham, latterly as a Midshipman. After serving on a number of ships he rejoined Durham on the Defiance as Master’s Mate in 1805, participating in the Battle of Trafalgar. He obtained his commission in January 1806 and served in the West Indies at the Reduction of Martinique and Guadeloupe in 1809-10. He was officially posted in 1815 and advanced to Flag rank in 1846. The inscription refers to him as a Lieutenant in December 1804, although he did not receive his commission until 1806. He probably was given the sword on his appointment as Master’s Mate, a rank which, at that time, was on a par with that of a Lieutenant. "A Naval Biographical Dictionary" by W O Byrne:&194;&160;Colin Campbell, born in 1787 at Woodhall, co. Lanark, is fourth son of Walter Campbell, Esq., of Shawfield and Woodhall, both in the same shire, and of the island of May, co. Argyle. This officer entered the Navy, 18 Aug. 1799, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the&194;&160;Anson&194;&160;44, Capt. Philip Chas. Durham, with whom he served, latterly as Midshipman, in the same ship, and in the&194;&160;Endymion&194;&160;40, on the Channel and Mediterranean stations, and off St. Helena and Lisbon, until April, 1802, and contributed to the capture of several privateers and other armed vessels. He then joined in succession the&194;&160;Donegal&194;&160;74, Capt. Rich. John Strachan, in the Channel,&194;&160;Glatton&194;&160;54, Capt. Jas. Collnett, whom he accompanied to New South Wales, and&194;&160;Defiance&194;&160;74, Capt. P. C. Durham, in which ship we find him, in 1805, participating, as Master´s Mate, in Sir Robt. Calder´s action and in the battle of Trafalgar. Having obtained his first commission 22 Jan. 1806, Mr. Campbell was next appointed, in the North Sea and West Indies, to the&194;&160;Phoebe&194;&160;36, Capt. Jas. Oswald, and to the&194;&160;Helder,&194;&160;Achates, and&194;&160;Neptune, the latter the flag-ship of Sir Alex. Cochrane. He was confirmed, 22 Sept. 1809, in the command of the&194;&160;Port d´Espagne&194;&160;sloop; and he subsequently served in the&194;&160;Curieux&194;&160;and&194;&160;Drake&194;&160;sloops, and for upwards of 12 months, as Acting-Captain, on the Mediterranean station, of the&194;&160;Freija&194;&160;36. He was officially posted 28 Feb. 1812, and advanced to Flag-rank 1 Oct. 1846. The Rear-Admiral, as we are given to understand, served at the reduction of Martinique and Guadeloupe in 1809-10. He married, in 1827, Harriet, daughter of Jas. Royds, Esq., of Mount Falinge, Lancashire, by whom he has issue four children, of whom the eldest son, Jas. Carter Campbell, is a Midshipman, R.N.&194;&160; "The Scottish Historical Review Vol.20" Jan 1923 pages 116-121: A letter from Colin Campbell to his father, after Trafalgar: "H.M. Ship Defiance, Spithead, Dec:&194;&160; 3rd&194;&160;1805 My Dearest Father, I take the first opportunity of a boat going ashore to write and inform you of our safe arrival at Spithead, and that I am alive and hearty after the glorious action of Trafalgar.&194;&160; I was very sorry that I had not the opportunity of writing to you from Gibraltar, but I did not join the &156;Defiance&157; there till the Frigate that went to England was underweigh.&194;&160; I hope, my dearest Sir, that you and all my dear friends at Woodhall [the family home, near Airdrie] are and have been quite well.&194;&160; I received that kind and affectionate letter that you were so kind as to write to me, the day before we sailed from Spithead and which gave me most sincere pleasure.&194;&160; I wrote a long letter to Ellie [Colin´s sister], to thank her for it, but which I never had the opportunity of sending.&194;&160; I will however send it now to convince her that it was not my fault neglecting to answer such an affectionate letter, and I now return you my kindest thanks for your share of it.&194;&160; I felt much gratified in knowing you approved of my letter.&194;&160; I shall not attempt to give you a description of the Action, as the letters from Admiral Collingwood give a much better account of it than I could.&194;&160; I shall therefore only mention what particularly happened to ourselves.&194;&160; We joined Lord Nelson, on the 6th&194;&160;October off Cadiz, and nothing particular happened until the 19th&194;&160;when some of the Frigates inshore made the signal that the enemy´s fleet were getting underweigh.&194;&160; The signal was instantly made to &156;chase&157;.&194;&160; We were then a long way off Cadiz and made all sail for it.&194;&160; We did not however expect they were coming out, as they had often before got underweigh only for a few hours.&194;&160; On the 20th&194;&160;the signal was made that the whole of their fleet had put to sea, and that night we spoke the &156;Pheobe&157; [Phoebe, frigate] (about 11 o´clock) who told us that the enemy´s fleet were within three miles of us, consisting of 33 sail of the line.&194;&160; We were standing right for them and tacked directly.&194;&160; At daylight we saw them in a line to leeward of us and the signal was made for a general chase.&194;&160; We immediately bore up and set studding sails on both sides below and aloft, but it being light winds we did not get near enough to bring them to an Action till after noon.&194;&160; About 12 Lord Nelson made the expressive signal &156;England expects every man to do his duty&157;, Captain Durham then turned the hands up and made a short, but very expressive speech to the ship´s company, which was answered by three cheers. Everything then being ready -- Matches lit-- guns double shotted with grape and rounds and decks clear "e;we piped to dinner, and had a good glass of grog.&194;&160; The &156;Royal Sover[e]ign&157; commenced the Action by running right through their line and bringing one of their Three Deckers to close action.&194;&160; We continued running down till half past one when we began firing, but not before a great many shot had been fired at us and cut our running gear to pieces. In ten minutes we got close alongside of the Prince de Esturia´s [Principe de Asturias], Spanish Three Decker, and hammered away upon her within pistol shot for three quarters of an hour when not being able to stand the&194;&160;little &156;Defiance&157;&194;&160;she bore up before the wind and ran to leeward when we got her stern to us we raked her hotly with plenty of grape and canister.&194;&160; The slaughter on board of her must have been very great. She ran to leeward and never reentered the action again.&194;&160; She only killed one man on board of us, the whole of her shot went through our rigging, and over our mastheads.&194;&160; They fired so high that they shot away our Main top-gallant truck, every one of our shot told upon her and made the splinters fly.&194;&160; While engaging her we had a Frenchman [the&194;&160;Aigle] playing away on our bow, so we ran alongside of her, and at 3.10 lashed ourselves to her, where we had it pretty hot, till finding we had silenced her guns.&194;&160; We boarded her and took possession of her Poop and Forecastle.&194;&160; One of our men ran to her masthead "e; hauled down the French pendant and hoisted an English Ensign and pendant, but her men still keeping up a heavy fire of musketry from her tops and lower deck, and every now and then firing some guns and throwing some stink pots into the ports which killed a number of our men, we recalled the boarders, hauled off within pistol shot, and turned to on her again, every shot of ours going through and through her.&194;&160; About 4 they called for quarter which we instantly gave, and sent a Lieutenant and 20 men to take possession of her.&194;&160; The slaughter on board of her was horrid, the decks were covered with dead and wounded.&194;&160; They never heave their dead overboard in time of action as we do.&194;&160; We had 18 men killed, amongst whom was our 2nd&194;&160;Lieutenant, Boatswain and one Midshipman.&194;&160; Captain Durham was slightly wounded in the leg by a splinter.&194;&160; Four of our Midshipmen were also wounded and 50 men.&194;&160; By 5 the Action was finished and nothing to be seen, but wrecks of masts and yards floating about, and some hundreds of dead bodies.&194;&160; About this time the &156;Achille&157; (French 74) took fire and after burning about 2 hours blew up with a terrible explosion.&194;&160; Many hundreds were in her at the time, many jumped overboard and were drowned.&194;&160; Four French ships´ (those which Sir Richard Stra[c]han has since taken) made all sail away at this time, none of our ships being in a condition to follow them.&194;&160; Our fore and main mast, bowsprit and all our topmasts were shot through in many places, and all our standing and running rigging cut to pieces.&194;&160; We were all night employed splicing the same.&194;&160; In the morning it came on to blow a gale of wind.&194;&160; The &156;Aigle&157; had drifted close into Cadiz; we stood in to take her in tow, and found she had lost all her masts during the night, we found it impossible to take her in tow it blew so hard, and we were obliged to leave her with Lieutenant Purchase [James&194;&160;Purches], a Masters Mate and 12 Seamen on board lying close on the shoals of Trafalgar, and we made all sail to windward.&194;&160; On the 23rd&194;&160;12 of the enemy´s fleet got underweigh and stood out, we expected they were going to give battle again, and formed the line, but they only came out a little way and retook the &156;St Anna&157;, she being close in we could not afford her any assistance.&194;&160; On the 25th&194;&160;we attempted to take the &156;Argonaut&157; (Spanish Prize) in tow, but there being a very heavy sea, we could not.&194;&160; I was then sent with Lieutenant [Henry] Hargrave, and two other Midshipmen and 20 men to bring her to an anchor, which we did after a good deal of difficulty, there being 600 Spaniards on board, and a good many of them drunk, also her decks full of wounded.&194;&160; It came on to blow a very heavy gale of wind that night and continued to blow harder and harder, till the night of the 26th, when it blew harder than I ever saw it.&194;&160; We did not expect she would ride the night out with us.&194;&160; The Spaniards were terribly frightened, and all turned to, to pray, she gained on us at the pumps fast and the sea broke clean over us.&194;&160; We hove all the Main deck guns overboard and let go the sheet anchor under foot in case the best bow anchor should part[;] about 12 at night the iron tiller broke in two and the rudder knocked about so much, we thought it would knock her stern post in, but about 3 in the morning it broke adrift altogether for which we were very glad.&194;&160; At daybreak we found that our best bow anchor had parted in the night, but the sheet anchor still held on. We found that all the other hulks had gone ashore in the night.&194;&160; We hoisted a signal of distress and fired several guns, but could not see the &156;Defiance&157; anywhere.&194;&160; The two boats we came on board in had both sunk astern on the 25th, on the 26th, the gale abated a little, and the &156;Donegal&157; and the &156;Leviathan&157; both sent their boats to our assistance.&194;&160; I and 12 men went on board the former, and the Lieutenant and the rest to the latter.&194;&160; I was pretty well off there as I fell in with an old shipmate.&194;&160; The Spaniards were all taken out and the ship soon after sank.&194;&160; I remained in the &156;Donegal&157; till the 2nd.&194;&160; She was of great use in getting the men out of the wrecks, and burning those they were likely to get off.&194;&160; While I was on board of her [,] Two French Frigates and a Brig came out to exchange prisoners, and brought out our Lieutenant and seamen who were taken in the &156;Aigle&157;.&194;&160; They had drifted ashore close to Cadiz when they lay two days on the rocks, the sea running so high they could not leave her.&194;&160; When the weather grew better the Spaniards sent boats to bring them on shore and plenty of mutton for the English Officers.&194;&160; Many of the Frenchmen were drowned who attempted to get on shore before the boats came.&194;&160; Our people were treated with the greatest kindness by the Spaniards, had rooms given them and the key to go out and in when they chose [;] they were quite sorry to come out in the Frigate as they had got Jack-Asses [i.e. donkeys] ready to go round Gibraltar on, and expected to have a famous cruise.&194;&160; I went in the &156;Pheobe&157; [sic] to join the &156;Defiance&157; who had gone round to Gibraltar with the &156;Temeraire&157; in tow.&194;&160; I was not a little glad when I again got on board, and shipped a clean shirt, a luxury I had not enjoyed for some time. We were at Gibraltar for a few days and then sailed for England.&194;&160; Captain Durham gave me an order to act as Lieutenant, and I did the duty most of the way home.&194;&160; I suppose we shall go into dock directly as our masts and bowsprits are badly wounded, Captain Durham left us yesterday in three weeks leave for London.&194;&160; We arrived too late for me to pass [i.e. for lieutenant] this month so I must wait till next.&194;&160; We have to-day landed 300 prisoners, and now my dearest Sir I think I have told you most of our adventures, which I am afraid you will find much difficulty in reading, but I hope you will excuse all blunders, as I can hardly stir for French Buffers in the Berth.&194;&160; I hope it will not be very long before I have the pleasure of seeing you; I long much to see the old land of &156;Cakes&157; again, and all my dearest friends there, I hope you will have the kindness just to write me a few lines, that I may know you are well, I am sure you must be tired reading, I will therefore conclude with my most affectionate love to all at Woodhall, and remain my dearest papa, your ever dutiful son Colin Campbell P.S. John McLellan is quite well and desires his best respects to you." This item is registered for the ´less than 10% by volume´ exemption to the Ivory Act 2018 &194;&160;(ref 7MTNS9SN) &194;&160;UK sale only - NOT FOR EXPORT. &194;&160; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £9995
Click and use the code 19377 to search for this item on the dealer website Superlative and Beautiful Koto Katana Circa 1500, A Museum Quality Ancient Sword, Sengoku Era, with Stunning Original, Edo Period, Soten School Mounts of Shakudo & Gold, &156;Koushi Seiyu Zu&157; Tsuba
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £9995
Click and use the code 23241 to search for this item on the dealer website Original 900 Year Old Templar Crusader Knights era &#acute;Sword of War&#acute;. A Broadsword With Brazil Nut Pommel. From the Period Immediately Following the Norman Conquest & As Used By the Templar Knights
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : $9995.00
German Two-handed Sword, Last Quarter 16th C. Impressive and heavy Landsknecht “Zweihander”of gigantic proportions. German and Swiss Landsknechts (mercenaries) of the 15th and 16th Centuries usually carried two swords. The smaller sword, the Katzbalger, was used primarily for one-on-one combat. The second sword, the huge Zweihander (two hander), was often used to attack pike squares, cutting the heads off the pikes to make them vulnerable to cavalry attack. Only the biggest and strongest soldiers carried these massive swords, which could cut a man in half with one blow. Soldiers who carried these were known as Doppelsoldner, or double soldier, because they received double pay for their strength and expertise. This example features iron hilt with original blackening. Quillons and large side rings formed of diamond-section bars; the quillons each with three scrolled finials. Fleur de lis on each side extending from the quillon block within the side rings (old collection tag attached). Spiral twisted wood grip with its original leather wrap (worn, dry, and flaking) and the remains of textile tassels at the top and bottom. Segmented conical pommel with rounded top and button finial. Iron parts chiseled with simple floral and geometric decoration. Double-edged 48″ blade of lens section with stamped maker's mark on each side and two large side lugs, showing lamination and widening at the point. The long flat ricasso with its original wood and leather covering (dry with losses).  Guard is loose due to shrinkage of the wood and leather over time. Overall length 64″. A large and impressive sword in untouched original condition.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9,950.00
Volunteer Baker Flintlock Rifle by I. Gill, fine. SN X2047. A Fine Volunteer Baker Flintlock Rifle by I. Gill. 46&157; overall, 30&157; 16 bore 7 groove twist barrel stamped with Tower private a& Ordnance proofs at breech, blade fore sight, block for bayonet on the underside of muzzle, leaf rear sights with one fixed and two hinged, the hinged leaves with V’s to top & sighting holes at a lower level, flat bevelled border line engraved lock with stepped tail signed ’I. GILL’ and Crown G.R. cypher to the centre, semi waterproof pan, roller to frizzen, ring neck cock, detented action, regulation brass mounted figured full walnut stock without slit for ram rod, with raised cheek rest, small brass patch box lid, the wrist escutcheon engraved ’T. W. W. V.’, sling swivels & iron ramrod. With a Percy Tenantry Powder flask, Percy Tenantry Powder Horn and turn screw with pan brush. Circa 1802, serial no. T.W.W.V.&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160;&194;&160; This is a superior example. Bore very good with seven grooves making one turn in 30in. (standard Baker 1/4 in 30in.). Made to use with a socket bayonet. Provenance: This rifle was produced for a volunteer rifle company by John Gill of Birmingham who took over the family business from his father Thomas Gill in mid-1801. A quantity of these Baker rifles were sold at Sotheby’s many years back and spread over a number of sales. There were two different grades, the superior grade such as this example had fast twist rifling, detented actions and superior sights. The standard grade had normal Baker rifling, standard sight and actions, all were marked "T. W. W" and a number. Apparently a quantity had been brought into Sotheby’s by a couple who had bought a large country house and found a rack of these rifles in one of the outhouses.&194;&160; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
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