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  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £7500
Late 17th Century Scottish Basket Hilted Sword in the “Glasgow” Style. A late 17th century Scottish Basket Hilted sword. The hilt is of fine quality workmanship and mounted with a broad single edged blade.  The structural bars of the guard are of thick flattened rectangular section. These are decorated on the outside with broad filed longitudinal grooves along the middle with narrower incised lines on either side in what has become known to historians as the distinctive “Glasgow Style” of hilt decoration. The sword has a consistent dark russet patination across its parts. This style was developed by sword makers in Glasgow in the second half of the 17th century and flourished until the third quarter of the 18th century. The style was adopted by the most skilled smiths in other sword making centres in Scotland and was also copied by the British military for some of its own basket hilted swords made in the Scottish style in the mid-18th century. Filing and incising the bars in this manner was a time consuming and skilled task demanding many hours of work and reserved only for the best and most expensive hilts. The primary guard panels at the front of this sword are decorated with a pierced seven pointed star at the centre, surrounded by pierced triangles enhanced with circle shapes at the sides and circles in the corners. The narrower side guard panels and the knucklebow are pierced with similar shapes. The main guard panels are filed in “Glasgow” style at the sides. The side guards are filed the same across the top and bottom and the knucklebow across the base. These three secondary panels are enhanced with vertical lines. All five of the primary and secondary guard plates are fretted at the edges with cusps and merlons. The side panels have structural solid merlons mounted at the base with the flattened ends filed with cusps and pierced with flanged hearts. The forward loop guards are decorated in the “Glasgow” manner, and underneath, the cross bar is enhanced with a cut loop which surrounds the groove made to accommodate the blade into the hilt. The sloping rear quillon is decorated with a cross. The upper surface of the rear quillon has a piece of metal attached to the bar by two rivets. The rear quillon of early basket hilts like this one was not mounted with a scrolled wrist guard which is a later feature in basket hilt development. It seems that in the later working life of the sword an attempt was made to attach a wrist guard to the hilt which was only partially successful having been broken off at some point leaving the riveted stump behind. The basket has been intentionally forged to appear slightly asymmetrical when viewed from the front and back, with the basket appearing swollen more to the right compared to the left, indicating that the hilt was made for a right hand user. The swollen side of the hilt accommodates the fingers of the right hand whereas the opposite side needs only to accommodate the thumb which takes up less space inside the hilt. The dome shaped pommel has a ribbed button on top from which three sets of triple grooves radiate to the edge in the same “Glasgow” manner. The spaces between are cut with similar grooves in crescent shapes. The guard arm terminals tuck securely into a groove cut around the lower part of the pommel in the Scottish style. The associated grip is formed with a spirally grooved wooden core, is covered with shagreen, bound with flattened silver wire and is mounted on a thick leather liner. The tapering single edged blade is 31.75 inches long (81 cm) and just under 1.75 inches (just over 4.25 cm) wide at the ricasso which is 1.25 inches long (just over 3 cm) and has fullers on each side just inside from the edges. It was most likely made in Solingen in Germany. From the end of the ricasso a shallow central fuller extends for 8 inches (20 cm) flanked by narrower well defined grooves. The middle fuller on both sides is stamped with the blade smith’s mark of “ANDRIA FERARA” spaced by quatrefoils of dots. Beyond the end of the fullers on each side is an incised orb and cross mark which retains some of the original copper inlay on one side. It shows evidence of a lot of use and sharpening on the cutting edge. The blade was originally double edged and broader than it is now at around 2 inches (5 cm) wide at the hilt. It dates to the mid to late 17th century.  It was intentionally ground down all along one side during its working life to create a back edge by removing around half an inch of blade width at the ricasso and a proportionate amount down to the tip. The three fullers are now not running along the middle as would be usual with a broad sword blade of this type, but instead are nearer to the regressed back edge than the cutting edge as a result of the modification. The groove underneath the hilt designed to accommodate and secure the ricasso has vacant space at the back edge which previously would have been occupied by the blade width now shaved away. During the early 18th century “back sword”, or single edged, blades became increasingly common. They were less expensive to make than double edged blades and became fashionable for both clan, civilian and military markets in Scotland. The blade may have been slimmed to suit the new fashion. But it is  more likely  that the sword was damaged and refurbished at  some time which involved smoothing deep nicks out of the front of the blade, which absorbs most contact when in use, to create a back edge, then reversing the blade in the hilt. The altered blade gives a slightly unbalanced profile in that the blade front edge now appears to be positioned more forward towards the loop guards than is usual for the profile of a basket hilted sword mounted with an unaltered broad sword blade. There is a repair to the top of one of the guard bars at the pommel which may have been carried out at the same time. Swords with amended blades of this type, with similar profiles, are not unusual judging by the number that have survived. The famous portrait of Lord George Murray,  Prince’s Charles’s Lieutenant General in the Jacobite Army in the 1745 Rebellion, seems to show Murray armed with a sword mounted with a similarly altered blade, as can be seen by the position of the fullers relative to the cutting edge. See the photos below. The overall length of the sword is 37.5 inches (just over 95 cm). For swords with similar hilts see Cyril Mazansky, “British Basket-Hilted Swords”, Boydell Press, 2005, particularly some illustrated in pages 107 to 126.
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : £7500
Fine German Swept Hilt Rapier dating to circa 1600. A fine, imposing and attractive German Swept Hilt Rapier dating to circa 1600. The rapier is a nicely balanced and well forged weapon in original condition with a consistent smooth grey mottled patination all over having never been invasively cleaned. The hilt type is illustrated in many portraits of late 16th / early 17th century date located across Europe including England, Scandinavia and the German States. This indicates that the swept hilt rapier was very popular amongst the social elites in countries across the region at the time. The rapier retains its full length 46.5 inch (118 cm) imposing blade. The overall length is 52.5 inches (133.5 cm). The complex hilt is an elegant example of the armourers' craft formed with attractive flowing curved bars of rounded octagonal section.  The hilt is built around the strong quillon block which has short downwardly pointing langets which lie either side of the ricasso. Two straight quillons extend from the block, filed with decorative ribs at the join, and swell gently towards their terminals. To the front the knuckle bow curves upwards to the pommel and has a similarly swollen terminal. Beneath the block two outwardly curved symmetrical finger, or pas d' ane rings, extend downwards and terminate in square pads at the end of the ricasso. The outer guard consists of three ring guards and the inner guard of two circles joined by curved bars.  These features on each side are supported by subsidiary bars which converge on the pas d’ane ring terminal pads which are engraved with cross-hatching on the outside. The hilt is further strengthened by two upper side guard bars, which are forged onto the outer edges of the outer and inner guard assemblies, and curve upwards to join the bow just above half way. The multifaceted ovoid pommel has an integral waisted button on top and a  grooved flared neck beneath. The original spirally grooved wooden grip tapers slightly towards the pommel and is of oval cross section, laterally bound with thin twisted steel wire, which is further bound with contra-twisted wire ropes depressed into the grooves with the ends secured underneath “Turks Heads” mounted top and bottom woven from  steel rope. The gently tapering blade is of fine quality. It is of stiff section intended primarily for thrusting and secondly for cutting. The thickened ricasso has a deep central groove extending from the hilt to the pas d'ane ring terminals on each side. Beyond these the blade broadens with a short external extension of the ricasso, after which a deep central fuller extends along each side for 17.5 inches (44.5 cm).  The fullers are stamped with indistinct bladesmith’s identity  letters and marks inside. Beyond the fuller terminals a mark resembling an anchor is stamped on each side after which the blade is of flattened diamond section to its tip. A small patch of minor old pitting is present on one of the secondary guard bars attached to the knucklebow as can be seen in the images. Otherwise the rapier is in fine condition. For more information regarding other examples and locations of rapiers, and depictions of rapiers, of this type, see A.V.B. Norman, “The Rapier and Small-Sword 1460-1820”, Arms & Armour Press, 1980, pp. 120 to 140.
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £7450
Click and use the code 25316 to search for this item on the dealer website Stunning Edo Period Chisa Katana, Art Sword With A Most Beautiful Original Edo Saya Decor of Gold Nishiji Lacquer Flowers Over An Abilone Shell Infused Black Urushi Lacquer Ground. The Blade With Suguha Hamon And Wonderful Hada Grain.
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £7450
Click and use the code 23673 to search for this item on the dealer website Ancient Koto Period Samurai Sword, Almost 600 Years old, From The Sengoku Jidai. A Handachi Mounted Katana, With Beautiful Deep Red Ishime Urushi Lacquer Saya, & Hammered Silver Onlaid Mounts
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £7450
Click and use the code 25351 to search for this item on the dealer website Very Beautiful & Incredibly Elegant Koto Katana Art Sword Circa 1500, With Very Fine All Original Edo Koshirae, of Finely Decorated Shakudo, Combined With Exceptional Urushi Lacquer Work.
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £7450
Click and use the code 24472 to search for this item on the dealer website Superb 15th Century, Ancient, Signed Samurai Sword, From the Famous Sukesada Line of Early Samurai Sword Smiths
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £7450
Click and use the code 24723 to search for this item on the dealer website Beautiful Ancient Samurai Long Sword, A Koto Period Katana Around 500 Years Old Sengoku Period With All Original Edo Period Mounts & Fittings
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £7350
Click and use the code 24093 to search for this item on the dealer website Beautiful, Inscribed, Elizabethan Tudor & Renaissance Nobleman&#acute;s Rapier 16th Century, Circa 1570
  • Nation : Dutch
  • Local Price : £7250
Click and use the code 19598 to search for this item on the dealer website Amazing Samurai Sword Katana. Signed, Hizen kuni Dewa no kami Yukihiro Circa 1670 Made For the Nabeshima Clan
  • Nation : Italian
  • Local Price : $6995.00
Silver Inlaid Italian Wheellock Pistol, ca. 1630. Uniquely Italian style with a nearly straight stock, this compact belt pistol features flat lockplate with external wheel and sliding pan cover; the cock chiseled to appear like it is protruding from the mouth of a sea monster. Tapering 6 1/8″ octagonal-to-round barrel of 9mm caliber with cannon muzzle, deeply stamped on the breech with a tombstone-shaped mark featuring a man holding a staff weapon. Walnut full stock with nearly straight grip expanding toward the steel-banded octagonal butt. Stock inlaid with silver tacks and wire in scroll pattern on reverse side and butt end. Wood ramrod with turned steel button tip. Steel mounts including pierced trigger guard with serpentine tang, belt hook with matching pierced decoration, fore-end cap and barrel band. Metal cleaned with some pitting, primarily on the lockplate and around the touch hole. Overall length 11 3/4″. Similar examples featured in “Le Armi da Fuoco Portatili Italiane”, figures 118 and 122.
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £6995
Click and use the code 25277 to search for this item on the dealer website Incredibly Rare French Naval, Sabre D´Officier De Marine Model Prairelle An XII 1804. Officer´s Sword, Most Likely Surrendered or Captured At Trafalgar in 1805. Possibly Even From the Redoutable or Bucentaure
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £6995
Click and use the code 25228 to search for this item on the dealer website Rare & Beautiful, Early 19th Century, Scottish Rams Horn Butt, All Steel, Highlander´s Flintlock Pistol Made by Macleod. In Super Condition, With All The Features As to Be Expected For a Fine, Original, Highland Officer´s Regimental Pistol
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : £6,950.00
Pair of flintlock Pistols by Winckhler – Munich c 1700. Three stage barrels octagonal then round with muzzle rings blued and rifled cal 13mm. Brass outlined master&#acute;s mark appears above each powder chamber in the form of a standing lion below W between the signature Hanns Winchhler. Curved locks the floral engraved domed lock plates with masks. Adjustable back triggers one spring tired lightly carved walnut stocks with dark horn fore-end caps plus open iron work decoration on the side plates complete with ramrods with horn tips overall length of each pistol 53.5cm. Hans Winckhler is known in Munich between 1680 and 1710. Early pair of pistols in beautiful condition.
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £6950.00
Superb Pair of Flintlock Pistols by Nicholson. A Superb Pair of Brass Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistols by Nicholson. With round swamped barrels, fitted with underslung bayonets and side-mounted ramrods with horn tips and worms, stamped at the breech with London proofs and Nicholsons own barrel smith mark, beautifully engraved box-lock actions decorated with stands of arms and foliage, signed to the left within ovals, NICHOLSON CORNHILL LONDON steel cocks decorated en suite, finely chequered walnut grips with unusual pierced escutcheons, with white metal grotesque mask, steel trigger guards decorated on the bow with foliage, incorporating bayonet release triggers. NICHOLSON William Free of Gunmakers Co. by redemption, 1780. Took Livery, 1788. Elected Assistant, 1790; Master 1793. Gunmaker, 17 Houndsditch, 1779-86; 45 Cornhill, 1786-94. Contractor to East India Co., 1779-94. Trade label advertised new-invented HOUSE GUNS, that, when fired in the Centre of the Room, will turn to the door and or windows, and fire, if attempted to be forced open in the night or any other time by Robbers. Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA. Dimensions: Bore: N/A Barrel Length: 24.5 cm (9.65 Inches) Overall Length: 38 cm (15 Inches)
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £6950.00
Superb Pair of Flintlock Duelling Pistols. A Superb Pair of Flintlock Duelling Pistols by Howe of Colchester. With heavy octagonal sighted barrels, with oval gold makers stamps inlet at the breech and gold touch holes, profusely engraved tangs, decorate with scrolling foliage and martial trophies, stepped border engraved locks, fitted with sliding safety catches and retaining much original colour, half-stocked in walnut cut with deep chequering at the grips, with vacant shield-shaped escutcheons, profusely engraved blued trigger guard with pineapple finials and turned ramrod pipes, the mounts retaining all of their original blue, original horn-tipped ramrods with worms. Notes: In superb original condition throughout, trigger guards retaining all of their original blue. Howe Dimensions: Bore: 16 Bore Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.86 cm) Overall Length: 14.5 Inches (36.83 cm)
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £6850.00
Cased Pair of Rigby Magazine Pistols. A Superb Pair of Cased 32 Bore Rigby Magazine Pistols. With etched twist octagonal sighted barrels each engraved ‘Dublin' on the top flat, pierced platinum plugs, sighted actions finely engraved with characteristic scrollwork on hatched ground and each with three bents, swelling butts with engraved hinged covers revealing cavities fro balls and caps, engraved trigger guards and stirrup ramrods, ramrod unscrew to reveal worms: in original blue velvet lined and fitted case with accessories in eluding unusual screw-top powder flask, bullet mould and oil bottle, etc, the lid with trade label. Notes: It appears the case was forcibly opened at some point in its past as there is a small repaired crack at the rear of the case and there are no locking teeth on the lid. RIGBY Dimensions: Bore: 32 Bore Barrel Length: 2.5 Inches (6.35 cm) Overall Length: 7 Inches (17.78 cm)
  • Nation : North European
  • Local Price : £6850
Fine North European Military Sword “Tessak” Dating To Circa 1600. A fine North European military sword dating to circa 1600. The hilt type conforms to the general group also known as “Sinclair Sables”, with which the ill-fated Scottish mercenary expedition to Norway was equipped in 1612. Surviving swords are mounted mainly with curved, and more infrequently with straight blades, as is this piece. This is a good example, in original condition, well balanced and practical whilst aesthetically pleasing to the eye. A sword with an identical hilt is illustrated in “The Price Guide To Antique Edged Weapons”, Leslie Southwick, Antique Collectors Club, 1982, page 139, fig 374. The imposing gently tapering blade is just over 37 inches (94 cm) long and is single edged for half of its length after which it becomes double edged to its tip. The blade is of thick stiff construction capable of being used both for cutting, thrusting through mail and teasing through the joints in plate armour. On one side the worn mark of a cross in raised relief inside a panel is stamped and corresponds with the mark of Wundes Theis a German maker recorded as working in Solingen in the 16th century. The well executed and complex hilt has a broad quillon span of 9.5 inches (24 cm). The quillons are well formed of octagonal section swelling towards the ends and terminating in delicate waisted bands and large globular terminals with the surfaces filed into a complex trellis in raised relief terminating in small knops. The quillons are vertically counter-curved with the front quillon turned upwards and the rear quillon faced downwards to form a wristguard. Guard plates are attached to the quillon block either side. A thumb loop is applied to one side and the knuckle bow turns upwards from the top of the front quillon to form a scrolled terminal at the pommel. The solid pommel is mushroom shaped with a flared waisted neck below. It is skilfully incised with a seven sided floret on top and surrounded with similar raised trellis patterns in raised relief to those seen on the quillon terminals. The wooden grip retains its original shagreen cover now blackened with age. This is an interesting and rare sword which holds a place in the evolution of complex hilt design in the late 16th century. Overall length 43.25 inches (110 cm).
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : 9,100.00 USD
SPANISH CUP HILT RAPIER C.1650. This fine rapier is distinguished by retaining a considerable original gold overlay. It gives us a glimpse of what most fine weapons would have looked like when they were being used. While most rapiers survive in the white, with bare iron surfaces, each had a surface treatment when produced. Many were blued or browned (russet) but a considerable proportion were gold or silver overlaid which served to protect the hilt as well as enhance them aesthetically. This example is of further interest as it represents the cup-hilt rapier in its most highly developed form, with long elegant thrusting blade and robust grip for the gloved fencer's hand. 44" length blade.
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : £6800
Click and use the code 24795 to search for this item on the dealer website Original & Rare Flintlock ´Chief´s Grade´ Hudson&#acute;s Bay Co. Trade Musket. The Identical Form of Parker Field Trade Musket Used By Chief Sitting Bull of The Little Big Horn
  • Nation : Indian
  • Local Price : £9¸000
Beautiful Antique Silver Indo-Persian Rulers Sword. Beautiful Antique Silver Indo-Persian Rulers Sword\"This is a long curved¸ early antique Mughal Blade and is very rare. It is almost last 17th and early 18th century old sword and belongs to North India (at that time). The Hilt of this sword is called kuftgari hilt and is Silver.
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : $8995.00
German Executioner’s Sword, ca. 1650. Iron hilt featuring tapering square-section quillons with faceted button terminals and rectangular quillon block. Faceted ovoid pommel with button; leather over cord grip wrap with brazed ferrules top and bottom. Heavy and broad 32 ½” blade of lens section with rounded point and deep fuller on each side running approximately a third of its length; finely etched with Lady Justica wielding a sword and scales on one side and Lady Prudentia on the other and the German text: “Wan Ich das Schwert thue aufheben wunsch Ich dem Sunder das Leben” one side and “Die herren steuren dein unheil Ich Exequiere Ihr Endis urtheil”. This means roughly “When I throw this sword I wish the sinner life” and “The men steer your evil. I execute the final judgement” The blade was professionally cleaned by conservators at the Tower of London. Overall length 42 ½”.
  • Nation : North European
  • Local Price : £6750
North European Sabre of “Sinclair Sable” Type Circa 1600. An imposing and robust North European sabre dating to circa 1600. The hilt type conforms to the general group known as “Sinclair Sables”, with which the ill-fated Scottish mercenary expedition to Norway was equipped in 1612. This is a well balanced and practical example. The sabre is featured in a paper by Hagen Seehase in DWJ (Deutschland Waffen-Journal), April 2021, pages 84 & 85. The imposing, heavy, stiff, curved blade is single edged, becoming double edged for the last quarter of its length, with a broad shallow fuller running underneath the spine from hilt to tip. Near the hilt on one side a rubbed  armourers mark is present inside an oblong panel, now indistinct. The hilt is constructed from a solid block from which two vertically counter curved quillons of rounded oval section extend to terminate in swollen spoon shaped terminals. A knuckle bow extends from the front quillon upper surface, the terminal of which is secured in an aperture in the lower part of the pommel front. The outside of the hilt is formed with a strong scallop shell shaped guard joined to the pommel in a similar manner to the knuckle bow, by a single bar  emerging from its top. Cut ridges radiate from the base of the shell guard where it joins the quillon block to accentuate the scallop appearance. An “S” shape bar of rounded section strengthens the structure by joining the shell with the knuckle bow. The inside of the guard is formed with an inner ring guard and thumb loop joined with the knuckle bow by two further scrolling round section bars above. The original leather covered grip swells to its top where it meets with the underside of the pommel and is mounted with a copper ferrule at its base. The oblong shaped pommel radiates filed lines of “scallop” form similar to the clam guard from its truncated pyramid shaped pommel button. The pommel is cut with double decorative lines around its edge. Beneath, the pommel base narrows to accommodate the oval shaped grip top. This is an interesting and rare sword which holds a place in the evolution of complex hilt design in the late 16th century. Blade 30.5 inches (80 cm) long and overall 37 inches (94 cm). Provenance: Sotheby’s  New York, 23rd November 1988, lot 501
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £6750
Click and use the code 23939 to search for this item on the dealer website Simply Stunning 15th Century Sengoku Period Wakizashi Samurai Short Sword Circa 1480 With Shobu Zukuri Form Blade
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : £6750
Click and use the code 25226 to search for this item on the dealer website Very Fine Antique Longsword, Likely German, 16th-17th Century Style, With Double Edged Graduating Diamond Shaped Blade, Bearing Armourers Mark, Crossguard With Single Oval Side Ring
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £6700
Scottish Basket Hilted Sword for a Horseman dating to circa 1720 to 1730. A Scottish basket hilted sword dating to circa 1725. The hilt is of traditional Scottish type forged from flattened iron bars and mounted with a Horseman’s oval ring which replaces one of the two frontal guard plates more usually seen mounted on traditional Scottish swords. This open ring became more common as the first half of the 18th century progressed. Swords with this feature could be used by foot soldiers as well as cavalry. The double edged blade is of exceptional quality from a German workshop. The sword is in fine and original condition and a good representation of the Scottish armourer’s craft during the period between the  failed Jacobite Rebellions of 1715/19 and 1745. The basket guard is made in the traditional Scottish manner. The guard arm tops are secured in a groove chiselled around the pommel just below its middle. The main front guard plate is pierced with circle and triangle shapes, incised with border lines and filed at its four edges with a merlon. The knucklebow and side guard plates are pierced in the same manner with vertical incised lines on each plate with lateral lines at the bottom. The oval guard is mounted on four separate bars of saltire shape. The rear quillon is cut with decorative lines underneath at the places where the rear and secondary rear guard bars are fixed and terminates in a wide downwardly scrolled wrist guard. Forward loop guard bars emanate downwards from the side bars and curve forwards to join the front quillon at the base of the knucklebow. The cross bar of the guard forming the front and rear quillons slopes markedly downwards from back to front in early style. The pommel is a flattened dome shape and mounted with a button of separate manufacture on top from which four sets of triple lines radiate to the pommel edge. The grip is made from a baluster shaped spirally grooved wooden core, covered with shagreen. The original wire binding is now missing. The hilt retains its original thick leather liner stitched into shape.   The broad blade is of exceptional quality as is often found on 17th and early 18th century Scottish basket hilted swords. It is 33.5 inches (85 cm) long and tapers gradually to its tip. A prominent ricasso of 2 inches (5 cm) length is incised with pairs of border lines on each side, and on one side with two indistinct blade makers stamps. Two deep and well formed fullers extend from the hilt on each side along the middle tapering gently in line with the blade to terminate 5.5 inches (14 cm) from the tip. Each fuller is stamped in capitals with “A N D R I A  F E R A R A” accompanied by double “X” marks at the middle and sides.  The blade was probably made in Solingen in modern day Germany. The name Andria Ferara seems to refer to a late 16th century Italian smith who forged a great reputation. For nearly two centuries afterwards the name was adopted by many German blade makers and stamped onto their blades in various guises as a mark of quality. Although mainly illiterate the name seems to have been significant with Scottish Highlanders given the frequency with which it occurs on surviving Scottish swords from the period.  The sword is in good condition. The blackened patchy patination is consistent all over. These blackened patches are best described as shallow blackened stains rather than rust.   
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : 8,900.00 USD
FINE AND RARE ENGLISH BROADSWORD C.1640. Of the so-called mortuary sword type. Iron hilt with semi-bowl guard. The forward edge rolled, with bars connecting to the pommel at the other three-quarter points, further enclosed by pairs of scrolling bars. The guard chiseled with characterful portraits of Charles at the three-quarter points alternating with portraits of Henrietta flanked by angel wings. A further matching portrait on the knuckle bow. The pommel was chiseled in a radial motif over a slightly depressed medial, stopped by a band at the transition and likely fire gilt in the depressions originally. The right side with a chiseled running fox or wolf mark about identical to that illustrated as 9c, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, which is found on a “Claymore, early 17th century." The mark here was originally inlaid in latten which it retains in one of the strokes. Original black leather over wood scabbard in fragile but substantially complete condition. An excellent example of one of the most desirable forms of 17th-century swords.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £6500
Mid 18th Century British Dragoon Basket Hilted Sword with a “G R” Cypher on the blade by HARVEY. An impressive example of a horseman's basket hilted back sword made for an Officer, or Trooper, of a North British / Scottish Regiment of Dragoons towards the middle and third quarter of the 18th century. These swords were issued by the Board of Ordnance and were manufactured in the Scottish manner. The type was first issued in the second quarter of the 18th century and used during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Britain's wars in Europe and the French Indian War in North America and the American Revolutionary War. The blade is of fine quality stamped “HARVEY” and incised with the royal Cypher of King George II or III. The sword is a rare survivor, well preserved and in undamaged condition, as is visible in the photographs. The fully formed basket is pierced with hearts and circles in the main front and side panel guards which are also finely fretted at the edges with chevrons and merlons. One of the more usual frontal guard plates has been replaced in the hilt design with an oval ring in the “horseman” fashion. The arms of the guard are forged onto a circle of iron into which the base of the bun shaped pommel sits. The pronounced button is integral with the pommel and not of separate manufacture. The original spirally fluted grip is of hardwood with a shagreen cover, and retains its twisted brass wire binding. The hilt retains its leather buff coloured liner. The imposing fine quality tapering blade is just under 36 inches long (just over 91 cm) and made by HARVEY of Birmingham, a noted contractor to the British Board of Ordnance at the time, and typical of this heavy blade type. The blade is intended mainly for striking downwards at opposing infantry soldiers and cavalry with great force and reach. The blade has a thick spine and is double edged for the last 13 inches (33 cm) towards the point after the fuller terminates and the back edge has been sharpened to the tip. It has a short ricasso from which three conjoined broad fullers extend along the blade for an inch from the hilt (2.5 cm). A broad fuller commences 5 inches (13 cm) from the blade and tapers to the tip.  From the same place a narrower deeper fuller runs underneath the spine on both sides until the blade becomes double edged. The space between the two sets of fullers is engraved on both sides with the “G R” Cypher with crown above, and “HARVEY” beneath. Although many swords of this type survive with blades of shorter length, the majority of these have been shortened during their working lives. This blade retains its original length. Overall the sword is in fine condition. For a further example of this sword type see Cyril Mazansky, British Basket-Hilted Swords, Boydell Press / Royal Armouries, 2005, plate F1e page 97, for a sword in the National Museums of Scotland, collection reference LA33.
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : £6250
Click and use the code 25317 to search for this item on the dealer website Stunning Directoire Period French Blue and Gilt &#acute;Award&#acute; & Imperial Garde Grade Sabre of a General or General Staff Officer, Probably By Boutet Director of Versailles. Napoleon´s Personal Sword Maker
  • Nation : Hungarian
  • Local Price : 7995.00 USD
Ex Rare Mid 18th Century Hungarian Horseman’s Saber With Pistol Grip!. Here is a great rarity in outstanding condition. This great, great massive Hungarian saber dates to circa 1750. It retains its original wood covered with leather scabbard add its pistol grip shaped iron grip with original fish skin covering! MASSIVE BUTCHER CLEAVER BLADE WITH LARGE RELIGIOUS ENGRAVINGS! See photos. Blade is just over 2” wide x 30” long. Blade retains much of its original luster with only some very small areas of pitting and darkening. Grip retains all original fish skin covering and iron mounted scabbard retains all original leather covering! MUSEUM QUALITY! (old description tag and hanging rope included) We bought this rare saber from a Belgium collection over 20 years ago and paid 12k for it at that time! Price is firm. Thanks for looking! Check out our other listings for more great antique blades! Our direct email address is: fineartlimited@yahoo.com
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : $5995.00
Type XI Knightly Sword, Probably Anglo-Saxon, 11th/12th C. Rare sword of Oakeshott Type XI, featuring straight 31 7/8″ double-edged blade with narrow central fuller extending from within the tang to about 3″ from the point. 8 1/8″ long rectangular-section cross guard of Oakeshott Style Ia. Oakeshott Type J circular disc pommel with flat central section, the edges hollowed to the thinner outside edge. Pommel with latten inlaid decoration of inverted triangle with horizontal lines and a “V” inside on one side, and three round dots arranged in a triangular pattern connected by thin latten lines on the other. The latten is of different metals, including alloys of copper, zinc, magnesium, and lead, giving several different colors to the inlaid decoration. Very good conserved excavated condition. This scarce sword is of the period and type carried by King Harold's warriors at the Battle of Hastings, and depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. Overall length 37 3/8″ (95 cm), weight 3 pounds 7.75 ounces (1.58 kg). Includes XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) metal analysis report.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £5,995.00
Fine Quality Pair of Flintlock Silver Mounted Holster Pistols. SN 9106. A &194;&160;Fine Quality Pair of Flintlock Silver Mounted Holster Pistols by Hutchinson of Dublin. 10 &194;&188;&157; overall, 6&157; octagonal 25 bore barrels, floral engraved tangs, Birmingham proof mark to l/h side, top engraved ´Hutchinson Dublin´. Underside stamped ´STUBBS´, bead fore sight, bead engraved band at breech, flat stepped border moulded lockplate, floral engraved on tail, signed ´Hutchinson´ below semi water proof pan, roller within tip of frizzen spring. Floral engraved swan necked cock, stamped on inside of lock ´W.H´ makers stamp. Walnut full stock, hallmarked [C.F] for Charles Freeth silver mounts comprising oval butt caps, escutcheon with crest over ´CJ´ , engraved side nail washers, trigger guard with acorn finial, ramrod & tail pipes, original Ivory tipped ramrods one with worm. Birmingham Hallmarked [P] & [O] for 1787-89&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; William Hutchinson 1770-1 Dame Street, 1771-74 with Francis Lord, his father-in-law, 1774-1784 40 Dame Street. 1785-1811 8 Dame Street Charles Freeth of Birmingham was an accomplished silversmith working from the end of the third quarter of the 18th&194;&160;century until the beginning of the 19th. He is best known for the exquisite silver mounts he produced for the most high profile London and Birmingham gunmakers in the early part of this period. See Directory of Early Irish Gunmakers by David Stroud page 182 A Directory of the Early Irish Gunmakers by David J.W. Stroud (New Title) | Ramrod Antiques This item is registered (ref Q6D235GV) for the ´less than 10% by volume´ exemption to the Ivory Act 2018 and therefore we are legally allowed to sell it. &194;&160;UK sale only - NOT FOR EXPORT.&194;&160; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Italian
  • Local Price : $5995.00
Italian Military Wheellock Pistol, First Half 17th C. Featuring unmarked two-stage 16″ octagonal-to-round smoothbore barrel of approximately .60 cal. (15mm). Flat lock plate with tulip-shaped finial; external wheel with decorative border, sliding pan cover, and slender turned baluster cock; the inside of lock plate stamped with maker's mark “DB” in an oval. This could be the mark of Diego Belloni, who Stockel lists in Gardone, Brescia, ca. 1620-1660. Fruitwood full stock with broad oval- shaped butt cap with fluted steel band and featuring an inlaid steel flower petal. Steel mounts including flower-shaped lock screw washers, trigger, trigger guard, and ramrod loop; original wood ramrod with steel tip and worm on opposite end. Metal smooth with very light salt-and-pepper pitting; the wood with scattered bruises from age and use and a beautiful rich patina. Overall length 22 1/2″.
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