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  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4750
Click and use the code 21865 to search for this item on the dealer website Stunning, Historical, Napoleonic War&#acute;s Period, 1796 Pattern Officer´s Combat Sword of William A. Cuninghame, of the 95th
  • Nation : Chinese
  • Local Price : £4750
Click and use the code 24840 to search for this item on the dealer website Rare, Archaic Chinese Warrior´s Bronze Jian Sword, Engraved with Seal Script, Around 2,300 to 2,800 Years Old, From the Zhou Dynasty to the Qin Dynasty, Including the Period of the Great Military Doctrine ´The Art of War´ by General Sun-
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4700
Scottish Ribbon Hilted Broad Sword Dating to the Mid 17th Century. A Scottish West Highland Ribbon Hilt, sometimes called “Beaked Neb”, Basket Hilted Sword, dating to the middle to late periods of the 17th century. These swords are often associated with Scottish Highlanders in the Civil War, Covenanting and early Jacobite Rebellion periods in Scotland. The sword has a characteristic “Ribbon” hilt formed from wide flat iron bars forged together into the typical rounded profile. The front of the cross guard provides the focus for the convergence of the frontal guard bars into a pronounced beak which is a distinctive feature of this sword type and from whence it gets one of its titles. The upper terminals of the guard arms are forged into a crescent of iron which fits into a groove cut for most of the way around the slightly flattened globular pommel just below its middle. The pommel has an integrally raised button on top. The hilt retains its shape and although worn, russet and possessing a blackened aged patination, is whole, without breaks, repairs or losses. The sparse simple linear decoration usually found on ribbon hilts which delineates the panels, and adds interest to the bars, is visible in most parts. The hardwood grip is baluster shaped, of oblong cross section and spirally grooved now without any binding. The high quality double-edged blade is of gently tapering form and of flattened lenticular section. The blade is thickened into a pronounced ricasso at the hilt which has  a wide fuller alongside each blunt edge for the length of the ricasso (1.75 inches or 4.5 cm). The shoulders of the ricasso are accommodated and secured in a groove chiselled into the underside of the cross guard in the Scottish manner. A broad fuller runs from the end of the ricasso on each side for 7 inches (19 cm). Inside the fuller on one side is the feint mark in capital letters: “ANDREA FERARA” interspersed by dot patterns. The fuller on the other side shows evidence of the same device which is now illegible. Just beyond the end of the fuller on each side a clear running wolf bladesmiths’ mark is inscribed. This style of blade seems to be a relatively common type  encountered on ribbon hilts, which are recognised for the high quality of the blades they are mounted with. The steel blade is in fine condition having stood the tests of time more robustly than the iron bars of the hilt. This is not an unusual feature with ribbon hilts. A contract dating to 1578 shows the bladesmiths Zanandrea and Zandona of Ferrara, working in Belunno, Italy, sixty miles north of Venice, secured a lucrative supply arrangement to manufacture thousands of blades for London based merchants John Brown and Lancelot Rowlandson, over a period of years before the turn of the 17th century. It seems the blades were of superior quality, hence the variations of the name stamped onto blades intended for import into Britain for over a century and a half to come by German blademakers as a spurious “copy-cat” mark of quality. This particular mark became especially popular with Scots and is often encountered on Scottish basket hilted swords of the 17th and 18th centuries. It may have had talismanic significance with some Highlanders even though most were illiterate. The blade was most likely made in Solingen. The only so far known portrait depicting a Ribbon Hilt sword is that of Lord Mungo Murray by John Michael Wright, circa 1670, and he is shown in full Highland dress armed with a contemporary dag, dirk and long gun. His sword hilt is handsomely gilded. For a further reference work on ribbon hilt evolution see “British Basket-Hilted Swords” by Cyril Mazansky (Boydell Press 2005) pages 69 to 73. The overall length of the sword is 41.5 inches (105.5 cm) and the blade is 35.75 inches (91 cm).
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,650.00
British 1796 Light Cavalry Sword – Sir John Moore. British 1796 Light Cavalry Sword possibly belonging to Sir John Moore KB The sword is in very good condition and has at some point been refurbished please note small area of the fish skin covered grip is missing. The blade curved and pipe backed being double edged for the last 7 inches forming a spear point. The blade is acid etched with a presentation within a panel which reads WORN BY LIEUTENANT – GENERAL SIR JOHN MOORE K.B WHEN HE WAS SLAIN BY A CANNON BALL AT THE BATTLE OF CORUNNA ON THE 16TH OF JANUARY 1809 – Now there is no way to confirm the inscription although some research was untaken by the previous owner there is no concrete proof. Reference is made to an article written by Geoff Worrall for the Antique Arms & Militaria magazine in August 1981 in which he does detail a similar sword to Lt COLONEL WILLIAM TOMKINSON 1809 – 15 and indicating the sword may have been etched as a family trophy, copy of the article is included. It is complete with matching scabbard with 2 loose rings and age wear. Please note the sword is being sold with no guarantee that the inscription is original however regardless it is a very fine example of a 1796 light cavalry officer&#acute;s sword.
  • Nation : Chinese
  • Local Price : €5500
17th century Chinese saber guard - With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period..
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4500
English Silver Hilted Officer’s Sabre by John Carman (II) of London with hallmarks for 1754 / 1755.. This fine officer’s sabre was once part of the Lattimer Collection and is published in Daniel D Hartzler “Silver Mounted Swords – The Lattimer Family Collection”, 2000, Josten's Printing Company, fig 130, page 68. An old collection reference number is painted in white on the blade near the hilt. See also the same sabre illustrated in Daniel D Hartzler, American Silver-Hilted and Early Federal Swords According to Their Geographical Areas of Mounting, Volume II, 2015, in the section on “Imported Swords”, fig 625, page 690. The hilt and curved fullered blade are of British mid-18th century individual proto-military / regulation type. The hilt is formed from a base made as a convex  heart shaped dish with a strengthened brim from which the knuckle bow rises to a swollen hook terminal which fixes into the pommel front. The knucklebow is supported by a single scrolling secondary guard bar which protects the outside of the right hand of the user. The globose pommel has an integral button on top and a pronounced neck beneath. The baluster shaped grip is covered with a decorous binding consisting of different thicknesses of straight and roped silver wire. The grip has a cone-shaped ferrule at its base. The dish guard has a wristguard with a swollen downward facing terminal. The knucklebow is clearly stamped with London hallmarks and the stamp of John Carman. The curved blade has a short ricasso and a broad central fuller extending for most of the blade length with a narrower fuller underneath the spine of the blade for almost the same length. The John Carman that made this hilt was the second cutler and silversmith of that name working in London in the first half of the 18th century. His father was the first who died in 1741. John Carman (II) was born in 1721 / 2 and was indentured to his father for seven years from 1736. He was sworn free by servitude of the Cutlers’ Company in 1743 and registered his first maker’s mark at Goldsmith’s Hall in London in 1748. John Carman (II) was a successful businessman and sword maker. He rose through the ranks of the Cutlers’ Company to become Master for 1761-2. He died in 1764. The length of the blade is 31.25 inches (79.5 cm). The overall length is: 37.25 inches (94.5 cm). The hilt of this sabre is somewhat similar in structure to a more complex and decorous silver spadroon hilt by the same maker hallmarked for 1755 / 1756 which sold at Bruneau Auctions in their sale of April 9th, 2022 lot, 82 (hammer price $10,000).
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £4500.00
Proto Mortuary Sword, Circa 1600.. A Proto Mortuary Sword, Circa 1600. With tapering single edged blade, cut with a long fuller running along the back edge, double edged at the point, the sword is signed by the blade-smith within the fuller, ANDREA FERRAR, with fluted shell-guard decorated with primitively chiselled decoration of the Green Man, retaining original wire bound grip with Turks-heads. Of munition quality. A lovely example. Notes See page 226 of Stuart C. Mowbary (2013) British Military Swords, Volume One: 1600-1660. The Proto Mortuary Sword. for similar examples. This sword is similar to an example in the Gunnersbury Park Museum. Dimensions: Blade Length: Overall Length:
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £4500.00
Flintlock Duelling Pistol by Manton. New item, description to follow.
  • Nation : Portuguese
  • Local Price : £4,495.00
Pattern 1777 Land Service Flintlock Pistol made for the Portuguese Cavalry. SN R010. A pattern 1777 Land Service pistol 19&157; overall, 12&157; round pistol bore barrel with central proof marks with earlier flat Sea Service lock stamped Tower crown GR with Ordnance mark, ring neck cock, bridle-less pan, walnut full stock with Ordnance storekeeper´s and JR mark (for Portugal), long spurred butt cap, belt hook, Sea Service side plate, single ramrod pipe and ramrod (possibly original). Made up for Portuguese service. Circa 1780 Pistol in good condition, well patinated. &194;&160;Note: Great Britain supplied Portugal with ordnance pistols during and after the Napoleonic Wars. They were marked with the sovereigns cipher, either JR for Joao VI (1799-1826) or Maria I (1828-53). See page 66, British Military Pistols 1603-1888 by R.E. Brooker, Jr.&194;&160; Provenance Robert E Brooker Jr Collection author of British Military Pistols 1603-1888. Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,450.00
General Officers Sword Blue & Gilt 1803, very fine. SN 9055. A Very Fine 1803 Blue & Gilt General Officer´s Sword. 38&157; overall, 32&157; curved fullered blue & gilt blade with etched panels for its full length, on the right hand side from the tip: blue & gilt foliage with etched partitions, etched oval with foliage incorporating roses, shamrocks & thistles, below that deeply etched and engraved post 1801 Royal Coat of Arms above elaborate trophy of arms. The obverse with elaborate trophy of arms above an engraved tablet with Crown GR above an engraved standing figure of Britannia. The gilt brass hilt with Crown over ´GR´ on the knucklebow, leaf shaped stool, the lions head pommel with long haired mane, finely chequered ivory grip.&194;&160; In its gilt brass mounted black leather scabbard, with elaborate engraved fitting with pierced scrolling foliate edges, top mount engraved with lictor´s rods, a trophy of arms and laurel victor´s wreath, engraved frog stud, the middle mount with a band of lictor´s rods, the chape engraved with scrolling foliage and cornucopia surrounding a classical trophy of arms, the reverse with scrolling tendrils of bell flowers. &194;&160;Circa 1810&194;&160; A sword of the highest quality, unusually not signed by the maker or cutler. In fine condition, blueing faded a little on both sides, scabbard in very good condition.&194;&160;&194;&160; (This item is registered for the ´less than 10% by volume´ exemption to the Ivory Act 2018 and therefore we are legally allowed to sell it 2ESNK7L9&194;&160;) UK sale only - NOT FOR EXPORT.&194;&160; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £4450
Click and use the code 24184 to search for this item on the dealer website Beautiful Antique Edo Period Wakizashi Samurai Short Sword, With a Fabulous Quality Botanical Shakudo Gold and Silver Takebori Mounts & Tsuba
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4375
Click and use the code 20427 to search for this item on the dealer website Very Special Offer Sword of W.C. Cuninghame, Distinguished Hero of the 79th Foot in the Crimean War & Subsequently Elevated, Due to His Gallantry, to a Position WIthin the Queen&#acute;s Bodyguard of H.M Queen Victoria
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4350
English Civil War Period Mortuary Sword Circa 1640-1660. An English “Mortuary” hilted sword dating to the middle part of the 17th century and the English Civil War and Protectorate periods. The hilt is of typical form consisting of a broad saucer-shaped guard plate from which three main curved guard bars extend upwards ending with  flattened angled terminals screwed into the pommel. Two downward facing bars emanate from each side of the knuckle bow towards its middle and join the base of each side guard bar to add strength to the structure. On the opposite side of the side bars to the rear another curved bar emanates and joins the dish near its curled ribbed wrist guard which is fashioned from the rear of the plate. The guard plate is covered with chiselled decoration to the outside consisting of four panels one on either side of the blade, one above and one below. The panels contain the bust of a robed man wearing a long wig. Panels between these busts contain mythical sea creatures, or dragons, the meaning of which is unknown. The panels are enhanced by the depth of the chiselling and a lined border around the dish.  The guard bars and pommel are decorated with chiselled lines in a fern-like manner.  The pommel is globular in shape and has an integral button and a pronounced flared neck. The designs on the hilt are almost identical to those on a sword illustrated in Stuart C Mowbray’s “British Military Swords”, Mowbray Publishing, 2013, in the York Castle Museum Collection, on pages 222-223, in the section dedicated to Mortuary Swords pages 178 to 225. The similarities between the engraved patterns on the hilts of these swords indicates that sub-groups of common design existed within the overall broad “Mortuary” category which were the signature designs of individual makers and workshops, now unknown. The wooden grip is spirally wrapped with copper strip and twists of copper and has “Turk’s Heads” mounted top and bottom. It sits on an iron flanged plug mounted onto the inside of the guard plate from which two langets extend through the tang aperture to flank the blade either side for a short distance from the hilt. The single-edged blade has a pronounced fullered ricasso. A shallow fuller runs from the hilt underneath the spine of the blade almost to the tip. A second shallow fuller runs underneath this nearer the middle of the blade and terminates after  7 inches (18 cm). Blade Maker’s marks are applied each side of the blade in the form of convex facing crescents flanked by small stamps consisting of a crown above an inverted “V” shape which also appears once each side nearer to the hilt. The blade was probably made in Solingen in Germany. Huge numbers of blades were imported into Britain during the Civil War period to fulfill demand for swords on both Royalist and Parliamentarian sides.  The blade is 33.75 inches long (85.5 cm) and overall the sword measures 39.5 inches (100.5 cm) long. For a further discussion on Mortuary swords see Cyril Mazansky, British Basket Hilted Swords, Boydell Press 2005, Chapter 11, pages 233 to 280.
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : £4350
Click and use the code 23420 to search for this item on the dealer website Superb Original 11th Century Medieval Knightly Dagger, Made From a Re-Formed Knightly Sword,
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,250.00
Naval Flintlock Flare Gun by North, Rare. SN X3061. A Rare Naval Flintlock Flare Gun by North. 23&157; overall, 7 1/2&157; round brass 1 &194;&188;&157; bore barrel, engraved ´Royal Exchange London´ with London Proofs & Foreigners mark. Brass rounded 1755 pattern lock plate with Crown GR & inspector´s mark, ´E. North 1763´ on tail, stamped internally with Crown over ´2´ &194;&160;inspector´s mark and ´VII´ on lock edge, main spring & sear. Swan neck cock & brass pan. Walnut full stock with hand rail butt, with ordnance pattern brass mounts comprising brass trigger guard, butt plate & wrist escutcheon. Brass tipped ramrod. Dated 1763&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 rare, never seen another, Ordnance Pattern brass locks are extremely rare. Edward North II apprenticed to his father 1754, & free of Gunmakers Co 1761,Lt in HAC, maker to Hudson Bay Company. Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4250
British Basket Hilted Cavalry Sword Circa 1780. A very nice example of a horseman's basket hilted broad sword made for an Officer in a North British / Scottish Regiment of Dragoons in the mid second half of the 18th century. These swords were issued by the Board of Ordnance to British regiments mainly with Scottish associations and were manufactured in the traditional Scottish style. Swords of this military type were first issued towards the second quarter of the 18th century to officers and men and were used throughout the periods of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Britain's wars in Europe and the American Revolutionary War. They went out of use towards the end of the century when different regulation patterns started to appear. Subtle differences in the features of the hilt indicate that this sword is late in the production period and represents the last phase of its type. It is a rare survivor. 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 usual primary frontal guard plates has been replaced in this  hilt design with an oval ring in the “horseman” fashion. The hilt is decorated with patterns of incised lines and grooves more profusely than is usual and the oval ring is grooved in a gadrooned manner which is unique for this sword type. These embellishments indicate that the sword is an Officer’s weapon. 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 central to the pommel dome and of separate manufacture. Four grooves radiate from it flanked by narrow incised lines. The original spirally grooved grip is of hardwood and retains its shagreen cover, twisted wire binding and grooved iron ferrules top and bottom. The tapering double edged blade is of fine quality.  It has a short ricasso after which a triple fuller commences and extends to a distance 7.5 inches (19 cm) from the tip. The middle fuller is slightly longer than those on its flanks. The blade is 32 inches (81.25 cm) long and overall the sword is 38.25 inches (just over 97 cm) long. Overall the sword is in fine and original condition. The metal parts are very well preserved. The hilt maintains its original profile and is without damage or repairs. For further examples of this sword type, although much plainer and slightly earlier than ours, 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, and page 125 plate F17c for one in the late Anthony Darling Collection
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4250
Mid-18th Century British Dragoon Basket Hilted Sword. 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 to British regiments and were manufactured in the Scottish manner. They were first issued in the second quarter of the 18th century and were used during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Britain’s wars in Europe and the American Revolutionary War. The sword is a rare example of one that retains its remarkable full length blade of just over 40 inches (102 cm) designed mainly for striking downwards at opposing infantry soldiers with greater reach than the more usual blade lengths of the time could afford. Although many swords of this type are mounted with blades of shorter length, the majority of those that were originally made with this longest type were cut down. This is a rare survivor with its metal parts in extremely well preserved and undamaged condition as visible in the photographs. The fully formed basket is pierced with flanged 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 with an oval ring in “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 grip is of wood which retains its “Turk's Heads” top and bottom. It has lost its shagreen cover and wire binding. The robust single-edged blade has a thick spine and is double edged for the last 19.25 inches (48.5 cm) towards the point. It has a short ricasso and two fullers which commence 4.25 inches from the hilt. One wide broad fuller runs down the middle of the blade to the point and a second narrower fuller runs just underneath the spine to where the blade becomes double edged. Overall the sword is in fine and original 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 : British
  • Local Price : £4,250.00
English Heavy Cavalry Basket Hilted Broadsword. English Heavy Cavalry Basket Hilted Broadsword c 1740 Super basket formed from flattered bars with the large shield and plated with basic pierced heart design and oval ring to rear. Leather age ribbed grip with cone shaped pommel with lined decoration and engraved with a 24 over 2. The wide broadsword blade with three central fullers which are engraved with SOLINGEN to one side the reverse with ME FECIT spaced with crosses. Overall length 99cm the blade 85cm and 4cm in width and the hilt
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £4,250.00
Land Service Flintlock Heavy Dragoon Pistol, Pattern 1756/81. SN 9098. A Fine & Rare Pattern 1756/81 Land Service Flintlock Heavy Dragoon Pistol. 19 1/2" overall, 12" round steel carbine bore barrel with Kings proof & inspector´s stamp central at the breech, rounded double line engraved lock plate with GR cypher and Government ownership stamp and Tower across the tail, rounded swan neck cock. Figured full stock with apron around the barrel tang & stamped with inspector’s marks including those in the ramrod channel, Ordnance Storekeeper’s mark dated 1786 to the top right of the escutcheon, regulation brass mounts, brass tipped ramrod. Circa 1786&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; In good condition cock screw replaced minor splits to fore end. See De Witt Bailey, Ph.D.,&194;&160;Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783, 1997, pp. 62-63 and 84-85, pl.90 Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : $7,500.00 CAD
SPANISH CONQUISTADOR CUP HILT RAPIER. SPANISH CONQUISTADOR CUP HILT RAPIER: Circa 1650-1700. Long Flamberge blade 38”, 7/8” wide. “IN SOLINGEN” is engraved in each fuller, with an “S” at the end of each fuller. The “S” is another Solingen mark. The cup hilt is of particular interest as the design on the outward half of the cup is chiseled with an INCA / AZTEC influence. This design unquestionably has the sword connected to the New World (the Americas). The voided areas along the edge and upper portion of the guard are very nicely done. The entire hilt style is of a classic Spanish style and in exceptional condition. This is an extremely rare and important piece. $7,500.00
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3,995.00
Nock General Post Office Packet Boat Flintlock Pistol, very rare. SN 9119. A Very Rare Nock General Post Office Packet Boat Flintlock Pistol. 17&157; overall, 10" 16 bore round brass barrel engraved ´H. NOCK LONDON´ with London proof marks, flat border engraved Sea Service style lock plate stamped ´Nock´, ring necked flat cock, regulation style brass mounts, belt hook & butt cap stamped ’General Post Office´. With brass tipped ramrod.Circa 1795&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; Long Sea Service pattern pistol in very good condition, ramrod an old replacement. The General Post Office ran a small fleet of 16 armed Cutters or Packet Boats delivering mail to British outposts, Henry Nock and then Wilkinson had the contract to provide them with pistols. See British Ordnance Single Shot Pistols by Davies, Chisnall and Brooks. Chapter 7 page 3 ´Those Entrusted with Arms´ by Frederick Wilkinson, 2002. Appendix 4, pages 254-258 plus pages 125-126 for details of Nock contract.&194;&160; &194;&160;´The Falmouth Packets 1689-1851´ by Tony Pawlyn, 2003.&194;&160; &194;&160; ´The Falmouth Packets´ by David Mudd, 1978.&194;&160; &194;&160; When Henry Nock died in 1804, his contract to supply these Packet Ship pistols appears to have been taken over by his successor James Wilkinson with a few ´WILKINSON´ marked examples surviving of near identical pattern to Nock.&194;&160; Only a handful of these extremely rare packet ship pistols have survived. Considerably rarer than the Mail pistols made by Mortimer and Harding for land use. Appendix 4 in the book ´Those Entrusted with Arms´ by Frederick Wilkinson, lists just two of these Nock Packet Ship pistols (page 256) compared to 66 recorded surviving Mail Coach pistols. &194;&160;This is hardly surprising as there were approximately 120-140 Mail Coaches but just 16 packet ships (1808 list) operating out of Falmouth with many wartime losses of packet ships and crews.&194;&160; Research reveals just 5 surviving packet ship pistols by Henry Nock - the three recorded in the above books, one of which in museum condition was sold by West Street Antiques in 2011, plus one excellent condition example with a belt hook in a private collection in the USA, one (without a belt hook) owned by the Postal Museum and on loan to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. This pistol is a newly discovered example.&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; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3995
Click and use the code 24057 to search for this item on the dealer website Fabulous 18th Century Brass Blunderbuss Barrelled Flintlock Ship´s Captain´s Pistol, c 1760, Tower of London proved
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3995
Click and use the code 21608 to search for this item on the dealer website Spectacular & Beautiful ´Harvey´ British Dragoon Basket Hilted Sword, Culloden Period, With Large King George´s Crown & Cypher Engraved Blade Museum Grade Example
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3,950.00
Rare Royal Forrester´s Pattern 1760 Flintlock Light Dragoon Pistol. SN R007. A Rare Royal Forrester´s Pattern 1760 Flintlock Light Dragoon Pistol 16 1/2&157; overall, 9&157; round barrel with central proof marks, stepped flat lockplate with crown GR over stamped Mayor, border engraved cock, walnut full stock with long eared butt cap, escutcheon, brass trigger guard and large stepped side plate and ramrod pipe. Stock moulded around barrel tang. In sleepy patinated condition, cock a working life replacement, lacking ramrod.&194;&160; Circa 1760 Thomas Mayor Brass gun furniture maker to the Ordnance 1761-1767, succeeded by his widow Jane 1767-1795 &194;&160;Provenance Robert E Brooker Jr Collection author of British Military Pistols 1603-1888 Collection.No. 137. Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3950
Rare English “Mortuary” sword, dating to the middle part of the 17th century. A rare English “Mortuary” sword, dating to the middle to third quarter parts of the 17th century and the English Civil War, Commonwealth, Protectorate and Restoration periods. The sword is a rare hybrid type with hilt features common to both contemporary English Mortuary and Walloon swords. The hilt is of typical “Mortuary” form consisting of a broad saucer-shaped guard plate from which three main curved guard bars taper upwards ending with flattened angled terminals screwed into the pommel to secure the structure. The wide back edge of the plate is tightly scrolled downwards to create a wrist guard. The grip sits on top of a flanged plug inside the guard beneath which two short langets extend through the base to secure the blade at the ricasso on either side. Whilst of “Mortuary” type, the hilt differs from the usual form. The guard plate is chiselled on the outside with the outline of two clams, one on either side of the blade, which emulate the side guard plates of English contemporary “Walloon” swords. The insides of these areas are pierced with regular patterns of diamond, circle, and figure of eight shapes, similar to the piercings in the plates of Walloon swords. The oval panel to the front of the guard plate at the base of the knuckle bow is an extension of the plate which is also pierced in the “Walloon” manner. The guard bars are narrower but thicker than the usual flat bars of mortuary hilts. The two secondary guard bars which emit downwards from the knuckle bow either side terminate in pronounced curls which fall short of reaching the side guard bars to which they are usually fixed. Instead, the bars are joined together, and the bottom bar is joined to the plate below. The upper bar is extended to create a crescent which is fixed onto the side guard bar to secure the front and side structures. The middles of the side guard bars are swollen and bisected to create knops and whilst this feature is common, but not exclusive to English Walloon swords, it is not common on mortuary hilts. The curved rear secondary guard bars which extend downwards from the side bars to the plate near the wrist guard terminate in pronounced curls like the secondary bar terminals which emit from the front knuckle bow. The onion shaped pommel is smoothly multifaceted and has an integral button on top and a pronounced flared neck beneath with a collar. It sits on top of a baluster shaped grip with iron ferrules top and bottom bound with wire. The broad, plain, double-edged, tapering blade is imposing and of robust form. It has a short ricasso. The blade was probably made in one of the German blade making centres such as Solingen. Huge numbers of blades were imported into Britain during the Civil War period from Europe to fulfill demand for swords on both Royalist and Parliamentarian sides. Two swords described as mortuary swords, very similar in form to our sword, are illustrated in Cyril Mazansky’s “British Basket Hilted Swords”, Boydell Press 2005, on pages 245 and 246. One is in the Kienbusch Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Reference 1977-167-621, and the other sold through  Christies London, lot 54, 7th May 1981. Other Mortuaries with similar secondary guard arrangements are featured on pages 250 and 263. Contemporary English swords of definite Walloon type which display similar features are illustrated in Mazansky on pages 282, 283 and 284, mounted with typical teardrop wrist guards etc. Provenance: John Hardy Collection. Measurements: 34.5 inch blade (87.5 cm), 40.75 inches overall length (103.5 cm). The blade is just over 1.75 inches wide at the hilt 4.75 cm
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3,950.00
British Naval Officer’s Sword c1800. Excellent sword with gilt brass hilt with decorative extended beak pommel possibly inspired by the Egyptian campaign. The grip is bone bound with gilt wire, single edged curved blade with false damascus pattern. Complete with matching scabbard maker marked Johnstons London two loose rings and frog stud
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3950
Mid-18th Century British Dragoon Basket Hilted Sword. 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 to British regiments and were manufactured in the Scottish manner. They were first issued in the second quarter of the 18th century and were used during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Britain’s wars in Europe and the American Revolutionary War. The sword is a rare example of one that retains its remarkable full length blade of 38 inches (just over 96 cm) designed mainly for striking downwards at opposing infantry soldiers with greater reach than the more usual blade lengths of the time could afford. Although many swords of this type are mounted with blades of shorter length, the majority of those that were originally made with this longest type were cut down during the working lives of the swords. This is a rare survivor with its metal parts in extremely well preserved and undamaged condition as visible in the photographs. The fully formed basket is pierced with flanged 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 and has its shagreen cover but retains its wire binding. The robust single-edged blade has a thick spine and is double edged for the last 17.5 inches (44.25 cm) towards the point. It has a short ricasso and two fullers which commence 4.25 inches from the hilt. One wide broad fuller runs down the middle of the blade to the point and a second narrower fuller runs just underneath the spine to where the blade becomes double edged. Overall the sword is in fine and original 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 : Persian
  • Local Price : £3950
Click and use the code 23515 to search for this item on the dealer website Fabulous Bronze and Iron Archemeanid Empire Sword From the Time of the Greco-Persian Wars of Xerxes the Great Against the Spartans at Thermopylae.
  • Nation : ?
  • Local Price : £3950.00
Untouched Pair of Queen Anne Pistols. A Sleepy Pair of Flintlock Queen Anne Pistols by J. Hall of London, Circa 1720. With three-stage turn-off barrels, engraved with a spray of foliage at the breeches and stamped with London proofs and John Halls own barrel smith mark, ‘IH' finely engraved steel tangs and screws, border engraved locks signed beneath the pans, cocks and frizens decorated en suite, (traces of original finish to some parts) half stocked in walnut with raised mouldings around the tangs and locks, swelling towards the butts, with brass furniture comprising foliate side-plate, escutcheons and grotesque masks butt caps, foliate engraved trigger guards and brass fore-end caps. All engraving remains crisp and untouched, the pistols retain a pleasing patina throughout. Its hard to find such early pistols in this lovely untouched condition. Notes: The pistols are accompanied with what appears to be their original barrel key. Of usual form but with a brass insert to prevent scarring of the barrels. I have never seen a key like this before. HALL John Apprenticed to Godfrey Tailor, turned over to George Fisher, 1694; free of Gunmakers Co., 1702. Proof piece 1705. Elected Assistant, 1722; Master, 1726. Gunmaker, Budge Row, from 1725. Contractor to Ordnance, 1706-28; Royal Africa Co. (‘fuzzes, buccaneer guns') 1717-24; East India Co., 1726-40. Died 1740. Business continued by widow, Jane. Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA. Dimensions: Bore: 20 Bore Barrel Length: 7 Inches (17.78 cm) Overall Length: 12 Inches (30.48 cm)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3,950.00
British 18th Century Basket Hilted Dragoon Sword. British Basket Hilt Dragoon c 1760 heavy cavalry sword with 107cm blade 42 inches, large basket hilt with oval horseman’s ring set into the guard, fish skin grip with secured by silver wire. The large heavy fighting blade with small top fuller has been cleaned smooth some ticks to the edge and measures 4cm at the shoulder in width and is stamped with a maker mark H. Large decorative pommel with tang button overall a large horseman’s fighting sword, overall length 125cm blade 107cm for reference please see Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland by Richard Bezdek page 285
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £3,950.00
Georgian British Officers Blue and Gilt Sword. Georgian British Officer&#acute;s Blue and Gilt Sword possibly made for an officer serving in India. The shamshir style gilt hilt with super engraving and complete with chain guard. Single edged curved blade with blue and gilt incorporating trophies of arms and floral decoration plus additional decoration to represent Damascus steel covering three quarters of the blade length. It is complete with matching black leather scabbard with stunning mount the top one maker marked R Johnston late Bland and Foster London please see images. Overall length 89 cm the blade 74 cm
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : £3,850.00
2nd Scots Troop Horse Grenadier Guards Sword. 18th century 2nd Scots Troop Horse Grenadier Guards basket hilt of regulation form with wire bound fish skin grip, the hilt is engraved with 69 2 TP G G DS The full length blade with centre fuller maker marked S G Harvey and G R and crown overall length 114cm the blade 98cm
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