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1939/1960 Parachute course sleeve patch. A woven parachute course badge on khaki worn on the lower sleeve. Denotes a completed parachute course but no service with a Airborne unit.
American 19th Century Bayonet. A most rare brass hilted sabre bayonet for the model 1873/76 Winchester rifle. There is no scabbard.The blade has a dark age patina overall but no pitting. The hilt has a very nice fish scale pattern. If you collect American bayonets this is one of those items that is missing from your collection.
An English Cavalry Troopers Sword. A 1882/1885/1890 pattern English Cavalry Troopers Sword.The blade retains a good deal of original polish and shows faint signs of a period sharpen. The leather grip is very good with no shrinkage. The steel hilt and steel scabbard are aged stained overall and the scabbard has some small pitting patches. The scabbard is stamped to the Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. Overall length is forty one inches.
An English Georgian Court Sword. A English Georgian court sword of small proportions. There is no scabbard.The copper wire bound hilt is very good. The colichemarde blade is age stained overall but is still attractive. Overall length is thirty two inches. This is a very nice and good looking sword. Perhaps made for a youth reaching manhood.
British 19th Century Bayonet. An 1856/58 English Yataghan Bayonet for the short rifle.The bayonet carries no markings at all on the blade or cross piece and is more than likely a Volunteer pattern. It has however matching numbers to the hilt and scabbard which is very rare for a bayonet of this age. The pommel is stamped--- No 1 over 1-- and the scabbard is stamped the same.The blade is excellent and retains a good amount of its original polish. The scabbard leather is good with all stitching tight and complete The steel fittings of the scabbard are a little age stained but have no pitting.The grips are good with only minute wear and no shrinkage.The pommel and cross piece have been cleaned over light pitting. Over all a very nice bayonet with the benefit of matching numbers.
British Cap Badge A blackened bronze cap badge of the Warwickshire Yeomanry.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A British world war one bi-metal cavalry cap badge of the 16th The Queens Lancers. The badge has a very dark brown age patina and will need a good clean.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A British world war one bi-metal cavalry cap badge of the 12th Lancers. The reverse has four blow holes.A very nice badge.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A scarce post 1953 brass cap badge of the 13th/18 Hussars. The badge still retains most of its original gilding. This cap badge only had a life of approximately three years. It was phased out and replaced in 1957. The slider is faintly stamped Gaunt London.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one white metal cavalry cap badge of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards. The slider is stamped Firmin London. The badge shows a little polishing wear to the crown.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one bi-metal cap badge of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. A very nice badge.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one brass cavalry arm badge of the 11th Hussars.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A scarce world war one economy brass cavalry cap badge of the 17th Lancers. A very nice badge.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A very nice British world war one brass cavalry cap badge of the 7th Dragoon Guards. The badge has a very dark brown age patina and will need a good clean
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A post 1953 white metal cavalry cap badge of the 5th Dragoon Guards. Small slider.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war two white metal cavalry cap badge of the 1st Kings Dragoon Guards. The slider is heavily stamped Firmin-London. Condition is excellent.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one bi-metal cap badge of the 1st Kings Dragoon Guards. The rear has two blow holes. A very nice badge.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A post 1953 bi-metal cap badge of the 16th The Queens Lancers.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A good world war one bi-metal cap badge of the 15th/19th Hussars.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one Cavalry white metal cap badge of the 9th Lancers. The badge is in excellent condition.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one brass cap badge of the 20th Hussars. I believe this badge began life as a collar badge and at sometime after it was converted to a cap badge. You can see the remains of where the loops were removed from and then a slider was added.This work is not at all amateurish and in my opinion was done in the badges working life by someone who knew what they were doing before this pattern badge became redundant in 1922.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. World war one white metal cavalry cap badge of the 17th Lancers. Very good condition.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A post 1953 white metal cavalry cap badge of the 9th Lancers. The slider is stamped J.R.Gaunt B'Ham.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one bi-metal cavalry cap badge of the 4th Queens Own Hussars.The slider is stamped J.R Gaunt London.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war two white metal cavalry cap badge of the 22nd Dragoons. Slider is stamped Firmin London. Condition is good.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one British cavalry bi-metal cap badge of the 7th Hussars. Good condition.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one brass cavalry cap badge of the Queens Bays. Good condition.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A British world war two white metal cavalry cap badge of the 5th Dragoon Guards. Condition is good.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A Geo V1 brass cap badge of the Royal Horse Guards.Fixings are by two brass straps that are normally found on officers service dress bronze cap badges. However, these straps have been bent back on themselves A very nice badge.
British Cavalry Cap Badge. A world war one bi-metal cavalry cap badge of the Royal Dragoon Guards.condition is good.
British Cavalry Sword. A late Victorian English 1821 pattern heavy cavalry officers sword. The blade is very clean with no stains or pitting and retains a good proportion of its original polish. The spine of the blade is stamped M5144 which will allow the sword to be researched through Wilkinsons records.The grip is good with all wire intact.The honey suckle hilt has some staining but nothing that detracts from the overall quality of this weapon. The steel scabbard is good with just small areas of age staining. A very nice sword that is in very good order.
British Cavalry/Yeomanry Cap Badge. A scarce pre 1908 bi-metal cap badge of the Queens Own Worcestershire Hussars.Cap badges from the Edwardian period are very scarce.
British Cavalry/Yeomanry Cap Badge. A post 1920 cavalry bi-metal cap badge of the 3rd The Kings Own Hussars. The badge is in excellent condition for its age.
British Cavalry/Yeomanry Cap Badge. A world war one bi-metal cavalry cap badge of the Royal Scots Greys. The slider is heavily stamped J.R.Gaunt. London. This is a very nice badge.
British Cavalry/Yeomanry Cap Badge. A rare Victorian white metal cap badge of the 4th Volunteer Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment.Condition is excellent.This is a very nice item.
British Cavalry/Yeomanry Cap Badge. A brass 1st pattern cap badge of the Kings Dragoon Guards. The badge has a very dark brown age patina due to it being on a board of badges that many years ago were consigned to a garden shed which have only just recently come to light.
British Glengarry Badge. A good and rare Glengarry badge of the Pre-Territorial era1874 to 1881. The large brass Glengarry is of the 106th Bombay Light Infantry.The badge is correct in all instances with the correct brass lugs and is guaranteed genuine backed up with my forty years of collecting militaria.
British Infantry Cap Badge An Edwardian pre 1908 bi-metal cap badge of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The brass of the badge is a little misshapen viewed from the back but this is only mentioned for accuracy.
British Infantry Cap Badge A pre 1908 bronze Edwardian cap badge of the Border Regiment. The reverse has a makers plaque of Firmin London fixed to the reverse of the crown. The badge has been polished.
British Infantry Cap Badge A officers silver cap badge of the Yorkshire Regiment the Green Howards worn 1950 / 1958. The badge still retains a percentage of its original gilt finish.
British Infantry Cap Badge A scarce brass Glengarry of the 2nd Warwickshire Regiment. Worn 1874/1881. The badge has the correct brass lugs and is guaranteed 100% genuine.
British Infantry Cap Badge A scarce white metal cap badge of the Border Regiment. It is missing its little brass tag that holds the regimental flash to the centre.
British Infantry Cap Badge A scarce brass Glengarry of the 61st of foot The South Gloucestershire Regiment.The badge has the correct brass lugs.and is guaranteed 100% genuine.
British Infantry Cap Badge A Victorian bi-metal cap badge of the East Surrey Regiment. This badge has straps instead of loops and they have been bent double. The badge could possibly be an officers pattern but this would be unusual in a bi-metal badge of Victorian times. None the less it is a nice and scarce cap badge.
British Military Cap Badge. A scarce pre 1908 bronze Edwardian cap badge of the Shrewsbury O.T.C.
British Military Cap Badge. A Victorian silver plated cap badge of the Engineer Volunteers. A good percentage of the silver plate has been polished off the front of the badge.
British Officers Helmet Plate. A post 1902 officers plate for the blue cloth Home Service Helmet of the Army Service Corps. Free post to the UK.
C.E.F Cap Badge A world war one bronze and brass cap badge of the C.E.F. condition is very good but has a dark age patina. The rear of the badge carries the makers plaque of Hicks and Co London
C.E.F. Cap Badge A metal C.E.F. cap badge of the 10th Canadians (Calgary Alberta.) The dark age patina makes it difficult to tell if it is brass or bronze it definitely is one or the other.
C.E.F. Cap Badge A brass C.E.F. cap badge of the 77th Battalion (Ottawa.) The rear of the badge is maker marked Tiptaft B'ham.
C.E.F. Cap Badge A good C.E.F. brass cap badge of the 3rd Battalion. (Toronto Regiment.) The reverse carries the makers plaque of J.R.Gaunt
C.E.F. Cap Badge A bronze C.E.F. cap badge of the 35th Battalion. The rear of the badge is maker stamped Tiptaft
C.E.F. Cap Badge A rare white metal C.E.F cap badge of the Royal Highlanders of Canada The Black Watch. (13th Battalion 1st Canadian Division.) This badge is rare in this medium.
C.E.F. Cap Badge A bronzed C.E.F. cap badge to the 43rd Battalion the Cameron Highlanders. Condition is excellent. The badge has a dark brown age patina.
C.E.F. Cap Badge A good bronzed cap badge of the 241 Battalion The Canadian Scottish Borderers. Maker marked to the rear Ellis Brothers. Toronto.
Canadian World War One Bayonet A Canadian world war one issue bayonet with an original unaltered blade. The blade is good with just some minor staining spots. The steel hilt fittings are also dark stained overall but there is no pitting.Scabbard leather is good with all stitching intact. Overall a very nice bayonet and becoming harder to find with an unmodified blade.
English 1796 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword. A late 18th century English Cavalry troopers sword of 1796 pattern. By repute the most common type of weapon used by English cavalry at Waterloo.The scabbard and hilt are age stained overall with some small areas of pitting. The blade has some staining and pitting but nothing too serious.The scabbard throat is loose and although the two throat holding screws are there, there are two more holes with screws missing.The hilt leather is good but shows some wear. This sword would never win a prize for condition and presentation but it is a good example of its type and very worthy of collection.The spine of the blade is stamped Osborne.
English 1796 pattern Senior N.C.Os Sword. An unusual English 1796 pattern sword of light proportions.The sword is sort of a half officers and half troopers.There is nothing about the sword that puts it definitely in either camp. The wooden grip has no covering but is good. The best part of this sword is its plain blade apart from a little staining near the hilt retains a good proportion of its original polish. The steel scabbard and steel hilt has been cleaned over light pitting leaving a peppering effect.All in all a very nice sword.
English 1796 Pattern Volunteer Officers Sword. A scarce English Volunteer ivory hilted Flank officers sword. The checkered ivory grip has some chips near the pommel but nothing too serious.The hilt is also a little loose but again nothing serious.The sharply curved blade is good and although there is no original bluing or polish left the devices etched on the blade still retain some gilding.The steel scabbard and brass hilt have a nice age patina overall. volunteer officers swords of this pattern used in the wars between France and England in the 1800s are getting harder to find. This sword is not perfect but it has not been messed with and will enhance any sword collection.
English 1822 Pattern Officers Sword. An English officers 1822 pattern sword with the cartouche in its brass hilt of William 1V. The plain pipe back slightly curved blade has no original polish left and does show some age staining but nothing too serious. The blade also shows evidence of a period sharpen. The scabbard is good with all stitching tight and intact the leather however, has some age crazing and a couple of small creases. The fish skin grip has a few minor nibbles out but is good with all wire tight and intact and the folding hinge works fine. Overall a very nice scarce William 1V sword.
English 1822 Pattern Officers Sword. This sword is an untouched sleeper it has never been messed with. It is the standard 1822 pattern with the later blade and the Victorian cipher in the brass hilt. The very slightly curved blade is very good with all the etching clearly visible. There is some staining but with careful cleaning the blade will be vastly improved. The scabbard Has some staining and light pitting patches but nothing too serious. A very nice untouched sword.
English 1827 Pattern Naval Sword A most rare English 1827 pattern naval sword with the pipe back quill pointed blade.The grip and hilt are very good with all grip wire being tight and complete. The slightly curved heavy pipe backed quill pointed blade has some age staining and pitting patches but nothing too serious.The devices etched on the blade are visible but quite faint. The scabbard is complete with all stitching tight but the leather is age crazed overall and has lost all its stiffness. It is quite floppy and care must be taken when removing the sword that the scabbard is not put under any strain. This type of naval sword with the heavy pre Wilkinson blade does not often come onto the market and when it does it is offered at a premium.
English 19th Century Percussion Pistol. A n English percussion pistol made for export to the colonies most likely India.Condition is very good with a nice strong action on both cocks.The barrel is stamped L over the numbers 905. The trigger guard is crudely stamped 64. The captive ramrod works well. Overall length is app 14 inches.This is a very nice pistol of a lot better quality than those that were normally made for export.
English Flintlock Pistol A very nice English flintlock pistol in excellent working order. The lock has a makers name etched on it but this is very faint and difficult to make out. The pistol does show some wear especially by the ram tube and there is a very small piece of wood missing. The safety is also absent. Overall there is nothing serious and this is a very nice flintlock with an excellent action. Free post cost in the UK.
English Georgian Court Sword. A scarce early 19th century English court sword with a polished steel hilt. There is no scabbard.The hilt and chain guard are in very good condition and still retain much of their original polish. The Colichemarde blade has traces of original polish and some small pitting patches here and there but is very good for its age. Overall length is app thirty eight inches.
English Ivory Hilted Cavalry Sabre. A Georgian ivory hilted English cavalry officers sword. The blade is spear pointed and has a fighting pipe backed blade. The blade has no original polish left but is clean. There is some staining and a few minor cutting edge nicks.Nothing serious. One of the brass langets has its tip missing. The ivory hilt is good for its age with just a few very minor age cracks. It does have a poor repair to the pommel part of the ivory grip. The scabbard is steel and has been polished sympathetically which enhances the sword.This sword has some faults but it is not a sword that you come across often at an affordable price. It is a quite impressive weapon and would grace any collection of swords.
English Lancaster Bayonet. A pattern 1857 bayonet for the Royal Sappers and Miners known as the Lancaster for fitting to that rifle.Condition is good. There is no shrinkage in the grips and all the studs are fine.The blade retains some original polish and is very good.The scabbard shows some minor wear but nothing at all serious and all the stitching is tight and secure.Stamps on the base of the blade show that this is an English made blade rather than a German one. Overall a very nice bayonet.
English Lee-Metford Bayonet A scarce Lee- Metford bayonet that was originally issued to the navy. A large N has been stamped on the pommel and then cancelled out. It was then either sold out of service or re-issued back to the army. the bayonet is very good with a nice clean blade dated 97 with just some minor staining. The scabbard leather is very good with all stitching tight and complete. A very nice bayonet.
English Officers Boer War Cap Badge. A scarce late Victorian English officers bullion wire 'Smasher.' cap badge with a silver rose centre. for the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. There is some minor damage to the wire but nothing serious only mentioned for accuracy.
English Silver Hilted Small Sword. A n excellent 18th century silver hilted English small sword with hall marks for 1756. Originally the silver would have been gilded but now only traces remain. Overall the condition is excellent for a sword of this age. The length is thirty eight inches.This is a very impressive item.
English Victorian Socket Bayonet. An English 1853 pattern socket bayonet in its first pattern scabbard. The blade is nice and clean with some small patches of old varnish remaining. it is stamped 82 The first pattern scabbard is very good with all stitching intact and good leather. It is stamped with the crows foot and W.D. The socket is good and retains a good percentage of its original black paint. This is a very nice bayonet not often found in this condition.
French 1822 model Curassier Troopers Sword. A French model 1822 Curassier Troopers sword. The straight blade retains most of its original polish and shows signs of a period sharpen.Most of the grip wire is missing but other wise is fine.The steel scabbard is good with a nice age patina. Overall length is forty one inches. The spine of the blade, like most French weapons,is etched with the place of manufacturer the manufacturers details and dates of production. In this swords case 1822 and 1888 This is a very nice sword.
French 19th Bayonet A really nice late 19th century French bayonet for the Lebel rifle. The white metal hilt is very good as is the scabbard and blade.If i want to be picky the cruciform blade has some very small age spots but nothing serious or that detracts. This is not a rare bayonet by any standards. It can be found with brass or steel hilts with or without quillon and there are shortened versions.However,condition is the watch word and this bayonet is good enough for any collection.
French First Empire Cavalry Sword A rare brass and horn hilted French Light Cavalry Officers sword circa 1804 1815. The narrow curved blade is good but has a lot of age staining and has no original polish left. The blade etching which would have been blued and gilt at one time is still quite visible.There is one narrow fuller. The brass grip and bone handle are very good.The real story of this sword however, is its brass scabbard. It has some dents and marks and one or two small solder repairs. The bottom
French Naval Cutlass. A scarce circa 1800 French Naval Cutlass with a blade length of of just over 26 inches. The blade is clean with some staining but nothing serious and for its age excellent. A large anchor engraved on both sides is clearly visible. The hilt is of the standard iron and is patinated. There is a little damage to the bowl guard but again nothing serious and maybe, just maybe battle damage. When first issued these weapons had a fold over quillon but this was modified in the 1830s and removed. The spine of the blade is marked to the Klingenthal sword factory in Alsace but the date of manufacture is too faint to read. Overall the condition of this weapon when taking into account the ravages of life at sea on iron and steel is very very good. And like all first empire weapons very difficult to find.
German 19th Century Sword. A late 19th century cavalry officers sword. There is no scabbard.The blade is blued on both sides and one side has the German legend - RURHESS TRAIN BATTALION and a mounted cavalry man plus various devices.The other side hasa a mounted troop of charging cavalry and various devices.The plain sides of the blade have some age staining and spotting overall.The steel hilt is stamped 204 2KTBM. ROSS. G. The silver plated back strap has quite a lot of wear. Over all length of the sword is forty inches. This is a very impressive weapon.
German Bayonet. A German bayonet for the Kar-98 rifle.Used extensively from the late 19th century through to the end of the second world war by the German armed forces.The blade is saw backed and is in very good condition with just a few little age spots but there is no pitting. The scabbard has no original finish left but has a very nice age patina.The wood grips are fine and the steel hilt and cross piece are age stained overall. Maker is Deutsche. Maschinenfabrik A-G Duisberg. Overall a very nice bayonet.
German K-98 Bayonet. A German world war one bayonet for the Kar rifle. The back edge of the blade is serrated and well stamped with the makers mark of A.G. Duisburg. The blade is very good for its age with some very very minor stain spots.The steel hilt and pommel are stained but there is no pitting.The wooden grips are fine as is the scabbard. A good bayonet that is becoming more scarce.
German World War One Bayonet. A world war one German bayonet almost universally known as the ' Butcher Bayonet.' This pattern has the serrated edge to the spine of the blade and is in very good order. The base of the blade has an etched very clear makers mark of A G Duisburg. The steel hilt and cross piece are dark stained. The scabbard has no dints and has the remains of its original black finish. Overall a very nice bayonet.
Imperial German Helmet. A most rare Imperial German Cavalry helmet of the 8th Curassier's It does show a little wear and use but for its age it is in very good condition. The helmet dates to about 1915/16. Helmets like this only come on to the market very rarely.
Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class A Imperial German world war one Iron Cross 2nd class. It is constructed of three parts with a magnetic centre. It just shows a little wear to the black finish. Free post to the UK.
Japanese Chisa Katana A Japanese Koto Chisa Katana in world war two Shin-Gunto mounts. The combat leather covered wooden scabbard is good but the leather does show some wear and use but nothing serious. The blade still retains a good proportion of its original polish with a good visible hada and large gnome/midare hamon. The blade has no faults and in my opinion only a purist would send this blade for re-polishing. It is quite acceptable as is. The tang is signed BIZAN-KUNI-JU-YOSHI-MITSU. Information on this smith is that there were five generations of his family working from 1356 up to 1534. This katana is more than likely fifth generation Yos 417 rated fifteen points. Over all length is thirty two inches with a cutting edge of twenty and a half inches.A very nice early katana.
Japanese Katana. A world war two Koa-Isshin Mantetso-To. The katana is in very good condition.The blade has no original polish left but is nice and clean with no faults.The Shin-Gunto fittings retain good amounts of their original gilding, There are some patches of paint missing on the scabbard but nothing serious and most of the original paint remains.Overall the sword is very good and if the blade was repolished it would look womderful. Overall length is 39 inches with a cutting edge of 26 inches. Both sides of the tang and back edge are signed and read as -- KO-A-I-SSHIN-MAN TETSU SAKU KORE. SHO-WA-KANOTO-MI-HARU- Dated spring 1941 Mantetsu Respectfully made this.
Japanese Koto Katana. A really nice katana with a blade dating to the early 16th century. The blade with a cutting edge of twenty four inches is very good and nice and clean but has very little if any original polish left. The hamon which is quite visible is of the Gnome type. The only problem with this blade is that it has two very very small carbon spots and it is pot luck what happens to these if the blade was sent for restoration. And two very minute edge nicks that are only mentioned for accuracy. The steel tsuba is good and of a very open design. The hilt binding shows just a little wear but nothing to worry about. The menuki are bronze and resemble bowls of fruit.The kashira is of bronze and depicts a raging bull with gilt highlights. The fuchi has vine leafs highlighted in gilt. The scabbard is of blackened wood that has been repaired and repainted. Its an ok job but it could have been done better. The tang is unsigned. This is a very nice 16th century katana and priced to sell.
Japanese Naval Katana. A very nice world war two Japanese naval officers sword in standard Shin Gunto naval mounts. The blade has most original polish with some minor staining but nopthing serious.The hamon is mainly suguha reverting to midare at the base of the blade. The purist may wish to have the blade re-polished but in my opinion it is fine and most acceptable as is.The tang is signed NO-SHU-SEKI-JU-KO-JIMA-KATSU-MASA-SAKU. This smith was awarded the honour of a second seat at the sixth exhibition of newly made Japanese swords in March 1941 in Tokyo.The scabbard is covered overall in a beautiful brown mottled ray skin. Overall length is thirty nine inches. This is a very nice and desirable Japanese katana.
Japanese Naval Katana. A most excellent world war two Japanese naval officers katana. Because of the detail on this sword it must have belonged to a very rich senior officer. The Samurai silver mon is on the centre flower of the menuki. The tsuba is silver plated. The bottom scabbard chape is of a different pattern than normally found on this type of sword. The blade is early Shinto and dates to the late 1600s. It is untouched. The blade still retains some original polish and has a beautiful jagged midare hamon.The blade has one or two pitting patches but nothing serious and nothing that could'nt be cured.The tang is unsigned. The scabbard is covered overall in black same and looks wonderful. This is a very imposing weapon and any Japanese naval sword is rare but i can truthfully say that Japanese naval swords of this quality rarely if ever come on to the market.
Japanese tsuba This tsuba belongs to the wakizashi.
Japanese Tsuba. A n excellent 18th or early 19th century Japanese Tsuba for a katana or wakizashi.It has flying birds amongst clouds and birds flying over a stylized river. The birds eyes are dots of silver and the solitary plant is picked out in gold. The tsuba still has its dark blue original finish and is in beautiful condition. This tsuba will enhance any collection or finish off a quality katana or wakizashi.
Japanese Tsuba. A very nice large 8cms by 8cms Pierced cast steel tsuba for a katana.Pierced overall with swirls and whorls and incorporating stylized dragons. The tsuba has a dark patina overall.I believe the guard dates from the late 1600s ( Koto.)
Japanese Wakizashi. A very nice 18th century Japanese Wakizashi. The blade with a cutting edge of fourteen and a half inches.has a beautiful jagged midare hamon and a very visible itame Hada. The blade has one very very small area of kizu but only mentioned for accuracy.The hilt fittings match and the steel tsuba which is signed is etched with branches. This etching would have been highlighted with silver or gold in its life time but this has now worn off. The wakizashi is complete in its shira saya along with its Koshirae. The wooden blade in the koshirae is a little crude but serves the purpose.The tang of the blade has two mounting holes and no signature. It is not often that one comes across a wakizashi complete with its koshirae. The quality of this wakizashi is very high.
Japanese Wakizashi. A most beautiful Japanese wakizashi.The blade dates to the early 1500s and is in full polish. The blade has a very tight Itame Hada and a most wonderful billowing Midare Hamon.The blade which is unsigned has been cut down from a longer blade and has been mounted many times. There are four holes in the tang one has been plugged and one is a double hole. The scabbard is of lacquered wood with a swirly pattern. the hilt is tightly bound with wire. The pommel and tsuba are age stained and pitted. Overall length is twenty eight inches with a cutting length of eighteen inches The Kodzuka is present but the blade is rustyThis is an exceptional sword and needs research to to establish a sword school. A wakizashi is the genuine Samurai weapon. In feudal Japan all male youths of fighting age and sometimes women carried a sword to defend themselves and their lord and their province.Only the 'Elite.' The Samurai carried two swords. A katana and a Wakizashi. Carrying two swords made everyone realise that they were Samurai.
Kodzuka Part of the Wakizashi.
London Scottish Regiment. A very nice world war one silver plated officers belt buckle of the London Scottish in very good condition.
Pair Collar Dogs The Royal Scots. A nice pair of Collar Dogs to the Royal Scots in gilding metal. Condition is very good.
Pair of Collar Dogs of the Gordon Highlanders. A good pair of white metal Collar Dogs to the Gordon Highlanders. Condition is excellent.
Pair of collar Dogs of the London Regiment. A very nice pair of white metal collar dogs of the 14th Battalion The London Regiment ( London Scottish.). Very good condition.
Pair of collar dogs of the Royal Scots. A very good pair of bronze Officers service dress collar dogs in bronze of the Royal Scots ( The Royal Regiment.) Very good condition.
pair of Collar Dogs of the Scottish Horse. A pair of very good Yeomanry collar dogs of the Scottish Horse in gilding metal. Post 1903. Condition is very good.
Percussion pistol. An English silver mounted percussion pistol converted from flintlock.The 8-3/4 '' octagonal damascus barrel with front sight and Manton style inset breech. The flintlock converted lock with rear sunburst walnut stock with silver furniture including acorn finia trigger guard bearing Birmingham hallmarks dated to 1783. Inlaid armorial to the wrist inlaid silver side plate depicting cannon and flags withing foliage and the correct steel ramrod.
Polish Cavalry Sword. A most rare polish cavalry officers sword of 1921 pattern. There is no scabbard. The hilt grip is leather covered but is missing its grip wire but none the less in good order.The brass hilt hand guard and langets are good with no damage. The curved blade is very very lightly pitted overall and a little heavier near the blades tip. Age stained would be a better description. Overall length is forty inches.It is very rare and unusual to find this sword with a lions head pommel normally they are just smooth. Harvey withers in his book 'World Swords.' states that Polish swords from the pre communist era 1918/30 rarely if ever come on to the market. Although this sword is not in the best of condition it will fill that space that's missing.
Scottish Infantry Cap Badge A scarce unvoided pre 1908 white metal Glengarry of the Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders.
Scottish Infantry Cap Badge A most rare silver plated brass badge for the feather bonnet of the 93rd of foot the Sutherland Highlanders. 1837/1856. Condition is very good the only negative is that the lugs have been crudely replaced. If i was keeping this badge i would have the lugs done right. However, i have taken this negative into account when giving the badge a price.
Scottish N.C.Os Brooch. A large Scottish N.C.O.s plaid brooch of the Highland Light Infantry. Good condition with just a little wear to the silver plate. Brooch has a good strong pin. Free post in the UK.
Scottish Plaid Brooch A post 1902 heavy die cast silver plate N.C.O.s plaid brooch of the Black watch. Condition is very good with a very strong fixing pin. Free post in the UK.
Scottish Plaid Brooch. A very nice post 1902 heavy die cast officers silver plate plaid brooch of the Highland Light Infantry. The condition is excellent. Free post in the UK.
Scottish Plaid Brooch. A post 1902 heavy die cast silver plate N.C.O.s plaid brooch of the Highland Light Infantry. Condition is good with a very substantial fixing pin. There is a little wear to the silver plate. Free post in the UK.
Scottish Sgian Dubh A Scottish hall marked silver mounted Sgian-Dubh or hidden knife. Blade is stamped Stainless steel and is three and a half inches in length.Overall length is seven and a half inches. The horn hilt is traditionally carved and mounted with a glass cairngorm. There is a chip to the rear of the hilt that measures app half an inch by a quarter of an inch. It would be an easy repair but i prefer to leave things as they are.
Scottish Sgian-Dubh A small stag handled Scottish Sgian-dubh or hidden knife.The three and a half inch blade is etched J Nowlls and sons Sheffield The scabbard is leather with white metal fittings.Difficult to date but possibly early 20th century. Condition is very good.
Scottish Silver Bonnet Badge. A rare senior other ranks silver bonnet badge of the Cameronians. (Tests as silver.) As with many Scottish silver items there are no hallmarks because no hallmarks means no income tax to pay. The badge carries the makers plaque of Hobson and Sons 1.3 and 5 Lexington St London. W. This firm makes many regimental silver cap badges. It is difficult to date this badge because this pattern was worn on the feather bonnet from late Victorian times up untill 1958.
Shoulder Flash Post World War Two. Excellent condition 1939/1960 shoulder flash of the Gloucestershire Regiment.
Spanish Percussion Pistol. A rare and important Spanish or Venetian early 19th century percussian pistol. The hammer is in the style of a stylized lion and the lock is signed. The barrel has three gold poincons there should be four but one has been lost. The remaining three show signs of wear.The whole length of the barrel is profusely inlaid with devices and the makers name. The steel butt plate is etched and contains the patch compartment. which works well.The ram is correct. The action is nice and tight on both cocks.The steel parts of the pistol have a nice age patina. There is a little damage to the wood work at the barrel end but nothing serious. Overall length is app twelve inches.
Third Reich Battle Award A Third Reich Coastal Artillery award. There is little if any original finish left.A good honest battle badge. Free post to the UK.
Third Reich Battle Award A Third Reich Infantry assault award of the pressed out type. Silver grade.Detail and condition are excellent.
Third Reich Battle Award. A Third Reich Infantry Assault award in silver grade.The detail is very good and the award still retains minute traces of its silver wash. Free post in the UK.
Third Reich Battle Award. A Third Reich Luftwaffe Ground Assault badge. The maker is G.H. Osang Dresden.You can find the identical award on page 299 of Alan Beadles book German Combat Awards 1935-1945. The badge does show some wear but nothing out of the ordinary. The pin fixing appears to have been strengthened or re-a fixed expertly so. My opinion is that it was done in the working life of the badge. I have taken this work into account when pricing the award.
Third Reich Battle Award. A Third Reich First class war merit cross in good condition. The pin is stamped with the number 4.
Third Reich Battle Award. A mine sweeper and sub-hunters award in good condition. Some minute traces of gilt remain on the wreath but most of the original finish has worn away. There is no makers mark. Free post to the UK.
Third Reich Battle Award. A very nice Third Reich Infantry assault award in good condition showing excellent detail and much of its silver finish.
Third Reich Customs Award A scarce Third Reich Customs award. Unfortunately there is no ribbon. If the buyer of this award can find an original ribbon for this award it will more than double its value.
Third Reich Faithful Service Cross Third Reich faithful service cross. The medal shows quite a lot of wear but is still very acceptable. Free post to the UK.
Third Reich Iron Cross Bar A Third Reich bar to the Iron Cross with four fixing straps in very good condition.
Third Reich Iron Cross First Class A Third Reich Iron Cross 1st class in very good condition. Constructed of three parts with a magnetic centre. There is a little bit of wear to the black finish but nothing serious. A good honest cross. Free post to the UK.
Third Reich Naval Battle Award A Third Reich naval high seas fleet award by the rare maker R.K.S. The award still retains a good proportion of its original gilding. The pin is a little rusty but that is the only fault. A very nice badge that can be difficult to find in this condition. Free post to the UK.
Third Reich Police Badge. A scarce Third Reich aluminium arm badge of the Harvest police in very good condition. Free post to the UK.
Third Reich S.A.award A Third Reich S.A. award in very good condition. Stamped D.R.G.M. 35269 WERNSTEIN JENA. Free post to the UK.
Third Reich War Merit Cross A Third Reich war merit cross 2nd class that needs a good clean. Complete with its correct ribbon.
Third Reich West Wall Medal. A Third Reich west wall medal with its correct but a little scruffy ribbon.
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Up Dates These Scottish badges were updated to this site on the 1st of August 2017.
Victorian Badge Of The Gordon Highlanders A good Victorian badge for the sporran of the Gordon Highlanders in gilding metal. Unusual and scarce condition is excellent.
Victorian Military Martingale. A large heavy Victorian horse martingale of the Grenadier Guards in gilding metal. The two fixing studs are missing but three fixing prongs remain. Good condition.
Volunteer Sporran Badge. A rare Victorian shield shaped white metal Sporran badge of the 1st Volunteer Battalion The Cameron Highlanders.
Westley Richards Carbine. A scarce Westley Richards Monkey Tail Carbine with a ladder rear site.The action is very strong on half and full cock. The steel parts of the weapon have the minute peppering pitting overall but this is very light and more than acceptable.The lock is dated 1874 in a triangle and Westley Richards and co.The monkey tail is stamped Westley Richards Patent. The side of the barrel has British proof stamps and the number 9833. Overall this is a very nice weapon and one that is becoming harder to find on the market.
World War Two Shoulder Flash. A good flash cut from a uniform of the 23rd Infantry Division.I have three of these all guaranteed genuine..
World War Two Airborne Shoulder Flash A printed world war two Airborne flash of the 1st and 6th Division ( Paras.)Condition is very good because the flash has been carefully removed from a uniform. Printed Para flashes are rare.
World War Two Para Shoulder Flash. A scarce woven Airborne shoulder flash of the 1st and 6th Division ( Para.) Condition is very good.
World War Two Para Wings. Woven Para wings cut from a uniform of a pattern used through world war two and into the 1950s. The wings are very soft and floppy which is normal for this type of flash. Condition is very good.
World War Two Para Wings. A rare pattern woven Para shoulder flash with a starched webbing backing. the flash is in very good condition and not often found in this state.
World War Two Pilots Wings. A good and scarce world war two pilots wings. They are a little scruffy and dirty and have been removed from a uniform but there is no damage. It is getting more difficult to find genuine like these.
World war Two Shoulder Flash A world war two hand woven shoulder flash of the British Commonwealth Forces. Condition is excellent.
World War Two Shoulder Flash. Woven on to kharki a very nice flash worn 1939/ 1960.
World War Two Shoulder Flash. World war two Canadian shoulder flash. Rare but a little tatty.
World War Two Shoulder Flash. A world war two Anti-Aircraft shoulder flash cut from a uniform.Condition is very good.
World War Two Shoulder Flash. A very nice Bomb Disposal arm flash cut from a uniform. Condition is good but the flash is a little dirty.
World War Two Shoulder Flash. A world war two shoulder flash of the Seaforths
World War Two Shoulder Flash. A very nice scarce pair of world war two Parachute Regiment shoulder titles. They are a little tatty around the edges where they have been cut from a uniform but condition is good.
World War Two Shoulder Flashes. Two very nice shoulder flashes of the Lancashire Fusiliers. Condition is excellent although the rears are a little stained.
World War Two Shoulder Flashes. A scarce pair of printed shoulder titles of the Lancashire Fusiliers. They are a bit tatty around the edges where they have been cut from a uniform and a little dirty but none the less a good pair.