A very rare 1814 Household Cavalry Sword. No maker mark which is common with this sword. Good wire bound fish skin grip. Retains its small quillon. Only odd traces of original gilt showing but complete with scabbard and fish skin inserts.
Blade 34.5 inches.
An extremely rare 1814 Household Cavalry pattern sword. Reasonable gilt coverage to hilt and retains small quillon which is often missing. Sound wire bound leather grip. A nice example which never seems to have a maker mark. Unfortunately. there is no scabbard so is priced accordingly.
Blade 34.5 inches.
Eagle head pommel with Ivory grip (small repair near pommel). Unusual silhouette blue surrounding etched panels in very good condition. Overall, a stunning piece.
An early Georgian Naval Dirk by Collins 52 Strand. Solid brass hilt and decorative brass scabbard etched with trophy of arms.
Plain blade with fuller. A very clean example with crisp etching.
A scarce Cavalry Officers Mameluke Hilted dress sword with blade etched with Kings Hussars and makers details
Hawkes & Co London Manufacturers to the Queen. All etching very clear. Sword being very similar to Plate 12.12 Page 113 Of the British Cavalry Sword by R. Dellar. Circa 1838-1868. Complete with scabbard & sword knot.
Overall good condition $6950.00
A scarce Cavalry Officers Mameluke Hilted dress sword with blade etched with crossed Lancers over IX Lancers and maker Prosser. The etching is worn but still very readable.
Red velvet covered scabbard in very good condition. Sword being similar to Plate 12.9 page 112 of Richard Dellar’s book. Circa 1822-37.
Overall good condition $6950.00
An extremely rare 1866 SOUTH AUSTRALIA VOLUNTEER RIFLES SWORD by Wilkinson Sword Company proof number 14753 purchased by the SA Agent -General F. S. Dutton on the 13 November 1866. True to pattern of the light Infantry sword with steel guard of Gothic style with a crown and stringed bugle in the cartouche. The hilt is painted in a gold paint which was obviously done many years ago. Although simple to strip, I am reluctant to do this in case records show they were done in that way to match the later brass hilt swords purchased in 1887 (see sword on this page). Complete with Colonial style leather scabbard, Blade etching shows VOLUNTEER in scroll above SA (South Australia) above RIFLES in scroll. Top panel of fish skin missing from the grip. Otherwise in good condition for one of Australia’s earliest swords at 1866.
Good overall condition $2850
An extremely rare and unusual 1796 Heavy Cavalry Full dress Sword by Irish maker J. Read maker 8 College Green Dublin in cartouche on top scabbard mount. Apart from decorative stirrup hilt the sword is true to pattern except for the scabbard which is very fancy. Top scabbard ring appears to be period removed possibly to allow easier vertical hanging. Top mount has engraved crown over Prince of Wales plumes and there are various other motives on the scabbard mounts. The scabbard has reasonable repairs due to the age old problem of people withdrawing the blade from the horizontal.
Very good condition apart from scabbard repair. $3750
A Scarce Colonial Australian sword being an 1882 pattern British cavalry trooper’s sword and scabbard well marked with impressed numbers and letters N.S.W.G.C over C over 1256 over 00. The scabbard number is matching. Another scarce item from this old established collection.
Overall condition is extremely good. $2450.00
A scarce French XIII Heavy Cavalry sword with full Klingenthal engraved backstrap dated June 1813.
Wire on the grip has only a few bits remaining (near the pommel). Good markings in all the right places (as shown by the photos) and is complete with a nice dent free scabbard.
This sword has been in a local collection for between 30 & 40 years. Blade length 37 ½ inches.
Overall in Very good condition $2850
An extremely rare 11th Hussars 1853 pattern presentation Cavalry sword. True to pattern, however the hilt has an extra silver wrap in order to make it more decorative. The blade is by Henry Wilkinson No 19199 and is flat sided with slight clipped point. Presentation inscriptions on both sides which read;
"For the best man-at-arms in the Bombay army"
"Given by Col. Fraser. V.C. 11th Hussars"
"Won by Sergeant Hurst 11th Hussars"
"Presented by Lt. General Sir Robert Napier K.C.B Commander in Chief"
Complete with dent free scabbard. This sword is of the highest rarity to a famous British Cavalry unit, given by a Victoria Cross winner during the recipient’s service in India. Blade length 34 ½ inches
Very Good condition $4250
A very rare South Australian Officers 1822 pattern sword complete with scabbard by Wilkinson. Typical brass hilt with VR cypher in its steel scabbard. Quality etching to blade with Volunteer Infantry and SA (South Australia) under crown. Wilkinson’s records show this sword number 27838 was sold to the Agent General for South Australia Jan 25 1887.
Very good overall condition $3650
A very rare 1796 Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword. Often referred to as the “DISC HILT”. This one is very true to pattern still having its langets and full disc hilt. It also has the hatchet point making it as complete a representative you could hope to find. The back of the blade and disc are marked with a capital R with underscored D (Registered?). Pure speculation on my part but could this make it one of the first made during the period of registering original designs? There are two chop marks in the blade which have been nicely welded and are visible in the photo. The heavy dent free scabbard is unmarked. This pattern sword is very rare and difficult to find.
Some staining to blade otherwise very good condition. $3500
A very Rare and interesting British Sword by Woolley & Sargant. Following Waterloo a great number of 1796 Light Cavalry swords were available for re-hilting. This sword takes on the appearance of the 1896 Mountain Artillery Sword with ultra-rare steel (NOT brass) hilt as used by British not Indian troops. But I can’t help but feel it is much earlier as the family who sold it stated the family legend said it was used in the Battle of Pinjarra Western Australia 1834.
Handle and hilt are steel, even pitting all over, one langet missing or has been purposely removed. Blade showing light pitting and has been converted to spear point. Complete with Steel scabbard. Blade length 29 1/2 inches. Total overall length 35 inches.
Overall quite good condition $1850
1822 Pattern Rifle Officer’s Presentation Sword to Captain H.G. Sutton 40th Lancashire (3rd Manchester) Volunteer Corps, the 81.5 cm blade with single fuller by J. & W. Wood, King St., Manchester is etched overall with scrolling foliage crowned VR cypher strung bugle horn and presentation panels ‘Presented To Captain H.G. Sutton By The Members of No. 8 Company 40th L.R. Volunteers On His Promotion As A Token Of Their Most Sincere Regard 28th Day Of February 1874’, on the reverse a further etched section ‘40th Lancashire Rifle Voltrs.’, the exceptionally ornate pierced hand guard features a crowned strung bugle horn foliate panels side panels of Union sprays wire bound fish skin grip with back strap of ornate oak sprays contained in its plated scabbard this with three highly decorative panels, the sword in overall excellent condition, the scabbard similar but with one very minor dent
Note: Sold with a considerable amount of research concerning Sutton’s career. In brief he was a self-made man being called to the Bar in January 1876 and was promoted to Lieut. Col. in 1876 but resigned his commission in 1879 although only 36 yrs old. This was possibly due to what was then considered a disgrace being in debt regarding a mortgage.