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VC Winner’s Presentation Kukri, Rifleman Kulbir Thapa, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles, a curved 23 cm silver blade and ivory handle contained in a velvet lined leather covered box, the lid with applied silver plaque ‘Rfm KULBIR THAPA V.C/3rd QAO/GURKHA RIFLES/1915’, the handle now cracked in several places otherwise in good condition
Sold for £1,400
An interesting Royal Naval officer’s smallsword, circa 1800, the undecorated 79cm blade of flattened oval section, copper-gilt hilt mounts with engraved foliate borders, the knuckle bow with loose ring for a sword-knot, urn pommel and disc guard the latter struck with maker’s mark FT, for Francis Thurkle, reeded ivory grip inset with oval cartouche engraved with crowned anchor and PVO, gilding polished overall otherwise good condition £300-...
Sold for £480
An 1821 pattern heavy cavalry officer’s sword, by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, No.19031 for 1873, the slightly curved 89cm blade unusually undecorated but for the Wilkinson proof mark and address legend, regulation steel scroll guard, chequered pommel and backstrap, fish-skin covered grip bound with silver wire, complete with its steel scabbard with two hanging rings, blade retaining almost all its original finish, hilt and scabbard ligh...
Sold for £320
An unusual 1821 pattern light cavalry officer’s sword, the plain straight 85cm blade by A.C.F.A. & Sons, Bhera, struck with the makers details at the forte otherwise completely undecorated, wide single fuller, back-edged and spear-pointed, regulation steel three bar guard, plain domed pommel, backstrap chequered for half its length, wood grip covered with polished brown leather, bound with silver wire, complete with its wood scabbard covered wi...
Sold for £180
An 1821 pattern light cavalry officer’s sword, the curved 81.5cm undecorated pipe-back blade back-edged for the last 25cm, regulation steel three-bar guard, stepped pommel and tang button, fish-skin covered grip bound with silver wire, complete with its Indian made wood scabbard covered with black ass-hide, mounted with good quality silver Indian made top locket and chape, both pierced through en-suite with a repeat feather pattern, the locket...
Sold for £360
An1821 pattern light cavalry officer’s sword, by Ranken & Co. Calcutta, the slightly curved 86cm blade etched with crowned VR cypher and scrolling foliate panels, regulation steel 3 bar guard stepped pommel and unchequered backstrap, fish-skin covered grip bound with copper wire, complete with its steel scabbard with two hanging rings, blade retaining almost all original finish, hilt and scabbard lightly rust patinated overall £150-200
Sold for £160
An unusual custom built 1821 pattern light cavalry officer’s sword, the straight double-edged 83cm blade of flattened diamond section, by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, Number 30080 for 1890, blade undecorated except for makers cartouche and proof mark which in this case is an ornate etched ‘W’ within the usual cartouche, regulation three-bar steel guard, chequered pommel, fish-skin covered grip bound with silver wire, complete with it...
Sold for £400
Two 1821 pattern light cavalry trooper’s swords, the first with 90cm blade stamped ‘Deakin’ on the back edge, regulation steel 3 bar guard, eared backstrap and leather covered grip. Together with a second similar sword, no makers name visible, the first with some severe rust damage to blade and both lacking scabbards £100-120
Sold for £140
An 1831 pattern general officers mameluke for General George Nicholas Channer, C.B., V.C., the curved 80cm blade by Edward Thurkle, Soho, London, of flat solid section with clipped back back-edge etched with crowned VR cypher, crossed baton and scimitar, panels of foliate strap work etc., regulation copper-gilt hilt mounts the cross-guard quillons terminating in cushion finials, the ecusson filled with a baton and scimitar, back-strap engraved in...
Sold for £800
A custom built scroll hilt cavalry officer’s sword, the slightly curved 86cm pipe-back blade, back-edged for the last 25cm, lightly etched and engraved with stands of arms foliate scrolls etc., the pipe-back also etched with a repeat running pattern of leaves, there is no royal cypher displayed, steel scroll guard similar to that ordered for the heavy cavalry in 1821, unusual plain steel back-strap, fluted pommel and ferule, wood grip covered w...
Sold for £280
An unusual custom built solid-patent tang cavalry officer’s fighting sword, by Reeves, the heavy 90cm blade struck on the back edge ‘Reeves patent’, single wide fuller back-edged and spear-pointed, undecorated but for the retailer’s details within a cartouche ‘Millan & Mann, George Street, Edinburgh’, steel bowl guard pierced through with a ‘Maltese Cross’ device, simple border engraving following the outline of the cross and arou...
Sold for £650
An 1896 pattern heavy cavalry officer’s sword, by Harman & Co. Calcutta, the straight 92 cm blade etched with crowned VR cypher and foliate scrolling, regulation steel scroll guard, chequered pommel and backstrap, fish-skin covered grip bound with silver wire, complete with its steel scabbard with two hanging rings, good condition overall £200-250
Sold for £260
A 1912 pattern cavalry officer’s sword for Frank Bernard Lane, OBE, 4th. Cavalry, Hodson’s Horse, the straight 89cm regulation blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, number 60161 for 1924, etched with crowned GVR cypher and royal arms, foliate strapwork etc., makers details including ‘By warrant’ the back edge etched ‘London Made’ regulation plated bowl guard and stepped pommel, fish-skin covered grip bound with copper wire, com...
Sold for £420
An English silver hilted ‘Queen Anne’ smallsword, 80cm colichimade blade, silver double shell-guard, knucklebow, and pear shaped pommel, barrel shaped grip bound with silver wire, hallmarked for London 1721, makers mark possibly MH for Micah Wilkins, good condition overall £400-450
Sold for £460
An English hanger probably Hounslow, circa 1630, the curved 62cm blade with wide central fuller and remains of decoration, iron down turned curved shell guard of distinctive form chiselled with floral borders and a lattice pattern within encrusted with silver pellets, iron ferule and pommel en-suite, chequered ebony grip, lacking knuckle-guard, and rather worn overall £150-200
An interesting silver mounted dirk, circa 1790, the 65cm straight blade of flattened diamond section, wide silver propeller shaped cross-guard, square reeded ebony grip with silver ribbon inlay, silver ferrule and pommel with simple engraved borders, the latter with attached silver chain uniting it with the cross-guard, good condition overall, lacking scabbard
Sold for £240
An ornate mameluke for an officer serving in India, by Ranken & Co. Calcutta, the slightly curved 84cm blade of flat-solid section, well etched with ornate scrolling foliate patterns and a vacant cartouche to either side, no royal cypher, ornate cast and chased copper-gilt cross-guard terminating in ornate quillons, the ecusson filled with a lotus blossom, foliate engraved back-strap, plain ivory grip plaques with no rosettes, complete with its c...
Sold for £750
A silver mounted mameluke for an officer serving in India, the 75cm curved Indo-Persian blade of watered steel, silver cross-guard border engraved with a repeat floral design, button finials, silver back-strap engraved borders filled with a zig-zag pattern, two piece ivory grip plaques, wood scabbard covered with black leather, two silver hanging rings en-suite with the hilt mounts, and small silver chape, blade with some areas of pitting, scabba...
An unusual cavalry sword, by Henry Wilkinson, the heavy deeply curved 91cm blade undecorated and stamped simply Wilkinson London at the forte the solid steel guard pierced with two small circular holes and with provision for a sword knot, no backstrap, large steel oval pommel, solid hardwood chequered grip of similar shape to that found on an Indian tulwar, complete with its wood scabbard covered in black leather with massive steel chape fully 65...
Sold for £500
A scarce 1821 pattern light cavalry sword for an officer of the North West Provinces Police, the straight 89cm blade by R B Rodda & Co. Calcutta, etched on both sides with crowned badge containing VR cypher, and ‘N.W.P. & Oudh Police Force 1857-58’, amid floral scrolls, regulation steel 3 bar guard, chequered pommel and partly chequered backstrap, fish-skin covered grip bound with silver wire, complete with its wood scabbard covered with brow...
Sold for £380
A good Madras Artillery officer’s sword, the slightly curved 87.5cm blade retailed by Landon, Morland & Landon, 7 New Burlington Street, London, finely etched with a cannon within sprays of laurels surmounted by a crown and on the reverse a winged lightning motif and ‘Madras Artillery’, owner’s initials within an ornate cartouche ‘C H H’ all surrounded by intricate scrolling foliage, regulation 3-bar guard, fish-skin covered grip boun...
Sold for £700
A scarce regimental special pattern solid patent tang cavalry sword for a native officer or trooper of the 3rd. Bengal Cavalry, Skinner’s Horse, the heavy wide straight 91.5cm blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, numbered on the back edge 469, fully 40cm wide at the shoulder, back-edged and spear-pointed, solid steel guard undecorated but for the regimental device ‘3 BC’ in the form of a large brass badge secured to the guard by three small...
A continental attack hilted cavalry sword probably Austrian, the undecorated 82cm pipe-back blade struck at the forte ‘P.D.L.’ steel stirrup guard with single spring loaded swivelling side bar, plain back-strap and fluted pommel, ribbed leather covered grip, complete with its steel scabbard, some rusting to inner guard, scabbard lacking suspension ring £100-150
Sold for £190
A French silver mounted hanger, the slightly curved 54cm blade with wide central groove, fluted ebony grip, silver cross guard and distinctive ‘bucket’ shaped pommel, silversmith’s mark for Louis-Pierre Favier, Paris charge and discharge marks for 1775-81, minor wear otherwise good condition, lacking scabbard £100-150
Sold for £95
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