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Burmese Dagger
Vintage Burmese Dagger

Stunning Burmese Dagger in brass.
Scabbard is brass overwood, dagger fits snugly.Dagger hilt also brass over wood.
Dancing girls etched to blade, awesome texture, like a metal file.
All very solid. Very pretty.

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British Pattern Band Sword C.1850 (Royal Marines?)
British Pattern Band Sword C.1850 (Royal Marines?)

Fairly rare, curved bladed band sword. No scabbard.
Light pitting with a good even patina running the length.
Marked to hilt 25.W 23 and on the other side, P.L. R.M.
Royal Marines I think. Very nice.
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1855 Lancaster Sword Bayonet
British Pattern 1855 Lancaster Sword Bayonet, Sappers and Miners

Solingen made, between 1858 and 1870 by F Horster. (In 1870 they merged and changed logo.)
Solingen inspection stamps, also one Birmingham.
Spring works perfectly.
Blade exceptionally clean and very straight, though it may have had a kink/twist at some point in the most unlikely of directions. A colleague suggested repaired explosion damage. It looks perfect other than from directly above. 23.5".
Other markings include what looks like "4 1 S (or possibly £ rather than S) on pommel.
On sharp edge at ricasso there appears roman numeral XIII then a 3 over 8. Quite odd.
Pictures form a decent description.
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French An XI Briquet
French An XI Briquet

Very good condition French Briquet, much used and much wear.
Could do with a clean.
Lots of armoury and inspection stamps, confusion as to location and date of manufacture.
A very helpful thread can be found: http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?87129-A-sabre-briquet-but-from-where
Model An XI:
Blade length 59.5 cm
Hilt with 28 deeper grooves and rolled style quillon.
Maker Klingenthal (sometimes hilted in Versailles)
The sword does not state Klingenthal on it. There is a date on the blade, looks like 1831. Scabbard has one very old repair, seen clearly in photo.
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Confederate Sword
Confederate States of America Sidearm

We believe that this is a German made sidearm, authentically stamped to the Confederacy. Made by Fischer.
Good condition, all solid and sharp. No scabbard.
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Mini Kaskara
Mahdist (Sudan) Kaskara Dagger/Short Sword

Exceptionally rare Sudanese short sword. Blade a whisker over 16inches and displaying a very unusual maker mark. (Research ongoing)
Sword is solid. Leather binding is perfect.
Some light pitting and rust.
I have handled dozens of kaskaras and this is the smallest that retains true crusader form.
The scabbard is great. All straps are intact and unbroken. Sword unusually fits all the way into the scabbard.
Guaranteed 19th century.
A lot of thought went into this dagger. Perhaps a warrior that preferred fighting 'old school' European style, with both a left hander and long sword.
Very very cool.
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Burmese Dha
Burmese? Dha Dagger

If quality is your interest look no further.
Very solid dagger. Blade 32cm. Handle 20cm.
The ivory has aged beautifully, and is finished nicely in patinated beaten silver.
The scabbard is silver over wood.
All firm, tight and solid.
The blade is thick and sturdy and still extremely sharp. I would guesstimate that this dates around 1850.
A really beautiful poece.
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Wilkinson Type D Survival Knife
Wilkinson Type D Survival Knife, 1950s-60

Lovely Wilkinson Type D. Razor sharp. No pitting, just some nice peppering. All stamps present and correct. 1B for Army and RAF small tools. WD stamp. Wilkinson maker mark.
Scabbard perfect. Great example.
A great knife for current utility - I have heard of these being used as wedges for splitting wood - or as a valued collector's item.
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US Navy Model M1841 Naval Cutlass
US Navy Model M1841 Naval Cutlass

An honest example, with cracking scabbard.
Some pitting, now stable.
Still very sharp.
Marked USN1845, MASS on obverse.
All totally solid and as should be.
Saw service throughout the Mexican and Civil Wars.
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British Cutlass Navy
British Officer's Presentation Navy Fighting Cutlass, C.1830

Ultra rare, if not unique, British Naval Officer Cutlass, Circa 1830, by Wilkinson.
Cast Iron grip.
Wilkinson's hexagonal proof slug denoting top of the range.
Straight, double edged, 29" blade. No dents or nicks, blade is dead straight, no damage at all.
Extremely detailed etching covering almost the whole blade. Blank name panel.
The point is well shaped, no metal missing from anywhere, sword has not been at all reduced
Original leather guard liner remains (mostly).
Cutlass has never been apart. It is extremely solid, no wiggles, rattles or damage at all.
34" overall.

The drawbacks...
It has aged considerably due to poor storage.
No active rust. no deep pitting at all - virtually no pitting at all.
The blade has over patinated rendering the etching faint. The leather guard liner has dried out causing loss, clearly shown in the pictures.

This sword is exceptionally rare, no one I have spoken to or corresponded with has ever seen another like it.
Officers did not typically, or rather officially, use cutlasses. This is a cutlass of superior construction and decoration, though totally utilitarian. One would not hesitate to swing it in a scrap. Unlike most cutlasses which are designed for predominately hacking with the lunge a secondary consideration, this cutlass has a thinner double edged and fullered blade, thought has gone into how to weight it, with the thrust in the forefront of mind.
Cutlasses were not typically etched, one does not see a cutlass with a brass proof slug, let alone Wilkinson's distinctive hexagonal which indicates their highest quality product.
I don't think that it ever had a scabbard.
A real collector's piece, either for Wilkinson interest, naval interest or purely historical, a piece from Britain's ascendancy to the World's first super power.
The sword is gripped like an 1845 cutlass, however has a king's crown in the Wilkinson crest, leading me to think this piece dates to just before Queen Victoria's reign.
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