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Italian M1891 Carcano Bayonet
Italian M1891 Carcano Bayonet
£220.00

Very nice bayonet stamped TERNI. GG stamp to reverse ricasso. GG2196 to crossguard.

The wooden grip is nicely worn, no damage. Locking switch works fine. Showing some age with a deep patination but no pitting to mention.

Scabbard is lovely, no damage at all. All present and correct. Blade is 29cm/11.5".
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Antique Sheffield Bowie
Sheffield Bowie by G Wostenholm 1848
£265.00

Gorgeous British made, full length tang bowie.

I have rarely held a knife that feel better in the hand. Lovely quality, no damage to either knife or leather sheath. Bone grips in pristine condition.

The daddy of pocket knives.
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Italian Folding M1938 Mannlicher Carcano Bayonet W Scabbard
Italian Folding M1938 Mannlicher Carcano Bayonet W Scabbard
£375.00

Fully functional and damage free bayonet in lovely patinated condition. Double riveted grips in worn but undamaged condition.

There is a manufacturer stamp on the backstrap that I can't quite make out, followed by B9764.

Rare bayonet, rarer scabbard in enviable condition.
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Confederate Sword
Confederate States of America Sidearm
£845.00
£400.00

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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British Cavalry Lance
Transitional Lance, predating Pattern 1869 by 1 Year.
£450.00

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Lance with an 1869 Pattern Tip but an unusual shoe, dated 1868.
Possibly an unofficial experimental pattern; possibly official.
Original haft and leather sleeve.
All in good order. Very solid.
(Postage to mainland UK is £20. Internationally it is the buyers responsibility, though I will wrap it and facilitate collection.)
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Wilkinson Type D Survival Knife
Wilkinson Type D Survival Knife, 1950s-60
£450.00

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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British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper Sword, Wilkinson
British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper Sword, Wilkinson
£700.00

Huge and solid, wooden chequered grip, Wilkinson 1908. Heavier than typical, no faults at all, just some wear. Dated WW1, please see the pictures. A great example with an unusual style grip. more info
British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword
British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword
£750.00

Very nice infantry sword, George V, Wilkinson, containing their Hexagonal proof disk which signifies that the sword is of their top quality. (Most expensive when originally sold)
Scabbard is without dents but has minor scuffs - similarly the blade: no rust or damage, just a few spots.
The sword remains sharp enough for current army standards - easily.
Original purchaser is researchable and kindly, they did not have their name engraved, allowing a future Infantry officer to do so.
Army officers (or WAGS) - please feel free to call to discuss. (07500015444) Buying swords can be a mine field!
Suitable for most Infantry regiments and Corps.

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US Navy Model M1841 Naval Cutlass
US Navy Model M1841 Naval Cutlass
£900.00

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
£1,050.00

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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