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WW1 MILITARY MEDAL GROUP FOR BRAVERY TO SERGEANT GROVES OF THE QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT.
This set of four medals are parade mounted and are complete with original paperwork and photographs relating to Sargeant Groves. The set comprises, the military medal for bravery awarded to Groves when he was a Lance Corporal, the WW1 war medal & victory medal are both named to Sergeant Groves and the WW2 defense medal is un-named as issued. The documents comprise, a letter to L.Cpl Grove of the 10th Battalion of the Queens Regiment from a Major General and his divisional commander and it is dated 1917, congratulating Groves on rescuing some wounded soldiers during a trench raid (this is almost certainly the reason for his award of the Military Medal). Certificate for Soldiers on leave. Certificate for Soldiers on leave and train ticket pass. Certificate of demobilization dated 1919 and giving his military history including his award of the Military Medal. A 1930's photograph of a WW1 veterans parade, Sargeant Groves is in the center wearing his WW1 medals on his suite jacket and holding what is probably a flag pole. 1950's photograph of a military parade, Sargeant Groves is again wearing his parade mounted medals but now the set also includes his WW2 defense medal. A really nice set of bravery medals and the documentation makes it even more interesting. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34717Price: 895.00 GBP


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WW2 JAPANESE ARMY NCO'S SWORD, DELUXE MODEL WITH LEATHER COVERED SCABBARD.
This is a really nice looking example of a Japanese army katana sword and it is much nicer than most. Aluminum hilt still retain traces of the original brown paint, the hilt is designed to simulate cloth binding as found on the officers swords. The hilt also has several issue stamps just above the brass decorative suba. The blade is still very bright and it has a few age marks as they normally do, the blade is stamped with issue number 101057. The scabbard is really attractive and interesting, normally an NCO's sword will have a painted scabbard but the original owner of this sword has opted to have the metal scabbard covered in high quality brown leather which really makes the sword stand out, the top scabbard mount is also issue stamped 101057 and this number matches the blade issue number which is very nice to see as these number often do not match. Attached to the hilt ring is a large and very unusual sword portepee, it is not the standard type but it has always been on this sword and it would be impossible to remove it with out cutting it as it is so tightly and permanently attached. A really nice WW2 Japanese army sword which i can highly recommend. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34713Price: 800.00 GBP


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BRITISH WW1 ARMY OFFICERS SWORD.
Silver metal hilt is in fine condition with all original plating, the hilt features King George the 5th royal cypher. The fish skin grip is in perfect condition. Near mint double engraved blade features long floral panels and featuring royal coat of arms and kings cypher, blade features the official proof mark on the reverse side.The brown leather scabbard is in fine condition. Complete with brown leather officers portepee knot. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34712Price: 285.00 GBP


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BRITISH 1912 MODEL CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD BY WILKINSON BELONGING TO COLONEL AITKEN DSO.
The leather wire bound grip is in perfect condition. Silver metal hilt with decorative pommel cap and ornate highly decorated basket hilt.The plated blade is in mint condition and it features the full Wilkinson London makers trade mark, sword proof mark and the Wilkinson factory sword issue number, the blade is double etched with two long floral panels featuring Royal coat of arms and George the 5th Royal cypher, the blade also features a panel with owners name, J.J.AITKEN RVC. Matching silver scabbard showing some slight plating age wear. Complete with officers gold and red bullion sword knot. The sword belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Aitken who served with army veterinary corps and he had a long carrier with the army serving before WW1 in Africa and then on the outbreak of war in 1914 he was brought back to Europe, 1915 he was mentioned in dispatches in France, in 1917 he was sent to the USA to assist in the formation of the American army Veterinary corps. Colonel Aitken was highly decorated officer being awarded the DSO, CMG & the OBE, this is only a very short history and i am sure there is much more to discover about this highly decorated and interesting British army officer. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34700Price: 850.00 GBP


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WW2 AMERICAN ARMY BAYONET.
The blued metal hilt and plastic grip plates are in perfect condition.The blade has been extensively sharpened on the cutting edge and it is also stamped US with grenade design and UC which is double stamped. Factory blued scabbard, the top mount is stamped with a crown and letters HTK. The scabbard markings confirm that this was one of the American bayonets that was re-issued to the Danish army after WW2. [Condition: Exc+]

Code: 34690Price: 75.00 GBP


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BRITISH WW2 COMMANDO KNIFE.
A good British 3rd pattern FS fighting knife that that has seen some use and age.This knife is a real sleeper and where ever it has been stored over the years the leather scabbard has suffered, especially the belt loop. The crossguard is maker marked and the grip is in excellent condition.The blade shows age but basically it is still very good. The condition of the scabbard makes this very unusual and interesting example which i am sure would have a few story's to tell. [Condition: Exc]

Code: 34686Price: 130.00 GBP


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SWISS BAYONET AND FROG.
This is the 1889/11 model Swiss army bayonet. Mint blade marked, Wafenfabrik Neuhausen. The crossguard is stamped with an issue number. Complete brown leather frog which has various stamps to the reverse side. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34685Price: 160.00 GBP


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FRENCH CAVALRY SWORD.
I believe this sword is for the French cavalry but the markings are indistinct and several country's used similar swords including the USA during the civil war. The black leather grip is in excellent condition. Large three bar brass hand guard has a dark age patina as it has not been cleaned for many years, the reverse side of the hilt is stamped 92. The long impressive blade is in near mint condition, the spine is stamped R & C. Matching steel scabbard is in fine condition. A very impressive sword. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34677Price: 350.00 GBP


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FRENCH NAPOLEONIC ARMY BRIQUET CUTLASS CIRCA 1810.
Impressive brass hilt, the revers side is stamped 62 WDI. The blade measures 24 inches long and shows some spotting and wear. Complete with black leather scabbard with matching brass fittings.This model cutlass was carried with a service flint lock pistol by many French troops during the Napoleonic period and some would have seen service at the battle of Waterloo. There is also a second issue stamping to the hilt which might be a British military issue stamp and if so this would suggest that this cutlass was captured and then reissued to the British military forces, it would certainly make a very good naval boarding cutlass.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34678Price: 300.00 GBP


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BRITISH WW1 MIDSHIPMAN'S DAGGER WITH ENGRAVED PRESENTATION BLADE.
Brass lions head hilt in fine condition, the crossguard features the naval anchor with Royal crown above.The white fish skin grip is in fine condition. The hilt / scabbard locking fitting is still in perfect working order. The blade is double etched and features two long floral panels which feature crowned anchor, George the 5th Royal cypher and also a presentation panel with original owners initials, DHCC, the blade is also etched with makers details but they are very lightly etched and so difficult to decipher but the maker appears to be Geives of London, the blade shows some light age spotting but over all it is still in extremely nice condition. Complete with matching scabbard in fine condition, black leather shell with brass fittings, the reverse side of the upper fitting is also engraved with the original owners initials and it is also fitted with an unusual metal badge featuring naval anchor with crossed flags, what this signify s i am not sure but possibly a naval position or specialty. As the dirk has a full set of initials it should be possible to discover the original owners name and service in the navy and which would make an interesting research project. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34666Price: 600.00 GBP

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