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JAPANEASE WW2 ARMY OFFICER KATANA SWORD.

Cloth bound fish skin grip is in excellent condition and has three menuki on each side under the cloth binding. Decorative gilt brass tsuba. Very nice and impressive blade with pronounced hamon. Army type metal scabbard with gilt brass mounts is in fine condition. This is a very nice officers Katana sword. I have not striped the sword and I have no plans on doing so. Exc++

Code: 35656

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ANTIQUE BRITISH TRAVELLING PISTOL BY WILLIAM PARKER.

A very high quality flintlock pistol. The lock plate is fitted with a sliding safety catch and it is engraved with foliage and the makers name, W. Parker, the flint lock is still in perfect working order. Superb quality damasuse steel barrel engrave on the top, London. The steel trigger guard is engraved with attractive decoration. High quality wooden chequered grip with silver escutcheon engraved with owners initials. Complete with silver top ramrod. Size approcamatly 11 inches long. A really nice English antique pistol, circa 1800. Exc ++

Code: 35654

895.00 GBP


ENGLISH CANNON BARREL FLINT LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY BARBER.

The flint lock action is in good working order, the frame is engraved with the makers name, Barber London. The cannon barrel is stamped with a good set of proof marks and the barrel can be un-screwed. The steel trigger guard is engraved with a floral design. The fine quality wooden grip is inlaid with decorative silver piping's and it is very intricate and impressive, the tip of the handle has a silver butt cap featuring the depiction of a grotesque human face. A very nice high quality antique pistol, circa 1800. Size just over 6 inches long. Exc++

Code: 35657

895.00 GBP


BRITISH 3RD PATTERN FS COMMANDO KNIFE WITH SCARCE WOODEN GRIP.

The hilt is identical to a standard FS knife but it made from wood with steel crossguard. The blade shows wear and use with some old age pitting but it could be cleaned if required. Unusual steel scabbard fitted with leather belt attachment and grip strap. The wooden grip type FS knife is only found on 3rd pattern knifes and for some reason they were issued with many different types of scabbards and they are also never maker or issued marked. The knife was purchased from the family of the original WW2 owner. EXC+

Code: 35647

195.00 GBP


ANTIQUE AMERICAN COLT 1849 MODEL PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER.

A very nice example of this famous antique pistol with 4 inch barrel. The revolver is in good working order with all parts having matching numbers 114657, the frame is stamped Colts patent. The barrel is marked, ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY. The five shot cylinder is engrave with the stage coach design and with matching issue number. The wooden grip plates are in excellent condition with no chips or damage. A very nice example of this iconic pistol. Exc++

Code: 35653

1250.00 GBP


BRITISH MILITARY SILVER PRESENTATION OFFICERS DESK CALENDAR.

Silver desk calendar featuring the Regimental badge of the Royal West African Frontier force and below this a presentation inscription, R.C.R from A.C.R May 1916. Silver hallmarks for, Goldsmiths & Silversmith Company 112 Regent street London and dated 1914. The Royal West African Frontier Force was raised by the British army and it can be traced back to the late Victorian period, the officers were British as were most of the senior NCO's, the troops were made up of local Nigerian / African volunteer's, the Regiment served throughout the First World War and the Second World War. The paper diary pages are a latter addition for display. Exc++

Code: 35650

150.00 GBP


BRITISH TRENCH ART.

Normally British trench art dates from WW1, this example is more unusual as it dates from the South African Boar War. Originally a small shell case that was latter converted into a miniature coal scuttle complete with handle and it is engraved, BOAR WAR 1899 - 1902 H.E.P---M.A.D. Very nice quality. Near mint.

Code: 35644

40.00 GBP


ENGLISH 9CT GOLD POCKET KNIFE.

A very nice gold pocket knife fitted with two blades. Gold marks for London 1956 and stamped 375 and 9 for the gold content. Size approcamatly 5 inches or 13CM when the blades are extended.

Code: 35643

150.00 GBP


WW2 JAPANEASE ARMY OFFICERS KATANA SWORD WITH BRITISH CAPTURE PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAHS.

A very nice high quality sword. Cloth bound fish skin grip fitted with two unusual style menuki which are both slightly different. Decorative engraved silver pommel cap. The iron suba is inlaid with silver and decorated with flowers. Black lacquered scabbard with with brown leather combat cover and fitted with suspension loop. Blade shows light wear but it is in over all very nice condition. The sword was captured by L/CPL May in 1945 and is complete with some original documents and photographs comprising, Soldieries service book which has lots of entry's. Certificate allowing L/Cpl May to bring home to England a Japanese sword that has been presented to him, the document is dated 24.3.1946 and is signed by an army Colonel. 12 photographs of May with his comrades and one of which shows soldiers guarding a pile of Japanese swords and another of an officer surrendering a sword, possibly this sword. L/Cpl Mays medal ribbon bar and also a silver Japanese pendant with samurai helmet design to the front and Japanese text on the reverse side. I have not taken the sword apart and I have no intention of doing so. This Sword set was sold in Auction recently (original receipt available) and it sold for just under £2000, I am asking considerably less. A fascinating set. Exc++

Code: 35632

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ENGLISH PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL.

The wooden grip is inlaid with silver with blank silver escutcheon. Square box lock which is marked London, there is also a makers name but difficult to make out now. The percussion hammer is in good working order. The barrel is steel and brass with various proof marks, the brass barrel is also stamped 18ct. An unusual English pistol showing age and wear but still in working order. Exc++

Code: 35639

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