SOLD – 1867 German Infantry Officer Degen

This degen was used by infantry officers of the Wurtemburg kingdom. It replaced the 1819 pattern, which differed only by its brass wire grip. It was finally replaced in 1889. The 1867 has an ebony grip, which is very solid.It was made by Gerr. Weyersberg in Solingen.SOLD

SOLD – Austrian Gras 1874 Bayonet

This bayonet was made in 1881 by the Austrian company Steyr, and was meant to be fitted on the 1874 Gras rifle. It is in excellent shape, with nice patina on the handle and very clean blade. The spring mechanism is still working smoothly.SOLD

SOLD – US 1860 Light Cavalry Trooper Sabre

This is another very nice example of the emblematic 1860 light cavalry sabre. This particular example has lost its markings to polishing, except for a very stylized "22" on the guard. The blade is in excellent condition, the guard exhibits a nice original patina, and the whole assembly is very tight and straight. The scabbard is... Continue Reading →

1845 Naval Artillery Officer Sabre – SOLD

This is a rare example of a naval artillery officer sabre. Naval artillery officers were considerably fewer than their terrestrial counterparts, and so their swords are seldom found. This particular one was retailed by Henry A. Friedeberg in Portsmouth between 1918 and 1937. Friedeberg was one of the major retailers for naval officers from 1848... Continue Reading →

SOLD – AN XI French Briquet Sabre

This is a typical example of a famous briquet, as used by the elite troops of Napoleon's army. Based on the stamps on the guard, this briquet was made between 1809 and 1811 at the Versailles factory. It is in relatively good shape, with a very slight movement at the handle (the wooden shims have... Continue Reading →

SOLD – Blackjack Walking Stick

This is a rare form of weaponized cane which contains not a sword, a dagger or even a gun, but a blackjack. Based on the nickel plating, the style and the use of rubber, I would say this particular cane probably dates from the early 1900s. The blackjack is made of a metal tip, attached... Continue Reading →

SOLD -M1816 Briquet – French Marines

This is a 1816 model infantry briquet. This example is interesting for a few reasons. First off its scabbard is marked with an anchor, associating it with the French Marines who were stationed on board French vessels. These are fairly scarce, but as there is no matching mark on the briquet itself I cannot guarantee... Continue Reading →

SOLD – Briquet Sabre

This briquet is currently unidentified, bearing only a unit marking on the guard. The blade is uniformly pitted, while the scabbard is in fair condition, with one crease in the middle and the frog button missing. SOLD

SOLD – Solingen cane sword

For sale, this cane sword made with a sharpened foil blade made in Solingen. This cane probably dates from the mid 19th century. The shaft is of bamboo, which is split in some places. The blade does not go completely in the scabbard, but this could be fixed with a bit of work, hence the low... Continue Reading →

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