Sold- French Officer Smallsword

This example of an officer smallsword of the 1767 pattern is equipped with an extra large blade, visibly similar to an "épée de soldat" blade. It is possible that this would be an early version for which the armourer reused remaining blades from the previous 1680 pattern. The blade has an hollow grind, making it... Continue Reading →

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SOLD – 1821/45 French Infantry Officer Sabre – non-regulation

This French sabre is an interesting hybrid as it marries an 1821 hilt with an 1845 blade. Judging by the patina of the peen, this was not a recent mix up, and is possibly the choice of an officer wanting a lighter hilt on his 1845, or an early adopter of the 1845 blade. The... Continue Reading →

Sold- 1828 Scottish baskethilt

A nice example of a George VI Scottish baskethilt broadsword. This is a model which saw little change since its inception in 1828, sporting a massive basket with a solid full tang blade. The basket liner is in excellent shape, while the ribbons connecting it to the basket have likely been replaced at some point.... Continue Reading →

Sold – 19th century Shashka

For sale, this rare example of a Shashka, probably dating from the 19th century. The sabre is in great shape with a few areas of light pitting and is still relatively sharp. The wooden grip is in excellent shape, very solid with no rattle. The scabbard is in rough shape, missing one of the suspension... Continue Reading →

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