Swords

A VERY GOOD & RARE COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH SWORD-PISTOL, ca. 1730: In overall very good+ condition with smooth, lightly toned, silver-gray iron surfaces and a finely carved and fluted staghorn grip. The 21", single edge, unmarked blade with two deep fullers/blood-grooves, for its length, smooth steel-gray surfaces, scattered light to moderate pitting, patches of discoloration and its original and sharp cutting edges. Finely chiseled steel hilt with a classic, early Georgian form, scallop-shell cross-guard, a sculpted and faceted "D" type knuckle-guard and a bun-type pommel with a finely turned capstan with its original “tang-peen”. Finely molded and carved, deeply fluted, dark colored, staghorn grip-scales with smooth, untouched “natural” surfaces, their turned iron ferule and some minor expected signs of use, wear and abrasions. In overall very good+ condition and complete with its original, integrally-mounted, sidelock flintlock mechanism. The lock of typical "Queen Ann" design with a bridled powder-pan, a finely sculpted gooseneck hammer and a trefoil finial frizzen spring. In mechanically functional order (mainspring weak) with its original curled trigger, screws and matching mottled surfaces. Cannon form, 3", smoothbore, .45 caliber, turnoff, Pistol barrel with matching steel-gray surfaces and a fine bore and touch-hole. In very good+ original flintlock condition and classic example of an authentic English Flintlock Sword Pistol, ca. 1730. Very good blade with smooth surfaces, sharp cutting edges, a fine point, minor nicks and some light scattered discoloration and salt & pepper pitting. Overall length, 27 3/4". Complete and original throughout with some expected signs of use and wear. A scarce example of an authentic 18th Century “Combination Weapon”. For similar examples please see Claude Blair's: "Pistols of the World", plt. 726 & 727.

Price: $6,575.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SCOTTISH “STIRLING HILT” BASKETHILT BACKSWORD, ca. 1750: In overall very good untouched condition. The 35 1/2", unmarked, Scottish-made?, Double-fullered blade with a full length fuller and a double edge, at the last 6” at the tip. “Stirling” form basket-type hilt of classic design with rounded bars and pierced and nicely chiseled flat panels with heart and circular piercings. Crafted with finely forge-welded rounded bars of classic Stirling form with an integral, double-loop opening—for the attachment of reins. The top of the hilt with its lobed-shaped, bun-type pommel and a fine blade peen. Associated/working-period-replaced?, plain wooden grip. Missing its leather wrap and grip-wire. Very good smooth wooden surfaces with some evident signs of use and light wear. In overall very good untouched condition. The blade with smooth surfaces, some scattered patches of discoloration and pitting: the last ¼ of the blade’s tip with minor old “Battle related?” damages. In very good “attic untouched” condition and retains fine dark age patina. The hilt with matching smooth surfaces. A very nice example of a Scottish Stirling-Hilt Dragoon-type Basket-Hilt Backsword, ca. 1750. Dates to the French & Indian/Revoltionary War; and for a similar example, please see G. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 344 fig. 122.SS. Overall length, 43”.

Price: $4,500.00


A VERY GOOD LATE MEDIEVAL 15TH/16TH CENTURY GERMAN “KNIGHTLY” SHORT-SWORD, ca. 1450-1530: In overall very good generally untouched condition with richly patinated metal and wooden surfaces. Hand-forged, double-edge, 24 1/2", broad and tapered, heavy, clip-point, steel blade. Retains a very good, generally smooth, brown age-patina with some minor surface laminations, good edges, signs of use/wear and scattered rust-stains and pitting. The base of the blade measures 2 3/8" wide; and is of early 15th/16th century form, as made with a shallow central fuller/blood-groove. Complete with its hand-forged, cruciform, iron cross-guard with simple downward-flared quillons. Slightly faceted, conical form, iron pommel with a large flared-top finial and its original tang-peen (minor abrasions and scattered pitting). Leather wrapped wooden grip (minor damages) of classic Early Germanic form with a flared central grip-section and much of its original (crazed/scuffed), leather wrapping. Very good dark surfaces and the expected signs of use with minor losses, scuffs, abrasions and several old repairs. In overall very good generally untouched dark condition with deeply patinated steel, leather and wood surfaces with some pitting, patches of discoloration and wear. A classic example of a 15th/16th Century German "Knightly" Short-Sword. ***The type of weapon carried by both Mounted Horsemen (Knights) & Foot-Soldiers, during the 15th/Early 16th Centuries, ca. 1450-1530. For similar examples, please see, C. Blair’s: “European and American Arms 1150-1850”. Overall length, 29 ½”.

Price: $4,575.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PERIOD SPANISH MDL. 1893 MAUSER BAYONET & SCABBARD, ca. 1890s: In overall (net) near very good untouched condition with gunmetal gray steel surfaces and a generally smooth age patina. The base of the blade with effaced Spanish Arsenal marking (indicates Post War commercial private Spanish Govt. resale) and a very good cutting edge and tip: some expected patches of discoloration and fine scattered light pitting. Retains its original leather scabbard with full iron mounts. The scabbard in good untouched condition with generally supple leather surfaces with some crazing, staining and wear. The stitching is fray/undone and the iron mounts with surface oxidation. Overall a nice example of a Spanish American War Period Model 1893 Mauser Bayonet, ca. 1890s. For an example, please see Frederick J. Stephen’s: “The Collector’s Pictorial Book of Bayonets”, pg. 66.

Price: $125.00


AN EARLY & RARE 18th CENTURY SCOTTISH BASKET-HILT {STIRLING-HILT} BACKSWORD, ca. 1735: In overall fine untouched condition. The 36 1/4" x approx. 1 1/2", backsword-type, Scottish-made, unsigned blade with a deep fullers/blood-grooves, for its length, a single cutting edge, reinforced spine/back and a double-edged tip. Fine, untouched, lightly patinated, steel-gray surfaces; and retains its original cutting-edge(s) without evidence of re-sharpening. Classic Stirling-type, round-bar, basket-type hilt formed of forge-welded bars incorporating finely pierced and decorative panels with thistle and heart motifs. Of classic Scottish “Stirling” type design with "S" form, “round” bars (Please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 344). Conical-form pommel with its original "tang peen" and matching steel gray surfaces with scattered discoloration/oxidation. The grip-section with its braided, copper-alloy/brass wire and its original leather under-wrap with hardwood core. The leather with deeply toned tanned surfaces with the expected scuffs, abrasions, minor crazing and signs of use/wear. In overall fine untouched condition with a smooth age-patina and nicely toned steel surfaces. The Scottish-made blade with smooth steel-gray surfaces, scattered discoloration/staining and minor patches of light “salt & pepper”. The hilt, en suite with nicely detailed pierced decorations, some light patches of discoloration, smooth surfaces, scattered discoloration and minor battle-related? dents/dings: the pommel with matching steel-gray patination. Fine grip with untouched/lightly oxidized leather surfaces and its original braided grip-wire (loose). A classic example of an early 18th century Scottish Basket-hilt Backsword with a well-made Scottish blade and a finely crafted (Stirling-type) hilt, ca. 1735. For a similar example, please see G. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 344 (fig. 122.SS & 123.SS). Overall length, 42 3/4".

Price: $6,575.00


AN EXCELLENT & RARE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR COLONIAL AMERICAN PERIOD (NEW ENGLAND TYPE) PIERCED HALBERD w/ ORIGINAL HAFT, ca. 1760: In overall very fine+/excellent and a high quality example of an American Halberd. In complete condition with an approx. 13 1/2" x 18”, finely wrought American blacksmith made, decoratively pierced, Halberd-type blade of fine quality Colonial American design with its pierced, leaf-form spear-point with reinforced tip and matching axe-head with triangular form rear fluke. The finely sculpted and cut, smooth steel surfaces with extensive piercings of classic Colonial American (New England) form of, ca. 1750. The adornment consists of numerous circular holed/punch-type Piercings, finely cut openwork Diamonds and Daggers. Finely turned and chiseled base with its brazed, collar-type socket and finely turned borders on its neck. The axe blade, en suite with a nicely sculpted and contoured, stylized crescent form blade and various decorative piercings. Retains choice, smooth steel surfaces with lightly toned, gunmetal gray age-patina, very fine and sharp cutting edges; and only some light signs of use and wear. Complete with its original, tapered, turned, hardwood haft/handle with choice, richly patinated and oxidized, smooth wooden surfaces with some expected minor handling-marks/abrasions. The top of the haft with two (2), nail-fastened, 8”, rectangular langets. An extremely rare example of an excellent condition and complete Colonial American Period Decoratively Pierced Halberd, ca. 1750. Of classic mid-18th Century New England form and in a near excellent state of perseveration. Virtually identical to examples from the famed Kienbusch Collection of Philadelphia, PA and to those pictured in Rodney H. Brown's: "American Polearms 1526-1865”, G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, “Sword & Blades…” and in G. C. Neumann & F. Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Other such examples also found in the collection of noted Author/Collector William Guthman; and a similar example from his collection was sold as, Lot No. 204 at Bonhams Auction’s: Sale Oct. 12, 2006. Overall length, approx. 80”.

Price: $14,275.00


A FINE EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD FRENCH MILITARY PARTISAN, ca. 1650-1700: In overall fine+ untouched condition. The hand-forged, 13", steel head of typical mid to late 17th century French Partisan design, having nicely sculpted "flame" type wavy external flanges, a central spear body of elongated leaf form and reinforced tapered spear-point. Mounted on later (19th century) faceted, hardwood shaft by its two integral iron langets and rivets. The haft with various light handling marks, minor stress-cracks and a dark patina overall. In fine+ condition. The unmarked blade with smooth evenly toned gunmetal gray surfaces, some light patches of discoloration and pitting and a pleasing age patina overall. Sharp contours and edges without significant nicks: some expected minor irregularity at the upper tip of the spear-point. The haft with sharp contours, minor scuffs, light abrasions and handling marks. A very nice example of a classic Early Colonial Period French Military Partisan, ca. 1650-1700. Overall length, approx. 100". For similar examples please see Harold L. Peterson's: "Arms & Armor in Colonial America".

Price: $2,750.00


A VERY GOOD NAPOLEONIC/WAR of 1812 PERIOD 3rd MODEL BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1800: In overall very good+ condition. Regulation pattern, triangular form, tapered, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length and generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered patches of discoloration. A very good, 16" by 1 1/4" blade with its original tip: the base with a “John Gill” maker's signature for the noted Ordnance Cutler/Contractor, who worked 1802-1828 (Please see E. Heer’s “Der Neue Stockel” vol. 1, pg. 433-434. In overall very good condition with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and sharp contours with some scattered discoloration. Matching ringed-type socket with its Z-shaped Bayonet-lug-aperture and its surfaces, en suite with the blade. A nice example of Napoleonic/War of 1812 Period 3rd Model/India Pattern Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1800. Overall length, 21".

Price: $575.00


AN EARLY & UNTOUCHED FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SCOTTISH INFANTRY-TYPE BASKET-HILT {GLASGOW-HILT} BACKSWORD, ca. 1757: In overall very good untouched condition. The 32 1/4" x approx. 1 1/4", backsword-type, unsigned, English-made? blade with a deep fullers/blood-grooves, for 2/3 its length (double edge tip) and a reinforced spine/back-type blade with a single cutting-edge. Fine, untouched, lightly patinated, steel-gray surfaces; and retains its original cutting-edge(s) with several deep “Battle Related” Nicks with minor stress-fissures, to the cutting edge. Classic Glascow-type, flat-bar, basket-type hilt. The hilt with flat bars incorporating finely pierced and decorative panels with thistle and cross motifs. Of classic Highland enlisted men form with flat pierced bars (Please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 345). Conical-form pommel with its original "tang peen" and untouched, gunmetal-gray surfaces with scattered discoloration/oxidation. The grip-section with traces of its braided, brass wire and leather wrap with a spiral-cut hardwood core (several age cracks). In overall very good “attic-untouched” condition with a smooth dark age-patina and deeply toned steel surfaces. The blade with smooth steel-gray surfaces, scattered discoloration/staining and signs of “Battle Use” and wear. The hilt, en suite with patches of discoloration, generally smooth, dark surfaces and some scattered discoloration. The grip with untouched/oxidized wooden surfaces with signs of use and wear. A classic example of an 18th century Scottish Enlisted Man’s Basket-hilt Backsword, ca. 1757. For a similar example, please see G. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 345 (fig. 124.SS). Overall length, 39".

Price: $4,775.00


A GOOD NAPOLEONIC/WAR of 1812 PERIOD 3rd MODEL BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1810s: In overall good+, dark, untouched condition. Regulation pattern, triangular form, tapered, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length. Dark steel surfaces with moderate pitting and discoloration. The 16 1/2" by 1 1/8” wide blade with a good tip: unmarked base. In overall good+, dark and pitted condition with a deeply toned age-patina and generally sharp contours. The ringed-type socket with its Z-shaped Bayonet-lug-aperture and its surfaces, en suite. A nice example of Napoleonic/War of 1812 Period 3rd Model/India Pattern Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1810s. Overall length, 21 1/4".

Price: $350.00


A VERY GOOD+ REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH SILVER & EBONY HILT CUTTOE, HALLMARKED 1763: French-made, fine quality, etched and engraved, single edge, hollow-ground, Parisian made, cuttoe-type, 22 1/2", blade with a single fluted fuller extending from the ricasso to the clip-type point. Very good smooth surfaces with 75% polish and sharp edges: engraved, on the both sides (one side slightly worn/discolored) with a “Cest un Luisiz charmant quand L’amouz aide deu amans” engraving. Spiral carved Ebony grip/hilt with deeply embossed Hallmarked Silver fittings. An "S"-shaped cross-guard with rounded quillons, a ring type grip-ferrule and a disk-type pommel: the center of the cross-guard with deeply struck Parisian Silver Hallmarks, for 1763. In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition. The blade with smooth surfaces with lightly tone age-patina, some scattered patches of discoloration and light surface-pitting. Very good grip with its braided silver grip-wire and some minor signs of use and age. Retains 75% polish with its sharp cutting edge and fine quality etchings. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period French/Parisian Silver Mounted Ebony Hilt Cuttoe, dtd. 1763. Overall length, 28". For similar examples please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $2,750.00


AN UNISSUED US MODEL 1816 “NATIONAL ARMORY BRIGHT” SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1830s: In overall excellent untouched "bright" condition with smooth surfaces, a sharp point and matching contours. Regulation length, 15 7/8", triangular blade with fluted bottom fullers, extending the full length. The top of the blade with its regulation-pattern blood-groove, and a flat base with clear US and "TA" inspector's marks. Retains bright-finish (95+%), untouched silver-gray, steel surfaces with only some light patches of staining. In overall excellent untouched condition with very sharp contours and markings. The blade with a very sharp tip with a deep blood-groove for approx. 1/2 its length. The open-neck socket with its regulation, US Model 1816, "T" shaped lug-cut and matching “bright” surfaces. A very nice example of an untouched “Bright Finished” US Model 1816 Musket Bayonet, ca. 1830s. Overall length, 19 1/8". ***Purported to have been acquired from F. Bannerman & Co. For a similar example, please see Robert M. Reilly's: American Socket Bayonets...".

Price: $375.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED EARLY US MODEL 1816 SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1816: In overall good+ untouched "attic" condition. Regulation length, 15 7/8", triangular blade with fluted bottom fullers, extending the full length. The top of the blade with an early type blood-groove at its tip and a flat base with clear US and "TA" inspector's marks. Retains dark, untouched brown-gray, "attic"surfaces. In overall very good+ untouched condition with sharp contours and clear markings. Very good blade with sharp contours and a fine sharp tip with a deep blood-groove for approx. 1/2 its length. The open-neck socket with its regulation, US Model 1816, "T" shaped lug-cut and matching rust patinated surfaces: the neck with an "X/C/4" inspector's mark. A very nice example of an untouched Early US Model 1816 Musket Bayonet, ca. 1816. Overall length, 19 1/8". For a similar example, please see Robert M. Reilly's: American Socket Bayonets...", pg. 44 & 47 (pl. B51).

Price: $375.00


AN UNISSUED US MODEL 1816 “NATIONAL ARMORY BRIGHT” SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1830s: In overall excellent untouched "bright" condition with smooth surfaces, a sharp point and matching contours. Regulation length, 16", triangular blade with fluted bottom fullers, extending the full length. The top of the blade with its regulation-pattern blood-groove, and a flat base with clear “US” and a deeply struck “U”? inspector's mark. Retains bright-finish (95+%), untouched silver-gray, steel surfaces with only some light patches of staining. In overall excellent untouched condition with very sharp contours and markings. The blade with a very sharp tip with a deep blood-groove for approx. 1/2 its length. The open-neck socket with its regulation, US Model 1816, "T" shaped lug-cut and matching “bright” surfaces: the top of the socket-arm with an “M/57” marking. A very nice example of an untouched “Bright Finished” US Model 1816 Musket Bayonet, ca. 1830s. Overall length, 19 1/8". ***Purported to have been part of a grouping acquired from F. Bannerman & Co. For a similar example, please see Robert M. Reilly's: American Socket Bayonets...".

Price: $375.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN BLACKSMITH MADE “COS” MUSKET BAYONET, ca. 1770s: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Tapered, blacksmith made, somewhat crudely forged, narrow, flat, triangular, 13 1/2" x ¾”, unmarked blade of classic Hand forged craftsmanship and form. Wrought-forged, open ring, Applied-type socket (for a top-lug-mounted bayonet-lug) with a "Z" shaped lug-slot. Deeply toned, brown, steel surfaces and a crude lap-seam, on its top (minor lamination). Retains untouched, smooth, brown-gray, steel surfaces with some scattered light discoloration/fine pitting. In overall very good+ untouched condition with generally sharp contours and a fine point. A nice example of an American Blacksmith made Revolutionary War Period American “COS” Musket Bayonet, ca. 1770s. Recently discovered in an old Maine home. Overall length, 17 1/8".

Price: $775.00


A VERY FINE FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD REGULATION (P. 1757) HEAVY DRAGOON BASKETHILT BACK SWORD, ca. 1760: In overall very fine untouched condition. The 36 1/4", unmarked, blade cut with a full length fuller and is double edged for 2/3 its length. The basket-type hilt formed of large forge-welded bars which incorporate an opening for reins at the rear. Small scroll-shaped quillon and a plan lobed pommel. The grip is fitted with its original spirally-fluted, rayskin cover, secured by a braided wire Turk's head. In overall very fine untouched condition. The blade with smooth surfaces without pitting and retaining an untouched age patina. Matching surfaces to the basket-hilt. Original grip with choice surfaces to the leather wrap: missing the wire binding. A rare Regulation English Heavy Dragoon Backsword dating to the French & Indian/Revoltionary War, ca. 1760. For similar examples, please see G. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $4,975.00


A VERY GOOD WAR of 1812 PERIOD 3rd MODEL/INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1790s: In overall very good untouched condition. Regulation pattern, triangular form, tapered, flat, steel blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length. Retains generally smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered pitting and minor surface discoloration/oxidation. A very good, 17" by 1 1/8" blade with its original tip; and its base marked with a Crown/"24" (Board of Ordnance acceptance mark) and with a "Dawes" maker's signature. Samuel Dawes of Birmingham, UK was a recorded Swordsmith 1798-1812 (please see R. Gardner's: "Small Arms Makers", pg. 346). In overall very good untouched condition with a deep russet-gray age-patina and generally smooth surfaces with some scattered light patches of discoloration. Sharp contours with a matching ringed socket with its Z-shaped lug aperture and untouched steel surfaces, en suite with the blade. A nice example of a War of 1812 Period Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1790. Overall length, 22".

Price: $575.00


A US MODEL 1818 N. STARR CAVALRY SABER, CA. 1820: In overall fair/good condition with a working-period reduced?, single edge, 24", Model 1817, clip-point blade with deep and wide fuller for 3/4 its length and a sharp "N.STARR/US/P{Proved}/LS{“Luther Sage"} inspector’s markings, at the ricasso. Retains smooth untouched steel-gray surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and signs of use/wear: 35%+ polish with smooth gray surfaces and clear markings. Nathan Starr of Middletown, Conn. was one of several official US Sword cutlers; and on Dec. 28, 1818 he was commissioned to manufacture 10,000 cavalry swords. (please see H. L. Peterson's: "The American Sword 1775-1945", pg. 30). Original hardwood grip with eight grooves for the missing leather grip-wrap: painted with silver spray-paint. The grip with some minor abrasions scuffs and chips. D-guard/Stirrup-type, iron hilt with an integral forward quillon and a rear slot, for a sword-knot. Retains a dark and untouched patina (blackened) with generally smooth brown surfaces. In overall fair+/good condition. The blade with clear markings. Complete with its japanned, iron scabbard with stud-type, iron frog: damaged and cut-down. Overall length, 29 1/2".

Price: $575.00


AN “ATTIC” UNTOUCHED US MODEL 1840 MEXICAN-AMERICAN/CIVIL WAR PERIOD LIGHT ARTLLERY SABER, ca. 1850-1860: In overall good untouched condition. Regulation length, 32”, saber-form, curved, fullered blade with deeply oxidized and rust-patinated, untouched, steel surfaces. Retains its original cutting edge and the point with pitting and wear. Untouched Brass hilt with a single-bar knuckle-guard with an integral upper quillon and fine age patina. In overall good “Attic Untouched” condition with deeply patinated/oxidized steel and brass surfaces: no visible markings. The blade with its original cutting edge and untouched chocolate-toned surfaces. The cast brass hilt with an untouched mustard-toned patina, some scattered abrasions and retains its spiral cut wooden grip: some damages/losses and missing its leather wrap and grip-wire. An attic untouched example of a Mexican American War Era US Model 1840 Artillery Saber, from a New York Family Collection. Overall length, 38". For more information, please see H. L. Petereson’s: “The American Sword 1775-1945”, pg. 42-44.

Price: $375.00


A WW II PERIOD USMC KA-BAR FIGHTING KNIFE w/ REPLACED SCABBARD, ca. 1940s: In overall very good untouched condition and of regulation design. The multi-piece construction composite handle with lightly scuffed and worn surfaces with the expected light handling marks and evidence of use. Fine untouched clip-point blade with its base marked with a "USMC" and a KA-BAR marking. Very good cutting edge with some light abrasions and fine nicks. In overall very good+ untouched condition Complete with a later USMC marked leather scabbard. In overall very good+ untouched condition and a very nice example of a World War II Issue US Marine Corps fighting knife, ca. 1940s..

Price: $175.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1742 ENGLISH-TYPE INFANTRY HANGER & SCABBARD, ca. 1750: In overall very good+ near fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and a lightly toned brass hilt. Of English or German manufacture with a Regulation Pattern 1742, unmarked, lightly toned and stained, single edged, slightly curved, 23 1/4", cutlass-form back-blade, without a top fuller. Retains approx. 85% polish with a smooth, steel-gray patina. Regulation Pattern heart-shaped, cast, brass hilt with an integral, top-mounted, heart-shaped quillon, a matching single-bar knuckle-guard and rope-turned grip with ball-type pommel (fine blade-tang “peen”. The hilt/guard in overall fine condition with a lightly toned, smooth, brass surfaces. The blade with smooth steel surfaces and a sharp cutting edge: some scattered light patches of discoloration and virtually no pitting. A very nice example of a Regulation Pattern 1742 French & Indian War English/German Infantry Hanger: the type of sword carried by both British & Hessian troops. Complete with its brass mounted scabbard with generally supple, black, leather surfaces and its original brass frog and drag (damaged tip). Good+ body with sound stitches and a leather wrapped repair, towards the tip. Some scattered abrasions, signs of use and expected handling and crazing. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Swords & Blades…”. Overall length 29 1/4”.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD HANGER/SABER, ca. 1750-1770: In overall very good untouched condition. American blacksmith made clip-point, unmarked, 22", single edge, wide, curved blade with a fuller for its full length and a reinforced back: untouched cutting-edge. The American-made brass hilt with a simple turned pommel and ball-type finial, an integral D-type knuckle-guard with a straight, upper quillion: the inner face of the cross-guard with an “No./59” Rack/Unit? Marking. Complete with its original leather covered, wooden grip with its cord “under-wire”. Retains an untouched age patina with some scattered handling marks, scuffs, minor abrasions and signs of use. In overall very good+ untouched condition with deeply toned steel, leather and brass surfaces. The blade retains its original cutting edge with untouched russet surfaces, some scattered light discoloration and some expected pitting. Very good hilt with smooth, dark, mustard-toned, brass surfaces and the face with the noted Colonial/Revolutionary War Period, American unit/rack number. A very nice example of a Classic American made Hanger/Saber from the Colonial/Revolutionary War Period, ca. 1750-1770. Overall length, 27". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $2,775.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1840 N.C.O. SWORD, Dtd. 1864: In overall very good condition. The regulation length, 32 1/4", spear-point blade with smooth “bright” steel surfaces and 75%+ polish: some scattered staining and pitting, at the tip. Model 1840, cast brass hilt with a rounded cross-guard: the center with an embossed raised borders with an upper quillon and traces of its green felt. The grip with its original banded gilt-wire wrapping and the ball-type pommel with a fine tang-peen. In overall very good condition. The blade with 75%+ polish, some pitting, staining, generally smooth surfaces and the ricasso with a sharp “AMES Co./CHICOPEE MASS.” Company and “US”/”A.G.M.”/1864 date/inspector’s markings. Fine hilt with sharp details and a matching grip and wire. A classic example of an American Civil War Dated US Mdl. 1864 Non-Comissioned Officer's Sword, dated 1864. Overall length, 39".

Price: $550.00


A FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH? OFFICER'S HANGER, ca. 1770: In overall fine lightly cleaned condition. The single edge, back-sword type, 32", fullered, spear-point blade with its original cutting edge without nicks or significant abrasions. The blade with scattered light pitting and discoloration: the ricasso, en suite. Bronze hilt with a rounded, raised-border, cross-guard with a faceted acorn-shaped upper qullion and a faceted ball type pommel of French N.C.O. form. Spiral-type bronze grip with an untouched/tarnished age-patina; and the knuckle-bow and capstan-type pommel with matching mustard-toned surfaces. In overall fine lightly cleaned condition with a straight blade, 45% polish and a silvery-gray toned patina. The bronze hilt with smooth, copper-toned surfaces with generally sharp contours and smooth surfaces: guard rattles, slightly. A very nice example of a Revolutionary War Period French? Officer's Sword/Hanger, ca. 1770. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: “Battle Weapons...", pg. 313. Overall length, 38 1/2”.

Price: $1,000.00


A FINE SCARCE & UNTOUCHED FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD CHISELED-STEEL HILT SMALLSWORD, ca. 1750: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces Diamond-form, 25" chiseled steel blade with a decoratively line-etched base, double cutting edges and a fine point. Retains 75% polish with some scattered light discoloration and smooth gun-metal-gray surfaces. Deeply chiseled and faceted Steel Hilt of classic French smallsword form. Complete with its original, faceted, ball-shaped pommel, its double shell-type guard with line-engraved borders, its braided Bronze wire-wrapped grip and its faceted knuckle-bow, wn suire with the pommel. Complete and original throughout with its original braided-wire wrap grip. In overall fine untouched condition. The blade with its original cutting-edges, a fine point, smooth steel surfaces and some isolated patches light discoloration and patches of light surface-oxidation. A Classic example of French & Indian War Period, French-type Smallsword, ca. 1750. Made with a finely crafted hilt and blade. Overall length, 31". Recently discovered in an old Mass. Estate collection. For similar examples please see, G. Neumann: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (FRENCH?) STEEL HILT SMALLSWORD, ca. 1770: In overall very good+, generally untouched condition with a smooth steel-gray, diamond-form, double-edge, 27 1/2" etched and engraved steel blade with a decoratively engraved base with a chiseled ricasso and a fine point. Engraved with an illegible maker’s signature and with the inscription: “…Return with Honor…”, in cursive script. Retains approx. 65% polish with some scattered patches of light salt & pepper and discoloration. Fine sculpted and simply formed, delicately proportioned, Steel Hilt of classic Smallsword form of, ca. 1770. A rounded, ball-shaped pommel, a disk type guard with line-engraved borders, its steel-wire-wrapped grip and the “D”-form knuckle-bow with smooth dark surfaces: missing its upper quillon. Complete with its original steel-wire wrap grip with chiseled steel ferrules. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition with some expected signs of use and discoloration. The blade with its original “cutting”-edges, a fine point, smooth steel surfaces and some isolated patches of light surface-oxidation and wear. A Classic example of an American Revolutionary War Period, French-type Smallsword, ca. 1770. Overall length, 34". For similar examples please see, G. C. Neumann’s: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,000.00


A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD CHISELED-STEEL HILT SMALLSWORD, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces Hollow-ground, diamond-form, 26 1/2" etched and engraved steel blade with a decoratively engraved base and a fine hollow-ground point. Retains 95% polish with some scattered light discoloration and smooth silver-toned steel surfaces. Deeply chiseled and faceted Steel Hilt of classic French smallsword form, ca. 1770. Complete with its original, faceted, ball-shaped pommel, its faceted oval guard with chiseled borders, its finely braided Bronze wire-wrapped grip and its faceted knuckle-bow, en suite with the pommel: missing its upper quillon. Complete with its original braided-wire wrap grip. In overall very good+/fine condition. The blade with its original “cutting”-edges, a fine point, smooth steel surfaces and some isolated patches light discoloration and patches of light surface-oxidation. A Classic example of an American Revolutionary War Period, French-type Smallsword, ca. 1770. Made with a finely crafted hilt and blade. Overall length, 33". For similar examples please see, G. C. Neumann’s: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,000.00


A FINE EMPIRE PERIOD GERMAN OFFICER'S (PRUSSIAN) WILHEM MARKED OFFICER'S SPADROON, ca. 1810: In overall fine lightly cleaned condition. The single edge, back-sword type, 33", lightly engraved, fullered, spear-point blade with various martial-theme depictions (Drums, Stand of Arms, etc.) and floral vine scroll engraved highlights. Retains its original "false" cutting edge without nicks or abrasions. The base and fuller with 45% nitre-blue finish, scattered light pitting and discoloration: ricasso with clearly etched surfaces. Regulation, Post-1796, pattern Bronze hilt with a folding, rounded, raised-border, cross-guard, an acorn-shaped upper qullion and a replaced iron retaining spring, peg and brass tightening-screw. Marked, on the inner face of the cross-guard, with a "Wilhem" marking. Spiral-type sheet-silver grip with an untouched/tarnished age-patina. The bronze knuckle-bow and the leaf embossed, capstan-type pommel with evidence of a re-toning from cleaning: some looseness to the grip and at the pommel. In overall fine lightly cleaned condition with a straight blade, 45% of its blued finish, clear engravings and a silvery-gray toned patina. The bronze hilt with a lightly engraved/embossed knuckle-bow, pommel and quillon. Retains smooth, copper-toned surfaces with evidence of cleaning. The folding guard, of British P.-1796 design and marked with a faint cursive script Royal "Wilhem" signature. Functional hinge with a replaced retaining pin, spring and screw. In fine condition with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces and evidence of a re-toned cleaning. A nice example of a Napoleanic War Period Prussian Officer's Sword, ca. 1810. For a similar example of this pattern, please see G. C. Neumann's: Swords & Blades...", pg. 115. Overall length, 39"..

Price: $1,000.00


A GOOD UNTOUCHED US CIVIL WAR PERIOD MODEL 1850 NON-REGULATION STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD, ca. 1860: In overall good untouched condition. The unmarked, European imported?, saber-form, plain, slightly curved, single edge, 31”, steel blade with smooth, silver-gray steel surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. Finely Embossed brass hilt with a classic, openwork, floral-vine scroll embossed decorated cross-guard with a curved upper quillon. The pommel with an embossed leaf border and its original blade peen. In good condition. The blade retains its original “edge” and has smooth lightly-toned surfaces with some patches of discoloration and 85% polish. The cast brass hilt with a nicely embossed floral scroll motif on its guard; and the brass surfaces with an untouched, deeply toned, brown-mustard patina overall. Fair, original, Spiral-cut wooden grip with lightly toned surfaces, some nicks, an open crack and is missing its leather grip-wrapping and wire. Overall a nice example of a Classic American Civil War Period Model 1850 Non-REGULATION Staff & Field Officer’s Sword, ca. 1860. Overall length, 37”.

Price: $450.00


A GOOD UNTOUCHED US MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SWORD, ca. 1860s: Regulation length, saber-form, double fullered blade with a slightly curved cutting-edge. Marked at the base with an illegible maker's marking, a faint US inspector's mark and an 186? date. Brass hilt with triple-bar guard and an untouched mustard age-patina. The blade with its original sharp cutting-edge and deeply toned surfaces: the tip with deep pitting and rust-stains. Cast brass hilt with an untouched mustard-toned patina and the spiral-cut wooden grip with untouched surfaces: missing its grip-wire and leather wrap. A classic example of this distinctive Civil War Cavalry Saber: from an old New York Family Collection.

Price: $350.00


A VERY GOOD/FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN MADE FUSIL BAYONET, ca. 1770s: In overall very good/fine untouched condition. Tapered, triangular-form, 14 3/4", flat, blade of typical English-inspired/”Brown Bess” form. Marked with a deeply struck crescent-shaped American Blacksmith’s/maker’s mark, on its base. Closed ring, “Brown Bess” type socket (for a top-lug-mounted, approx. .69 caliber barrel) with a "Z" shaped lug-slot. Retains untouched, smooth, brown- steel surfaces with gunmetal highlights, some scattered light discoloration and fine pitting. In overall very good/fine untouched condition with sharp contours and a fine point and socket. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period American made Fusil type Bayonet, ca. 1770s. Overall length, 19 1/2".

Price: $575.00


AN UNISSUED US MODEL 1816 “NATIONAL ARMORY BRIGHT” SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1830s: In overall excellent untouched "bright" condition with smooth surfaces, a sharp point and matching contours. Regulation length, 15 7/8", triangular blade with fluted bottom fullers, extending the full length. The top of the blade with its regulation-pattern blood-groove, and a flat base with clear “US” and a deeply struck “U” inspector's mark. Retains bright-finish (95+%), untouched silver-gray, steel surfaces with only some light patches of staining. In overall excellent untouched condition with very sharp contours and markings. The blade with a very sharp tip with a deep blood-groove for approx. 1/2 its length. The open-neck socket with its regulation, US Model 1816, "T" shaped lug-cut and matching “bright” surfaces. A very nice example of an untouched “Bright Finished” US Model 1816 Musket Bayonet, ca. 1830s. Overall length, 19". ***Purported to have been part of a grouping acquired from F. Bannerman & Co. For a similar example, please see Robert M. Reilly's: American Socket Bayonets...".

Price: $375.00


A GOOD NAPOLEONIC/WAR of 1812 PERIOD ENGLISH FUSIL BAYONET, ca. 1810s: In overall good+, dark, untouched condition. Triangular form, tapered, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length. Dark steel surfaces with light-to-moderate pitting and surface-discoloration. The 17" by 1” wide blade with a very good tip: the base marked with a “HILL” maker’s mark. In overall good+, dark and pitted condition with a deeply toned age-patina and generally sharp contours. The 3” ringed-type socket with its Z-shaped Bayonet-lug-aperture and its surfaces, en suite—for a .69 caliber Fusil. A nice example of Napoleonic/War of 1812 Period English Officer’s Fusil Bayonet, ca. 1810s. Overall length, 21".

Price: $350.00


A VERY FINE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD ENGLISH SILVER HILT OFFICER'S SMALL SWORD w/ its ORIGINAL SILVER-MOUNTED SCABBARD, ca. 1760: In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth lightly toned surfaces to the diamond-form, engraved, hollow ground, 31 1/4", colichemard blade with a flared, gold-damascened ricasso (95%+). Very fine surfaces with 95% polish, some light discoloration and a fine tip. Classic, Georgian Period, cast and richly embossed, Silver hilt of typical Smallsword form with a pierced ball-shaped pommel embossed with rococo accents. The design of a classic mid 18th century martial theme, with raised stands of arms, cannons, trumpets and scrolls. The knuckle-bow with three (3) illegible Hallmarks/makers marks. Finely pierced, embossed and etched, disk-type cross-guard with martial theme decorations and rococo vine-scroll highlights, en suite with the pommel. Retains its original, double, braided-silver-wire grip wrapping and its silver under-grip. In overall very fine untouched condition. The blade with smooth surfaces, 95%+ polish, very light isolated patches of discoloration and a sharp tip: the ricasso with an engraved scallop shell and scroll: 95%+ gilt finish. Untouched hilt with smooth silver surfaces, some light tarnish and its original "peen". Sharp detail to the high quality, chased and embossed decorations. A very fine quality example of French & Indian War Period English Silver Hilt Officer's Small Sword, ca. 1760. Complete with its original incised and lightly embossed, brown leather, silver mounted scabbard with matching smooth surfaces. The body with some crazing, shrinkage, age-cracks, tears, open seams and missing its last 1/3. Complete with its original, finely embossed and engraved silver mounts, including both of its silver suspension loops: missing its tip. A classic example of a high quality English, Silver-hilt Smallsword, ca. 1760 with a gold-damascened colichemard blade and most of its original silver-mounted scabbard. For similar examples please see, G. Neumann: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 339. Overall length, 38".

Price: $5,175.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED ORIGINAL LATE 18th/EARLY 19th CENTURY INDIAN TULWAR SWORD, ca. 1780-1820: : In overall very good untouched condition with nicely aged and deeply patinated steel surfaces. The native-made “Wootz?” Steel, slightly curved, crescent shaped, 32”, heavy-gauge blade with the expected signs of use, wear, discoloration and light to moderate pitting overall. Traditional Tulwar type Steel & Silver Koftgari inlayed hilt its original, large, disk type pommel with a chiseled steel, Lotus Flower applique. In very good, untouched condition with dark, generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with traces of polish; and en suite with the blade with a nicely sculpted grip and retaining the original tang “peen”. Of very good quality with a fine and tight “blade-fit”, sharp contours, a well-balanced hand-forged Native-made steel blade (noted pitting) and its original cutting edge without evidence of re-sharpening. A very nice -example of a Late 18th/Early 19th century Indian Tulwar Sword, ca. 1780-1820. Overall length, 34”. For similar examples and more information, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”.

Price: $675.00


A FINE & RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1763 “CHARLEVILLE” MUSKET BAYONET, ca. 1770 (Ex. GEORGE C. NEUMANN COLLECTION): In overall fine condition. The regulation Pattern, tapered, triangular-form, 13 3/4", flat blade with a fluted bottom and a deep "French" type blood-groove, at its tip. The base of the blade with a “K” & “V” French Arsenal marking of classic Rev. War Period form. Open-type Mdl. 1754/1763 socket of regulation design with a "Z" shaped lug-slot. In very good+ near fine untouched condition with smooth, steel-gray, steel surfaces and some isolated patches of discoloration/expected fine scattered pitting. A very nice example of a scarce American Revolutionary War Period Charleville Musket Bayonet with evidence of American Usage. Of the type most frequently supplied by France to aid the American Revolutionary cause; and often used on Model 1766/68 Model Muskets. Overall length, 18" From the collection of noted Author & Historian George C. Neumann and accompanied by a Collection tag of provenance. For a similar example, please see Neumann’s: “Swords& Blades of the American Revolution”.

Price: $975.00


A VERY GOOD US WAR OF 1812 PERIOD HORSEMAN'S/CAVALRY SABER, ca. 1810: In overall very good+ untouched condition with a curved, unmarked, 26", steel "back-type" blade with its original single cutting edge. A deep fuller extends for 2/3 its length with a clip-type point and no ricasso -- at its base. In very good+ untouched condition with 50%+ polish and some expected scattered patches of discoloration. Stirrup type, brass hilt with a single, knuckle-bow and an integral curved quillon with finial. The pommel, grip-ferrule and grip-strap with matching untouched, mustard-toned, surfaces: tight and original tang-"peen". Leather covered (80%), wooden grip with its original cord under-wrapping and its brass wire. In overall very good+ untouched condition. The blade with smooth silver-gray surfaces, some light scattered pitting/discoloration and its original cutting edge. The hilt with untouched brass surfaces and the grip with very good untouched leather surfaces. A very nice example of a Classic, War of 1812 Period, Stirrup-Hilt Horseman's Saber, ca. 1810. Complete with leather scabbard: the scabbard with untouched, crazed, brown leather surfaces, some scattered abrasions, minor flaking, very good seams and supple leather. Expected signs of use, age and wear. Overall length, 31".

Price: $725.00


A VERY GOOD+ GERMAN “LANDSKNECHT” SHORT-SWORD/KATZBALGER, ca. 1525: In overall very good+ untouched condition with deeply patinated, dark, steel surfaces throughout. Hand-forged, double-edge, 22 1/4", broad clipped-point, steel blade with a medial fuller-- for ¾ its length. Retains a very good, brown age-patina with good cutting-edges and scattered rust-stains, roughness and “orange-peel” pitting. The base of the blade measures 1 3/4" wide; and is of early 16th Century ‘Katzbalger” form with a “clipped” type, flat point. Complete with its hand-forged, wrought iron cross-guard with circular, finely sculpted, chiseled and roped quillons with ball-type finials. Finely sculpted and chiseled, tapered iron hilt with an integral pommel with a large flared-top-finial and its original blade-tang-peen (minor abrasions and scattered discoloration/pitting). Decorated with deeply chiseled line engravings, on the grip and pommel-- of classic Early Germanic form. In overall very good, untouched, dark condition with deeply patinated steel surfaces with some pitting, patches of discoloration and surface-roughness. Fine quality hilt with nicely chiseled appointments and roped cross-guard. The blade with untouched dark surfaces and some minor abrasions. A classic example of an Early 16th Century German Landsknecht "Katzbalger"/Short-Sword, ca. 1525. ***The type of weapon carried by the Landsknecht (German Mercenaries), during the Early 16th Century. For similar examples, please see, C. Blair’s: “European and American Arms 1150-1850”. Overall length, 27”.

Price: $3,275.00


A VERY GOOD 20th CENTURY COPY OF A 17th CENTURY ITALIAN/GERMAN TRANSITIONAL RAPIER, ca. 1950: In overall Fine+ condition with smooth, lightly toned, steel surfaces to the unmarked, 32", single edged, deeply fullered, spear-point, “Back” type blade: retains 95%+ polish with some scattered patches of discoloration. White metal hilt with a decoratively pierced and sculpted, cast, scallop-shell guard embossed with a raised diamond/crosshatch pattern: integral quillon with faceted finial, en suite. A D-type knuckle-bow and decorative pommel-cap with matching embossed crosshatch design. The mounts with oxidized and discolored surfaces with patches of pitting. Dark brown, Bakelite grip with a raised dimple design. An inexpensive and decorative mid-20th Century copy of a 17th century Italian/German Transitional Rapier, ca. 1950. Overall length, 38 ½”.

Price: $175.00


A FINE NAPOLEONIC/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD PATTERN 1796 OFFICER’S SWORD, ca. 1810: In overall very good+/fine, condition. Regulation Pattern 1796, double edged, straight, 32 1/2", smallsword-type, steel blade with finely etched surfaces and a smooth, untouched, steel-gray patina. The engraving of martial design including a Royal Coat of Arms and a Crown/GR. Retains 75%+ polish with choice steel-gray surfaces: some scattered light surface discoloration/pitting. Regulation Pattern 1796, etched and embossed, Gilt brass/bronze hilt with an integral single-bar knuckle-guard, a fixed rounded cross-guard with acanthus leaf etchings and a faceted "pillow" pommel with turned capstan. The hilt/guard in overall fine original condition with untouched brass surfaces and 85% gilt finish: missing its quillon. Complete with its original, braided silver rope grip-wrap: some imperfections to the wire-wrapping. The blade with smooth surfaces and sharp cutting edges: some scattered light discoloration/surface-pitting. A very nice example of a War of 1812/Napoleonic War Period English Regulation Pattern 1796 Officer’s Sword, ca. 1810. Overall length 39".

Price: $775.00


A VERY GOOD+ UNTOUCHED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN BLACKSMITH MADE “CHARLEVILLE”/”COS” MUSKET BAYONET, ca. 1770s: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Tapered, blacksmith made, somewhat crudely forged, narrow, flat, triangular, 12 1/4" x 1”, unmarked blade of classic Hand forged craftsmanship and form. Wrought-forged, open ring applied socket-- for a top-lug-mounted bayonet-lug with a "Z" shaped lug-slot and richly toned/patinated, steel surfaces with some scattered light discoloration/fine pitting (minor hairline at slot). In overall very good+ untouched condition with generally sharp contours and a fine point. A nice example of an American made Revolutionary War Period “Charleville”/”COS” Musket Bayonet, ca. 1770s. Overall length, 15 3/4".

Price: $675.00


AN EXCELLENT UNISSUED US CIVIL WAR MODEL 1858 BAYONET, ca. 1860s: In overall excellent unissued and untouched condition with an oil-coated, steel-gray patina and very smooth choice surfaces without significant oxidation. Regulation type, bold, US and “S” marked, triangular-form, hollow-ground, steel blade with near excellent steel surfaces without evidence of cleaning. Integral socket with its original screw-retained locking-ring, en suite. A very fine example of an American Civil War Period US Model 1858 Bayonet, ca. 1860s. Overall length, 21".

Price: $350.00


A VERY FINE US MARKED MDL. 1873 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD BAYONET, ca. 1880s: In overall very fine condition with smooth blued (90%) untouched surfaces without significant oxidation. The regulation type, “U*S” marked (at the base), triangular-form, hollow-ground, steel blade with matching, untouched, blue-gray, steel surfaces: some the expected light patches of discoloration and light surface-wear. Integral socket with some scattered, en suite and complete with its locking ring. Made for the US Model 1873-1884 Springfield Musket, ca. 1880s. Overall length, 21".

Price: $175.00


A FINE 5TH-7TH CENTURY CELTIC SPEAR HEAD:: In overall very good untouched excavated condition with generally smooth, stable, untouched, dark brown surfaces, light discoloration and patches of pitting and loss. The Leaf-shaped, 8", thin blade of classic early European design with a well-defined medial ridge and nearly perfect symmetry, in form. Retains its original point and cutting edges: some significant nicks and/or marring. Complete with its integrally forged, hollow, conical shaft with a flared mouth. In overall very good complete, untouched condition. A very nice classic example of a European Celtic Spear Head, ca. 500-700 AD. Overall length, 11". From a Swiss collection.

Price: $1,275.00


A FINE FRENCH MODEL 1831 FOOT ARTILLERY SHORT-SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1835:: Classic Gladius-form, double edged, short, 19 ¼”, spear-point blade with a medial ridge for its length. Marked at the base, with a “KLINGENTHAL” French Arsenal marking, beneath a “*/C” & an Anchor marking. The opposite side with a “COULAUX/FARREE” marking. Brass hilt of Roman form with a cruciform cross-guard with circular quillons. The integrally cast grip and pommel with a simply turned pommel-cap and the grip with roped surfaces. Complete with its original brass mounted, black leather scabbard with its ball-finial tip/chape and bracket-type frog. In overall fine untouched condition. The blade retains its original edges with smooth, steel-gray, silver-toned surfaces: only some light patches of discoloration/staining. The cast brass hilt with fine lightly toned, smooth surfaces and a light mustard patina. The Black leather scabbard with untouched surfaces with scattered abrasions, minor surface losses and the expected signs of use and handling. In overall fine condition and a very nice example of this distinctive Short-Sword, which was based on the famed Roman “Gladius Hispaniola” and also served as the pattern for the American Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword. Overall length, 26”.

Price: $675.00


A FINE AMERICAN-MADE COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FASCINE KNIFE WITH WOOD GRIP, ca. 1760-1800:: In overall very good untouched condition. The large-size, heavy duty, 11 1/2" x 3 1/4”, unmarked, single edged, hand-forged, blacksmith-made blade with a curved upper cutting-hook and a small rear axe-blade. Retains a dark untouched age patina with some forge roughness, pitting, wear and evidence of an old re-sharpening. Single piece, simply turned/carved hardwood grip, with lightly oxidized and aged surfaces: scattered age/rust-stains and hairlines: original wrought iron retaining collar/ferrule and tang-peen with matching dark surfaces. In very good untouched condition. The blade with a sharp edge and a very good grip with smooth, surfaces exhibiting moderate signs of use and wear. A very nice example of a classic Colonial Period American-made Fascine Knife, ca. 1760-1800. The type of large knife-axe often used by soldiers for foraging and camp building. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 17".

Price: SOLD


A FINE EUROPEAN-MADE COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FASCINE KNIFE WITH WOOD GRIP, a. 1760-1800:: In overall very good untouched condition. Sickle-form, 8" x 1 3/4”, unmarked, single edged, hand-forged, blacksmith-made blade with a sickle-type, light-weight cutting-hook without a rear axe-blade. Retains a gunmetal-toned age-patina with some light patches of forge roughness, pitting, wear and evidence of use. Single piece, turned, hardwood grip with a rounded pommel and lightly aged, smooth surfaces: scattered age/rust-stains and retains its wrought iron retaining collar/ferrule with matching surfaces. In very good untouched condition. The blade with a sharp cutting-edge and a very good grip. Light to moderate signs of use and wear with expected pitting/forge-roughness. A very nice example of a classic Colonial Period European-made Fascine Knife, ca. 1760-1800. The type of large knife-axe often used by soldiers for foraging and camp building. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's & F. Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 14 1/2".

Price: $150.00


A FINE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD AMERICAN TRENCH SPEAR/PIKE HEAD, ca. 1770s:: In overall fine untouched condition with much of its polish. The unmarked, 6", leaf-form, sharp, double-edge, spear point blade with a hand forged, integral, 3 1/4" socket. Retains fine, untouched smooth steel surfaces with fine age patina overall. In fine condition: the blade with sharp contours and cutting-edges. Nicely forged socket with evident hammering marks. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Trench Spear/Pike, ca. 1770s. Due to the scarcity of arms, many colonists resorted to the use of pikes, like this example. Those fitted with long wooden hafts as Trench Spears and short hafted examples were used as Naval Boarding Pikes. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 9".

Price: $475.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD IVORY HILT AMERICAN HORSEMAN'S/CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER & BRASS MOUNTED SCABBARD, ca. 1810:: In overall very good+ untouched condition with a curved, 30 1/2", Blue & Gilt, steel, "back-type" blade with a single cutting edge, a large fuller for 2/3 its length, a sharp point-– the cutting edge with its original surfaces and the blade’s surfaces with scattered rust-stains. Unmarked, Imported/European-made?, lightly etched, Blue & Gilt blade with gold-washed, acanthus leaf and floral etchings with Stands of Arms with an American Heraldic theme. The etchings and Nitre-Blued background (25% blue) of classic early American form. In very good+ untouched condition with 35%+ latent polish, scattered patches of discoloration and fine pitting. Finely embossed, "D"- Guard type hilt with a single, brass knuckle-bow and an integral upper quillon with a curved finial. The Eagle-head embossed pommel with a finely detailed American Eagle; and the slotted counter-guard with matching untouched, mustard-toned, brass surfaces and its original blade-tang "peen”. Nicely carved and fluted, classic, American War of 1812 Period, Ivory grip with smooth untouched surfaces, some light signs of use/wear, minor yellowing and the expected surface imperfections/age-stains. A Classic American Ivory Hilt War of 1812 Period Officer’s Saber, ca. 1810s with a fine quality untouched blade with dark, gunmetal, steel surfaces and some light scattered discoloration. In very good untouched “attic” condition without evidence of cleaning or repair. Complete with its original, brass mounted, black leather scabbard: missing its tip. The scabbard in good condition with sound stitches and obvious signs of use and wear. Missing its brass tip and has an old worn section, towards its front end. Generally supple, untouched, dark, leather surfaces with staining and light crazing. Retains its both of its brass-mounted suspension-rings and its frog. Overall length, 35 3/4". For similar examples, {please see H. L. Petereson’s: “The American Sword 1775-1945”, pg. 245-246}.

Price: SOLD


A GOOD US MARKED MDL. 1873 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD BAYONET, ca. 1870s: In overall net good condition with a smooth dark-gray patina and untouched surfaces without significant oxidation. The regulation type, “U*S” marked (at the base), triangular-form, hollow-ground, steel blade with matching, untouched, blue-gray, steel surfaces: some the expected light patches of discoloration and wear. Integral socket with some scattered light handling marks, a “2” marking and missing its locking ring (easily repaired). Made for the US Model 1873 Springfield Musket, ca. 1870s. Overall length, 21".

Price: $75.00


AN EXCAVATED CHINESE DAGGER W/ RING-TYPE POMMEL, ca. 1800: In overall fine (Excavated) untouched condition. The 9 1/2", Chinese made, spear-point, double-edge, slightly wavy blade with generally smooth gunmetal-gray surfaces. Original, somewhat sharp, cutting edges with several old nicks/abrasions. Untouched dark surfaces with patches of discoloration, pitting and wear: the integrally forged flat rectangular tang, en suite (missing its grip). Classic Chinese form ring-type pommel with its integral hand-forged “loop” for suspension cord? In overall fine untouched (Excavated) condition with evidence of use, wear and internment. A classic example of a 19th century Chinese Dagger, ca. 1800. Retains a deep gunmetal brown patina with dark steel surfaces and evidence of forge-roughness and blackening. Overall length, 15 1/2".

Price: $225.00


A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SHORTLAND PATTERN/SECOND MDL. BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1770s: In overall very good untouched condition. Regulation pattern, triangular form, tapered, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length and generally smooth, untouched, brown, surfaces with some light scattered pitting. Unmarked base with a very good, 16" blade with its original tip. In overall very good untouched condition with a deep russet age-patina and generally smooth surfaces. Sharp contours, untouched brown surfaces and some expected pitting and patches of discoloration. Matching ringed socket with a "Z" lug aperture and smooth steel surfaces, en suite with the blade. A nice untouched example of Revolutionary War Period Second Model Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1770s. Overall length, 20 1/2".

Price: $550.00


A VERY GOOD & NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD model 1801 FRENCH NAVAL CUTLASS, ca. 1805: In overall very good+ condition. The slightly curved, single-edge, 26", spear point, deeply fullered, back-sword, steel blade with its original cutting edge (minor nicks) and a very good age-patina (working-life "blunted" with a riveted brass cover): the rear of the spine with a vestige of its cursive-script (French) Arsenal marking. Retains untouched gunmetal-gray metal surfaces with some scattered light surface-discoloration and fine pitting. Wrought Forged, sheet-steel hilt of classic "Cup-hilt" design with an upper quillon (on the top of guard) and its original, faceted, black leather-wrapped grip. Of Mdl. 1801 configuration with untouched dark, smooth surfaces: 50% of its blackened/jappaned finish -- for Naval use. The grip with a matching untouched patina, signs of light handling and minor wear. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth dark surfaces, some signs of use/light wear, minor abrasions to the cutting edge and the tip with the noted brass cover (for practice?). An early and scarce example of a Napoleanic War Period French Model 1801 Naval Cutlass. In untouched condition with smooth surfaces, signs of Naval use and a rich age-patina. Dates to, ca. 1805. Overall length, 32". For a similar example, please see W. Gilkerson's: "Boarders Away", vol. 2, pg. 78, fig. 22 & 23.

Price: $2,575.00


A VERY FINE+ & EARLY NAPOLEANIC/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD ENGLISH/AMERICAN IVORY-HILT MIDSHIPMAN'S DIRK w/ ORIGINAL GILT-MOUNTED SCABBARD, ca. 1800s: In overall very fine+ untouched condition. The straight, double-edge, 5 1/2", spear point, steel blade with its original cutting edges and a sharp point. Retains, 85%+ finish with some scattered light surface discoloration and gilt accents, at the ricasso. Embossed gilt bronze cross-guard with finely detailed acanthus-leaf quillons. Retains 95%+ gilt with nicely toned and untouched surfaces. Finely turned Ivory grip with scrimshawed/inked highlights, signs of light handling, minor wear/tight hairlines and expected light age-stains. Retains its original gilt finished bronze scabbard (90%+) with both of its suspension loops: minor handling marks. In very fine+ condition with smooth gilt surfaces, a fine seam, nicely etched acanthus leaves with only light signs of use/wear. Overall, a very fine+, complete and untouched example of a fine quality Ivory Hilt Napoleanic/War of 1812 English/American Midshipman's Dirk, ca. 1800s. A fine example of an early 19th century naval/nautical weapon. Overall length 8 3/4".

Price: $1,875.00


A HAND FORGED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD TRENCH PIKE/SPEAR HEAD, ca. 1770s: In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth brown-colored steel surfaces with a crudely fashioned, blacksmith-made “Needle/Awl” type spear point with a tapered cylindrical “blade” with a forge-laminations, minor roughness and its original point. The body with evident hammer marks, some expected roughness and bends/irregularities. Integrally forged rounded and flared-mouth socket-aperture with a matching untouched age-patina and its piercing for attachment to a haft. Overall a simply fashioned example of a American-made Revolutionary War Period Trench Pike/Spear, ca. 1770s. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", Overall length, 11 1/2". .

Price: $275.00


A VERY GOOD & SCARCE INDIAN WAR PERIOD “SPRINGFIELD ARMORY” MARKED US MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD, ca. 1870: In overall very good untouched condition. The regulation pattern, 31", spear-point, double-edge blade with generally smooth, acid-etched and engraved, steel surfaces with 75%+ polish and sharp cutting edges. The base of the blade with a plain rectangular ricasso and etched with a “SPRINGFIELD ARMORY/SPRINGFIELD/MASS. U.S.A.” marking for the Springfield Arsenal, which manufactured Model type Officer’s Swords, ca. 1872. (Please see H. L. Peterson’s: “The American Sword…”, pg. 267-268). Post Civil War type, Model 1860 hilt-- without a folding guard: the face embossed with a finely cast Heraldic Eagle and the opposite side with an embossed American Shield & Stand of Arms. Sharkskin-wrapped grip with its original, braided, gilt-wire wrapping. The embossed pommel-cap with Eagle & Shield motif. In overall fine+ condition. The blade with 75%+ polish, some light patches of discoloration, fine quality acid-etched engraving with a large “US” and vine scrolls. Fine hilt with sharp details and an excellent grip and wire. A scarce example of a Springfield Armory Indian War Period US Mdl. 1860 Staff & Field Officer's sword, ca. 1870. No Scabbard. Overall length, 37 1/2".

Price: $550.00


A 15th/16TH CENTURY GERMAN? WAR-TYPE LANCE HEAD, ca. 1450-1600: In overall very good untouched condition. The elongated, tapered, pyramid-form point with an integrally wrought-forged rounded socket with lap-welded seams and two, (2) long, pierced langets for attachment to a haft (missing). Retains a rough forge-darkened age patina with numerous hammer/forge-marks and generally sharp untouched, rust patinated and pitted steel surfaces. Of most likely German make and dates to, ca. 1450-1600. Of heavy “War” type weight; and made with an armour piercing/reinforced & weighted tip. In very good untouched condition with generally smooth, dark brown surfaces and some patches of forge-roughness and pitting. A large and impressive Military Lance Head, measures 17 3/4”. Weight, approx. 5 lb. For a similar example, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction Use & Decoration of Arms...", pg. 408.

Price: $875.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD US MODEL 1798 BAYONET, ca. 1810s: In overall very good untouched condition. Tapered, triangular-form, unmarked, 15", flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length. The open socket of regulation 1798 design with a "Z" shaped lug-slot for a bottom-mounted lug. Untouched brown surfaces, with some isolated patches of light discoloration and scattered pitting. In overall very good untouched condition with good contours, very nice surfaces and an unmarked blade. A very nice example of a War of 1812 Period US Model 1798 Bayonet. Overall length, 18".

Price: $400.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD MID-19th CENTURY CONTINENTAL (FRENCH?) CAVALRY SWORD/SABER, ca. 1850: In overall very good condition with a slightly curved, 35 1/2", unmarked, steel "back"-type blade with a single cutting edge and a fuller for nearly its full length. In very good untouched condition with 25%+ polish and some scattered discoloration/salt & pepper pitting. Heavy steel hilt with a triple-bar knuckle-bow and an integral quillon with a curved finial. The back strap and pommel with matching surfaces; and the leather wrapped wooden grip with its braided copper wire. Of classic mid-19th century European Cavalry Sword design with a "triple-bar" defense: the rear with a slotted cut for a horse’s reigns. In overall very good condition with generally smooth surfaces and some light wear and pitting to the steel surfaces. The grip with some loss of its leather and shows signs of use. A classic example of the type of European Sword often imported, by both sides, for use in the American Civil War. Overall length, 41".

Price: $475.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH GRAS RIFLE-TYPE BAYONET: In overall very good untouched condition. The steel blade with a single cutting edge and top fuller/blood-groove. Retains 97%+ of its polish with smooth, bright, steel surfaces. The top of the spine with a sharp “St, Etienne…” French Arsenal marking and an "1879" manufacture date, in cursive script characters. Regulation-type brass and wooded hilt with a nickele-plated, curved, steel cross-guard with a top barrel aperture and a bottom quillon. Brass pommel-cap slotted and cut with its steel spring and bush-button release: for accepting the bayonet lug of a "MDL. 1874 GRAS" rifle. Very good untouched wooden grip with iron fittings and some scattered handling marks and signs of use. Retains its original, nickeled (75%+ finish), steel scabbard with ball finial and an untouched lightly toned age patina with some scattered discoloration and wear. In overall very good untouched condition. The bayonet with a near excellent blade with much polish. The hilt and scabbard with matching surfaces and scattered patches of wear. The pommel with a fine mustard age patina and its original springs and screws. Overall length, 26”.

Price: $175.00


A VERY GOOD CARLOS IV MARKED SPANISH-COLONIAL AMERICAN PERIOD CAVALRY SWORD (HANGER), ca. 1780: In overall very good untouched condition. “C. IV.”/DLa. (Charles IV) and unit marked, 33 1/4", single edge, straight blade with its original cutting edge and a reinforced back. Spanish Colonial-American made sheet-steel hilt with a turned ball-type capstan-form pommel, an integral, pierced, triple-bar/slotted, basket-type knuckle-guard and a rounded cross-guard with a slightly curved upper quillion. Rounded wooden (walnut?) grip-scales (possibly working-life replaced) with a dark brown age patina, some scattered handling marks and 55%+ finish. In overall very good untouched condition. The blade retains its original, cutting edge with generally smooth gunmetal-gray surfaces, some scattered discoloration and areas of pitting. A visible Charles/Carlos IV marking and an even age patina. Very good+ hilt with matching untouched, steel surfaces: of typical sheet-steel, Spanish-Colonial design. A very nice example of a Classic Spanish Colonial Cavalry Sword, ca. 1780. For similar examples, please see Brinckerhoff’s & Chamberlain’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America, 1700-1821”, Fig. 153 & 154 & G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $2,500.00


A FINE FRENCH MODEL 1831 FOOT ARTILLERY SHORT-SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1835: Classic Gladius-form, double edged, short, 19 ¼”, spear-point blade with a medial ridge for its length. Marked at the base, with a “AUX & C” marking; and the opposite side with a Crown? marking. Brass hilt of Roman form with a cruciform cross-guard with circular quillons. The integrally cast grip and pommel with a simply turned pommel-cap and the grip with rope-turned surfaces. Complete with its original brass mounted, black leather scabbard with its ball-finial chape and bar-type frog. In overall fine untouched condition. The blade retains its original edges with smooth, steel-gray, silver-toned surfaces: some scattered plitting and discoloration/staining. The cast brass hilt with fine lightly toned, smooth surfaces. The Black leather scabbard with untouched leather surfaces with scattered abrasions, minor surface losses and the expected signs of use and handling. In overall fine condition and a very nice example of this distinctive Short-Sword, which was based on the famed Roman “Gladius Hispaniola” and also served as the pattern for the American Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword. Overall length, 26”.

Price: $675.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD US MODEL 1795 SHIP'S MUSKET? BAYONET, ca. 1810s: In overall very good untouched condition. Tapered, triangular-form, 14", flat blade with a bottom fluted bottom and a "French" type blood-groove, at its tip. The open socket of regulation 1795 Ship' Musket design with a lipped base, a "Z" shaped lug-slot for a top-mounted lug. Untouched brown surfaces, with some isolated patches of discoloration and scattered pitting. In overall very good untouched condition: the base of the blade with an "N?" maker's/inspector's mark. A very nice example of a scarce War of 1812 Period US Model 1795 Ship's Musket Bayonet. Overall length, 17".

Price: $450.00


A VERY GOOD+ SCARCE AMERICAN REGIMENTALLY MARKED REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD BAYONET w/ SIDE-MOUNTED RETAINING-SCREW, ca. 1770s: In overall very good+ untouched condition. American-made, tapered, triangular-form, 13", flat blade of typical “English Brown Bess” fusil/carbine (.66 caliber) form: the base with a Circular maker’s mark. Closed ring, “Brown Bess” type, integral socket-- for a top-mounted bayonet-lug. Of unusual American design with its side pierced for a tightening/retaining screw-- for use on various Muskets. Also, marked on its side with a “No. 10” Regimental marking. In very good+ condition with some signs of use and untouched, deeply toned, steel surfaces with some scattered light discoloration, expected scattered pitting and a rich chocolate-brown patina with gunmetal highlights. Sharp contours and light signs of use/wear. A very nice example of an American-made Revolutionary War Period Regimentally Marked Fusil/Carbine type Bayonet with an unusual side-mounted retaining-screw, ca. 1770s. Overall length, 17". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 297.

Price: $775.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN WAR/COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD TRADE-TYPE BELT-AXE TOMAHAWK, ca. 1750s: In overall very untouched condition. The 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", hand-forge, unmarked, iron “Trade-type” blade with its original cutting edge and a rectangular poll: some old chips/nicks to the tips of the cutting-edge. Retains a smooth, brown-gray, age patina with gunmetal highlights, some light discoloration and scattered light pitting/forge-roughness: the base with a “9”? marking. Well-made reproduction, 13 3/4", flat-sided, wooden haft with hand-carved contours: some minor abrasions, stains and a piercing for a suspension-cord. In overall fine condition. The blade with smooth untouched surfaces, a sharp cutting edge with minor nicks. Very nice haft with aged surfaces, some handling marks, hairlines and wear/stains. A very nice example of an authentic Colonial/Revolutionary War Period Belt-Axe Tomahawk, ca. 1750s. Overall length, 13 3/4".

Price: $1,175.00


A VERY GOOD+/FINE WAR of 1812 PERIOD 3rd MODEL/INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1790s:: In overall Very Good+/Fine untouched condition. Regulation pattern, triangular form, tapered, flat, steel blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length. Retains generally smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered pitting, 65% polish and minor surface discoloration/oxidation. A fine, 18" by 1 1/8" blade with its original tip; and its base marked with a Crown/"31" (Board of Ordnance acceptance mark) and with a "S. CHAMBERS" maker's signature. In overall very good untouched condition with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and smooth surfaces with some scattered light patches of discoloration. Sharp contours with a matching ringed socket with its Z-shaped lug aperture and untouched surfaces, en suite with the blade. A nice example of a War of 1812 Period Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1790. Overall length, 22 3/8"."

Price: $575.00


A VERY GOOD+ UNTOUCHED AMERICAN MADE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FUSIL BAYONET, ca. 1770s: In overall very good untouched condition. Unmarked, American-made, tapered, triangular-form, 14", flat blade of typical English-type “Brown Bess” form. Closed ring, “Brown Bess” type, integral socket (for a .69 caliber “fusil/carbine-bore” barrel) with a "Z" shaped Bayonet-lug-slot. Retains untouched, deeply toned, steel surfaces with some scattered light discoloration, expected fine pitting and a rich chocolate-brown patina. In overall very good+ untouched condition with sharp contours and light signs of use/wear. A very nice example of an American-made Revolutionary War Period Fusil/Carbine Bayonet, ca. 1770s. Overall length, 18".

Price: $675.00


FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1742 INFANTRY HANGER, ca. 1750: In overall near fine lightly cleaned condition. Regulation Pattern 1742, unmarked, lightly re-toned, single edged, slightly curved, 23 1/2", cutlass-form back-blade, with a top fuller approximately 3/4 its length. Retains 55% of its polish with a lightly cleaned, smooth, re-toned, gun-metal patina. Heart-shaped, cast, brass hilt with a top-mounted quillon, a single-bar knuckle-guard and an integral rope-turned grip with ball pommel. The hilt/guard In overall fine+ original condition with a lightly re-toned brass surfaces and a "C-2" marking its face. The blade with smooth surfaces and a sharp edge: some scattered light discoloration and salt & pepper pitting. A very nice example of a Regulation Pattern 1742 French & Indian War English Infantry Hanger. Overall length 29 1/4".

Price: $1,985.00


A FINE & RARE NEOLITHIC PERIOD EUROPEAN STONE HAMMER, ca. 1000 BC: In overall very fine untouched condition. The 4 1/2", gray, hard-stone (Basalt) hammerhead with a hand-drilled, tapered and rounded socket aperture: as drilled with a stone drill. Retains smooth untouched, river-polished, gray surfaces with some expected light imperfections. Of somewhat triangular form with a pointed tip and a rounded back end. A well-made hand-crafted European Stone Age Hammer, ca. 3000 years old. In overall very fine untouched condition with choice smooth surfaces.

Price: $1,375.00


A FINE WESTERN EXPANSION/CIVIL WAR PERIOD "BOWIE" KNIFE & SCABBARD, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition. The 6", spear-point, double edged, Sheffield steel blade with a fine untouched age patina, some minor scattered pitting and light discoloration: 65%+ original polish. The right side with an original and clear "George Butcher & Co./Trinity Works/Sheffield/England" marking, of ca. 1850s. Finely checkered, cylindrical-form, black, horn grip with its original German-silver fittings. The cross-guard with rectangular quillons: the bottom pierced for the locking-stud, on the scabbard. Retains sharp checkering without nicks or damage: untouched age patina. In overall fine untouched condition with general signs of use. The blade with its original sharp cutting edges, some old scattered nicks and some scattered staining/light pitting. Fine grip with untouched surfaces: sharp checkering and a pleasing age patina. Complete with its original brown leather scabbard with smooth supple surfaces, some minor abrasions and wear. A very nice example of an authentic early "Bowie" Knife, ca. 1850. Overall length, 11 1/2".

Price: $2,250.00


A VERY GOOD LATE 17th/EARLY 18th CENTURY COLONIAL AMERICAN/SPANISH-COLONIAL (MEXICAN?) BILL, ca. 1700: In overall very good, untouched condition. The hand-forged, 28 1/4" (l) x 5" (w) steel blade of classic 17th century European design, with a forge-welded, rearward pointing, 3" fluke, two (2) diamond shaped points, at its base and a large, flat, fascine-knife-shaped cutting-blade. The head/blade with sculpted and contoured edges, untouched deeply patinated hand-forged steel surfaces with blacksmith hammer-marks and a large curved “bill”-type blade. The apex with its 11”, hand-forged, tapered, flat spear-point with a sharp tip. The spear made from a recycled file, as evidenced by the vestigial tools-marks. Retains untouched, deeply patinated, dark, steel surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration, fine pitting and some expected wear. Both sides of the head with decoratively engraved geometric patterns of a slightly crude/provincial design: typical of Colonial manufacture. Integrally forged, open-type, cylindrical-form socket with evident hammer marks, surface lamination and matching, untouched patina. Mounted to the dark-colored hardwood haft by a rough-cut securing-pin; and the base of the haft with its matching, pinned, forged-steel grounding-iron. In very good untouched condition, the blade and grounding-iron with deeply toned, brown-gray, steel surfaces, sharp edges and fine contours: expected signs of use wear and pitting. The engraved decorations of typical Colonial/Provincial design with simple and slightly crude, engraved patterns of a “Folkish” nature. Very good haft with scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and age-stains. A classic example of a Colonial American Period (Spanish Colonial) 17th/18th Century Bill, ca. 1700. For similar examples, please see: R. H. Brown’s: “American Polearms 1526-1865”, pg. 43, fig. 48 & G. C. Neumann’s: Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”. Overall length, approx. 70". ***From an old Mass. Collection and purported to have been discovered, ca. 1960, in Northern Mexico.

Price: $2,775.00


A VERY GOOD GERMAN (PRUSSIAN) HESSIAN-TYPE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MILITARY SMALLSWORD/RAPIER, ca. 1760: In overall very good+ condition with generally smooth surfaces and a deeply toned age-patina. The double-edge, 32 1/2" blade with a flared ricasso and set on each side with brass inserts, inscribed with “PRO GLORIA ET PATRIA*” inscription, as is often seen on such Prussian Military swords of the mid-18th Century. Very good untouched blade with dark, brown-gray, steel surfaces and some scattered pitting and minor abrasions. Cast and embossed, heavy gauge, brass hilt of typical German Military Smallsword/Rapier form (made without decorative/delicate pas d’anes) with a floral embossed, faceted, ball-shaped pommel and a fine tang-peen. The hilt and double shell-type guard with matching embossed borders; and the knuckle guard and quillon chased and embossed, en suite with rococo style acanthus leaves. Retains its oxidized and worn leather grip-wrap (shrinkage & slightly torn stitching) and its matching hardwood grip-core: missing its braided wire wrap. In overall very good, tight condition. The blade with generally smooth untouched surfaces, patches of scattered light pitting and signs of use and wear. Fine tip and very good cutting edges: the ricasso with clearly engraved brass panels. The hilt with smooth dark, mustard-toned, brass surfaces with sharp detail to the embossed decorations. A very fine, Military Type German/Prussian Smallsword/Rapier, ca. 1760. Overall length, 40". For a very similar example, please see, G. C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 343.

Price: SOLD


A FINE LATE 17th/EARLY 18TH CENTURY CENTRAL EUROPEAN PLUG BAYONET, ca. 1700: In overall fine untouched condition. Of classic mid to late 17th century central Europeanm (Dutch/Spanish?)Plug Bayonet form with a blued, (70%) single edge, 12”, spear type blade with a sharp point and a saw-tooth back. The tapered horn Hilt of classic Plug Bayonet design with a gilt-brass collar, an onion-bulb top, turned brass pommel and its matching flared cross-guard. Retains choice untouched, smooth surfaces with much finish extant, en suite with the blade. A very good quality, late 17th/Early 18th century Central European (Dutch/Spanish?) Plug Bayonet of, ca. 1700. In fine untouched condition with smooth steel surfaces with some minor patches of discoloration and wear. The mounts and horn grip, en suite with signs of light use and handling. Fine handle/hilt with very fine, smooth, horn surfaces, some minor handling marks and surface abrasions. The type of early Bayonet used in 17th/Early 18th Century Colonial America. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Sword & Blades...". Overall length, 17 1/2".

Price: $1,750.00


A FINE UNTOUCHED MEXICAN-AMERICAN/CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1841 "MISSISSIPPI" RIFLE SWORD BAYONET & SCABBARD, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition. The 21 1/2", slightly curved, unmarke, single edge, steel blade with a single cutting edge and fuller/blood-groove. Retains 65%+ of its polish with smooth gunmetal-gray steel surfaces and its original cutting-edge and tip. Regulation-type fluted brass hilt with integral ringed cross-guard with bottom quillon and a rear cut and spring-release: for accepting the bayonet lug of a US Model 1841 "Mississippi" rifle: the top with a "12" and a "V" marking. Complete with its original black leather and brass-mounted scabbard with a matching an untouched age patina, some scattered light crazing, scuffs and discoloration to the mounts: marked with an illegible maker's mark -- forward of the throat. In overall fine untouched condition. The bayonet with a very fine blade with smooth surfaces and much of its finish: sharp contours. Matching scabbard with its original fittings with an untouched mustard patina. The hilt, en suite with clear markings and a fine mustard age-patina. Fine+ scabbard with the noted crazing and abrasions. A very nice example of a scarce Civil War Period US Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle Sword-Bayonet, ca. 1850. Overall length, 28". For an example, please see Robert M. Reilly's: "United States Military Small Arms 1816-1865", pg. 33, fig. 103..

Price: $750.00


A GOOD AMERICAN-MADE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SOLDIER’S CUTTOE, ca. 1770: Blacksmith made, slightly crude, 19 1/2", single-edge blade with a dark, untouched patina. Good+ steel surfaces with a sharp cutting-edge and some scattered patches of light pitting and discoloration. Simply carved, American-made, hardwood grip with an old stress-crack and plain, light-colored, wooden surfaces. Simple ring-type “pommel” with a very good tang-peen. Made without or possibly lacking its cross-guard. In overall good+ untouched condition. The blade with generally smooth, untouched, dark surfaces and a sharp cutting-edge. The grip with sharp contours and a fine age patina: some minor wear and the noted crack. A very nice example of an American Blacksmith-made Revolutionary War Period Soldier’s “Hunting Sword/Cuttoe”. Overall length, 25". For similar examples please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $675.00


A GOOD PATTERN 1897 GEORGE VII W. W. I OFFICER'S SWORD, ca. 1915: In overall net good untouched condition with a single edge, straight, "Proved", acid etched, steel blade with heavy surface discoloration and wear to engraved and etched scrolls and martial motifs. The blade with its original (dulled) cutting edge and some minor nicks, abrasions and wear. Regulation pattern sheet-steel guard with a large knuckle-bow and a lightly engraved cross-guard. The sharkskin wrapped grip with some wear and missing its braided grip-binding. The pommel with oval aperture for the missing portapee. Complete with its Field-type wood and leather scabbard: the tip with loss and damage to the leather wrap and wooden body. A nice untouched example of a World War I era Pattern 1897 English officer's sword, ca. 1915.

Price: $500.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD AMERICAN? CUTLASS/SABER, ca. 1810: In overall very good untouched condition with a straight, 28 1/2", unmarked, heavy, "back"-type blade with a single cutting edge: of a slightly crudely fashion and made without a fuller. In very good untouched condition with traces of latent polish and patches of discoloration/salt & pepper pitting. Heavy Brass hilt with a Stirrup-type knuckle-bow with side-mounted langets and an integral, curved quillon. Dark colored, rope-turned iron grip with untouched russet-toned surfaces and scattered patches of staining. Of Early-19th century Cutlass design with a heavy and wide blade. In overall very good condition with generally smooth surfaces and some light wear and signs of use: sharp cutting edge. The grip with signs of use and deeply toned, untouched, russet age-patina. Overall length, 33".

Price: $575.00


AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AUSTRIAN LORENZ RIFLE BAYONET, ca. 1861: In overall very good untouched condition. Fullered triangular-form, spear-point blade with full top and bottom flutes/blood-grooves. Collared socket with straight lug-slot and an integral notched ring. Retains a smooth untouched, brown age patina with some isolated patches of light oxidation. In overall very good condition with sharp contours and smooth brown surfaces. A very nice example of Civil War Period Austrian Lorenz Rifle Bayonet, ca. 1861. Such bayonets were ordered in Large quantities by both sides during the American Civil War, with a disproportionate number being used by the Confederacy. Overall length, 22 1/4".

Price: $225.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1767 GRENADIER HANGER, ca. 1770: In overall very good+/near fine condition with smooth gunmetal gray-brown surfaces with light patches of discoloration and some wear. Regulation design, Model 1767 Hanger-type, single edge, 26" unmarked steel blade with its original cutting edge with some very minor nicks/imperfections. Embossed and cast brass hilt of regulation form with a straight quillon, a ribbed/roped grip and an integral stirrup-type knuckle-guard. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition with a fine, mustard toned, dark patina. Very good blade with smooth dark smooth surfaces and some light patches discoloration. A very nice example of a Revolutionary War French Model 1767 Hanger, ca. 1770. For a similar example, please see George C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution", pg. 314. Overall length, 31 1/2".

Price: $1,000.00


A VERY FINE GEORGIAN (RUSSIAN) IVORY HILT KINDJAL, ca. 1840s: Nicely crafted, unmarked, Caucasian-made, 16 1/2", double edged, straight, spear-point, steel blade with a long single fuller. Very fine smooth surfaces with 95% polish and sharp cutting edges: an old repaired nick, on the left edge. Fine quality and carved walrus ivory grip with engraved and embossed guilt bronze and silver niello fittings: silver cross-guard with rounded contours: some age-staining to the ivory. In overall very fine condition. The blade with smooth surfaces with much original polish and some light dark patches. The grip with slightly worn carving and a tight hairline: some expecting yellowing from age. Retains 95% original polish with sharp edges and a fine point: of very good quality watered steel. A nice example of Russian/Georgian Ivory Hilt Kindjal with its original leather black scabbard with iron and brass fittings. A large brass and iron drag with nicely polished smooth surfaces and a fine black leather body with some minor age cracks and 95% of its finish. Silver niello enameled suspension iron ring, en suite with the grip and finial of the drag. A very well made and fine quality Georgian kindjal, ca. 1840. Overall length, 21". For similar examples please see G. C. Stone's "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration...of Arms...", pg. 358-9.

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD US MODEL 1798/1808 BAYONET, ca. 1810s: In overall very good untouched condition. Tapered, triangular-form, unmarked, flat blade with a bottom flute for its entire length. The tip with a “blood groove” of French design. Open-type socket of regulation 1798 design with a "Z" shaped lug-slot for the bayonet-lug. Untouched brown surfaces, with some patches of discoloration and moderate scattered pitting. In overall very good untouched condition with good contours, good surfaces and an unmarked blade: minor twist, at the base of the blade and the tip with a working-period alteration/sharpening. A very nice example of a War of 1812 Period US Model 1798/1808 Bayonet, ca. 1810s.

Price: $350.00


A FINE AMERICAN-MADE COLONIAL PERIOD BELT KNIFE WITH WOOD GRIP, ca. 1760-1800: In overall very good untouched condition. The 3 7/8", single edged, hand-forged, clip point, steel blade with a dark untouched age patina and some forge roughness. Single piece, turned hardwood grip, with lightly oxidized aged surfaces, with several minor stains and hairlines. In very good untouched condition. The blade with its original sharp edge without nicks. Very good grip with smooth, surfaces exhibiting moderate signs of use and wear. A very nice example of a classic Colonial Period American-made Belt Knife, ca. 1770-1780. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: Swords & Blades of the American Revolution, pg. 232. Overall length, 8 3/4".

Price: $250.00


AN UNTOUCHED FRANCO PRUSSIAN WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL SWORD BAYONET: In overall very good untouched condition. The single edge steel blade with a single cutting edge and top fuller/blood-groove. Retains 97%+ of its original polish. The top of the spine with a sharp "1871" French Arsenal marking and manufacture date, in cursive script. Regulation-type fluted brass hilt with integral cross-guard and a rear cut and steel spring release: for accepting the bayonet lug of a chasepot rifle. Retains its original steel scabbard with ball finial and an untouched russet age patina with some scattered light pitting and heavy discoloration and active oxidation. In overall net very good untouched condition. The bayonet with a near excellent blade with nearly all of polish and virtually no flaws. Untouched scabbard with its spring release and oxidation and active rust. The hilt with a fine mustard age patina. Fair to Good scabbard with the noted pitting and oxidation. A nice example of Franco-Prussian War French Bayonet, dtd. 1871.

Price: $425.00


A VERY GOOD LATE 18TH/EARLY 19th CENTURY GERMAN HUNTING-SWORD/CUTTOE, ca. 1790-1820: Fine quality, single edge, 23", steel blade with "bright" surfaces and nicely etched and engraved stands of arms and an Heraldic Coat of Arms with an "S.O." owner's? monogram. Retains, lighted discolored surfaces with general signs of use and wear. Fine cutting edge with a drop-point tip and the spine with matching surfaces. Black horn grip scales, with heavy-gauge brass mounts: including the cross-guard with simple turned quilions and the faceted pommel-cap. In overall very good condition. The blade with a nicely toned, steel-gray patina and some scattered light pitting and discoloration. Very good grips with smooth surfaces, various minor handling marks, some scratches, wear and worming. A very good example of a late 18th/early 19th Century German Cuttoe/Hunting-Sword with, ca., 1790-1820. Overall length, 28".

Price: $475.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1742 ENGLISH-TYPE INFANTRY HANGER, ca. 1750: In overall very good+ near fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and toned brass hilt. Of English or German make with a Regulation Pattern 1742, unmarked, lightly toned and stained, single edged, slightly curved, 23 1/2", cutlass-form back-blade, with a top fuller approximately 3/4 its length. Retains 65% polish with a lightly stained, smooth, gun-metal-gray patina. Regulation Pattern heart-shaped, cast, brass hilt with an integral, top-mounted quillon, a matching single-bar knuckle-guard and rope-turned grip with ball pommel (old brazed repair), on the right side of the ball. The hilt/guard in overall fine original condition with a lightly toned brass surfaces. The blade with smooth surfaces and a sharp edge: some scattered light discoloration and virtually no pitting. A very nice example of a Regulation Pattern 1742 French & Indian War English/German Infantry Hanger: the type of sword carried by both British & Hessian troops. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Swords & Blades…”. Overall length 29”.

Price: $1,250.00


A FINE FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN? SMALLSWORD, ca. 1760: In overall fine condition with smooth steel surfaces. Hollow ground, 28 1/4" diamond-form, sharp blade with untouched, lightly toned steel-gray surfaces. Fine (European/English?) blade with 65% polish and some scattered light discoloration. Simply forged steel/iron hilt of classic smallsword form, with a ball-shaped pommel and a stirrup-type knuckle-bow. Double shell-type counter-guard with matching steel surfaces. American?, polished hardwood (walnut?) grip with simple brass ferrules and some minor handling marks/signs of use. In overall fine, tight condition. The blade with smooth surfaces and some patches of discoloration: very sharp point and cutting-edges with a fine quality hollow-ground fuller. The hilt with smooth, silver-gray, steel surfaces, en suite. A fine, Officer’s type American? Smallsword, ca. 1760. Overall length, 35 1/2". For similar examples please see, G. Neumann: "Battle Weapons...".

Price: $1,875.00


A FINE AMERICAN-MADE COLONIAL PERIOD BELT DAGGER/NAVAL DIRK WITH FACETED WOODEN GRIP, ca. 1770-1800: In overall fine untouched condition. The 12 1/2", spear point blade: likely made from a recycled file. Retains a smooth gunmetal-gray age patina overall with a sharp point and a fine cutting edge. Single piece, dark-colored, carved and faceted, hardwood grip with smooth surfaces and some light handling marks: a fine iron pommel-cap and brass retaining-ferrule. Sheet-steel crossguard with simple decorative finials and lightly rust-stained and toned surfaces. In fine condition. The dagger blade with sharp contours and a fine spear-point. Fine grip with light signs of use and wear: fine tang-peen and untouched pommel-cap with rust-patinated surfaces. A very nice example of an American-made Naval Dirk/Belt Dagger, ca. 1770-1800. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 17".

Price: $1,275.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD HORSEMAN'S SABER/HANGER, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The unmarked, 29 1/2", curved blade with a single edge with several old Battle Related? Nicks on its cutting edge: of likely American manufacture. The Copper-alloy mounted hilt with a pillow-type pommel with ball-form capstan, a D-form knuckle-guard (the rear with a piercing for a horse’s reigns) and slotted hand-defense with an integral upper quillon. Finely braided, copper-alloy, chain-wrapped, wooden grip with squared surfaces and a finely braided chain-type, copped grip-wire/wrapping. In overall very good+ untouched condition with gunmetal-gray steel surfaces with some light scattered pitting and rust-stains. The blade retains its original cutting edge with untouched patina and several Battle-related nicks. Fine quality American hilt with a lightly toned patina and very nice surfaces. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period American-made Horseman’s Saber/Hanger, ca. 1770. Overall length, 35".

Price: $1,250.00


A VERY GOOD NAPOLEONIC/WAR of 1812 PERIOD 3rd MODEL BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1800: In overall very good+ condition. Regulation pattern, triangular form, tapered, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length and generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered patches of discoloration. A very good, 15 3/4" by 1 1/4" blade with its original tip: the base with an Ordnance Crown? marking. In overall very good condition with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and sharp contours with some scattered discoloration. Matching ringed-type socket with its Z-shaped Bayonet-lug-aperture and smooth surfaces. A nice example of Napoleonic/War of 1812 Period 3rd Model/India Pattern Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1800. Overall length, 20 1/2".

Price: $475.00


A VERY GOOD+ WORLD WAR II PERIOD SWEDISH TYPE BAYONET w/ MATCHING SCABBARD, ca 1940: In overall very fine clean condition with smooth steel surfaces and sharp contours. The single edge, K-98-type, 8 1/2", steel blade with a very fine cutting edge and 95% "bright" finish. The ricasso with a Crown over a ""389" and the opposite side with an "EJ"/"AB" inspector's/acceptance marking. Checkered cylindrical, hollow-form steel grip with a matching steel pommel with a spring lug-release, at its apex. In very fine condition with smooth steel-gray patina, fine checkering and its functioning push-button lug-release. Complete with its original, blued steel (55%) scabbard with "L" No. 3a/125/N. 13 markings, at its base, a ball type forward finial/tip and mounted with an integral frog. In overall very fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and only some light wear. Very fine blade with evidence its original cutting edge, 95% smooth, bright finish and sharp markings: fine smooth grip. A nice example of a World War II Swedish Mauser-Type Bayonet & Scabbard, ca. 1940.

Price: $235.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD IVORY HILT AMERICAN HORSEMAN'S/CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, ca. 1810: In overall very good+ untouched and “Battle Used” condition with a curved, 27", steel "back-type" blade, a single cutting edge, a deep fuller for 2/3 its length, a sharp point and an unmarked squared ricasso – the cutting edge with its original surfaces with several “Sword nicks” and signs of Battle-use”. Unmarked and lightly etched with Stands of Arms (Cannons, etc.), scrolls and floral etchings, of classic early American form. In very good+ untouched condition with 55%+ polish and some scattered light patches of discoloration and fine pitting. "D"- Guard type hilt with a single, brass knuckle-bow with an integral upper quillon with a curved finial. The pommel and grip-strap with matching untouched, mustard-toned, brass surfaces and its original blade-tang "peen": the sides of the cross-guard with their integrally cast lozenge-shaped langets, en suite. Nicely carved and fluted, classic, American War of 1812 Period, Ivory grip with smooth untouched surfaces, some light signs of use/wear, minor yellowing, tight hairlines and expected surface imperfections/age-stains. Overall a very good+ example of a Classic American Ivory Hilt War of 1812 Period Officer’s Saber, ca. 1810s. Of classic form with a very good blade with untouched gunmetal steel surfaces, some light scattered discoloration and its original “Battle-Nicked” cutting edge. Overall length, 32". For similar examples, {please see H. L. Petereson’s: “The American Sword 1775-1945”, pg. 245-246}.

Price: $1,275.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD HORSEMAN'S SABER, ca. 1780: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The unmarked, 29 1/2", curved blade with a single edge and fuller for 2/3 its length. Of possible American manufacture. The brass mounted hilt with a simple “peen”-type pommel, a stirrup-form knuckle-guard (the rear cut for a horse’s reigns) with an integral upper quillon. Leather wrapped grip with rounded surfaces and its braided copped grip-wire. In overall very good+ untouched condition with choice “bright” steel surfaces with 90%+ polish. The blade retains its original edge, smooth steel surfaces and an untouched patina: without significant nicks or abrasions. Fine hilt with a lightly toned mustard patina overall. Very Fine leather-wrapped grip with smooth surfaces and only some minor abrasions and signs of wear. A very nice example of a Late American Revolutionary War Period American-made? Horseman’s Saber, ca. 1780. Overall length, 34".

Price: $850.00


A GOOD+ WAR OF 1812 PERIOD PATTERN 1796 SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1800: In overall good+ to very good, untouched condition. Regulation Pattern 1796, unmarked, double edged, straight, 32 3/4", smallsword-type, steel blade with etched surfaces and a smooth untouched gunmetal patina. The engraving of martial design including a Royal Coat of Arms and a Crown/GR. Retains 55%+ of its polish with very good gray surfaces and scattered light pitting. Regulation, etched and embossed, P. 1796, Gilt brass/bronze hilt with an integral single-bar knuckle-guard, a folding rounded cross-guard and a faceted "pillow" pommel with turned capstan. The hilt/guard in overall very good+ original condition with untouched brass surfaces and 85% gilt finish. Complete with its original, braided silver rope grip-wrap. The blade with smooth surfaces and sharp cutting edges: some scattered light discoloration, nicks and pitting. A very nice example of a War of 1812/Napoleanic War Period English Regulation Pattern Sword. Overall length 39". Complete with its original, somewhat tattered and torn scabbard (missing tip) with crazed brown leather surfaces, various abrasions and some age stains.

Price: $1,350.00


A FINE INDIAN WAR PERIOD UNMARKED US MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD and SCABBARD, ca. 1870: In overall fine untouched condition. The regulation, 29 1/4", spear-point blade with smooth “bright” steel surfaces with 95%+ polish. Post Civil War type Model 1860 hilt, without a folding guard: the face embossed with an Heraldic Eagle and Stand of Flags. The sharkskin grip with its original banded gilt-wire wrapping. Embossed pommel with Eagle motif. Complete with its original nickel-plated scabbard with embossed brass mounts and three suspension loops. In overall fine+ condition. The blade with 95%+ polish with smooth choice surfaces. Fine hilt with sharp details and an excellent grip and wire. The scabbard with 75% nickel-plating with some scattered staining overall: without significant dents or abrasions. A classic example of an Indian War Period US Mdl. 1860 Staff & Field Officer's sword, ca. 1870. Overall length (in scabbard), 37".

Price: SOLD


A FINE WAR OF 1812 PERIOD BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1810s: In overall very good untouched condition. Tapered, reduced?, triangular-form, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length: the base with "Dawes" maker's mark and a 5 marking. The collared socket of regulation Brown Bess design with an "L" shaped lug-slot . Retains smooth gray surfaces, with some isolated patches of light discoloration. In overall very good+ untouched condition with sharp contours, generally and smooth surfaces. A nice example of an untouched Napoleanic War/War of 1812 Period Brown Bess Bayonet. Overall length, 15".

Price: $350.00


A FINE EARLY 19TH CENTURY/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD IVORY HILT EAGLE HEAD SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1815: In overall fine condition. The, unmarked, saber-form, 28 3/4", curved, blade with a single “cutting” edge and a deep fuller, along 2/3 of its top. Nicely cast and chased brass hilt with an Eagle Head pommel and a stirrup-type knuckle-guard with an integral quillon. Of classic Late War of 1812 Period American manufacture, with its nicely fluted and lightly toned, fluted, ivory grip. In overall fine condition with sharp contours and light signs of use and wear. The blade with 85%+ polish, smooth silver-gray, steel surfaces and some isolated patches of light discoloration. Fine hilt with fine quality casting and a nicely fluted ivory grip with only some light handling marks and age-stains. Complete with its original, black leather, brass mounted, scabbard in matching fine condition. Fine leather surfaces with tight seams, some scattered light crazing and much of its finish. The mounts with lightly toned brass surfaces, en suite with the hilt and retains its suspension-ring and tip. A very nice and decorative example of an American War of 1812 Period Ivory hilt Saber, ca. 1815. For similar examples, please see: H. L. Peterson’s: “The American Sword…”. Overall length 34".

Price: SOLD


A REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SECOND MODEL BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1770s: In overall good condition. Tapered, triangular-form, damaged, 12", flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its length: marked with an "N/3" marking, on its base. The collared socket of regulation Brown Bess design with an "L" shaped lug-slot. Retains smooth gray-brown surfaces, with some isolated patches of light discoloration. In overall good untouched, as is. An original Revolutionary War Period Brown Bess Bayonet, with possible Battle Related damage to its tip. Overall length, approx. 13".

Price: $200.00


AN EARLY FEDERAL PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER'S SWORD, ca. 1790: In overall (net) fair untouched near relic/"Attic" condition. The 28" x 1 3/8", curved, single edge, "back-type" blade with a fuller for 3/4 of its length. In untouched heavily oxidized and pitted condition with dark brown surfaces and some minor nicks to the original cutting edge. Classic American-made, brass hilt with a Federal Period Pillow-type, faceted pommel and a (missing) stirrup-form knuckle guard with a slightly curved upper quillon. Original, fluted, black, horn grip with sharp contours and fine surfaces without cracks or chips. In overall (net) fair untouched "attic" condition. The blade retains its original cutting edge, untouched deeply oxidized surfaces and some minor nicks, from use: possibly marked with an illegible maker's mark, on its base. The hilt with the noted loss of its knuckle-bow and retains a nicely toned "mustard" age patina. Fine grip with smooth, nicely fluted surfaces. A scarce example of a Classic Post Revolutionary War Period American "Pillow Pommel" NCO Sword, ca. 1790. In untouched near relic "attic" condition and purported by the consignor to be a New England "attic" find -- from an 18th century outbuilding. Overall length, 33". For a similar example, please see H. L. Peterson's: "The American Sword 1775-1945", pg. 8 & 9.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD MID-19th CENTURY CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN (FRENCH?) CAVALRY SWORD/SABER, ca. 1850: In overall very good condition with a slightly curved, 36", unmarked, steel "back"-type blade with a single cutting edge and a fuller for nearly its full length. In very good untouched condition with dark surfaces and some scattered discoloration/salt & pepper pitting. Heavy steel hilt with a triple-bar knuckle-bow and an integral quillon with a curved finial. The back strap and pommel with matching surfaces; and the leather wrapped wooden grip with its braided copper wire. Of classic mid-19th century European Cavalry Sword design with a "triple-bar" defense: the rear with a slotted cut for a horse’s reigns. In overall very good condition with generally smooth surfaces and some light wear and pitting to the steel surfaces. The grip with 90% of its leather wrapping and shows signs of use: chip at heel. A classic example of the type of European Cavalry Saber/Sword often imported, by both the Union and Confederacy, for use in the American Civil War. Overall length, 41".

Price: $475.00


A VERY GOOD NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD GERMAN HORSEMAN'S/CAVALRY SABER & SCABBARD, ca. 1810s: In overall very good+ untouched condition with a curved, 29 1/2", steel "back-type" blade, a single cutting edge, a deep fuller for 2/3 its length, a clip point and a squared ricasso -- at its base. In very good+ untouched condition with 55%+ polish, some scattered patches of discoloration and fine surface pitting. Classic Empire style "D" Guard type hilt with a single, brass knuckle-bow, a rear slot for reigns/tassel and an integral quillon with a curved finial: marked on its langet with a "D M.H.K?" maker's mark. The pommel and grip-strap with matching surfaces: a tight tang "peen". Leather covered (50%), wooden grip with its original cord wrapping: loss of approx. 1/2 of its leather cover. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth silver-gray surfaces, some light scattered pitting/discoloration and its original cutting edge. Complete with its brass mounted black leather scabbard. In matching untouched condition with a very good and sound body, some minor flaking, expected light crazing and loss of its drag. Retains its original brass mounts with matching lightly toned surfaces, en suite with the hilt. The upper band missing its suspension-ring. A very nice and complete example of a Classic, Napoleanic War Period, German, D-Guard, Horseman's Saber & Scabbard, ca. 1810s. Overall length, 34 1/4".

Price: SOLD



A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD AMERICAN? CUTLASS/SABER, ca. 1810: In overall very good condition with a slightly curved, 29", unmarked, heavy, "back"-type blade with a single cutting edge, a slightly crudely fashioned rectangular ricasso and a fuller for 2/3 its length. In very good untouched condition with 45%+ latent polish and some scattered discoloration/salt & pepper pitting. Heavy Brass hilt with a Stirrup-type knuckle-bow with langets (one missing) and an integral quillon: of slightly crude and roughly finished quality. The rope-turned iron grip with matching untouched russet-toned surfaces with scattered patches of debris & staining. Of Early-19th century Cutlass design with a heavy and wide blade. In overall very good condition with generally smooth surfaces and some light wear and signs of use: sharp cutting edge. The grip with signs of use and deep russet age-patina. Overall length, 34".

Price: $575.00


A VERY GOOD CIVIL WAR PERIOD IMPORT TYPE MODEL 1858 BAYONET, ca. 1860s: In overall very good untouched condition with a dull gray patina and smooth surfaces without significant oxidation. The regulation type, unmarked, triangular-form, hollow-ground, steel blade with matching untouched steel surfaces without any evidence of cleaning: Retains choice smooth surfaces with the expected patches of light discoloration. Integral socket with its original screw-retained locking ring: marked with a "Y/195" "batch or rack?" number. Overall a classic example of an authentic American Civil War Period bayonet, ca. 1860s. Overall length, 20 5/8".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD+ UNTOUCHED US MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD BAYONET & STEEL SCABBARD, ca. 1880s: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The regulation pattern, US marked, triangular, hollow-ground, steel blade with some light scattered discoloration, 75% Blued finish and some fine surface-pitting/discolration. Retains untouched steel surfaces with a lightky stained gunmetal patina. The socket with a collared mouth and its original locking ring and screw. Complete with its original later period (ca. 1880s) type steel scabbard (missing its leather frog and brass clip). Retains matching, untouched, lightly rust-patinated, steel surfaces, en suite with the socket. Overall a nice and complete example of an Indian War Period US Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield Bayonet & Scabbard, ca. 1880s

Price: $125.00


A VERY GOOD & UNUSUAL EARLY MEXICAN SILVER-INLAYED HILT SABER/CUTLASS, ca. 1840: In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth, dark surfaces and a 26", curved, hand-forged, single-edge, clip-point blade. Very good hilt with 80% of its silver damascened grapevine motif. The blacksmith made, single-edge cutlass-type blade with a flat profile and a large clip-type point. Retains a sharp cutting edge with no evidence of recent sharpening. Finely wrought steel handle with an Eagle-Head Pommel & Snake Cross-guard: of classic Mexican motif. The Eagle-Head pommel with extensive silver damascened feathers, a finely detailed eye and an open beak. Matching Snake-form cross-guard with an open-mouth and a curled-tail quillon. In very good+ condition with a dark and smooth brown patina with most of its silver vine and grape applique: fine original tang-peen with some minor looseness. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth, dark, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some scattered patches of discoloration. The hilt with matching patina and 80%+ of its silver-work. A very good example of a Classic Early Mexican Sword, ca. 1840. Dates to the Mexican American War Period, ca. 1840. Overall length, 31 1/2". An unusual sword with a Classic Mexican "Eagle & Snake" form Hilt.

Price: $2,250.00

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