Swords

A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN CIVIL WAR US MODEL 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS & SCABBARD, Dtd. 1862: Regulation length, 26", saber-form, fullered, single edge, steel blade with a curved cutting edge and "bright" steel surfaces with 90%+ polish. Marked at the base with an "AMES Mfg./Chicopee, MASS" maker's marking (worn) and on its opposite side with an "1862" date of manufacture. Regulation Model 1860 Brass hilt with riveted cupped hand guard (minor separation at uppermost rivet) and an untouched mustard-colored patina with its wire-wrapped, spiral-cut wooden grip with a blackened/tarred Naval-type finish (the wire missing and the tarred finish with some chips): often the practice during the Civil War to help prevent oxidation/deterioration. In overall very good+/fine condition. The blade retains its original cutting-edge and has smooth steel surfaces with much polish and light signs of use & wear. The hilt with an untouched mustard-toned patina and is marked on its quillon with a “5 M./239” Ship’s Rack Marking. Black colored spiral grooved wooden grip with dark surfaces, much of its blackened/tarred finish and signs of age/wear. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass riveted longitudinal seam (four rivets missing) and its original side-mounted, brass frog/attachment-stud. The scabbard with very good+ smooth and supple, leather surfaces with much of its black finish and the expected crazing, minor scuffs, abrasions and signs of use, age and wear. In overall very good+/fine condition and a classic & complete example of a US Model 1860 American Civil War Naval Cutlass, made by the noted Civil War Contractor Ames, Mfg. of Chicopee Falls, Mass., in 1862. For similar examples and additional information, please see, Harold L. Peterson's: "The American Sword 1775-1945", pg. 54-55.

Price: $2,000.00


A VERY RARE & UNUSUAL AMERICAN BLACKSMITH-MADE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD CULASS w/ OFF-SET/"KNUCKLE-DUSTER" HILT, ca. 1770: Provincial, American Blacksmith made, slightly crude, 19", single-edge, cutlass type blade. A robust spine with an upper fuller, a very good, pointed tip, smooth untouched steel surfaces and a fine, gray-colored age-patina. Sharp cutting-edge with very good+ steel surfaces and some scattered patches of light salt & pepper. Minor abrasions and patches of discoloration; and the cutting-edge with signs of "Battle Use". Original, black-leather-covered, hardwood grip with smooth &, supple, lightly crazed, leather surfaces with scattered minor abrasions and signs of use/light wear. An integrally forged iron pommel with a very good and tight tang-peen. Unusual, Off-Set "Knuckle-Duster", type bow which could be used as an offensive weapon. The guard with matching, untouched, steel-gray, surfaces with minor hand forged irregularities/lamination, en suite with the blade. In overall very good+ untouched condition. The blade with a sharp cutting-edge and smooth, steel-gray surfaces. The grip with sharp contours, choice leather surfaces and a fine age patina: expected minor wear and crazing. A very unusual example of an American Blacksmith-made Revolutionary War Period "Naval" Cutlass with Offset Hilt, ca. 1770. Overall length, 24". For similar type examples please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution". ***Recently acquired from an old Connecticut Estate.

Price: $3,575.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH SILVER HILT OFFICER'S SMALL SWORD, BY "BENNETT" w/ its (PARTIAL) ORIGINAL SILVER-MOUNTED SCABBARD, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth lightly toned surfaces to the diamond-form, floral scroll-engraved, hollow ground, 28", blade with a slightly flared ricasso. Retains choice, "bright" steel surfaces with a fine point, 85%+ polish and light scattered age-stains and signs of use. Classic, Georgian Period, cast and embossed, Silver hilt of typical English Smallsword form. An embossed & fluted urn-shaped pommel with turned capstan and a finely embossed knuckle-bow with raised beaded decorations and several London Silver Hallmarks and an "I.B." (John Bennett) Maker's mark. A finely pierced, disk-type cross-guard with openwork decorations and a pierced and beaded throat, en suite with the pommel. Retains its original highly-polished burlwood grip with 95%+ finish and sharp contours. In overall fine untouched condition. The blade with smooth surfaces, 90%+ polish, isolated patches of discoloration and a sharp tip. Fine hilt with smooth silver surfaces, some light tarnish and its original blade-tang "peen". A fine quality example of an American Revolutionary War Period English Silver Hilt Officer's Small Sword, ca. 1778. Complete with its (partial) original black leather, silver mounted scabbard with a "Bennett/Sword Cutler to the Prince of Wales/67/Threadneedle Street" engraved chape and its silver suspension-ring. John Bennett, II was a noted London Sword Cutler & Gunmaker who also, was maker to the Price of Wales; and worked at 67 Threadneedle Street, across from the Royal Exchange 1765-1778. Please see: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG247400) & H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 51-52. Missing most (3/4) of its body with the remainder having scattered crazing and abrasions. A classic example of a High Quality Maker Signed, English, Georgian Period Silver-hilt Smallsword, by John Bennett II, ca. 1770. For similar examples please see, G. Neumann: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 339. Overall length, 35".

Price: $3,875.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR/FEDERAL PERIOD FOLDING “PENNY KNIFE”, ca. 1770-1810: In overall fine+ untouched condition & of likely English make. The 2 1/2", single edged, sharp, steel blade with an untouched steel-gray age patina, a Hammer/Sickle-form maker’s mark and light scattered discoloration. Retains a fine age-patina with its original sharp cutting edge. Turned wooden grip of classic “Penny Knife” form with knob-type base and its original iron securing rivet and ferrule. The grip with fine hardwood surfaces, a nicely oxidized age-patina and a slot for the blade with no provision for a back-spring. In fine+ condition. Smooth steel-gray surfaces with its original sharp cutting-edge and some scattered discoloration. The the iron fittings, en suite. A very nice example of an authentic Revolutionary War/Federal Period “Penny” type Folding Knife, ca. 1770-1810. For similar examples, please see George C. Neumann’s: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution", pg. 247. Overall length, 3 1/2" or 6" (fully extended)". An early and scarce American Soldier’s accessory with a very low survival rate, due to their initial low cost and hard usage.

Price: $575.00


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: $1,475.00


A RARE COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN SPONTOON, ca. 1770s: In overall very good attic untouched condition with richly patinated iron and wooden surfaces. Blacksmith made, 9 1/2", wrought forged, Spontoon form spearhead of typical Colonial American design with a ringed-type socket, two (2) rosehead--nail-fastened, hand-forged, 5”, wrought-iron langets; and a finely sculpted, leaf-form blade/head with a turned base. Retains untouched, rust-patinated, chocolate-brown-colored, steel surfaces with light scattered pitting and staining. Fine edges, sharp contours and some light signs of use and wear. Complete with its Original, 65”, hardwood (Ash/Hickory?), haft/handle with untouched & richly oxidized, smooth, wooden surfaces. The base of thge haft retains its original conical-shaped grounding-iron, en suite with the head. Very good haft with expected minor handling-marks/abrasions, age-stains and signs of use. A rare example of an original Colonial American/Revolutionary War Period American Spontoon, ca. 1770s. For similar examples, please see: G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" & "Battle Weapons...", pg. 375-376. Overall length, approx. 74 ½”.

Price: $4,275.00


A FINE & UNUSUAL AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (ENGLISH or AMERICAN) FIGHTING KNIFE (MADE FROM AN ENGLISH DOG'S HEAD HANGER), ca. 1760: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth steel and brass surfaces. Unmarked, 8 1/2", slightly curved, single edged, sharp, back-type blade with a short upper fuller and smooth gunmetal toned, steel surfaces: the base with an old "B * 18 * 28" Collection number, in white India Ink. Retains 85%+ polish with only light scattered patches of discoloration, a fine cutting-edge and untouched gunmetal-toned surfaces. Finely cast and embossed, solid, brass hilt with an integral rope-turned grip and a finely cast Dog's Head pommel of mid-18th Century English form (Please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 308-309). The handle weighted with Lead, to act as a bludgeon. In overall fine clean condition with choice steel and brass surfaces. Fine blade with smooth steel surfaces, its original cutting-edge and sharp contours. The hilt with a lightly toned golden-mustard patina with smooth brass surfaces, en suite. A fine & unusual example of an American Revolutionary War Period English/American Soldier's Fighting-Knife, made from an English Dog's Head Hanger, ca. 1760. Overall length, 13". For similar type examples, please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution". *** From the Collection of the chief Arms Curator, at Colonial Williamsburg.

Price: $2,775.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY LATE-19TH/EARLY-20TH CENTURY (FRENCH?) “ROMANTIC DAGGER", ca. 1890: Of classical late-19th Century Continental European (French/Belgian?) form with a double edged, straight, 7 5/8”, spear-point, steel blade with smooth steel surfaces and 95%+ polish. Retains an excellent "bright" steel gray patina with a very fine point and sharp cutting edges. The blade with a well-defined medial ridge and a pronounced ricasso, at its base: replaced leather spacer. Very Fine quality, deeply embossed & chased, heavy, Bronze Hilt, in the form of a Standing 16th Century French Nobleman/King (possibly Henri IV or Louis XIV) in traditional attire. The casting with finely embossed and chased accents and a sharp attention to detail. A very fine quality example of a Late-19th Century Continental (French) Romantic Dagger, ca. 1890. In overall very fine+/near excellent condition. The blade with sharp edges, very fine contours and some minor patches of discoloration. Very fine+ Hilt with extensively chased and embossed decorations. A very fine quality example of a late-19th Century (French) “Romantic” Dagger, ca. 1890. Overall length, 12".

Price: $650.00


A FINE & RARE FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH NAVAL OFFICER'S "SMALLSWORD", ca. 1760: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth steel surfaces and a tight hilt & blade. Hollow ground, 29 1/2" diamond-form, sharp blade with distinct raised medial ridge and untouched, age-toned, steel-gray surfaces. Fine blade with 55% polish, scattered discoloration, salt & pepper and signs of use. Finely Chiseled steel/iron hilt of classic French Officer's Smallsword form. Pierced and chased, ball-shaped pommel and a chiseled stirrup-type knuckle-bow, en suite. Double shell-type counter-guard with matching chiseled and engraved steel surfaces with Rococo Vine Scrolls and Stands of Arms with Cannons, Drums, etc. Fine braided brass wire-wrapped & brass-banded grip with decorative "Turkshead Knot" brass end-ferrules. In overall fine, tight condition. The blade with smooth steel surfaces and some patches of discoloration and signs of use and age: very sharp point and cutting-edges with a fine quality hollow-ground fuller. The hilt with untouched, smooth gray-brown, steel surfaces, en suite and the grip with a nicely toned brass patina. A fine, French Naval Officer’s Smallsword, ca. 1750. Overall length, 36 3/4". For similar examples please see, G. Neumann: "Battle Weapons...". ***From an old Canadian Collection.

Price: $3,775.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (AMERICAN?) CUTTOE, ca. 1760-1770: In overall very good condition with smooth metal and wooden surfaces. German, Maker-marked (Copper Inlayed Crescent Moon marking) , 23 1/2", slightly curved, blade with smooth, untouched, gunmetal-toned, steel surfaces. Retains very good+ surfaces with fine contours, a sharp cutting-edge and the expected signs of use: light scattered discoloration. Molded and simply carved, American, Hardwood (Walnut?) grip with (American Made?) simple brass mounts. Plain S-shaped cross-guard with somewhat coarsely fashioned, rounded quillons and a simply floral etched pommel-cap, en suite with its (original) tang peen. In overall very good+ condition. The blade with smooth surfaces and its original cutting-edge. Very good grip with 85%+ finish, light scattered handling-marks, minor shrinkage, tight hairlines and signs of use and wear. The brass mounts with a lightly mellowed, mustard-toned patina. A nice example of an original 18th century (American?) Cuttoe, ca. 1760. Overall length, 29". For similar examples please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,375.00


A FINE+ AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH BELT DAGGER/NAVAL DIRK WITH FACETED IVORY GRIP, ca. 1770-1800: In overall fine+ untouched condition. The 16", spear point, double edge, hollow-ground, steel blade with a smooth gunmetal-gray age patina overall. Retains a sharp point and fine cutting edges. Single piece, carved, fluted and faceted, Ivory grip with smooth, lightly oxidized/patinated surfaces and some light handling marks and age-stains: a fine, rectangular, gilt-bronze pommel-cap and a matching retaining-ferrule. Openwork Gilt Bronze crossguard with simple decorative curved finials/quillons and lightly toned gilt surfaces with 90% finish. Marked on its base with an "F.T." maker's mark, in 18th Century Block Characters. In fine+ untouched condition. The blade with sharp contours and a fine point. Fine grip with light signs of use and wear and smooth, lightly aged surfaces. The mounts, en suite with fine Gilt surfaces A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period English Naval Dirk/Belt Dagger, ca. 1770-1800. For a very similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”, pg. 242, plt. 32.K. Overall length, 21".

Price: $2,875.00


A VERY GOOD & UNUSUAL COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE BELT-DAGGER, ca. 1770: In overall very good+/fine untouched condition. Of unusual Spear form with a heavy, reinforced, 5 3/4", hand-forged, Double-edged, Spear-point, steel blade: made from a recycled file with distinct "file marks", as was a common Colonial American practice. In very good condition with smooth steel-gray-colored surfaces, sharp edges and fine contours. Molded and simply carved, light-brown-colored, hardwood (Oak?) grip with generally smooth untouched surfaces: some expected light signs of use and handling with a tight hairline, on one side. Complete with its original, cast, Pewter collar with nicely aged/patinated, lead-gray-colored surfaces. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition. Fine blade with untouched steel surfaces, sharp cutting-edges and a fine double-edge "Spear-type" point. Very good grip with smooth, lightly oxidized, wooden surfaces. An unusual example of a Colonial/American Revolutionary War Period American-made Soldier’s Belt-Dagger, ca. 1760 of Spear form. ***The type of Fighting Knife/Dagger often carried by American soldiers, as a side-arm, during the American Revolutionary War. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's & F., Kravic's: "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" & G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution". Overall length, 10 1/4".

Price: $875.00


AN EXCELLENT/MUSEUM GRADE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD FRENCH SILVER HILT OFFICER'S SMALL SWORD, ca. 1750: In overall excellent/Museum Grade untouched condition with smooth lightly toned surfaces to the diamond-form, finely engraved, hollow ground, 31 1/4" blade with a flared, gold-damascened & nitre-blued ricasso with 90%+ finish. The remainder of the blade with 95% polish, some light discoloration and a very fine tip. Classic, Rococo style, cast and richly embossed, Silver hilt of mid-18th Century Smallsword form with a pierced ball-shaped pommel embossed with floral-vine accents. The knuckle-bow embossed, en suite with vine scroll accents. Finely pierced, embossed and etched, disk-type cross-guard with pierced, crosshatch, 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 excellent 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 French Silver Hilt Officer's Small Sword, ca. 1750. A classic example of a high quality Silver-hilt Smallsword with finely engraved colichemard. For similar examples please see, G. Neumann: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 339. Overall length, 38". From a prominent Litchfield, Conn Estate Collection.

Price: $7,775.00


A RARE & EARLY CHILD'S "MAMELUKE" TYPE OFFICER'S SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition with a curved/crescent form "Mameluke" style, approx. 20", steel blade. Fine blade with 80%+ polish, sharp contours and a "false" cutting-edge (for safety). Of Scaled-Down Napoleonic Type “Child’s-Size”; "Mameluke" Officer’s Sword design. A sharp point, fine contours and 85%+ polish. Brass hilt with a plain stirrup-type knuckle-guard with an integral rounded & pierced, upper quillon. The pommel with  central Shield with embossed, floral vine scroll decorations with acanthus leaf accents. Original black leather wrapped grip with its original, braided, brass grip-wire. Complete with its original brass-mounted Leather Scabbard with matching untouched surfaces and fine stitching. In fine condition with supple, lightly crazed, leather surfaces, 85%+ finish, the expected signs of use and light wear: some shrinkage at the throat. Retains its original, pointed, brass drag (dented on one side) and throat with an integral loop and its brass suspension-ring.  In overall fine condition with choice brass, iron and leather surfaces. A Rare Early Mameluke Pattern English/American Child’s Size Officer's Sword, ca. 1840. Of approx. 1/2 “Standard scale with an overall length of only, 24 1/2”.  ***Recently acquired from an old Marblehead, Mass. Family Collection.

Price: $1,575.00


A RARE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR US MODEL NAVAL "PRACTICE CUTLASS", ca. 1860: Of mid-19th Century American Naval cutlass form, with an unmarked, fullered, single edge, steel blade with a curved "cutting edge" and a "blunted" tip-- for fencing practice. Retains untouched, richly toned, smooth, gunmetal-colored, steel surfaces with sharp contours. Regulation Naval type Cutlass hilt with forge-riveted, iron bars and an integral discoid, iron hand guard. Complete with its original, painted hardwood grip with a blackened/tarred Naval-type finish. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition. The blade with generally smooth, brown/gray-colored, steel surfaces and light signs of use & wear. The hilt, en suite with an untouched mustard-toned patina, on its pommel-cap. Fine wooden grip with dark surfaces, abrasions and much (90%+) of its blackened/tarred finish. A Very Rare example of an American Civil War Period Naval "Practice Cutlass", ca. 1860. For similar examples and additional information, please see, Harold L. Peterson's: "The American Sword 1775-1945" and Gilkerson's: "Boarders Away...". ***Recently acquired from an old Connecticut Estate.

Price: $1,275.00


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


AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN REGULATION EAGLE HEAD INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1821: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Spear-type, 30 1/2", single-edge, straight, Blue & Gilt (55%+) blade with a single edge and a deep-fuller for 1/2 its length. Retains 55%+ of its bluing (wispy) and much of the (muted) fire-gilt finish. Fine quality engravings with Stands of Arms, floral scrolls and various American Patriotic themes. Finely embossed-brass hilt with a nicely detailed Eagle Head pommel, an integral, "P"-type knuckle-bow with a matching quillon, en suite. A classic example of a pre-1830 US Regulation Pattern 1821 Infantry Officer’s Sword, ca. 1821. In overall very good+ untouched condition. Fine Ivory grip with choice, smooth, surfaces and light handling. Retains an untouched age-patina with the expected handling and discoloration. The blade with its original edge, untouched, richly toned surfaces and some isolated patches of light discoloration: a fine point and edge. Complete with its engraved Brass Scabbard with floral scroll engravings, numerous dents, old repairs and signs of use. A classic example of an American Eagle Head Pommel Officer’s Sword, ca. 1821. Sharp and fine quality casting with strong detail to the embossed decorations. For a very similar example and more details, please see H. L. Peterson’s: “The American Sword 1775-1945”, pg. 76. Overall length 37".

Price: $1,275.00


A VERY GOOD & LARGE-SIZE “SPANISH TYPE” SAILOR’S FOLDING POCKET-KNIFE WITH CARVED HORN GRIP, ca. 1800: In overall very good untouched condition. Single edged, 9”, curved, hand-forged, unmarked, “locking-type”, steel blade with an untouched, brown/steel-gray age patina, generally smooth surfaces and a sharp cutting edge. Single-piece, carved, brown/tawny-colored, horn grip with nicely aged smooth surfaces and some expected light signs of use, wear and handling: retains its original iron securing-pins and hand-forged washers, its original back-spring, top-strap and “locking-catch" with suspension ring. In very good untouched condition. The blade with lightly oxidized smooth steel-gray surfaces and expected signs of use/wear. The grip with very good horn surfaces and nicely sculpted contours. A classic example of a Large Size “Spanish Style” Sailor’s Folding Pocket-Knife, ca. 1800. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" & "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". Overall length, 10" (Closed).

Price: $675.00


A VERY FINE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH HANGER, ca. 1740: In overall very fine condition. Of English "Pattern 1742" type design with a single edged, slightly curved, 27 3/4", cutlass-form back-blade, with a top fuller approximately 3/4 its length. Retains approx. 85%+/90%+ polish with a lightly toned, smooth, gun-metal/steely-gray age-patina: the base of the blade with a Runic-type? maker's mark and is also, marked with an English Board of Ordnance "Broad Arrow?" Marking. English style P. 1742 Pattern Heart-shaped, cast, brass hilt with an integrally cast, top-mounted, teardrop quillon, a single-bar knuckle-guard and a brass-wire-wrapped grip with ball pommel: fine tang-peen. The hilt/guard in very fine untouched condition with nicely toned brass surfaces. Very Fine blade with smooth steel surfaces, light scattered discoloration, minor age-stains and a sharp cutting edge. A very fine example of a French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period English "Pattern 1742" type Infantry Hanger. Overall length 33 3/4". For a virtually indentical example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 305, plt. 4SS.

Price: $3,975.00


A VERY GOOD QUALITY EARLY 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN REGULATION-TYPE EAGLE HEAD INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, ca. 1820s: In overall very good condition. Spear-type, 29 1/4", single-edge, straight, unmarked blade with a deep-fuller for 1/2 its length. Retains generally smooth, gunmetal-toned, cleaned, steel surfaces. A finely embossed, gilt brass hilt with a nicely detailed Eagle Head pommel, an integral, "P"-type knuckle-bow with a matching curved quillon, en suite. Retains sharp contours and approx. 55% gold gilt finish. In overall very good+ untouched condition. Fluted grip with choice, smooth, surfaces and light signs of wear and handling. Retains an untouched age-patina with expected signs of use and discoloration. The blade with dull, steel-gray-colored surfaces and scattered patches of discoloration and salt & pepper: retains a fine point. The embossed hilt with a sharp attention to detail and fine quality castings with much of its gilt finish. Nicely fluted grip-scales with age-patinated smooth surfaces . A very nice example of a pre-1830 US Regulation Pattern 1821 Type Infantry Officer’s Sword, ca. 1820s. For a similar example and additional information, please see H. L. Peterson’s: “The American Sword 1775-1945”, pg. 76. Overall length 34".***From a Mid-Atlantic Family Collection.

Price: $550.00


A FINE COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE FIGHTING-KNIFE/BELT-DAGGER WITH SCABBARD, ca. 1770: In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice metal and wooden surfaces. Double edged, 10 1/2", hand-forged, unmarked, steel blade with a smooth, silver-gray age patina and choice steel surfaces with a sharp cutting edges. Finely chip-carved, dark-colored (walnut?) grip with untouched smooth surfaces and nicely chip-carved borders: some expected light signs of use and handling. Complete with its original sheet-brass cross-guard and its copper-alloy pommel-cap, en suite. In fine+ untouched condition. The blade with smooth gunmetal-toned, steel surfaces, with sharp cutting-edges, a fine point and expected light signs of use. Fine grip with smooth, lightly oxidized, wooden surfaces, en suite with only light wear from use. A classic example of a Colonial/American Revolutionary War Period American-made Soldier’s Belt-Dagger/Fighting-Knife, ca. 1770. Complete with its original brown/black-colored, hand-stitched, leather scabbard with fine untouched (supple) leather surfaces. Nicely hand-stitched seams and its point with a decoratively stitched "ball type" finial.. Retains its original collar & leather frog/securing-loop with nicely stitched borders. In very fine untouched condition with only the expected signs of age, use and wear. The type of Fighting Knife often carried by American soldiers, as a side-arm, during the American Revolutionary War. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's & F., Kravic's: "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" & G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution", pg. 238 Fig. 21K. Overall length, 15 3/4" ***From an old Upstate New York Collection.

Price: $1,750.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY MID-18th CENTURY GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED HORN HILT CUTTOE,  dtd. 1752: Of very fine quality and small size with a graceful, single edge, deeply etched & chiseled, cuttoe-form, 18", blade. A single fuller from the engraved ricasso to the double-edge tip. Retains fine and smooth mottled-gray, steel surfaces with shaply engraved hunting depictions, on both sides of the blade, 65%+ polish and sharp cutting edges. Finely carved and polished (Rhinoceros?) horn grip/hilt with choice surfaces and 90%+ polish. Deeply chased & embossed, Silver mounts of German rococo design. A delicate "S"-shaped cross-guard with deeply embossed rounded quillons and rococo type piercings with a finely engraved "1752" Date. Very fine silver surfaces with light patches of discoloration and tarnish. The blade, en suite with smooth steel-gray surfaces, scattered patches of discoloration and sharp engravings. Finely sculpted Hotn grip with 90% polished finish and some light expected signs of use and age. In overall very fine condition with smooth surfaces, sharp cutting edges, a tight hilt and fine quality embossed Silver mounts. A Very Fine Quality Colonial/Revolutionary War Period German Silver Mounted Cuttoe, Dated 1752. Overall length, 23". For similar type examples & additional information, please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" & Claude Blair's: "European and American Arms...".

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE BELT-KNIFE/DAGGER, ca. 1760: In overall very good dark and untouched condition. Single edged, 8 3/4", hand-forged, unmarked, Clip-point, steel blade, made from a recycled file, as was a common Colonial American practice. In untouched condition with a deep, russet-toned age patina and dark & untouched steel surfaces with scattered salt & pepper and a sharp cutting edge. Simply carved, reddish-brown-colored hardwood (Oak?) grip with generally smooth untouched wooden surfaces with some expected light signs of use, wear and handling: simple sheet-steel collar, en suite with the blade. In overall very good untouched condition. The blade with a deeply toned age patina, dark & untouched steel surfaces and a sharp cutting-edge: very good "Clip type" point. The grip with smooth, lightly oxidized, wooden surfaces. A very nice example of a Colonial/American Revolutionary War Period American-made Soldier’s Belt-Knife/Dagger, ca. 1760. ***The type of Fighting Knife often carried by American soldiers, as a side-arm, during the American Revolutionary War. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's & F., Kravic's: "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" & G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution". Overall length, 13 1/2".

Price: $975.00


A VERY GOOD EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD 17TH-18TH CENTURY DUTCH/ENGLISH FIGHTING KNIFE-DAGGER, ca. 1680-1700: Of late-17th Century (ca. 1680) Dutch/English design and with an unmarked, 7 5/8", single edged, pointed "knife-type" blade with a thick reinforced spine. Retains a generally smooth age patina with a very sharp, original cutting edge and scattered pitting, staining, discoloration and oxidation. The blade with smooth gunmetal-toned, rust patinated, steel surfaces and exopected signs of use. Brass mounted, turned, brass mounted hilt of late-17th Century Dutch/English Style with a decoratively cast, brass cross-guard with downward curved quillons with pointed finials. The cross-guard with smooth, untouched, mustard=-toned, brass surfaces. Carved and turned, single-piece, brown-colored, horn grip with untouched & oxidized, smooth surfaces with light scattered abrasions, minor losses and hairlines. Adorned overall with raised and incised raised carved crosshatching and geometric designs of 17th Century Dutch/English style. In overall Very Good condition with lightly oxidized/pitted and discolored steel surfaces, some nicks to the cutting-edge and the horn grip with untouched surfaces with signs of use & age. A nice example of an Early Colonial Period 17th Century Dutch/English Fighting Knife/Dagger, ca. 1680-1700. Form similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution". Overall length, 11 1/2”.

Price: $1,750.00


A FINE & EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH CUTLASS w/ EMBOSSED "DEATH'S HEAD ANGEL", ca. 1690: In overall fine clean condition with smooth steel surfaces to the maker-marked, 18 1/2", slightly curved, single edged, back-type blade. Retains fine, smooth steel surfaces with 85%+ polish, light scattered patches of discoloration and a fine cutting-edge. Marked on one side with a deeply struck (English?) Crescent maker's-mark. Finely chased Brass hilt with deeply embossed Winged "Death's Head" Angel (Cherub), on its heart-shaped guard. The integral knuckle bow, quillon and pommel-cap embossed, en suite. Original, slightly curved, deer antler grip with 90%+ polish and very fine natural Staghorn surfaces: tight brass fittings. The blade with smooth surfaces and some scattered light discoloration. A fine example of an Early Colonial American Period English Cutlass, ca. 1690. Overall length, 23 3/4". For a similar example please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution", pg. 63 figure 6.S. ***From an old New England Collection and purported to have been locally acquired, ca. 1960.

Price: $3,775.00


A FINE QUALITY MID-18TH CENTURY GERMAN STAGHORN HILT HUNTING-SWORD/CUTTOE, ca. 1750: Extensively rococo type, scroll-engraved, 21 1/2", straight, single-edge, blade with classic depictions of Running Stag, Boar and vine scrolls. Deeply fluted fullers forward of the ricasso and extending towards the double-edge spear-type point. Very good, rust-stained, steel surfaces with 65%+ polish, sharp edges, some "orange peel" and virtually no dings or nicks. Finely carved & contoured, Natural Staghorn grip, with its pierced and deeply embossed Gilt-Bronze fittings. Fine quality and richly embellished hilt with an embossed pommel and an "S"-shaped cross-guard with Dog’s-Head embossed quillons: the surfaces with much (75%+) of their gilt finish. A finely pierced and etched acanthus leaf embossed knuckle-guard with matching gilt surfaces. In overall very good untouched condition. The blade with generally smooth steel-gray surfaces and a sharp cutting-edges. The hilt with sharp detail to the embossed and etched surfaces. Very fine quality Staghorn grip with smooth surfaces and a fine mellowed age patina. A very nice example of a finely quality mid-18th Century/Revolutionary War Period German Hunting Sword/Cuttoe, ca. 1750. Overall length, 27 1/2". Together with a professionally made (21st Century) Black Leather Scabbard with finely stitched seams and supple leather surfaces. For similar examples please see G. C. Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”.

Price: $1,175.00


AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN REGULATION EAGLE HEAD INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1820s:In overall very good+/near fine condition. Import-type (German) Spear-point, 32 3/8", single-edge, straight, Blue & Gilt (85%+) blade with a single edge and a deep-fuller for 1/2 its length. Retains 85%+ of its deep nitre bluing and much of its fire-gilt finish. Marked, on its base with a "P. Knecht" maker's signature of Peter Knecht of Solingen, Germany, who is recorded working 1811-1830 (Please see, Robert E. Gardner's: "Small Arms Makers...", pg. 355). Fine quality engravings with Stands of Arms and floral vine scrolls. Finely embossed-brass hilt with classically styled Patriotic themes, including a nicely detailed Eagle Head pommel, an integral, floral-embossed knuckle-bow (slightly bent) with a matching quillon and a finely chased & embossed guard with an embossed American Eagle & Reclining American Indian with Stand of Arms, etc. A very nice example of a Regulation US Pattern 1821 Infantry Officer’s Sword, ca. 1820s. In overall very good+/near fine condition with a fine blade and hilt. Deeply fluted, Mother-of-Pearl grip-scales (one scale missing) with choice, smooth, surfaces and light signs of wear and handling. In overall very good+/near fine condition. The blade with its original "cutting-edge", untouched, steel-gray surfaces and some isolated patches of light discoloration: a fine point. Complete with its original, engraved, Brass Scabbard. One side with extensive floral engravings and retains both of its suspension-rings. Very good+ scabbard with minor dents, a fine seam, and the expected signs of use, handling and wear. A classic example of an Early 19th Century American Eagle Head Pommel Officer’s Sword, ca. 1820s. The hilt with fine quality embossed decorations and the blade with fine Blue & Gilt surfaces. For a very similar example, please see H. L. Peterson’s: “The American Sword 1775-1945”, pg. 76. Overall length 38". ***From the Estate of the "Cilley" family of New Hampshire & Ohio Recently de-accessioned from the "Sons of the American Revolution" Museum Collection with its Sale Proceeds to benefit the "NSSAR" Museum.

Price: $1,275.00


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


A VERY GOOD WW I PERIOD GERMAN ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1914: In overall very good condition. The 31 3/4", slightly curved, single-edge blade with bright, smooth, steel surfaces with (99%+) polish. P-Guard hilt, with a single bottom knuckle-guard. Wire-bound, leather-covered, wooden grip with its braided wire wrapping and black leather covering. Complete with its original, black-painted, iron scabbard with an integral single suspension loop and drag. In overall very good condition. The WEYERSBURG KIRSCHBAUM & Co." (Solingen, Germany 1883-1930) blade with light frosting, smooth, polished (99%+) surfaces. The hilt with lightly stained/mottled, nickeled (75%+) surfaces and a good grip with old repairs to its leather. Fine scabbard with 85%+ finish and light abrasions. A nice example of a World War I Period German Artillery Officer's Sword, ca. 1914. Overall length, 37 1/2".

Price: $385.00


A VERY GOOD WORLD WAR I/WWII PERIOD ENGLISH (SMLE) ENFIELD P. 1907 BAYONET & SCABBARD, dtd. 1907: In overall very good+ condition and of Regulation Pattern 1907 design. The single edge 17" steel blade with a fine cutting edge and an untouched steel-gray age patina with numerous Crown & Broad Arrow markings, on its base: also marked with a clear "1907" date of manufacture. Regulation SMLE Pattern with rounded quillons and its screw-fastened wooden grip with iron pommel. Complete with its original black leather and steel mounted scabbard with very good leather surfaces with the expected light oxidation and patina. Retains its original olive-drab canvass carrying-strap with a "M.E.Co. 1939" marking. Overall a very nice & complete example of a World War I/WW II Period English Lee Enfield Bayonet, ca. 1907. In very good+ untouched condition with sharp contours, a fine cutting edge and choice steel-gray surfaces. For a similar of this pattern, please see Frederick J.' Stephen’s: “The Collector’s Pictorial Book of Bayonets”, pg. 109. Overall Length, 23".

Price: $250.00


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


A FINE FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1742 ENGLISH-TYPE INFANTRY HANGER, ca. 1750: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth steel & brass surfaces. Of Regulation English Pattern 1742 design with a deeply struck Fleur Di Lis marking, on both sides. Lightly toned and age-stained, surfaces with its single edge, sharp, 28", straight, back-blade, with a top fuller for approximately 3/4 its length. Retains 65% polish with a lightly stained, generally smooth, gunmetal-gray-colored patina. Regulation Pattern 1742 heart-shaped, cast, brass hilt with an integral, top-mounted quillon and spiral grip, a matching single-bar knuckle-guard and the rope-turned grip with its ball pommel with a fine tang-peen. The hilt/guard in overall fine, tight & original condition with a lightly toned brass surfaces. The blade with smooth steel surfaces and a sharp cutting-edge: some scattered light discoloration and virtually no pitting. A very nice example of a French & Indian/American Revolutionary War English Regulation Pattern 1742 Infantry Hanger, ca. 1750 For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Swords & Blades…”. Overall length 33 3/4”.

Price: $3,275.00


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 VERY FINE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA US MDL. 1855 SPRINGFIELD RIFLED MUSKET BAYONET, ca. 1860: In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth blued (90%) surfaces without significant oxidation or staining. The regulation type, 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 (for .58 cal.) with some scattered, en suite and complete with its locking ring. Marked on the top of the socket with a “N B/ 752” unit/rack number, in classic mid-19th century block characters. Made for the US Model 1855 Springfield Musket, ca. 1860. Overall length, 21".

Price: $375.00


A VERY GOOD CIVIL WAR US MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD by, "AMES & Co.”, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition. Single edge, 30 1/2", acid etched (worn) blade with a central "US" within a decorative panel and vine scroll aceents of Mid-19th Century American design. Retains generally smooth , mottled & discolored surfaces with patches of scattered light pitting and wear. Fine cutting-edge and a sharp point with no significant nicks or abrasions. Regulation bronze hilt with finely embossed acanthus leaf vine scroll accents. Retains approx. 50% finish with scattered patches of wear and minor abrasion to the sharkskin covered grip. Retains its original braided grip-wire and is complete with its original, brass fitted, black leather scabbard with smooth untouched surfaces with scattered light discoloration and wear. Supple leather body with 90% black "Patent Leather" surfaces with expected abrasions and signs of use: the mounts with deeply toned brass surfaces. In overall very good untouched condition with its original brass mounted Leather Scabbard: the drag with wear to its tip--- from use and the throat with a clear " AMES MFG. Co./CHICOPEE, MASS." company marking for the noted US Military Sword Maker N. P. Ames Co. of Chicopee, Mass. (Please see R. Gardner's: "Small Arms Makers", pg. 219) A classic example of a US Model 1850 Civil War Union Foot Officer's Sword, ca. 1860. For a similar example, please see H. L. Peterson's: The American Sword", pg. 81, fig. 73. Overall length, 37 1/2".

Price: $1,750.00


A VERY FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH/AMERICAN HANGER, ca. 1750: In overall very fine condition with choice steel, brass and wooden surfaces. Of American or English make and in the style of an English Pattern 1742 hanger with its single edged, slightly curved, 27 3/4", cutlass-form back-blade, with a top fuller for approximately 3/4 its length. Retains approx. 85%+ polish with a lightly toned, smooth, gunmetal/steely-gray age-patina: the base of the blade with an old "B* 14 * 21" Museum Collection Number in white India Ink. English style P. 1742 Pattern Heart-shaped, cast, brass hilt with a top-mounted teardrop quillon, a single-bar knuckle-guard and a wooden (Cherry?) grip with ball pommel: fine tang-peen. The hilt/guard in very fine condition with nicely toned brass surfaces, a smooth wooden grip with 85%+ finish. Very Fine blade with smooth surfaces and only light scattered discoloration: retains a sharp cutting edge. A very nice example of an American or English made Revolutionary War Period "Pattern 1742" type Infantry Hanger. Overall length 34". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $3,575.00


A VERY FINE FRENCH MDL. 1886 LEBEL RIFLE BAYONET & SCABBARD, ca. 1890: In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth steel and a very fine cuprous-nickel alloy hilt. Needle type, pointed, diamond-form, 20 1/2", deeply fluted, steel blade with a very sharp point and only light patches of discoloration and expected surface-wear: still in cosmoline-- from Arsenal Storage. The socket/hilt, en suite with bright "white metal" colored surfaces and complete with its original locking spring and push-button lug-release. In overall very fine untouched condition with choice steel surfaces and little signs of use or wear. A very fine example of  French Model 1886 Lebel Rifle Bayonet, ca. 1890. Complete with its original, cylindrical, tapered, steel scabbard with its frog-attachment and 95% of its original blackened finish. The scabbard with and sharp contours and smooth steel surfaces with only light patches of discoloration/wear.  Overall length, 26". ***The French Model 1886 Lebel Rifle was the first military firearm to use "Smokeless Gun-Powder".

Price: $250.00


A VERY GOOD LARGE-SIZE MID-18TH CENTURY/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (ENGLISH) PIPE TOMAHAWK, ca. 1750: In overall very good "attic untouched" condition with deeply oxidized & patinated iron and wooden surfaces. Large-Size, 9" x 3”, tomahawk head with a hand-forged, wrought iron axe-shaped blade (the cutting-edge with Battle Related? rolls & chips). Round socket with an integral pipe bowl with finely turned ends. The head of classic, “English”, Trade-Type, Pipe-Tomahawk design of, ca. 1750. Retains "attic untouched", forge-blackened surfaces, scattered patches of discoloration, surface imperfections and pitting. Mounted on its working-period (19th Century?), carved and flat-sided, Hardwood (Ash/Maple?) haft with a rounded mouthpiece; and its upper end with a (later) peg-type plug. In overall very good "attic untouched" condition with dark, richly oxidized, iron & wooden surfaces. The blade with a slightly rough, untouched age-patina overall. Fine haft with generally smooth, untouched and oxidized, wooden surfaces. Scattered handling marks/abrasions, tight hairlines, age-stains, minor shrinkage and generally sharp contours. A very nice example of a Large Size Colonial/American Revolutionary War Period English Pipe Tomahawk, ca. 1750. Overall length, 20". For similar examples please see "Trade Tomahawks" by Cyril B. Courville & G. C. Neumann’s: “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”.

Price: $4,575.00


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


A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FOLDING POCKET-KNIFE WITH CARVED HORN GRIP, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition with . The 3 1/2", single edged, hand-forged, unmarked, steel blade with an untouched, steel-gray age patina, generally smooth surfaces and a sharp cutting edge. Single-piece, carved, dark straw-colored, cowhorn grip with deeply aged surfaces and some expected signs of use, wear and handling: retains its original iron securing-pins with their sheet-brass washers. In very good untouched condition. The blade with smooth gunmetal gray surfaces and expected signs of use/wear. Fine grip with oxidized, horn surfaces and nicely sculpted contours. A classic example of an American Revolutionary War Soldier’s Pocket-Knife, ca. 1770. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" & "The Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". Overall length, 8" (Open). From an old Mass. Family Estate Collection.

Price: $775.00


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 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SOLDIER'S BELT-AXE TOMAHAWK, ca. 1770-1820: In overall very untouched condition. The 5" x 3", unmarked, round poll, "tomahawk" blade with its original cutting edge. Rounded poll with evident forge/hammer marks and some minor nicks and dents from use. Of classic colonial period manufacture with an untouched, nicely aged smooth patina with very good surfaces and a rich gunmetal-brown age patina. Original, 13 1/2", flat sided, carved, hardwood (Maple) haft with deeply oxidized wooden surfaces, old repairs, tight hairlines and signs of use/wear. In overall very good+ untouched condition. The blade with smooth untouched surfaces and its sharp cutting edge. Very good original haft with scattered handling marks, signs of use and old repairs. A classic example of a Revolutionary War Period Soldier’s Belt-Axe Tomahawk, ca. 1770. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution", 258. Overall length, 13 1/2".

Price: $1,575.00


A FINE WW I/IMPERIAL PERIOD GERMAN (BAVARIAN) OFFICER'S SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1900: In overall fine condition. Straight, 31", single-edge blade with bright, smooth, steel surfaces with (99%+) polish and nicely acid-etched engraving. Embossed and Chased, silvered, iron hilt, with extensive floral-vine-scroll etchings overall: the langets with an embossed Rampant Lion & Shield Bavarian Coat of Arms. Single, "P"-shaped knuckle-guard, decorated, en suite; and the wire-bound, polished ebony grip with its braided, brass, wire wrapping. Complete with its original, black-painted, iron scabbard with a single suspension loop and an integral drag. The scabbard retains 85% finish with scattered patches of oxidation, minor loss of finish and discoloration. In overall fine condition with choice blade surfaces with light frosting, smooth, polished (99%+) surfaces and a clear "In Treue Est" (Steadfast in Loyalty) Bavarian National motto inscription. Fine hilt with choice, silver-plated (85%+) surfaces and a fine grip with minor handling marks. The scabbard with 85%+ finish and expected light abrasions. A very nice example of an Imperial/World War I Era German (Bavarian) Officer's Sword, ca. 1900. Overall length, 37 1/2". ***Recently de-accessioned from the "Sons of the American Revolution" Museum Collection with Sale Proceeds to benefit the "NSSAR" Museum.

Price: $575.00


A FINE & SCARCE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD IMPORT-TYPE US MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER & SCABBARD, by "HENRY BOKER", ca. 1860  (Ex. SENATOR JACK FITZPATRICK): In overall fine untouched condition. Regulation, 34 5/8", saber-form, double fuller blade with slightly curved edge. Marked, at its base with a "HENRY BOKER/SOLINGEN" maker's marking—for the noted Civil War Era German sword-cutler Henry Boker of Solingen, Germany, who worked 18-18; and was the only known Foreign Exporter/Importer of US Model 1860 Swords. Regulation Pattern, Brass hilt with triple-bar hand guard and a very good untouched mustard age-patina. Also, marked with Four (4) Soldier-Applied "Kill/Battle Notches", indicating likely combat use. Original Nickled (75%) iron scabbard with its two original suspension-rings and a flared drag. In fine untouched condition with its original cutting-edge, smooth and lightly toned, steel-gray surfaces with 85% polish and clear markings: some staining at the tip. Fine hilt with an untouched mustard-toned patina. Dark-colored, spiral-cut, wooden grip with scattered abrasions, expected scuffs, minor losses of its leather wrap and is complete with its original braided brass grip-wire. Fine scabbard with untouched, lightly oxidized, steel surfaces and expected signs of use. A very nice example of an American “Import-type” US Model 1860 Civil War Cavalry Saber, by "Boker", ca. 1860. (For additional information, please see H. L. Peterson's: "The American Sword 1775-1945”.***From the Estate of Senator Jack Fitzpatrick (Mass.) 1923-2011 and likely a family used American Civil War Sword.

Price: $1,775.00


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 VERY GOOD EARLY-19th CENTURY/NAPOLEONIC WARS PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1786-TYPE NAVAL BOARDING-AXE (HACHE de BORD), ca. 1800: In overall very good untouched condition and of Regulation French Model 1786 Naval Boarding-Axe design. Cast & forged, iron, 8 1/2" x 5" head with a rectangular socket with forge-riveted side-terminals/neck and collar. The rear of the head with a downward curved, diamond form, rear spike/fluke. Complete with its original screw-retained, steel belt-hook and both of its riveted swollen langets. Original, carved & turned, dark-colored, hardwood (ash?) haft with some scattered handling marks and signs of use. In very good untouched condition with a sharp contours and fine cutting edges. Generally smooth, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces with its 4 ½” x 5“ Steel Axe-blade of French Naval Boarding-Axe form with its original sharp cutting edges. A very good+ untouched example of an Early-19th Century/Napoleonic Wars Period French Model 1786 Naval Boarding Axe, ca. 1800. In very good+ untouched condition. The head with light scattered discoloration, staining and light salt & pepper. Fine haft/handle with 85%+ finish, light abrasions and expected "hand wear". Overall length, 21". For similar examples please see William Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away”, vol. 1 pg. 34-35 Fig. 5.

Price: $3,975.00


AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SOLDIER-MADE FIGHTING-KNIFE/DAGGER, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ condition and made from a cutdown smallsword. Generally sharp contours and untouched, dark-colored, steel surfaces with a 13” hollow-ground, diamond-form, triangular blade. Retains a sharp point and deeply toned iron surfaces with expected surface wear and patches of discoloration and salt & pepper. Smallsword type Steel Hilt of classic "French" form and complete with its original compressed ball-shaped pommel, rounded knuckle-guard/bow and its original spiral-cut wooden (walnut?) grip. Very good wooden grip with smooth, lightly oxidized, dark and untouched surfaces. Hand forged iron knuckle-bow and disk-shaped cross-guard, en suite with the pommel and complete with its upper quillon with teardrop finial. In overall very good untouched condition with nicely toned and lightly mottled steel-gray surfaces with sharp edges and point/tip. The hilt & grip, en suite with light scattered handling marks, russet-toned patination and signs of use. A unique example of an American Revolutionary War Soldier-made Fighting-Knife/Dagger, ca. 1770. For similar examples, please George C. Neumann’s: Swords & Blades of the American Revolution". Overall length, 19”.

Price: $1,375.00


A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY CIVIL WAR PERIOD ENGLISH NAVAL BOARDING AXE, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Of traditional, English, Naval, Boarding Axe form with a heavy/reinforced axe head with an integral pointed rear fluke with chisel-type tip. The 4" x 4 1/4", iron axe-head with a round socket and a slightly curved, 3" rear spike/fluke. Marked on the right face blade with faint Broad Arrow (English Govt. Ownership) mark. In overall very good untouched condition with deeply toned, generally smooth, brown-colored, steel surfaces, a rich age-patina and some scattered patches of discoloration, oxidation and fine pitting. Original, carved, hardwood (oak?) haft/handle with a matching untouched age-patina, sharp contours and expected signs of use and age. Integral riveted iron langets/side-straps. In overall very good untouched condition. The blade with its original cutting edge, generally smooth iron surfaces and sharp contours: some scattered patches of discoloration and fine pitting. The handle/haft with sharp contours, scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and retains approx. 65% finish. A very nice example of a Civil War Period English Naval Boarding Axe, ca. 1850. Overall length, 15". For similar examples and additional information, please see W. Gilkerson's: "Boarders Away", vol. 1, pg. 38-39, Fig. 9.

Price: $2,500.00


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 FINE 19th CENTURY PLAINS INDIAN (SIOUX TYPE) ARROW, ca. 1850: In overall Fine untouched condition. Hand carved, hardwood/(Osage orange?), cylindrical arrow-shaft with a carved longitudinal "blood-groove" and its turkey feather fletching-- of classic Plains Indian (Sioux) form. Fine shaft & fletching with evident handling marks and its original hemp fiber bindings. The rear with its handcarved and fire-hardened arrow-noch and the expected signs of use. Complete with its large (Buffalo size) 19th Century “Trade Type” steel arrowhead of classic form with sharp edges, surface oxidation, sharp cutting-edges and a fine point. In overall fine untouched condition with some expected signs of use, handling and age. A very nice mid-19th century/Indian War Period American Plains Indian (Sioux Type) Arrow, ca. 1850. From an old Minn. Collection. Overall length, 26 3/4". For similar examples, please see C. F. Taylor’s: "The Native Americans...".

Price: $875.00


A VERY GOOD 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SWORD-CANE, ca. 1835: In overall very good untouched condition and of early Sword-stick form with a fine quality, vine-scroll etched, pointed & tapered, double-edge, steel blade with a sharp point. Black leather covered (85%+) briarwood shaft and grip with natural knobular branch/root-protusions and various wood grain-imperfections. Of two piece construction with its German Silver collar and push-button blade-release and matching turned tip. In very good untouched condition with (85%) of its black leather covering, minor scuffs, abrasions and signs of use. The shaft and grip with generally smooth surfaces and much polish. A classic example of an Early English combination Sword-Cane, ca. 1835. Finely etched 28” polished steel blade with fine quality vine-scroll etchings. Retains fine steel surfaces with 75% polish and gunmetal-gray highlights. Sharp point and edges without significant signs of use or wear: some light scattered patches of discoloration. Overall length, 37".

Price: $975.00


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 FINE EARLY COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD GERMAN (HESSIAN TYPE) ETCHED & ENGRAVED MILITARY "SERGEANT'S" SPONTOON, ca. 1740: In overall fine+ untouched condition. Hand-forged, 11", etched & engraved, steel head of typical 17th/18th century German Sergeant's Spontoon design, having nicely sculpted, protective base "lobes"/flanges, a central spear body of elongated leaf form and reinforced tapered spear-point. The base with a later? decorative bullion tassel. An integral ringed-type socket, two (2) nail-fastened, 16”, wrought-iron langets; and a finely sculpted, 7”, leaf-form blade with a delicately contoured & turned base. Both sides deeply engraved with floral vine scroll accents. Retains choice, smooth, steel surfaces with a lightly toned age-patina, very fine cutting-edges, sharp contours and some expected light signs of use and handling. Fine blade with smooth evenly toned gunmetal gray surfaces, some light patches of discoloration and a pleasing age patina overall. Sharp contours and edges without significant nicks: some expected minor irregularity. Complete with its original (slightly reduced), dark colored, 50 1/2”, rounded, hardwood, haft/handle with untouched & oxidized wooden surfaces and some minor handling-marks/abrasions. The haft with various light handling marks, minor stress-cracks and an oxidized age-patina. In overall fine condition with fine steel and wood surfaces. Some light signs of use and wear. A fine and rare example of an original Revolutionary War Period German/Hessian Etched & Engraved Officer’s (Sergeant's) Spontoon, ca. 1740. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution", pg. 220-221 and Harold L. Peterson's: "Arms & Armor in Colonial America". Overall length, 61 3/4".

Price: $2,950.00


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 VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD CALTROP (EX. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY), ca. 1770s: In very good excavated condition; and of classic “Jack” form with four (4) wrought, 1 5/8” spikes. American blacksmith made with deeply aged, russet-toned, wrought iron surfaces with scattered pitting and discoloration. In overall very good+ untouched condition with sharp points, a sound body and expected signs of interment. A classic example of an American blascksmnith made Caltrop (anti-horse/personal) weapon, ca. 1770. Found in the Champlain Valley, NY.

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE WORLD WAR I SOLDIER'S FOLDING POCKET-KNIFE & SPOON, by "CAMILLUS & Co.", ca. 1917: Of Regulation U.S. "Dough Boy Issue" Folding Knife design. Single-edge, 3 1/2", steel blade with a "sheep's-foot" tip, 85% polish and marked, on its base with a "CAMILLUS CUTLERY Co./CAMILLUS, NY" Cutler's marking for the famed American Military/Combat Knife Contractor. Retains a sharp cutting-edge and smooth steel-gray surfaces with light staining. Folding, pewter-colored Tablespoon with matching smooth, steel surfaces and light signs of use. Red-brown-colored, pin-fastened, wooden grip-scales with smooth untouched surfaces and its original end-ferrule. In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth steel surfaces, a sharp cutting-edge, its original components and the expected signs of use and age. ***A scarce World War Issue Soldier's Folding Pocket-Knife & Spoon, ca. 1917. The type of "Knife" Carried by Enlisted men, during World War I, as a Mess Kit accessory. Overall measurements (fully extended) approx., 8" (Closed) 4 1/2").

Price: $575.00


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 MID-19th/CENTURY AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD (ENGLISH) NAVAL BOARDING AXE (DRUMMOND'S AXE?), ca. 1855: In overall very good clean condition. Of traditional, English, Naval, Boarding Axe form with an unmarked, heavy/reinforced axe head with an integral rear fluke with a pointed tip. The 4" x 3", iron axe-head with an oval socket and a curved, 4" rear spike/fluke. In overall very good lightly cleaned condition with lightly toned, smooth, steel-gray colored surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration, oxidation and fine pitting. Original, carved, hardwood (oak?) haft/handle with sharp contours and light signs of use and age. Integral riveted iron langets/side-straps, en suite with matching steel surfaces. In overall very good cleaned condition. The blade with its original (sharp) cutting-edge, smooth iron surfaces and sharp contours: some scattered patches of discoloration and fine pitting. The handle/haft with generally sharp contours, scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and age-stains. A nice example of an American Civil War Period (English) Naval Boarding Drummond's-Axe, ca. 1855. Overall length, 14 1/2". For similar examples and additional information, please see W. Gilkerson's: "Boarders Away", vol. 1, pg. 38, Fig. 8.

Price: $2,375.00


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 VICTORIAN PERIOD ENGLISH PATTERN 1889 NAVAL CUTLASS, ca. 1890:: In overall fine+ condition. Straight, single-edge, 28", spear point, heavy, back-sword, steel blade with its original “cutting edge” and a fine, smooth, steel-gray age-patina. The base of the blade with a clear “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WILKINSON Sd. COY. LONDON” maker’s marking for the noted English firm of London, UK (1772-present) {Please see R. Gardner’s: “Small Arms Makers…”, pg. 374}. Of commercial manufacture, as made without a Broad Arrow or Board of Ordnance markings;, and likely used on a “private” vessel. In fine+ condition with smooth gunmetal-gray metal surfaces with some scattered light surface-discoloration. Regulation Pattern 1889, Steel and Brass hilt of classic "Cup-hilt" design with its original spiral-cut, brass grip with its push-button spring-release for the scabbard: an oval pommel; and the rear of its bow slotted for a tassel/cord. Of Pattern 1889 configuration with generally smooth iron surfaces, scattered rust-stains and some pitting: the brass grip, en suite with lightly toned, smooth surfaces. In overall fine+ condition with smooth steel & brass surfaces. Complete with its brass mounted, black, Patent leather scabbard with a “114” Rack number. The scabbard with fine smooth surfaces, very good stitching, some minor scuffs/stains and its matching brass hardware. The throat of locking-type design with its key-hole/slot for the hilt’s locking-spring. A very nive example of a Victorian Era English Pattern 1889 Naval Cutlass, by the famed Wilkinson Sword, Co., ca. 1890. Overall length, 34".

Price: $875.00


A VERY FINE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN'S SWORD, Dtd. 1864:: In overall very fine condition. The regulation length, 28 1/4", spear-point blade with smooth “bright” steel surfaces and 90%+ polish with light scattered staining. Model 1840 Musician's Sword, cast brass hilt with a simple cross-guard with an integral upper quillon. The grip with its original banded gilt-wire wrapping and the ball-type pommel with a fine tang-peen. In overall very fine condition. The blade with 90%+ polish, smooth steel surfaces and the ricasso with a “Made by/AMES MRG. Co./CHICOPEE” Company and “US”/”T.K.L.”/1864 date/inspector’s markings. Very Fine hilt with sharp details and a matching grip and wire. A classic example of an American Civil War Dated US Mdl. 1864 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword, dated 1864. Overall length, 34 3/4".

Price: $575.00


A VERY GOOD EARLY 17TH CENTURY EUROPEAN (GERMAN?) BATTLE-AXE, ca. 1600:: In overall very good lightly cleaned condition. Of typical, European, Battle-Axe form with a robust and heavy, hand-forged, crescent -shaped axe head with an integral rear fluke. The 16" x 9 1/8", iron head with a rectangular socket and a faceted, slightly curved, rear spike. In overall very good condition with smooth, steel-gray surfaces, a light patina and some light patches of discoloration/pitting. Mounted on a later (20th Century), molded and carved, black lacquered/painted, hardwood (oak?) haft. In overall very good lightly cleaned condition with smooth wooden and steel surfaces. The blade with its original cutting edge and scattered salt & pepper pitting. The handle with sharp contours, some scattered light handling marks and nearly all of its black lacquered/painted finish. A very nice example of an Early & Large-Size European (German?) 17th Century Battle-Axe, ca. 1600. Overall length, 34".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1840 N.C.O. SWORD, ca. 1861:: In overall very good condition. The regulation length, 32 1/4", spear-point blade with smooth, dark-colored, steel surfaces and approx. 55%+ latent polish: some scattered staining and pitting. US Model 1840, cast brass hilt with a disk-type cross-guard: the center with an embossed ridge, raised borders and an upper quillon. 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%+ latent polish, scattered staining, generally smooth surfaces and an unmarked ricasso. Fine hilt with sharp details and a matching grip and wire. A classic example of an American Civil War Period US Mdl. 1840 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword, ca. 1861. Overall length, 39".

Price: $575.00


AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN REGULATION SILVER-PLATED EAGLE HEAD INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, ca. 1821:: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The hollow-ground, spear-type, 32", single-edge, straight blade with a single edge and a deep-fuller for its length. The blued and gold gilded blade with extensive etching and engravings, at its base. Retains traces of its bluing (turned) and much of the (muted) fire-gilt finish. Fine quality engravings with Stands of Arms, floral scrolls and various American Patriotic themes: a Shield with 13 stars & a Liberty Cap, atop a pole. Finely cast, Silvered-brass hilt with a nicely detailed Eagle Head pommel, an integral, reverse "P"-type knuckle-bow with five (5) beads and an integral disk-type quillon. Slotted a branched cross-guard with matching bead decorations and 65%+ of its tarnished silver finish. A classic example of a pre-1830 US Regulation Patter 1821 Infantry Officer’s Sword, ca. 1821. In overall very good+ untouched condition. Fine Maple grip with choice, smooth, wooden surfaces and 85% finish. Retains an untouched age-patina with the expected patches of wear, handling and discoloration. Very good blade with its original edge, untouched, richly toned surfaces, some isolated patches of light discoloration and pitting: fine point and edge. Classic Eagle Head Pommel and Silver Plated Hilt with matching untouched surfaces. Sharp and fine quality casting with strong detail to the embossed decorations. For a very similar example and more details, please see H. L. Peterson’s: “The American Sword 1775-1945”, pg. 72 & 73. Overall length 37 1/2".

Price: $975.00


A VERY GOOD 18th CENTURY/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD BLOOD-LETTER/FLEAM, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition and of classic Three (3) Bladed configuration. retains its original three (3) steel blades with sharp cutting-edges with smooth steel surfaces: one blade with a "BORWICK" cutler's/maker's marking, block characters; and one blade with a chip, at its tip. Two piece, pin-fastened, horn grip-scales with its brass "back" and retains untouched, lightly oxidized, smooth, horn surfaces. In overall very good untouched condition. The blades with smooth, steel-gray surfaces, sharp cutting edges and light patches of discoloration. The grips, en suite with their original fittings and smooth nicely aged horn surfaces. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Blood-Letter/Fleam, ca. 1770. For a virtually identical example, please see G. Neumann & F. Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution", pg. 187, plt. 4. Overall length, 3" (Closed) 6" (Fully Extended). ***Recently acquired from an old New Hampshire Family Estate Collection.

Price: $475.00


A VERY GOOD+ & RARE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR BLACKSMITH-MADE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE, ca. 1861: In overall very good+ untouched condition and a classic example of a Confederate type Bowie Knife from the American Civil War. Blacksmith-made, hand-forged, 11", single edged, clip-point, steel blade with a dark, richly toned and oxidized, untouched age patina. Retains its sharp cutting-edge with evidence of extended use. Untouched, dark, steel surfaces with scattered discoloration and pitting. Of slightly crude, Southern Blacksmith make with evident tool-marks, minor surface imperfections. Russet-toned steel surfaces with evidence of expected martial use and wear. Single piece, cylindrical form, Tiger Maple grip with untouched reddish-brown-colored, wooden surfaces and signs of use/wear. D-type Guard of classic Confederate form with matching untouched Blacksmith-forged/wrought, iron surfaces, en suite with the blade. The grip with generally smooth, nicely patinated, wooden surfaces, scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and expected signs of use/wear. Simple, strap-iron, Blacksmith-made, D-Guard form Knuckle-guard with deeply toned & richly patinated, iron surfaces, en suite with the blade. The integral pommel with a fine and tight tang-peen. In overall very good+ untouched condition. The blade with a sharp cutting-edge, scattered abrasions, signs of use, evident hammer/tool-marks and minor roughness. The grip with smooth Maple surfaces with a distinct, striped grain-pattern and signs of use and handling. A classic example of an American Civil War Period Blacksmith-Made Confederate D-Guard Fighting/Bowie Knife, ca. 1861. The type of large Side-knife often Carried by Confederate Soldiers, throughout the American Civil War. For similar examples & additional information, please see William A. Albaugh’s: “Confederate Swords...”. Overall length, 16".

Price: $3,775.00


A VERY GOOD CHILEAN MAUSER BAYONET & SCABBARD, ca. 1900: In overall very good condition with lightly cleaned gunmetal gray steel surfaces and a generally smooth age patina. The base of the blade with various inspector’s marks and a “Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co/Solingen” maker’s mark. Very good cutting edge and tip with some light patches of discoloration. Wooden grip with very good surfaces and some handling marks and wear. Retains its re-blued steel scabbard. The scabbard in good+ refinished condition with clean surfaces and some scattetred dents and handling marks. Overall a nice example of a Chilean Mauser Bayonet, ca. 1900. For an example, please see Frederick J. Stephen’s: “The Collector’s Pictorial Book of Bayonets”. Overall length, 15 ½”.

Price: $55.00


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 20th CENTURY COPY OF A 17th CENTURY ITALIAN/GERMAN LEFT HAND DAGGER, ca. 1950: In overall good generally untouched condition with dark, rust patinated, steel surfaces to the unmarked, 12 1/2", double edged, spear-point blade. In untouched condition with scattered pitting and discoloration. Rougly cast brass hilt with a decoratively cast, cross- guard with embossed diamond form quillons and a turned pommel-cap with matching coarsely cast surfaces. Good mounts with lightly oxidized and discolored surfaces. Spiral cut, turned, wooden grip with a raised turned design and several age-cracks and chips. An inexpensive and decorative mid-20th Century copy of a 17th century Italian/German Left Hand Dagger, ca. 1950. Overall length, 17”.

Price: $175.00


A VERY GOOD PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1822 CAVALRY SWORD & SCABBARD, Dtd. 1876: Regulation length, 36”, saber-form, double fullered blade with slightly curved edge. Marked on the blade’s spine with an engraved cursive script: "Man..de Chat- A’ 1876- Cavlre Mdle. 1822" Arsenal marking, Model designation and date of manufacture. Regulation Mdl. 1822 brass hilt with triple-bar guard and a very good untouched mustard patina: the side of the knuckle-bow with a "422 D. 29 P" Unit/Rack number. Complete with its original iron scabbard with its single suspension ring and an integral flared drag. In very good untouched condition with lightly oxidized “orange peel” surfaces, several minor dents and general signs of use. Fine blade with much (85%+) polish, clear marks, fine contours and its original cutting-edge: smooth and lightly toned, steel-gray surfaces. The hilt with an untouched mustard-toned age-patina and its leather covered grip with very good dark surfaces (fraying/crazing) and retains a vestige of its original braided brass grip-wire. A very nice example of this distinctive French Cavalry Saber: which later served as the Pattern for the US Model 1840 & 1860 Cavalry Sabers of the American Civil War. Overall length, 42”.

Price: $875.00


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 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: SOLD


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 GOOD 17th/th18th CENTURY SPANISH MAIN-GAUCHE/LEFT-HAND DAGGER, ca. 1690-1730: Of likely Toledo (Spain) make and in overall good "Acid Cleaned" condition with a finely pierced knuckle-guard, a braided-wire-wrapped grip and generally smooth steel-gray surfaces. Maker-marked, 12", sharp & tapered, double edged, spear-point blade of traditional Spanish (Toledo) design. Marked with a deeply struck (Spanish type) marker's punch-mark within a shield. Retains smooth, acid-cleaned, steel surfaces with a light patina and sharp cutting edges and point. Traditional, Spanish-Type, Main-Gauche (Left Hand Dagger) Hilt with a decoratively pierced, Knuckle-guard of an openwork, Baroque floral vine scroll motif. Long straight quillons with turned ball type finials, en suite. A finely turned pommel-cap with its braided steel-wire wrapped grip with steel-gray surfaces and some looseness. In overall Acid-Good cleaned condition with lightly frosted and discolored steel surfaces. A nice example of late 17th/early-18th Century Spanish (Toledo) Left Hand (Main Gauche) Dagger, ca. 1690-1730. Overall length, 17”.

Price: SOLD


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 FINE WAR OF 1812 ENGLISH/AMERICAN TYPE NAVAL PIKE HEAD, ca. 1780-1800: In overall fine untouched condition. Tapered, pyramid-form, pointed 7 1/2", head with an integrally wrought-forged rounded socket with a decoratively turned collar and two, (2) long, pierced langets for the attachment of a haft (missing). Retains smooth steel surfaces with a fine age patina and sharp contours. Of most likely English/American manufacture, ca. 1780-1800. In overall fine condition with smooth, "bright" steel surfaces and 55% (latent) polish.: some light scattered patches discoloration. A classic example of a War of 1812 Period Naval Pike Head. Overall length, 16 1/4”. For similar type examples, please see W. Gilkerson's: "Boarders Away", vol. I. pg. 58.

Price: SOLD


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 TRADE-BEAD DECORATED MID-19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PLAINS INDIAN (SIOUX) BUFFALO SKINNING TRADE-KNIFE & SCABBARD, ca. 1870: In overall fine untouched condition. The 6", clip-point, single edged, Sheffield type steel Trade-knife blade with a fine untouched, steel-gray age patina, some scattered pitting and light patches of discoloration. Two-piece, flat sided/slab-type, White-painted, hardwood grip-scales with their iron retaining-pins and smooth, nicely patinated, surfaces, scattered handling marks and the expected signs of use. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition. The blade with a sharp cutting-edge, some scattered light abrasions and signs of use. Fine grips with smooth working-period/Native painted surfaces and some signs of handling. Complete with its fine crafted, Native made (Sioux) Buffalo Hide “Parfleche” scabbard with smooth hide surfaces, fine sinew stitching, some minor abrasions and wear. One side extensively adorned with multi-colored “Trade” bead decorations, in a traditional Native American geometric/”cloud” pattern; and the tip with its matching Trade-bead accented tassel with fringed end. Retains nearly all (99%) of its Beaded decorations with smooth and generally supple hide/parfleche surfaces, patches of expected light wear and discoloration—from use. In overall fine untouched condition with minor surface abrasions and age-stains to the scabbard. A nicely made & extensively Bead Decorated mid- 19th Century Plains Indian (Sioux) Buffalo Parfleche/Hide Knife Scabbard & Trade Knife, ca. 1870. Overall length, 10 1/2" A very nice example of an authentic early American Plains Indian "Buffalo" Skinning-Knife. For similar examples, please see: C. F. Taylor’s: "The Native Americans...".

Price: $2,575.00


A VERY GOOD 18th CENTURY/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD LARGE-SIZE "AMPUTATION KNIFE", ca. 1770: In overall very good "untouched" re-patinated condition. The single edge, approx. 8 1/2", curved, iron "back" blade, with dark rust-patinated, steel surfaces. Cutlery type, one-piece, dark-colored, antler grip with a (later?) copper-nickel pommel-cap. In overall very good condition. The blade with generally smooth, dark, gray-brown surfaces, a sharp cutting edge without nicks and patches of discoloration. The grip with its original fittings and smooth nicely aged surfaces with some minor handling marks, hairlines and wear. A nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Large-Size Amputation Knife, ca. 1770. For a similar example, please see G. Neumann & F. Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution", pg. 188, plt. 17. Overall length, 12".

Price: $575.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD MID-19th CENTURY CAVALRY SWORD/SABER, ca. 1860: In overall fair/good condition with a slightly curved, 31 1/2", unmarked, steel "back"-type blade with a single cutting edge and a fuller for 2/3 its length. In fair/good generally untouched condition with mottled steel surfaces and some scattered discoloration & pitting. Heavy steel hilt with a triple-bar knuckle-bow (one arm of the bow missing) and an integral quillon with a curved upper finial. The back strap and pommel with matching surfaces; and the poorly replaced wooden grip with chips, slivered losses and damages. Of classic mid-19th century Cavalry Sword design with a "triple-bar" defense (damaged) and its rear with a slotted cut for a horse’s reins. In overall (net) fair/good condition with generally smooth, mottled, steel surfaces with some wear and pitting to the steel surfaces. The grip with the noted damages and dark wooden surfaces. A classic example of a Civil War Period Cavalry Saber/Sword, ca. 1860. Similar in style to the type of Sword made/imported by Tiffany & Co., in 1861 & 1862 (For a similar example, please see H. L. Peterson’s: “The Ameican Sword”, pg. 32 & 35. Overall length, 36".

Price: 375.00


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 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: SOLD


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


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 CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN'S SWORD, Dtd. 1864: In overall very good condition. The regulation length, 28 1/4", spear-point blade with smooth “bright” steel surfaces and 90%+ polish with light scattered staining. Model 1840 Musician's Sword, cast brass hilt with a simple cross-guard with an integral upper quillon. 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 approx. 80%+ polish, smooth steel surfaces, minor nicks and the ricasso with a faint “Made by/AMES MRG. Co./CHICOPEE” Company and "1864" date marking. Fine hilt with sharp details and a matching grip and wire. A classic example of an American Civil War Dated US Mdl. 1864 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword, dated 1864. Overall length, 34 3/4".

Price: $375.00


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 BRITISH BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1800: In overall very good+ condition. Tapered, triangular-form, 16 1/2" x 1 ¼”, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its full length. The base of the blade with a cryptic maker’s marking and the collared socket of regulation 3rd Model/India Pattern Brown Bess design with an "L" shaped lug-slot. The socket pierced for a (removed) lug-retaining-spring. Retains smooth dark gunmetal-gray and black surfaces with some isolated patches of light discoloration. In overall very good+ untouched condition with sharp contours and smooth surfaces. A nice example of a War of 1812 Period British 3rd Model/India Pattern Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1800. Overall length, 20 3/4". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: $575.00


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+ AMERICAN-MADE COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FASCINE KNIFE WITH WOOD GRIP (FOUND IN CONNECTICUT), ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Sickle-form, 8" x 2”, unmarked, single edged, hand-forged, blacksmith-made blade with a heavy cutting-hook without a rear axe-blade. Retains a deep, russet-toned age-patina with some light patches of forge roughness, scattered pitting, wear and evidence of use. Single piece, turned, light-colored, hardwood (Maple?) grip with a bulbous rounded pommel, a double thread-etched collar and finely aged, smooth surfaces: scattered age/rust-stains, tight age-cracks and the pommel with its curled, wrought iron blade-tang 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 the expected pitting/forge-roughness. A very nice example of a classic Colonial Period American Blacksmith-made Fascine Knife, ca. 1770. The type of large knife-axe used by soldiers for foraging, camp building, etc. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's & F. Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 13 1/2". Found in Connecticut.

Price: SOLD


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1767 GRENADIER HANGER & SCABBARD, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth gunmetal-gray steel surfaces, light patches of discoloration and some expected signs of use & wear. Regulation design, French Model 1767 Hanger- single edge, 25” unmarked, heavy, steel blade with a wide base and its original cutting edge. Regulation pattern, embossed and cast, brass hilt of Model 1767 form with a straight quillon, a roped grip with an integral stirrup-type knuckle-guard: ball type pommel with its original tang-peen. In overall fine untouched condition with a deeply toned, dark-colored age patina. Fine blade with smooth, gunmetal-toned, untouched, steel surfaces and some light patches discoloration. Complete with its original, black leather, sheet-brass-fitted scabbard with its original mounts. Retains fine, supple, black-colored leather surfaces with light crazing and minor wear: the mounts with some dents, at its tip/drag. Retains its original, oval, brass frog-attachment at the throat; and a fine and complete 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: SOLD


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: SOLD


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: SOLD


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: SOLD


A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SHORTLAND PATTERN/SECOND MODEL BROWN BESS BAYONET, ca. 1770s: In overall very good untouched condition. Tapered, triangular-form, 17 1/2", flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its entire length: the base with a faint Crown Board of Ordnance acceptance mark. The collared socket (minor damage) of regulation Brown Bess design with an "L" shaped lug-slot. Retains untouched, richly toned, generally smooth, brown surfaces with some isolated patches of light discoloration and scattered pitting. In overall very good untouched condition with sharp contours and a fine point. A very nice example of a Revolutionary War Period Second Model Brown Bess Bayonet. Overall length, 22 1/4". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution".

Price: SOLD


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: SOLD


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: SOLD


A VERY GOOD WAR of 1812 PERIOD CUTLASS, ca. 1810 : In overall very good condition with a curved, 32", unmarked, steel "back"-type blade with a single cutting edge and a wide fuller for 2/3 its length. In very good condition with 35%+ polish and some scattered discoloration/salt & pepper. The steel hilt with a "P"-type knuckle-bow?and integral side-langets and quillon with a curved upper finial. The back strap and pommel with matching surfaces; and the spiral-cut wooden grip with lightly toned oxidized surfaces with various chips and handling marks: missing its leather grip-wrapping and grip-wire. Of classic, early 19th century, European/American made?, Cutlass/Saber design. In overall very good, lightly cleaned condition with generally smooth steel surfaces, some light wear and pitting. The grip with some minor loss and obvious signs of use and handling. A classic example of a War of 1812/Napoleonic War Period Cutlass: of the type imported for use in American, ca. 1810/1815. Overall length, 36 1/2".

Price: SOLD


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 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 VERY GOOD US CIVIL WAR PERIOD NON-REGULATION TYPE MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition. The “W. WALSCHEID/SOLINGEN” & “PROVED” marked German made/imported, saber-form, acid-etched (worn), slightly curved, single edge, 32 5/8”, steel blade with smooth, untouched, silver-gray steel surfaces with some light patches of discoloration/pitting and wear to the Patriotic theme & Vine Scroll, acid etched panels. The panels with scrolls accents, a classic “US” and a Heraldic Eagle with “E. Pluribus Unum” motif with wear to the highpoints. Nicely etched and pierced steel hilt with an openwork and engraved Heraldic Eagle with patriotic Banner decorated cross-guard with an integral upper quillon: the “US” removed from the base of the Eagle’s talons and likely a Civil War Period Confederate alteration. The pommel with an embossed ringed border and its original blade peen. In very good condition. The blade retains its original cutting-edge and has smooth lightly-toned steel surfaces with some patches of discoloration and wear: retains approx. 65% polish with some mottling towards the tip. The hilt with a nicely etched and pierced decoration, on its guard and the noted working period alteration. Untouched, deeply toned, gunmetal surfaces. Original, sharkskin-wrapped grip (85%+) with lightly toned surfaces, some scuffs, abrasions and its single-strand grip-wire. A nice example of a like Confederate used American Civil War Period Model 1850 Non-REGULATION Staff & Field Officer’s Sword, ca. 1860. Overall length, 38”. Complete with its original scabbard with dark, untouched, oxidized, steel surfaces with scattered abrasions and dents. Retains both of its suspension-rings and missing its throat. From the noted Dr. Darryl E. Kinnison Military Edged Weapon Collection, of Mobile, AL.

Price: SOLD


A REVOLUTIONARY WAR USED FIRST MODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN BROWN BESS BAYONET (FOUND at FORT TICONDEROGA), ca. 1760: In overall good untouched condition with the expected dark iron surfaces from internment. Tapered, triangular-form, Longland Pattern, Battle-damaged, 8 1/2" x 1 ¼”, flat blade with a bottom flute/blood-groove for its length; and marked with an early type Crown (Board of Ordnance) Acceptance mark, on its base. The collared socket (minor damages) of regulation Brown Bess design with its "L" shaped lug-slot. Retains untouched, deeply toned & patinated, brown-colored surfaces, with scattered pitting and discoloration. In overall good untouched, as is. An early & Historic Revolutionary War Used Brown Bess Bayonet, ca. 1760. Found, ca. 1950s, at the Fort Ticonderoga site. Overall length, approx. 13".

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE QUALITY US CIVIL WAR PERIOD MODEL 1850 NON-REGULATION STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD & SCABBARD, by “HORSTMANN & SONS, PHILADELPHIA”, ca. 1860s: In overall very fine condition. The European imported/Solingen?, saber-form, finely acid etched, slightly curved, single edge, 31”, steel blade with smooth, silver-gray steel surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. The base of the ricasso marked with a “Horstmann & Sons/Philadelphia”-- for the noted American Civil War era retailer who worked at 51 N. 3rd. Street (Please see H. L. Peterson’s: “The American Sword…”, pg. 251-252): the opposite side of the ricasso with a King’s Head marking. Finely adorned with extensive, acid-etched, floral scrolls, vines, and Patriotic Themes: an Heraldic Eagle with Shield & a large “US”. Gilded (95%+) and finely Embossed brass hilt with classic, openwork, floral-vine scroll embossed cross-guard with a curved upper quillon. The pommel with an embossed grape-leaf border and its original blade peen. Retains 95% gilded bright surfaces with sharply embossed details. In very fine condition. The blade with smooth lightly-toned steel-gray surfaces with some patches of discoloration and 85% polish: fine acid-etching with some light wear. The hilt with a finely chased embossed floral scroll motif on its guard; and the gilt-brass surfaces with a fine age-patina. Original, sharkskin wrapped grip with lightly toned surfaces and complete with its original, braided, brass grip-wire. Complete with its original gilt brass mounted blued steel scabbard. The scabbard, en suite with a very fine, blued, steel body with choice smooth surfaces and 90%+ finish. Original gilt mounts: a drag, the mid-collar with a gilt suspension-ring and the chape with matching gilt surfaces and its suspension-ring. Overall a very fine quality example of a American Civil War Model 1850 Officer’s Sword & Scabbard, ca. 1860s. Overall length, 37”. 38 ½” (in scabbard).

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: SOLD


A GOOD 20th CENTURY COPY OF A 16th CENTURY ITALIAN DAGGER, ca. 1920: In overall good untouched condition with russet toned, steel surfaces to the unmarked, 11", double edged, flame/wavy type blade: scattered patches of discoloration and pitting. Coarsely cast brass hilt with a decoratively cast cross-guard and pierced pommel-cap. The etched iron grip (loose) with scrolls engraved pattern and lightly oxidized steel surfaces. Good mounts with oxidized and discolored surfaces with patches of pitting, verdigris and wear. Dark brown, blade with a untouched steel surfaces. A nice decorative 20th Century copy of a 16th century Italian Dagger, ca. 1920. Overall length, 16 ½”.

Price: $200.00



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


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD IMPORT-TYPE US MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER & SCABBARD, ca. 1860: In overall very good generally untouched condition. The regulation type, 35", saber-form, double fuller blade with slightly curved edge. Marked at the base with a "HENERY BCKER/SOLINGEN" maker's marking—for the noted Civil War Era German sword-cutler. Brass hilt with triple-bar hand guard and a very good untouched mustard age-patina. Original iron scabbard with two suspension rings and an integral flared drag: several dents and in untouched dark condition. The blade retains its original cutting-edge and has smooth and lightly toned, steel-gray surfaces with 75% polish and clear markings. The hilt with an untouched mustard-toned patina and the dark-colored, spiral-cut, wooden grip with some scattered abrasions/scuffs and its original braided brass grip-wire. Very good scabbard with untouched, oxidized, steel surfaces and several dents-- from use. A nice example of an “Import-type” US Model 1860 Civil War Cavalry Saber. (For additional information, please see H. L. Peterson's: "The American Sword 1775-1945”.

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 lighty 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: SOLD


A VERY GOOD US CIVIL WAR PERIOD NON-REGULATION TYPE MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition. The “SOLINGEN” marked, “PROVED” European/German imported, saber-form, acid-etched (worn), slightly curved, single edge, 32”, steel blade with smooth, untouched, silver-gray steel surfaces with some light patches of discoloration and wear to the Patriotic theme acid etched panels. The panels with scrolls accents, a classic “US” and a Heraldic Eagle with “E. Pluribus Unum” motif. Nicely etched and pierced steel hilt with an openwork and engraved Heraldic Eagle with patriotic Banner and “US” decorated cross-guard with an integral upper quillon. The pommel with an embossed ringed border and its original blade peen. In very good condition. The blade retains its original cutting-edge and has smooth lightly-toned steel surfaces with some patches of discoloration and wear: retains approx. 75% polish. Fine hilt with a nicely etched and pierced decoration, on its guard. Retains untouched, deeply toned, gunmetal surfaces. Original, sharkskin-wrapped grip (95%+) with lightly toned surfaces and its grip-wire. Overall a very nice example of an American Civil War Period Model 1850 Non-REGULATION Staff & Field Officer’s Sword, ca. 1860. Overall length, 38”. Complete with its original scabbard with untouched, oxidized, steel surfaces and several dents-- from use. Retains both of its suspension-rings with steel-gray surfaces, en suite. From the noted Dr. Darryl E. Kinnison Military Edged Weapon Collection, of Mobile, AL.

Price: SOLD

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