This is an early American sword known as the War of 1812 Eagle Head Five-Ball sword or spadroon. A spadroon is defined as a light sword with a straight-edged blade, enabling both cut and thrust attacks. A spadroon sword is in between a small sword (which thrusts only), and the heavier-bladed broadsword and they may have single or double edged blade. This American 1812 spadroon has the characteristic eagle head on the pommel and the distinctive five ball cast into the D-shaped guard. The handle is most likely made of animal bone and it is a bit cracked on one side. While the five-ball pattern hilt faded from fashion in England and France in the 1790's, it remained popular in the United States and several patterns of this sword were made for the various American military branches. The major differences were in the shape of the eagle head as some had its beak turned down, open, open with tongue, or closed pointing upward. The blade is stained but the beautifully designed etchings can still be seen. Don't forget that this sword is over 200 years old! Length: 94 cm (37 inches)
An authentic and original Polish cavalry officer's sabre 1921 pattern, Polish Uhlan (light cavalry) Szabla WZ. 1921 to be authentic and exact. This Polish cavalry sabre was designed after the British pattern 1796 light cavalry sabre. It is beautifully made with an engraving on the blade with the Polish eagle and the motto "Honor i Ojczyzna" - Honor and Fatherland. This Polish sabre is made and signed on the ricasso by one of the well known swordsmiths of the time Gabriel Borowski of Warsaw. - Blade: curved single-edged blade with one, wide fuller both sides. - Hilt: brass guard with quillons, pommel and back piece. Wooden grip is covered with leather and wrapped with brass wire. The leather on thr hilt is with minor marks, brass parts are in very good condition with light patina. - Scabbard: original scabbard of this sword made of iron and nickeled with two rings and chape. - The condition of this Polish cavalry sabre pattern 1921 is in very good condition. Length: With scabbard: 93 cm (36.61 inches) Without scabbard: 88 cm (34.64 inches)
This is a Dutch Model 1813 Light Cavalry No. 2 sword, known for their very short production life and are a rare find. The No. 3 version was introduced only a year later in 1814. The sword shows the heavy influence of the French style since at the time Holland was just starting to gain independence from being a French providence. This Dutch Model 1813 Light Cavalry No. 2 sabre that we have for sale is in fair condition, missing the horse leather and wire on the handle. Dimensions: Length with scabbard: 107 cm (42.12 inches) Length without scabbard: 103 cm (40.55 inches)
The Japanese Model 1889 Type 32 cavalry sabre has a machined blade with katana-like tip and was manufactured at the Kokura Arsenal according to the marks on the guard. The sword was in service during the Russo-Japanese War, World War One and World War Two. Two patterns of the Type 32 were produced, the earlier one known as ‘Ko,’ was issued to cavalry NCOs. The second pattern known as ‘Otsu,’ was issued to army transport NCOs and soldiers and was shorter. This sword for sale is an early ‘Ko’ pattern Type 32 cavalry sabre produced with the distinctive leather finger loop, checkered grips and with a slightly different opening to the scabbard. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with a single hanger-ring, a working locking-catch, and a clearly marked serial number on the ricasso of the blade "73475". Dimensions: Length with scabbard: 100 cm (39.37 inches) Length without scabbard: 96 cm (37.79 inches)
This model 1840 light artillery sabre was manufactured by US contract by Ames Manufacturing Co. of Chicopee, Massachusetts and in 1863 5,300 of these sabers were manufactured. This sword is marked "A.D.K. on ricasso, which are the initials of the inspector A.D. King. The grip is covered with leather and wound with brass wire. The scabbard is metal and since identified as the type 2 it has a ring around the mouth of the scabbard, the type 1 doesn't. Unlike the Model 1840 heavy cavalry saber the this artillery model 1840 has no basket guard. The American model 1840 light artillery sabre was designed after the French model 1829 mounted artillery sabre.
An authentic Moro Kris short sword from the Southern Philippines. The Moro Kris is a rugged fighting blade that was mostly used in the Mindanao area of the Philippines. The hilt, scabbard and blade are decorated with copper or brass decorations and the blade features a serpent or dragon like design. The Moro people or actually Bangsamoro people, refers to the 13 Islamized ethnolinguistic groups of Mindanao, Sulu, and Palawan regoins. The Moro fought against the Spanish invaders in the early 1500's using these short swords but the design of the blade itself is actually from pre Islamic influence era. The wavy blade symbolizes the Naga; a mythical serpentine dragon that was worshipped in the animistic days of Malay history.
This is a rare British 1822 pattern sword from the short reign of King George IV (1820-1830) as can be seen in the royal emblem on the guard. It is made with the distinctive Gothic hilt with fold down guard and a grip of fishskin wrapped with brass twisted wire. These swords tend to be more delicate than other models with the folding down guard usually broken or missing. The maker, Salter was the main sword manufacturer of that time, the blade etched with King George the Forth's emblem or crest. This is one of the earliest pattern 1822 swords. This British royal infantry officer’s sword pattern 1822 from the reign of King George IV is in overall good condition with a slightly stained blade and in tact leather scabbard. Dimensions: With scabbard: 107.5 cm (42.32 inches) Without scabbard: 96 cm (37.80 inches)
A British royal artillery officer's sword pattern 1821 with a steel basket hilt and wire bound grip, etched steel blade, in a steel scabbard. The sword's blade is beautifully etched and is with a clear maker's mark of: Hamburger Rogers & Co., Kings Street, Covent Garden London on one side of the ricasso and on the other side a mark of a flower with a golden center. Dimensions: With scabbard: 104.5 cm (41.14 inches) Without scabbard: 101 cm (39.76 inches)
A French made Chilean cavalry sabre sword made between 1891 and 1893. The spine of the blade marked with the French arsenal, “Manufacture d’armes de Chatellerault” Followed by “JH,” the initials of Jacob Holtzer, the French government exporter. The Chilean coat of arms, a star within a shield is stamped on the ricasso. The guard bears unit markings, “2” over “4” and “2” over “100”. This Chilean sabre made by Châtellerault Arms is in overall good condition. Dimensions: With scabbard: 102.5 cm (40.35 inches) Without scabbard: 100 cm (39.37)
An Italian cavalry sword model 1860 by Schnitzler & Kirschbaum of Solingen Germany. S&K marked on the blade's ricasso on one side and an unclear mark on the other side of it. The sword is in fair to good condition with pitting on the metal showing its age as a 160 year old item that was probably used in battle. Description: With scabbard: 109 cm (42.91 inches) Without scabbard: 102.5 cm (40.35 inches)