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British 1751 Infantry Hanger

A single edged blade is 69cm long with an overall length of 79cm. he heart shaped brass guard is engraved Gloucestershire-M-S-B, Indicating it was issued to the South Gloucestershire Militia regiment. The 1751 pattern of British hanger sword succeeded the earlier 1742 pattern and was issued to British soldiers during the Seven Years War and to both sides during the American Revolutionary Wars of Independence

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British Pattern 1905 Staff Sergeant’s Sword

Manufactured by Mole and is well marked and dated 11. Mounted with a slightly curved blade that measures 32 ½ inches in length which remains in near mint condition. The large steel cup hilt is nicely detailed with pierced working and lovely engraving. The wood strip hilt is fish skin covered and secured by two rivets through the tang. The large metal scabbard is also well Regimentally marked and remains in extremely nice condition with only one very small ding just next to the throat. Overall measuring 41 inches in length. 

According to Brian Robson, Swords of the British Army; “A curious hybrid pattern was introduced in July 1905 for all dismounted corps except Highland. This consisted of a cut-down Cavalry Pattern 1899 blade mated with the Pattern 1897 hilt. It can only be assumed that this makeshift design was introduced in order to make up losses in the South African War. It is doubtful if many were made or issued and in 1912 both the 1898 and 1905 patterns were modified to substitute the cypher of George V for that of Edward VII.”

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British Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Dress Sword

By D. Egg, London, with straight 34 in. double-edged blade, short blind fuller to both sides, typical gilded double boat shell guard, straight reverse taper quillons, gilded ’D’ shaped knuckle-bow and gilded ovoid pommel with twisted silver wire bound grip, complete with its leather scabbard (leather distressed, stitching undone) fitted with gilded brass mounts, the throat signed within a circular borderline ’D. EGG, HAY MARKET LONDON’ and bearing a collection medallion numbered ‘37’.

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British Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Dress Sword

By D. Egg, London, with straight 34 in. double-edged blade, short blind fuller to both sides, typical gilded double boat shell guard, straight reverse taper quillons, gilded ’D’ shaped knuckle-bow and gilded ovoid pommel with twisted silver wire bound grip, complete with its leather scabbard (leather distressed, stitching undone) fitted with gilded brass mounts, the throat signed within a circular borderline ’D. EGG, HAY MARKET LONDON’ and bearing a collection medallion numbered ‘37’.

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British Pattern 1821 Artillery Officer’s Sword of Brigadier General Herbert de Toufreville Phillips

The Royal Artillery Sword of Brigadier General Herbert de Toufreville Phillips. This sword is remarkable for a few reasons, firstly that it is the sword of a high-ranking and interesting officer, who served in various campaigns from the 1880s to WW1. It is also a rare product of George Thurkle’s workshop and while the sword dates to the 1880s, the etching and plating appears to have been applied after 1919, with Phillips’ ‘battle honours’ added towards the later stages of his career. The start and end dates (1881-1919) are etched on the blade above the active service dates, as well Phillips’ initials in a cartouche.

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British Pattern 1821 Artillery Officer’s Sword of Brigadier General Herbert de Toufreville Phillips

The Royal Artillery Sword of Brigadier General Herbert de Toufreville Phillips. This sword is remarkable for a few reasons, firstly that it is the sword of a high-ranking and interesting officer, who served in various campaigns from the 1880s to WW1. It is also a rare product of George Thurkle’s workshop and while the sword dates to the 1880s, the etching and plating appears to have been applied after 1919, with Phillips’ ‘battle honours’ added towards the later stages of his career. The start and end dates (1881-1919) are etched on the blade above the active service dates, as well Phillips’ initials in a cartouche.

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British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword

Having a shagreen and copper wire grip, steeped and ball end pommel, brass half basket Gothic style hilt with Royal Cipher, decorative backstrap, forward facing quillon, fullered single edged blade with double edged tip, etched design with royal cipher, ricasso having star of David to one side and the other having makers ’ E. Thurkle Maker Soho London ’ along with the steel scabbard with hanging loops. Measures; 102 cm.

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British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword

Having a shagreen and copper wire grip, steeped and ball end pommel, brass half basket Gothic style hilt with Royal Cipher, decorative backstrap, forward facing quillon, fullered single edged blade with double edged tip, etched design with royal cipher, ricasso having star of David to one side and the other having makers ’ E. Thurkle Maker Soho London ’ along with the steel scabbard with hanging loops. Measures; 102 cm.