george-steel-armours:

1.📸 Sword, circa 1300.

The upper portion of the blade double-edged, a fuller extending halfway on each side of the back. The quillons (corroded at the ends) with conical tang and ovoid disc-shaped pommel. Cleaned and conserved condition.

Overall length: 95.7 cm (37.68").

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2.📸 A Rare and Important German Knightly Sword with an Arabic Inscription from the Arsenal of Alexandria, circa 1370.

The hilt featuring a large oval ‘wheel’ pommel with prominent raised central bosses, each with an incised cross. A large tetrahedral button secures the pommel to the tang, which has been furnished with two later wooden grip-plates secured by two rivets. The arms of the iron cross-guard curve slightly downwards and widen to flattened spatulate tips. The broad double-edged blade ends in a rounded tip with very little taper along its length. A single fuller runs for approximately two-thirds of the total length on both faces, and within this, also on both faces, is a distinctive maker’s mark with traces of latten inlay. A single-line inscription in naskhi script is engraved within one of the fullers, beginning approximately half an inch from the forte and partially obscuring one of the maker’s marks.

Overall length: 113 cm (44.63"); Blade length: 87 cm (34.25"); Weight: 1.97 kg (4.34 pounds).

Provenance: The Alexandria Arsenal; Private collection, Canada.

3.📸 Сirca 1300.

The pommel inlaid with a brass cross and a hexagram. The blade struck with the “running wolf” of Passau and traces of brass.

Overall length: 105.9 cm (41.7"); Blade length: 84 cm (33.1").

Located at Reichsstadtmuseum Rothenburg, Germany.

4.📸 German, 1st half of 14th century.

Double-edged blade with a narrow fuller on each side. Round quillons with slightly flared ends. Disc-shaped pommel.

Overall length: 105 cm (41.34").

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victoriansword:

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.”

Images from www.OldSwords.com (Item

22979).

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