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Brackley Antique Cellar in Northamptonshire, the largest antique center in central England. I have a number of display cabinets at this center displaying a selection of items which i have for sale. If you wish to view a particular item from my website we can arrange to meet at this antique center at a mutually convenient time, please email for appointment.

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BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD BY EICKHORN SOLINGEN.
This model sword was carried by British officers from the late Victorian period until the present day, this fine example is from the Queen Elizabeth the 2nd period and probably dates to the 1960's. The sword is basically in mint condition but the scabbard shows light wear. Silver basket hilt is in mint condition and it features the ER2 crown and initials. The fish skin grip is in mint condition. The blade is also in mint condition and it is double etched with long foliage panels with ER2 cypher and crown, the blade is by the well known German edged weapon manufacturer, Eickhorn Solingen and features there squirrel trade mark in an oval, this is the first example of this British sword which I have seen that was produced by Eickorn, it is also interesting that they are using an early style trade mark which is normally seen in the early 1930's or before, even though the sword is much latter. Dark brown leather scabbard with silver mount and belt hanger, there is a scuff mark at the lower part of the scabbard but over all it is still in excellent condition and could be improved. Complete with brown leather sword knot. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35412Price: 300.00 GBP


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CHINESE POLICE SWORD.
Green painted metal hilt is in very nice condition and still retains the leather finger strap in perfect condition, these finger straps are often missing or damaged. Mint plain blade is engraved with issue number. The scabbard retains at least 95% original green paint, the central panel is covered in brown leather and this is also in excellent condition. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35407Price: 300.00 GBP


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BRITISH 1854 PATTERN PRESENTATION OFFICERS SWORD OF THE SCOTS GUARDS BELONGING TO MAJOR ARTHUR PURVIS WHO WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS DURING WW1,IN 1939 HE SERVED ON THE STAFF OF THE DUKE OF WINDSOR (KING EDWARD THE 8TH) .
Silver basket hilt is in fine condition and it incorporates the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards, the fish skin grip is also in perfect condition. The presentation blade is in fine condition and it is by Carter & Co 56 Pall Mall London and it is double etched with ornate floral designs with the Scots Guards Regimental badge, battle honors which include Waterloo and Alama and many others, Royal cypher with crown and with family coat of arms and the original owners name, Arthur Purvis of Earishall. Complete with matching silver scabbard. Major Arthur Purvis was born in 1890, he originally joined the Cameron Highlander Regiment in 1914 as a Lieutenant but he transferred to the Scots Guards in 1915, in 1917 he was awarded the military cross for bravery and he was also wounded. From 1919-1920 he served with the British military mission in South Russia, in 1920 he was awarded the Order of St Anne of Russia.In 1925 he married Rachel Emily Nairn. From 1935-1939 Major Purvis served on the staff of the Governor of New Zealand as his military secretary. In 1939 he was posted to Paris to be the Equery to the Duke of Windsor, the former King of England who abdicated in 1936 and who it is believed was a supporter of Fascism and the Third Reich and a close friend of Sir Oswald Mosley the leader of the British union of fascists. Major Purvis died in 1955 and he is buried at Dunino near St Andrews in Scotland. Complete with some research and a photograph of Major Purvis from his time in New Zealand and which shows him in full military uniform wearing this actual sword. I am sure much more could be discovered about this brave officer and his interesting carrier in the army. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35389Price: 1200.00 GBP


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WW2 JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS SWORD.
A very nice Japanese army officers Katana sword. Cloth bound grip. Gilt brass pommel and decorative suba. Blade shows light wear but it is still in excellent condition with a good clear hamon. Brown leather covered scabbard is in excellent condition. A small leather strap secures the sword to the scabbard but the tip of the strap is now missing. A very nice sword in excellent condition. I have not taken the sword apart and I have no intension of doing so.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35385Price: 1100.00 GBP


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BRITISH DIVERS KNIFE BY SIEBE GORMAN.
This is an unusual example with saw-back blade and with British military issue stamps. Fine quality wooden handle with brass fittings, the pommel is stamped WD with British military arrow mark. The blade is a saw back example and it is etched with the makers details, Siebe Gorman, it does show some wear and use but it is still in excellent condition. Brass flattened scabbard is stamped ST NL, the scabbard does show some small impact marks and wear but over all it is still very nice. Complete with leather hanger . A scarce example which was actually issued to the British military (most are private purchase). [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35382Price: 325.00 GBP


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WW1 TRENCH ART TOBACCO BOX DESIGNED AS A PEAK CAP.
A beautifully produced brass trench art tobacco container which is designed as a WW1 British peak cap. The chinstrap is made from coper, the top of the hat is engraved, SOUVENIR D'YPRES 1916 with crossed flags to the center. The base of the box is hinged so it can be opened for the storage of tobacco or snuff. Superb quality, produced by a soldier with real talent. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35386Price: 88.00 GBP


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BRITISH 1854 PATTERN OFFICERS SWORD TO THE GRENADIER GUARDS.
Silver plated three bar hilt featuring the Regimental badge of the Grenadier Guards. Fish skin grip is in fine condition. The near mint long impressive double etched blade with battle honours is by, Robert Mole & sons Birmingham, makers to the War and India Offices and with the official gilt proof mark, the obverse side of the blade displays the Grenadier Guard flaming grenade badge, Royal crown and battle honours for Aama, Sevastopol, Tel-el, Kebir, Inkerman, Egypt 1882, Suakin 1885 and all set in an ornate foliage panel.The reverse side also features an ornate etch decorative panel with more battle honours, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Lincelles, Corunna, Barrosa, Peninsula, Waterloo, the quality of the etching is exceptional and the condition is almost mint. Complete with matching scabbard that still retains about 90% original silver plating. A superb officers sword to an elite British Regiment. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35375Price: 895.00 GBP


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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CASED PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY GEORGE GIBBS OF BRISTOL.
Webley wedge frame type of pistol, circa 1855. Blued octagonal barrel, the top signed, George Gibbs, 29 Corn St, Bristol. Five shot blued cylinder with much finish remaining as does the frame. The trigger and hammer are in good working order. Chequered walnut grip with factory blued iron back strap and butt cap. The left side is fitted with a polished articulated rammer. The pistol retains much original finish which is amazing for a gun of this age and it measures approximately 8 inches or 20 cm. Complete with original oak storage box which is fitted for the pistol and the accessories with blue baize lining. The fittings comprise, Bartram brass/copper bag shaped flask, bullet mould, turn screw, oil bottle, nipple key and two cap tins. The interior lid of the box has large trade label for, George Gibbs of Bristol. A superb Victorian cased percussion pistol of fine quality. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35368Price: 3250.00 GBP


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LARGE ANTIQUE BRASS HOLSTER PISTOL BY JOVER & SON.
Scarce brass barrel and frame. long 6 inch octagonal barrel with white metal sight. Square frame with percussion cock / hammer in good working order. The frame is engraved Jover and Son London with martial trophies and floral decoration. Walnut slab sided grip with plain silver escutcheon. Complete with fitted ramrod. Barrel has several proof mark. The pistol dates to about 1795, at some stage it was then converted into a percussion pistol as many were, Size almost 12 inches long or 29cm. A very impressive large pistol.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35363Price: 1000.00 GBP


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ANTIQUE BRASS FLINT LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY SHARPE.
This is a scarce example with brass frame and barrel. The wooden grip is in excellent condition. The flint lock action is in good working order. Steel trigger guard. The brass frame is maker marked, Sharpe London. Circa 1800. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35362Price: 450.00 GBP

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