P1908 Cavalry sabre
Just in, a totally unmessed with P1908 Cavslry sword, the last issue sword of the British Army.
This example has been painted black, of which much remains. This suggests campaign use in WWI. The scabbard is slightly bent towards the foot and again suggests campaign use.
Made by Enfield and date marked ‘08 on the spine, no Unit mark visible, this is a lovely big sword. read more
P1907 Bayonet Unit Marked to Northumberland Fusiliers
P1907, unit marked to Territorial 5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers (N.F.) I’ve attached a link to the 5th for anyone interested.
A plethora of inspection stamps and two reissue dates, shows this piece had a long time in Service being re-issued in ‘24,’29, ‘32 and ‘36
Made by Sanderson in Dec. 1917
Scabbard stamped W for Waxed leather and made by Remington.
S98/05 Butcher Bayonet (Transitional)
Here we have a 98/05, now I’m aware of the “Transitional” pieces and this one fits that description, it’s 1915 dated, it has no flash guard (obviously been on a rifle when it’s been fired, look at the scorching on the grip scales) which lends me to believe these are the original grips and a flash guard has never been fitted. The muzzle ring ears have been removed, obvious filing marks remain. T... read more
P1888 Slade Wallace Buff Leather Belt
British Army three part 1888 Pattern Slade Wallace Buff waist belt and buckle. Boer War era Pre 1902 Queen Victoria Crown buckle with motto "DIEU ET MON DROIT". In original Buff leather without white blanco applied. There are numerical stamps on the inside of the belt. The belt has both sliding keepers in place and working perfectly read more
P1796 Light Cavalry Troopers Sword by Gill.
P1796 LC Troopers Sabre , made by T.J & I. Gill
A excellent example by the three Sons of Thomas Gill, James Gill
Thomas jr & James Jr Gill (Sons of Thomas Gill Sr.) 83 St James St, London 1801-1816. James Gill (Jr.) died in 1808, Thomas Gill (Jr.) died in 1826.) read more