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Following a lifelong interest in military history, Jemswords began buying and selling antique swords, bayonets and other militaria in 2002.

This website offers the serious collector an opportunity to purchase fine quality authentic items, each one holding its own place in the history of weaponry.

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10TH. HUSSARS OFFICER'S SWORD-SOLD A rare 10th Hussars sword with 34 1/4 inches blade, with excellent clear engraving of Prince Of Wales's Own 10th Hussars, Prince Of Wales feathers, Crowned VR, battle honours - Peninsula, Waterloo, and Sevastopol on both sides, foliage and retailer - H.Poole& Co., Saville Row, London. Iron hilt pitted overall and wire bound fishskin grip with some small losses. Iron scabbard pitted overall. More pictures on my ad on
14TH LIGHT DRAGOON 1796 TROOPER'S SWORD A good clean blade of 32 1/2 inches marked with Crowned ordnance mark and balance points on back edge. Iron hilt with leather bound grip, and marked 14 LD C 50. Iron scabbards also marked 14 LD C 50, and also 50 on other side. This regiment took part in several battles in the Peninsula, and other similarly marked swords exist - see pictures. Also, on pages 42 and 43 of Richard Deller's book, The British Cavalry Sword, there are pictures of similarly marked swords. More pictures on my ad on
1796 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD - EXCEPTIONAL BLADE -SOLD This sword has one of the finest blades I have come across from the Georgian period. The blade is 33 inches long, and is finely engraved for half of its length on both sides, with foliage and stands of arms, and retains a lot of its original polish. The hilt has a fluted back strap and is lightly pitted, and has a copper wire bound fishskin grip. The top of the scabbard has a floral design with an oval for the maker's name, but unfortunately this is no legible.
1796 PIPE-BACKED LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD A Georgian 34 3/4 inch pipe-backed blade with prominent 12 1/2 inch false back edge, in very good condition. Iron beaked hilt with wire bound leather grip, and in iron scabbard with key hole throat opening.
1796 SWORD-WARRANTED NEVER TO FAIL A very good light cavalry officer's sword with 32 inch blade engraved - Thos. Gill's Warranted Never To Fail. With variant iron beak hilt and leather bound grip, and in iron scabbard.
17th LANCERS OFFICER'S SWORD-SOLD An officer's sword from one of the regiments which took part in the famous Charge Of The Light Brigade. The blade of 35 inches is dark frost engraved with Death Or Glory, Skull and Cross Bones, Battle Honours for the Crimea War - Alma, Balaclava, Sevastopol, and Inkerman, Crowned VR, XVII Lancers, foliage, and retailer details - J.Irvine, Master Tailor, 17th Lancers. Iron hilt with wire bound fishskin grip complete, and in later field service scabbard. More pictures on my ad on
22 ND LIGHT DRAGOONS 1795 OFFICER'S SWORD A rare 1796 Light Cavalry Officer's sword with regimental markings - the 22nd. served in the Peninsula War. Blade of 32 1/4 inches engraved with 22nd. L.D., strung Bugle, Royal arms, Stands of Arms, Crowned GR, Victory and Swags. Also, beneath a lancet - Woolley & Co.. Iron hilt with sire bound leather grip, some losses to leather, but gip is solid. Iron scabbard marked - Woolley & Co, Birmingham, and one split ring is partially broken. More pictures on my ad on
5TH DRAGOON GUARDS TROOPER'S HELMET-SOLD A good 1871 pattern brass trooper's helmet with red and white plume, leather backed chin strap and leather liner. There are some minor dents which are to be expected and it has various stamped marks on the rim. Marked for 5DG and 6DG, as sometimes troopers were transferred to similar regiments to make up numbers. More pictures on my ad on
5TH ROYAL IRISH LANCERS CAP PLATE An other ranks brass plate with Battle Honours up to South Africa 1899-1902.
60TH KINGS OWN ROYAL RIFLES CORPS OFFICER'S SWORD-SOLD A rare Victorian officer's sword of the oldest Rifles Regiment, which was raised in the 1700's to serve in North America. The 32 1/2 inch blade is engraved with Crowned LX (60th.), Crowned - The Kings Own Royal Rifle Corps, Strung Bugle on both sides, owner's initials - J.B.P., foliage and retailer - Alfred Pillin, Manufacturer, 31 Gerrard St., London. Iron hilt with Crowned Strung Bugle, wire bound fishskin grip, and iron scabbard lightly pitted. More pictures on my ad on
9TH ROYAL LANCERS CAP PLATE An other ranks brass plate with battle honours up to South Africa 1899-1902.
AUTUMN SALE-1796 HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD A good condition Dress Sword with 32 inch plain double edged blade , hilt with about half of its gilding remaining, and with original simulated silver wire grip. No scabbard.
BLUE & GILT 1796 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD-SOLD A superb blue and gilt sword with a much more elaborate hilt than usual. It has ornate faceting on the back strap, guard, ferrule, langets, and also has a facetted ball on the quillon. It still has very good blue colour, and much gilding remaining. The blade is 32 1/2 inches long, and engraved with Crowned GR, Cavalryman, Crowned Royal Arms, Stand of Arms and foliage. Under one lancet is the maker - Woolley, and under the other - Warranted. The rest of the blade is in very good clean condition, and the scabbard is evenly pitted. An excellent sword overall. More pictures can be seen on
GEORGIAN OFFICER'S SWORD An excellent and unusual sword with 29 inch blade, engraved with Union Flag & Lances, Floral Panel, and other motifs. Blade is grey but smooth to touch. Boat hilt with fold down flap and Lion Head Pommel, most of its gilding present, and with wire bound fishskin grip. Leather scabbard in firm condition and with gilded brass mounts. More pictures on my ad on
GILL'S WARRANTED 1798 VARIANT OFFICER'S SWORD-SOLD A superb 1796 pattern light cavalry officer's sword with variant hilt. Blade of 32 3/4 inches finely engraved with maker - Tho's Gill's Warranted Never To Fail, 1798, Royal Arms, Crowned GR, Britannia, Winged Victory, Mounted Cavalryman, Cherubs, Stand Of Arms, Swags and Foliage. Unusual beaked pommel, and wire bound leather grip complete. Iron scabbard pitted overall. More pictures on my ad on Gunstar.
SPRING SALE-WARWICKSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS SWORD A rare sword with unique hilt in very good condition. Blade of 32 1/2 inches engraved with Ist Warwickshire Rifle volunteers & Strung Bugle, Crowned VR and foliage. Retailer - W.Sadler & Co, Outfitters, Birmingham. Iron hilt with Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers and Crowned Strung Bugle &VR. Fluted pommel and short backstop with oak leaves, wire bound fishskin grip. Iron scabbard. Probably made by Mole, and Robert Mole was a Major on the Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers. More pictures on my ad on
VARIANT 1796 CAVALRY SWORD-OSBORN & GUNBY-SOLD A rare sword with 33 1/2 inch blade, slipped point of 6 1/4 inches, double fullers with rounded back edge, marked - Osborn & Gunby. Iron hilt with leather grip complete. Iron scabbard, overall in excellent condition.
VICTORIAN 9TH LANCERS CAP PLATE An other ranks Victorian brass plate with Battle Honours up to Afghanistan 1878-80.
WINTER SALE - 1788 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD 35 1/2 inch double fullered blade engraved with Half-moon, two Cavalrymen and Stands of arms, and also with the maker JJ Runkel on the back edge. Iron hilt with leather grip and in iron scabbard with original decorated leather panels. More pictures on my ad on
WINTER SALE - 18 TH HUSSARS OFFICER'S POUCH - VICTORIAN A rare Victorian 18th Hussars pouch in good condition, with bullion wire and gilt fittings on red Morocco leather. With Crowned VR, XVIII and Battle Honours - Peninsula and Waterloo.
WINTER SALE - 1832 LIFE GUARDS OFFICER'S SWORD An excellent and rare 2nd Life Guards officer's sword with 34 1/2 inch frost engraved blade, engraved with Victorian Crown, Flaming Grenade, LG2 and foliage on both sides. Also with maker - Andrew, 9, Pall Mall, London. Marked on back edge - Proved. Ornate hilt with Flaming Grenade device and wire bound fishskin grip. Iron scabbard with one brass fitting absent. More pictures on my ad on
WINTER SALE - VICTORIAN MEDICAL OFFICER'S POUCH AND BELT A very good condition officer's Pouch and Belt, of silver wire and black Morocco leather, and with Crowned VR badge.
WINTER SALE-ROYAL HORSE GUARDS OFFICER'S SWORD A rare 1832 pattern sword with 39 inch blade, marked with maker - Hamburger Rogers & Co., 30, King St., Covent Garden, London, and with hatchet point. Ornate brass hilt with wore bound fishskin grip, and in iron scabbard with brass fittings. More pictures on my ad on
WINTER SALE-SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS OFFICER'S SWORD-ER VII An excellent condition Edward VII sword with 32 1/2 inch frost engraved blade, engraved with Seaforth Highlanders, Rossshire Buffs, Crowned ER VII, Assaye, Elephant and 19 other Battle Honours. Also entwined thistles and retailer - Brook & Son, 87, George St. Edinburgh. Plated hilt with leather and red cloth liner, and crimson hassle, and wire bound fihskin grip. No scabbard. More pictures on my ad on