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

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CELTIC HILT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD A very rare Celtic hilt cavalry officer's sword from the Georgian period. Pipe-backed blade of 34 1/2 inches, with prominent false back edge of 11 3/4 inches. Celtic hilt with wire bound fishskin grip, and scabbard with key hole throat for pipe-backed blade. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
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 gunstar.co.uk
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 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.
1796 INFANTRY SERGEANT'S SWORD With a 32 inch plain lightly pitted blade, brass hilt in solid condition, and with some gilding remaining, and silver wire grip. No scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1796 INFANTRY SERGEANT'S SWORD Plain blade of 32 inches, gilded hilt with about half of its gilding present, copper wire bound grip. No scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1796 LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD-WOOLLEY & DEAKIN A trooper's sword with a good condition blade of 32 1/2 inches, marked with maker - Woolley & Deakin, and two B's for balance points on back edge. Iron hilt pitted overall and leather bound grip complete. Iron scabbard with makers details (faint), and pitted overall. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
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 gunstar.co.uk
1803 INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD - SOLD Blade of 29 1/2 inches with areas of pitting and engraved with Crowned GR, Crowned Royal arms, Stands of Arms, foliage and with maker - J.J. Runnel, Solingen. Hilt with most of its gilding and with no breaks. Wire bound fishskin grip. Leather scabbard with gilded brass fittings in poor condition, and about an inch short. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1821 GR IV PIPE-BACKED INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD A very good sword with 32 1/4 inch blade engraved with Crowned GR IV on both sides, and retailer - Smith & Timnell, 12, Piccadilly, London. Gilded brass hilt with Crowned GrIV, and wire bound fishskin grip. Iron scabbard in very good condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1821 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD A good condition sword with heavy 35 inch blade engraved with Crowned VR and foliage on both sides, and with retailer - Harman & Co, Calcutta. Iron hilt with wire bound fishskin grip. Iron scabbard in good condition (the dents look worse than they are), and with sword knot. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1821 LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD 35 inch blade lightly pitted, iron hilt with leather covered wood grip - some leather absent, but solid. Hilt marked F56, and iron scabbard with slight dent at tip, but sword fits in easily. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1887 HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD-WILKINSON A WW I period sword with 35 inch blade, engraved with Crowned GR V, Crowned Royal Arms, foliage and Wilkinson logo, and back edge numbered 44629 (1914-17). Plated hilt in very good condition, and wire bound fishskin grip complete. Plated scabbard also in good condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co uk
1912 CAVALRY OFFFICER'S SWORD-ER II-WILKINSON A good condition current issue sword with 35 inch blade, engraved with Crowned Royal Arms and ER II on both sides, Wilkinson logo and foliage. Blade has some small patches of pitting, but not too bad. Back edge numbered 104305 (after 1974). Plated hilt with wire bound fishskin grip complete. Field service scabbard in good condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1912 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD A Great War period sword with 35 inch blade engraved with Crowned GR V and foliage on both sides, and retailer - R.B. Todd & Co, Gunmakers, Birmingham & Calcutta. Iron hilt lightly pitted, wire bound fish kin grip and in leather field service scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
1912 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD-GR V -WILKINSON WW I period officer's sword, blade engraved with Wilkinson logo and numbered 49351 (1914-17), and with owner's initials - E.W.C. Also Crowned Royal Arms and GR V and foliage on both sides, and London Made on back edge. Steel bowl hilt and wire bound fishskin grip. Blade has been sharpened for use. Field service scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
2nd LIFE GUARDS OFFICER'S SWORD - 1832 PATTERN A very rare Household Cavalry officer's sword with un-fullered blade of 34 1/4 inches, engraved with LG 2, Crowned Flaming Grenade, and Foliage on both sides, and Andrews, 9, Pall Mall, London. Also on back edge - Proved. This sword is similar to the one in Robson - Swords Of The British Army, page 136, plate 124. The pommel and ferrule are brass, and the hilt is steel, and engraved with Flaming Grenades, and Lightning Bolts. Fishskin grip is complete, but wire binding is missing. No scabbard.
60TH KINGS OWN ROYAL RIFLES CORPS OFFICER'S SWORD 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 gunstar.co.uk.
AUSTRIAN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD Infantry officer's sword with 33 inch ornately engraved blade, with Royal Arms, Crowned Initials, Stands Of Arms and foliage. Back edge with flour de lis for 1/3 of blade length. Plated hilt with patches of wear, and wire bound fishskin grip. No scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
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 gunstar.co.uk.
DRESS SWORD & CEREMONIAL BICORN HAT Good condition sword with 31 3/4 hollow ground blade, with retailer - C.Smith & Son, London, and Prince of Wales Plumes which puts it in the Victorian era. Faceted steel hilt and steel mounted leather scabbard. Beaver hat with faceted steed decoration, also velvet and cotton sword sling, and chamois bag. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
EARLY VICTORIAN HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD 35 1/2 inch blade with Crowned VR on both sides and maker - Hamburger Rogers & Co., 30, King St., Covent Garden, London. The sword seems to have seen some action as it has a few chips to the blade. Iron honeysuckle hilt white wire bound fishskin grip. Iron scabbard lightly pitted. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
ER II ROYAL NAVY OFFICER'S SWORD-WILKINSON Excellent condition ER II sword with dark frost engraved blade, with Crowned Anchor, Crowned ER II, Wilkinson logo and entwined oak and rope work.Gilded hilt retains all of its gilding, and wire bound fishskin grip nice and clean. Leather scabbard with gilded mounts also in excellent condition. This sword has been refurbished and the number is absent from the back edge, and the pommel button has been removed, but the hilt is in good solid condition.
ER II ROYAL NAVY OFFICER'S SWORD-WILKINSON - SOLD Very good condition current issue Wilkinson sword. Blade dark frost engraved with Crowned ER II, Crowned Anchor, Wilkinson logo, entwined rope and oak leaves, and back edge numbered 118424 (after 1974). Blade has small amounts of pitting, mostly along edges. Gilded hilt in excellent condition, and wire bound fishskin grip good and clean. Leather scabbard with gilded mounts, also in very good condition, and with nice clean sword knot. More pictures on my ad on gunster.co.uk.
ER II SCOTTISH BASKET HILT SWORD-WILKINSON A suburb, near mint condition sword with 32 1/2 inch blade engraved with thistles, Wilkinson logo and Royal Arms for Queen Elizabeth II. Back edge numbered 106895 for after 1974. Plated hilt in excellent condition and with wire bound fishskin grip complete. Leather hilt liner with ribbons and tassel in good clean condition. Plated scabbard also in excellent condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
ER II WILKINSON COURT SWORD A rare ER II court sword with 32 inch dark frost engraved blade. Engraved with Wilkinson logo, Crowned ER II and foliage on both sides, and London Made. Gilded hilt with sword knot, and gilded leather scabbard in firm condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
FRENCH 1896 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD Blade of 35 inches and with single fuller to tip. 1896 pattern and manufactured in 1915. Ornate brass hilt with wire bound horn grip. No scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
FRENCH NAPOLEONIC INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD Excellent condition blue and gilt sword with 28 inch blade, two fullers,and marked N and K near hilt. Ebony grip in good condition and hilt with most of its gilding. Leather scabbard firm, and fitting with most of their gilding. Blade fits in easily. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
GEORGIAN 1796 LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD-OSBORN & GUNBY Good clean blade of 33 inches marked with maker - Osborn & Gunby, and Crowned Broad Arrow. Iron hilt pitted overall and leather bound grip complete. Iron scabbard also pitted and numbered 5017. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
GEORGIAN CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD-BRASS HILT Very curved blade of 32 1/2 inches, marked on back edge with letter B. Brass hilt solid, and with some gilt remaining, and wire bound leather grip complete. Brass mounted leather scabbard in good condition, and leather nice and firm. More picture on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
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.
GRENADIER GUARDS OFFICER'S SWORD-WILKINSON-1855 Unusual sword which has been re-hilted with a Light Cavalry Officer's hilt, probably due to damage to original hilt. Blade engraved with Wilkinson logo, and numbered 5971 (1855), and Battle Honours from Waterloo to Inkermann and Alma. Also Crowned Grenade, Crowned VR. Iron hilt and wire bound fishskin grip complete. Iron scabbard with mouth numbered 5971. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
GRIV INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD - PROSSER An excellent condition sword from the top quality maker Prosser, pipe-backed blade of 32 1/2 inches engraved with Crowned GRIV on both sides, and on one side - Prosser, Manufacturer To The King, Charing Cross, and on the other - Prosser, Manufacturer To The King, London. Gilded brass hilt with some gilding remaining, and with Crowned GRIV, and wire bound fishskin grip. Brass scabbard in very good condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY TROOPER'S HELMET Good condition Horse Guards ER II helmet with original leather backed chain, leather liner and horsehair plume. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
MASONIC SWORD - WILKINSON A good Masonic sword with 28 inch dark frost engraved glade with Masonic devices, Wilkinson Sword Ltd,. Made In England. Black leather and metal scabbard with some leather absent. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
NORTHUMBERLAND YEOMANRY - 1821 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD Victorian officer's light cavalry sword with 34 1/2 inch blade, engraved with Northumberland Yeomanry, Crowned VR, foliage and retailer - Parfit, Roberts & Parfit, Jermyn St. London. Iron hilt with wire bound fishskin grip, and iron scabbard lightly pitted. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
PIPE-BACKED 1821 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD An early 1821 pipe-backed cavalry sword with 32 1/2 inch blade, iron three bar hilt with wire bound fishskin grip, and iron scabbard.
RAF OFFICER'S SWORD - WW II - WILKINSON - 1939 WW II period sword, plated blade engraved with Crowned Eagle, Scrolling Panels and foliage, Royal Arms, Wilkinson logo, Made In England, and numbered 67698 for 1939. Hilt with most of its gilding (has remains of lacquer coating) and with Crowned GR VI, and wire bound grip complete. Most of the gilding on the scabbard fittings present, and leather firm. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
RAF OFFICER'S SWORD -ER II - WILKINSON Current issue officer's sword, blade engraved with Wilkinson logo and numbered 104132 (after 1974), Royal arms, Crowned Eagle, Scrolls and Foliage. Blade tip has some pitting to one side, see pictures. Gilded hilt with Crowned ER II and Crowned Eagle, and wire bound fishskin grip. Leather scabbard with gilded fittings in good firm condition, and with RAF sword knot. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
RARE - 1882 CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD Blade of 32 3/4 inches marked with various ordnance marks and maker - Mole. Iron hilt marked 10.1887, and Y SFF 32. Leather grip in very good condition. No scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
ROYAL ENGINEERS SWORD BELT, POUCH AND BELT Good condition WW I period Royal Engineers Officer's sword belt with slings, and pouch with shoulder belt. red leather and bullion belt with all the buckles and straps present. Patent leather pouch with Royal Engineers badge. Also, the remains of the makers label on the back of the belt. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
ROYAL NAVY CUTLASS-WILKINSON Slightly curved blade of 28 1/2 inches, marked Wilkinson. Iron hilt and grip painted black. More pictures on my ad on gunstarco.uk.
ROYAL SCOTS OFFICER'S CLAYMORE BASKET HILT SWORD A good Victorian Scottish officer's sword, blade of 32 1/ inches engraved with Crowned Royal Scots Volunteers, Crowned VR and entwined thistles and foliage. Basket hilt with leather and red felt liner, wire bound firkin grip complete. Iron scabbard with ball ferrule. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
SCOTS GREYS 1885 CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD A Scots Greys trooper's sword marked 2D for 2nd. Dragoons, and with later regimental markings. Sword and scabbard both marked with Y DLO 293 for Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry. Also lots of other ordnance marks. A good condition sword with 34 1.2 inch blade. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
SCOTS GREYS CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD Excellent condition Victorian officer's sword from an iconic regiment. Blade of 34 1/2 inches engraved with Scots Greys, Order Of The Thistle, Crowned VR, foliage and retailer - J.B.Johnstone, & Co, Sackville St., London & Dawson St., Dublin. Ornate bowl hilt with wire bound fishskin grip complete. Iron scabbard also in excellent condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
SPRING SALE - 1796 HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD-SOLD Partial blue & gilt blade of 32 1/2 inches, engraved with Crowned GR, Royal Arms, Stands of Arms foliage and maker - J.J.Runkel, Solingen. Gilded brass hilt with about 50/5 of its gilding, and wire bound grip. Tang button is a replacement. Iron scabbard with maker - Johnston's & Co, Sword Cutler, 12, Strand. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
SPRING SALE - 1895 WEST YORKS REGT. PRESENTATION SWORD RESERVED -Good condition blade of 32 1/4 inches engraved with Wilkinson logo and numbered 32886, also Crowned VR, Crowned Royal Arms, W.Yorks Regt., and AAW Spencer from Major Neary 1894. Steel hilt with Crowned VR and marked Steel Hilt. Wire bound fishskin grip, and leather field service scabbard. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
SPRING SALE - RARE - 1882 CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD Rare 1882 sword with 33 inch blade and correct 1882 pattern scabbard. Blade marked with various markings and maker - Robt. Mole & Sons, Maker, Birmingham, and Mole Birmingham. Hilt pitted overall and marked with indistinct ordnance marks. Leather grip solid, but has lifted a bit from tang. Iron scabbard with two fixed rings anon back edge, and dated '84. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
SPRING SALE-GEORGIAN CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD-1788 BLADE BY EGG Good condition and rare 1788 pattern blade of 32 1/2 inches engraved with Dragon on both sides, Turks Head, Moon Face and other devices, and with maker - Egg on back edge. Iron hilt with fishskin grip complete, iron scabbard pitted overall. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
TURKISH WW1 OFFICER'S SIDEARM Blade of 15 1/2 inches marked on both sides with Arabic script, brass hilt with ribbed wooden grip. Iron scabbard painted black.
UNUSUAL 1821 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD Victorian officer's sword, blade of 33 inches engraved with Crowned Eagle, Crowned Royal Arms, Stands of Arms and foliage on both sides, back edge with leaves for half the length of the blade. Maker - F.W. Holler, Solingen. Iron hilt with wire bound fishskin grip, and iron scabbard in good condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
UNUSUAL VICTORIAN MAMELUKE OFFICER'S SWORD Unusual diamond profile blade of 30 3/4 inches, hilt in good condition but with repair as shown. Iron diamond profile scabbard lightly pitted overall. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
UNUSUAL VICTORIAN RIFLES OFFICER'S SWORD-RESERVED Blade of 331/2 inches engraved with owners name - Ensign Bottomley, 6th, WYRV, Family Crest, Victorian Crown, Strung Bugle, Crossed Lances and foliage Iron hilt with wire bound fishskin grip, and iron scabbard with creases on both sides below lower ring, but blade fits in easily. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
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 17th LANCERS TROOPER'S HELMET PLATE Brass helmet plate with Royal Arms and DC (Duke of Cambridge's Own), Skull & Crossed Bones and Or Glory. Battle honours up to South Africa 1879. Back has two screws, one with nut.
VICTORIAN RIFLES OFFICER'S SWORD-EXCELLENT BLADE Very good blade of 32 3/4inches, engraved with Crowned VR, Strung Bugle and foliage, and retailer - Phelps & Co, Calcutta. Iron hilt with ornate Crowned Strung Bugle, and wire bound fishskin grip complete. Iron scabbard in very good condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
VICTORIAN RIFLES OFFICER'S SWORD-EXCELLENT BLADE A very good sword with blade of 32 1/2 inches engraved with Crowned Strung Bugle and foliage on both sides, and retailer - Cape & Co, Argyll St, Regent St., London. Iron hilt with Crowned Strung Bugle, and wire bound fishskin grip complete. Iron scabbard lightly pitted overall. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
VR INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD Very good condition officer's sword with 32 1/4 inch blade, engraved with Crowned VR and foliage on both sides, and retailer - J.B. Johnstone, Sackville St., London & Dublin. Brass hilt with no breaks, and with Crowned VR, wire bound fishskin grip with small patches absent. Brass scabbard with dent near tip on both sides, but blade fits in easily. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk
WILKINSON-ROYAL NAVY OFFICER'S SWORD-ER II Officer's sword with superb blade dark frost engraved with Crowned ER II, Crowned Anchor, Wilkinson logo, Royal Arms, and entwined rope and oak leaves. Numbered on back edge 109980 (after 1974). Gilded brass hilt rubbed and stained, wire bound fishskin grip nice and clean, and brass mounted leather scabbard in firm condition. More pictures on my ad on gunstar.co.uk