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Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Swords    Dated: about 1825  Culture: British  Equipped by the 5th Dragoon Guards.    Source & Copyright: Royal Armouries http://collections.royalarmouries.org/

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Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Swords Dated: about 1825 Culture: British Equipped by the Dragoon Guards.

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The Burne Sword Made by Richard Johnston Dated: dated Culture: English, London Sword presented to Colonel Robert Burne by the officers of the Battalion, Regiment “as a particular mark of their esteem.” Source: Copyright © 2016 The Royal Armouries

Wooley officers sword with original sword knot

Wooley officers sword with original sword knot

Although the name of an Ottoman sultan appears on the guard, it is not an indication of the provenance of the sword. Islamic devotional inscriptions dominate the decorative motifs of arms and armor. Efficacious prayers protect the soldier from the evils of war. The inscriptions on the elegant steel blade indicate the sword’s talismanic function. http://www.metmuseum.org/

Although the name of an Ottoman sultan appears on the guard, it is not an…

Officers swords with acid etched blades custom made

Officers swords with acid etched blades custom made

English cavalry officer’s sword, c1730s

art-of-swords: Cavalry Officer’s Sword Dated: about Culture: English Source & Copyright: Royal Armouries

Indian (Rajasthan) armoured coat, early 19th century, made from pangolin scales decorated with gold leaf. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England.

Indian (Rajasthan) armoured coat, early century, made from pangolin scales decorated with gold leaf. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England.

Wilkinson 1821 pattern Light Cavalry Officers Sword to the 9th Lancers

Wilkinson 1821 pattern Light Cavalry Officers Sword to the Lancers

"Directoire" Hussar Officer Sword.      Dated: circa 1795-1800.     Culture: French.

"Directoire" Hussar Officer Sword, French, from circa

Indo-Persian shamshir (sabre),  curved watered-steel blade, silver-gilt hilt with the pommel and quillons each in the form of a ram's head, densely decorated in champlevé translucent and opaque enamels with floral panels delineated by bands with fish or duck against a green background,  Profusely decorated with colourful enamel work, 95cm. signed: KALB 'ALI, PERSIA, dated: 1081 AH/1670 AD..

Indo-Persian shamshir (sabre), curved watered-steel blade, silver-gilt hilt with the pommel and quillons each in the form of a ram's head, densely decorated in champlevé translucent and opaque enamels with floral panels delineated by bands with fish or duck against a green background, Profusely decorated with colourful enamel work, 95cm. signed: KALB 'ALI, PERSIA, dated: 1081 AH/1670 AD..

Blue& Gilt Officers 1796 LCS

Blue& Gilt Officers 1796 LCS

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