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Sword with blunt bi-convex blade and sharp point, steel hilt with sharply curved quillons in Spanish style, spiral grip covered with black leather, and oval brass pommel. Blade etched with the initials HI, indicating that it may be one of the three stage swords bought by the young Henry Irving as personal accessories when starting his stage career in 1856. Believed to have been used by Henry Irving as Hamlet.
Theatrical ensemble of coat, waistcoat, breeches and sword worn by Sir Henry Irving as Doricourt in Mrs Cowley's 'The Belle's Stratagem', at the Lyceum in 1876 under Mrs Bateman's management.
[sword] Thin rapier style sword with separate scabbard (S.2717:5-2010) used by Sir Henry Irving as Doricourt in 'The Belle's Stratagem' (1876)
Rapier with downturned quillons and wooden grip, the blade stamped 'WHITES LONDON', and scabbard. Used by Henry Irving as Hamlet, Lyceum Theatre, 31 October 1874.
Henry Cole Album, Portrait of two men, F.R.Lowhe and A.S.Cole, dressed as jesters, both with swords and puppets, 1850s
Anonymous. On rocks in a forest, two men fighting with swords. Gelatin-silver print from French album 1917-1936.
Lacquered wood, rayfish skin and silk; metal fittings of shakudo and gold.
Sword knot, gold lace silk, Madras
Sword kastaneforged steel with a silvered iron hilt, Burma (?), 19th century
Sword kastane forged steel with a carved horn grip with brass collar, and chiselled iron hilt overlaid with brass, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword kastane forged and chiselled steel with a carved horn grip and chiselled iron hilt, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword kastane forged steel with a carved bone grip and chased brass hilt, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword kastane forged and chiselled steel with chased silver, a carved horn grip and silver overlaid hilt, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Arms, steel brass, S India, C17
Curved single edged blade with a straight hilt forming a single shot pistol barrel with touchhole. A hinged guard covers the blade forming a grip which enables the pistol to be fired, used by the Santals, 19th century
Sword and sheath
Sword and sheath kirach, the blade possibly Iran 17th century in later hilt decorated probably 19th century, Rajasthan or Panjab
Sword and sheath talwar the blade 17th century, with a black shagreen leather sheath, N India, probably 19th century
Sword and sheath talwar forged steel blade with gold kuftkari with a red velvet covered sheath with gilt copper mounts, N India, mid 18th century
Sword and sheath kastane with a dragon-head pommel and monster head terminals, with hilt and sheath covered with tortoiseshell, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword and sheath kastane, forged and chiselled steel with cast and chased silver, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword and sheath kastane forged and chiselled steel with cast and chased silver, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword and sheath kastane forged and chiselled steel with a hilt of cast and chased brass, silvered, with a horn and repoussé silver covered sheath, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword kastane forged and chiselled steel with cast and chased brass, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword kastane, forged and chiselled steel with cast and chased brass, Sri Lanka, 18th century
Sword and sheath tegha with a bifurcated and serrated blade, possibly Vizianagaram, 18th or 19th century
Sword talwar with a serrated forged steel blade, decorated with silver kuftkari, an Indian hilt with knucklebow, with a leather sheath, probably Central India, 19th century
Sword and sheath poulwar forged steel blade, Deccan, probably 19th century
Sword and sheath shamshir forged steel blade, damascened, with an ivory hilt, the blade Iranian, India, 17th century
Sword and sheath firanghi forged steel decorated with silver damascene, with an Indian basket hilt, Lahore, 18th century
Sword and sheath tegha forged steel blade with Indian hilt with knucklebow, decorated with silver kuftkari, green leather sheath, Jodhpur, probably 19th century
Sword and sheath tegha forged steel with an Indian hilt with knucklebow, decorated with kuftkari, Jodhpur, probably 19th century
Sword and sheath shamshir crucible forged steel with a silver hilt, enamelled sheath, Sind, 18th century
Sword, sheath and belt
Sword, sheath and belt shamshir Iranian blade, 17th century with later hilt and mounts, Lucknow, 18th century
Sword and sheath talwarforged steel with an Indian hilt with knucklebow, gold damascened, with purple velvet sheath, Datia, probably 19th century
Indian hilt with knucklebow, for a talwar, probably Panjab or Rajasthan, 18th or 19th century
Sword hilt for a talwar, Panjab or Rajasthan, 19th century
Sword hilt and chape decorated en suite with gold damascening, probably Tonk, 19th century
Sword and sheath sukhela, with a leather sheath, India, 19th century
Sword and sheath kirach forged steel blade with a leather sheath, Gujarat or Panjab, 19th century
Sword and sheath, sabre, forged steel with an ivory hilt with sheath and mounts of brass with silver inlay, Tonkin, N Vietnam, 19th century
Sword and sheath talwar with a toothed blade, Delhi or Lahore, 18th century
Sword and sheath talwar, Punjab or Rajasthan, blade 17th century, hilt 18th century
Sword and sheath talwar probably NW India or Panjab, 17th century
Sword and sheath shamshir divided at the tip, blade Iran, hilt NW India, 17th century
Sword and sheath shamshir with an Indian hilt, the blade etched with Quranic inscriptions, NW India, blade probably Iran, late 17th to early 18th century
Sword and sheath shamshir the blade Iran, 17th century, hilt Delhi, late 18th century
Sword, scabbard and kogatana
Short sword, lacquered wood, rayfish skin and silk, metal fittings of gold, silver and shibuichi, with various signatures, deep green lacquer scabbard with gold lacquer decoration, Japan, ca. 1860
Rapier used by Michael Redgrave as Hamlet, New Theatre, 2 February 1950.
A Spanish gold mounted dress sword with cross-shaped handle and tapering, double-edged blade, half of flattened hexagonal section, the remainder etched with foliage and inscriptions on both sides; 'Fa. 1845. De Toledo', and 'Ano 1845 De Toledo'. The hilt bears the Spanish royal arms on each face, and on one side a tablet engraved 'Charte De 1830'. With original black leather scabbard with gold locket and chape, with French import marks of 1845.
Sword and sheath shamshir the cast silver hilt chased and engraved.The blade of watered steel; the scabbard with pierced and chased silver mount. Mughal 18th century
Presentation sword and scabbard. Gold, silver, silver-gilt, ivory, steel. Osborne and Gunby, Birmingham, England, 1808.
Embossed silver scabbard with gilded emblems, Bhutan, 1931
Pistol-grip dagger hilt, nephrite jade with low relief decoration, traces of gold and red foil pastes, Mughal, ca. 1650-1700.
Gauntlet sword with a rapier blade, possibly of Spanish manufacture, with a nielloed brass hilt in the form of a tiger's head, Oudh, probably 19th century
Red leather sword sheath for a Kora, Nepal, probably early 19th century
Sword (kora) with gilt channels, steel hilt and black leather sheath decorated with peacock quills, presented by the Marquis of Hastings, Nepal, early 19th century
Page's sword with a pierced and chiselled hilt, formerly gold plated, England, ca. 1700
Hand and a half sword
Hand and a half sword with twisted quillons and a leather bound grip, Germany, ca. 1560
Iron four-sided sword chape with a spiked terminal, pierced and engraved with floral decoration and masks, Germany, 17th century
Small sword with a pierced and chiselled silver hilt, formerly gilt, decorated with flowers and floral diaper decoration, with triangular section blade, Paris, 18th century
Small sword with a chiselled steel hilt, etched and gilt, the blade inscribed, Germany, ca. 1750
Stiletto with a chiselled steel hilt, rosette shaped pommel and quillon terminals, triangular section blade set with oval depressions, Italy, early 17th century
Left hand dagger
Left hand dagger (main gauche) with wire bound grip, fig shaped pommel, lozenge section blade with a grooved ricasso, late 16th century
Small sword with a chiselled and gilt steel hilt, France, ca. 1775
Small sword with a hilt of pierced and chased silver, France, about 1770
Large two handed sword with a flamboyant blade inscribed 'ANNO' on one side and '1526' or possibly '1576' on the other. The grip is covered with black leather. The hilt has broad double rings and broad downward curving quillons with flared terminals
Dress sword and sheath
Dress sword with a hilt of chiselled steel overlaid with gold, the German blade etched, blued and gilt, France, ca. 1770
Sword with a chased guard and pierced cup shaped pommel, 16th century
Rapier with a steel hilt and stamped blade, Spain, ca. 1650
Broadsword with a chiseled steel hilt, Germany, ca. 1630
Rapier with a steel hilt engraved on a stippled ground. The blade by Peter Tesche, Germany, ca. 1600
Swept hilt rapier
The swept hilt of pierced steel, the blade incised with the design of a helmet and RECAREDUS GOTOZUM.R., a reference to the 6th century Spanish hero Recared, King of the Goths
Sabre and sheath
Small sword with a hilt of cast silver, pierced and chiselled, the blade etched, France, with Paris hallmarks for 1771-2
With a six sided fig-shaped pommel, the front face hatched, straight spreading diamond section quillons, a ring guard with a centre bezel and a diamond section blade with a hollowed forte.
The hilt of cut and blackened steel, with a pommel decorated with spiral chiseling, and a two stage grip with serpentine guards extending forward into simple guard loops in front of the quillons. The quillons are chiseled and curved with flared ends. The blade is long with a single central fuller extending approx two thirds of the way down the blade
Hanger, the hilt cast silver, the grip horn, the blade German, Java, ca. 1740
Hanger, the hilt pierced and gilt brass with staghorn grip, the blade inlaid 'THOMAS BRYANT' (The owner) and stamped with the mark of a German blade maker, probably from Solingen, England, ca. 1690
Cup hilt guard from a rapier, of pierced and chiselled iron, Brescia, ca. 1690
Rapier, with straight quillons and a steel hilt cut with concave facets. The blade inscribed NON TITUBARE SE TURBAR TI DEVI, German, ca. 1620
A knitted carrying cord for a sword used by a man of one of the hill tribes of Kachin State northern Burma. Wool. Patterned with bands of pink, green and white finished with a long fringe of fine red braid, cotton tassels and strung cowries. c. early 20th century.
Silver sword chape, with embossed and engraved designs, Dresden, ca. 1540
Main gauche, chiselled and damascened in gold with Old Testament subjects and satyr head quillon terminals, France, 1575-1600
Sword and scabbard
Polished curved watered steel blade with silver gilt quillons and a bulbous tan coloured carved horn grip, with a yellow cord tassle attached. One of the forward pointing prongs on the quillon is missing
Sword and sword belt
[Sword] A curved watered steel single edged blade with a globular gold damascened cartouche. The grip is horn with watered steel quillons (cracked) and a pommel cap decorated with gold kuftkari borders. Iran
[Sheath] Sheath for a Persian sword (shamshir) black leather over wood, with chiseled steel mounts and gold wire stitching, a gilt and embossed copper chape, infilled with a red lacquer
[Sword] Curved damascus steel blade with a gold mounted walrus ivory hilt, the quillons are chiseled steel with a loose gold wire wrapping. The pommel cap is missing.
[Sheath] Sheath for a Persian sword (shamshir) of black tooled leather with plain steel mounts. The chape is heavily overwrapped with silver wire
[Sword] Curved single edged watered steel sword blade with a gold damascened cartouche, steel quillons and pommel end with a bone hilt wrapped in silver wire. A pierced steel ring holds a red textile lanyard with tassle