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Title Queen's Marshalman's sword
Nationality British
Period c 1840
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The Queen's Marshalmen were the officers of the Marshalsea Court, founded under Henry VIII (of England, 1491-1547), as King's Marshalmen, to resolve disputes between household staff at his palaces. They had jurisdiction within 12 miles of Whitehall (London). There were never more than about six officers at any given point in their history.

This is an extremely rare sword. There were probably never more than half a dozen of these swords ever made, as they would have been passed on from one retiring officer to the next (see the mark '1' on the reverse of the top chape). This was retailed by Hawkes & Moseley, marked accordingly on the forte of the blade and the reverse of the top chape (somewhat polished). The bulk of the blade has the original factory finish and includes the royal cypher, acid etched amid foliage on both sides of the blade. A unique opportunity to acquire a very rare royal household item.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 19th Century]


I received the sword and belt this afternoon. Always a bit of a risk buying this sort of thing online but I'm very pleased with the quality of the sword and scabbard...

P R, UK, 28.08.2014

Second buckle arrived. Very pleased with it. Thanks. I'll be keeping an eye on your website for more buckles.

D R, UK, 12.01.2011