General Leblois’ Chinese Saber
- Dated: circa 1915
- Measurements: overall lenght 34 1/2”. Blade lenght 23 1/2”
With a delicately arched grip and an ornate scabbard adorned with mixed metal damascened inlays of silver, copper and brass, this saber sword was the possession of French General Paul Adoplhe Leblois (1857-1930), a decorated hero of World War I. The inlays that adorn the sword are unquestionably rare, with few examples of such artistry attainable today.
- Noted throughout his career for his bravery and military prowess, Leblois was grand Defense Commander in Saigon in 1910, leading the Fifth Colonial Infantry Brigade in 1912 and becoming the General of the Colonial Division in 1914.
- That same year, Leblois led the Second Colonial Division to a triumphant performance in battle. In 1917, Leblois was elected President of the Colonial Committee, and by February of 1918 he was named the Head of the French Troops in Indochina.
- For his illustrious military career, Leblois was awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 1926.
A very rare and sought after Winchester 1895 chambered in 7.62x54R. These were made and sold to the Russians who were in need of more firearms at the time. Not too many examples back here in the U.S are in original condition; many were modified and cut down to be used as hunting rifles. This particular example has the rare and correct bayonet, albeit minus the sheath. (GRH)
A heavily armed kitten in Afghanistan. Whatever happens to these adopted animals can vary. Bringing an animal back to the U.S from a combat zone while not impossible, isn’t something done everyday. (GRH)
Long range build with the parts list by the owner. Not a 100% accurate total on cost since you can shop around for better prices. This one cost quite a bit more since the action was already complete with bolt and barrel. The chassis looks different because of the Viperskin panels.
- Accuracy International MK III 24” .308 ($3,200.00)
- Premier Heritage 5-25x56 FFP Gen 2XR Reticle ($3,500.00)
- Badger Ordnance 34mm Rings ($200.00)
- Atlas Bipod ($250.00)
- Accushot Monopod ($90.00)
- Victor Company Viperskins Panels ($150.00)
Total Cost = $7,390.00
Legion Fighting Knife from Kingdom Armory.
“The two great laws of human society, from whence all the rest derive their course and obligation, are those of equity and self preservation. By the first all men are bound alike not to hurt one another, by the second all men have a right alike to defend themselves.”
– Cato’s Letters # 42, August 26, 1721