Edward 7th Named North Staffordshire Regiment
Officer's Sword (sold)
In very good condition, an 1897 pattern British infantry officer's
sword with scabbard and all weather bag to named officer of the
North Staffordshire Regiment.
It is so very rare to find these swords in such very good condition.
This one looks brand new from a distance, though it is an antique,
around 100 years old or more, made during the realm of King Edward
With an all weather bag which partly explains why it is in such
good order, the bag marked inside to the original owner, J H Porter
of the 6th battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment, Burton
on Trent. An excellent opportunity exists to do some research on
the man of course.
The 32 inch blade in especially good condition, very well etched
and firm in the hilt. The hilt in excellent shape too with superb
fishskin grip with the ring bindings (twisted grip wire) all present
and correct. A lovely and unusual steel and leather scabbard, having
a fold in the leather near the chape but otherwise in good general
order. Leather sword knot and all weather bag. Blade etched to make
A G Parker & Co of Igknield Street in Birmingham. Further /
full sized images available upon request. My item reference number
is 462 (91).