1897 P ERII British Infantry Officer's Sword,
6th Gurkha Rifles (sold)
A rare ERII 1897 pattern British infantry officer's sword for
the 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles.
You will not find many of these on the open market. A very scarce
British 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles officer's sword.
Only a select band of British officers commanded their Nepalese
soldier ranks, and swords like this are never normally seen coming
onto the market; they are cherished too much. Amalgamated in 1994
into the Royal Gurkha Rifles, their garrison was in Hong Kong. Renowned
for their fierce combat and bravery, the 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own
Gurkha Rifles was one of Britain's most respected and feared regiments.
The sword itself is in very good condition, some slight age marks
here and there; probably as good a condition 6th Gurkha sword as
you could find anywhere. The 32.5 inch blade is well etched, including
with the 6th Gurkha's badge, and firm in the hilt. The hilt is in
very good order, the nickel-plating intact as far as I can see.
The black fishskin grip in superb condition also, as are the twisted
grip wire bindings. Complete with leather field service scabbard
in generally very good order (a few wear / knock marks hear and
there), the sword sheathes very well. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. My item reference number is 588 (258).