1854 P Mid-Victorian Grenadier Guards Named
Officer's Sword (sold)
The blade in exceptionally good condition, a very good mid-Victorian
Grenadier Guards officer's sword, named to C Duce.
The hilt is un plated steel, so it will clean up exceptionally
well with a small amount of effort if required. The blade is both
a true fighting blade and one of the best condition I have seen;
the curve, etching style and tablet form etched original owner's
name say this sword is mid-Victorian.
The stunning 33 inch blade looks almost new, superbly etched and
is firm in the hilt. No maker's names and I think the original owner
wanted that as his name has been tablet form etched onto it instead.
The hilt is solid though a little patinated. The fishskin grip a
little worn here and there but generally in very good order, the
twisted grip wire bindings are very good too. The blade sheathes
exceptionally well and holds in the scabbard. It is a "browned"
scabbard; the brown being originally applied, not created subsequently
A truly lovely sword and perhaps the original owner can be traced
by reference to Gazettes Online and Hart's Army Lists. I would be
prepared to accept £500 for this superb sword. Further / full
sized pictures available upon request. My item reference number