1821P Wilkinson British Light Cavalry Officer's
Sword (1855) , Sold
With the original owner's initials etched to the blade, a good
Wilkinson 1821 pattern Victorian British light cavalry officer's
sword made in 1855.
In overall very good order, this Victorian British light cavalry
officer's sabre was made the year after the Charge of the Light
Brigade; serial number 6156 for 1855. Being a Wilkinson Sword, the
original owner's details may be available from the Wilkinson sales
ledger (costs £19 - no info, no pay). His initials "A
L F" are already known to us courtesy of the fact he had these
and his family crest etched onto the blade.
The 34 1/2 inch blade is well etched with Victorian cypher and
acanthus leaf scrolls, plus the owner's initials and family crest.
The blade is generally very good though the last 2 inches near the
point has more patina and some pitting. Blade firm in the hilt;
the hilt a little rust pitted. The fishskin grip in good order though
the cosmetic black finish is coming away in places. An above average
example and has a lovely feel to it. Complete with original steel
scabbard; sheaths well if a little loose. Further / full sized images
upon request. My item reference number is 726 (308)