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1822P Royal Horse Artillery or Artillery Militia Officer's Sword (sold)

In very good condition, a late Victorian British artillery officer's sword, scabbard and original sword knot, the sword's blade with original owner's initials.

1822P Royal Horse Artillery or Artillery Militia Officer's Sword

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This is a particularly fine example of a Victorian British artillery officer's sword. There are the artillery lightening bolts, field artillery canon and flaming bomb motifs to the blade but no etching to a militia unit as one would generally expect for such a sword, leaving this most likely a Royal Horse Artillery officer's sword. The officer's initials are "C F G" and located on the ricasso, where the maker's name would normally be; I am sure this was specifically requested.

The impressive and well etched 34 inch blade has some patina marks but most are in the area beyond the etching, and generally do not detract from the beauty of this sword. The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt in very good order with the black fishskin and twisted grip wire bindings about as good as they get. The sword sheathes and draws well into and out of the steel scabbard. The original sword knot is in very good condition also and is an especially good bonus. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Item reference number 996.

 

 

 

 

 

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