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.
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.