1827P Victorian Canadian Victoria Rifles
Officer's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, a Victorian Canadian Victorian Rifles
officer's sword, with Clan Brown family crest and initials "A
With a little bit of research, the original officer owner surely
can be identified. Blade marked to Busain & Co of 8 Gerrard
Street in London, who traded in that name from 1851 to 1858, so
the original owner most likely was one of the founding / first officers
of the Victoria Rifles. The initials "AWB" in the Clan
Brown family crest of a passant lion holding a fleur de lis
with the Latin motto "Floreat Majestas" (Let majesty flourish).
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in generally very good condition, some
patina here and there, not much and mostly away from the etched
areas; the sword cutler Busain's detail rubbed and feint, but otherwise
etching clear. Blade firm in the hilt; the steel hilt with patina.
The fishskin grip in very good shape for the age, also the twisted
grip wire bindings are present and correct, but could do with a
careful cleaning to remove the tarnish. The black leather and white
steel fittings scabbard in good shape for the age; the leather with
some age, the fittings with some patina and a little movement, not
too much. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Lovely. A very impressive / good looking sword and with all you
need to research the original officer. A steal at only £?
(too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee).
Please quote item reference AA07 (0011). Further / full sized images
available upon request.