1861P (1854P) British Infantry Staff Sergeant's
Sword by Mole, Sold
In very good condition for an issued sword, a 1861 pattern (a
version of the 1854P officer's sword) British Infantry Staff Sergeant's
Sword by Mole.
These issued staff sergeant swords are much rarer than private
purchase officer swords, especially in such good condition like
this one. Maker mark "Mole" to spine, there are several
inspection marks to the blade but no regimental marks.
The 32 1/4 inch fullered blade with earlier clipped point is in
very good condition and firm in the hilt. The plain brass hilt (these
were never gilted on the sergeant's swords) is in good shape, only
minimal distortion (brass hilts suffer damage easily), the fishskin
grip very good, as are the twisted grip wore bindings, though a
couple of turns of the lesser strands are gone. The brass and leather
scabbard is in very good condition for its age and type, though
aged and worn. The sword sheathes and draws well.
If only swords could talk. A lovely well above average example
of a scarce sword, yours for only £? (too late, now sold -
original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item
reference number AA31 (0027).