Boer War Era / Victorian British Artillery
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good overall condition, a Boer War era Victorian British Royal
Artillery officer's sword, with signs of field use distress.
The scabbard has bits of leather missing (not worn, more like torn)
and the frog has a crown inspection stamp (broad arrow over 165,
a known inspection mark for army issue sword frogs), so it most
likely is a replacement the officer required while on active service
duty, most likely the Boer War.
The 32 3/4 inch blade is nicely etched with Royal and Field Artillery
motifs, also the obligatory VR Victorian royal cypher. The blade
has been maker sharpened, so the etching is unaffected; there is
no maker's mark. Blade has patina and some wear, and is firm in
the hilt. The hilt has dulled plating and specs of plating loss.
The fishskin grip is good though worn; the twisted grip wire bindings
have suffered some loss. The field service scabbards looks to have
field service damage (leather loss here and there) but is overall
sound. Complete with sword frog, almost certainly a post sword purchase
Nice sword; literally been through the war. Yours for £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AA50. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request.