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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.

Boer War Era / Victorian British Artillery Officer's Sword

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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 field replacement.

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.

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