Victorian 1st Kent Artillery Volunteers Officer's
In very good condition for its age, a Victorian 1st Kent Artillery
Volunteers Officer's Sword.
Etched at the ricasso (forte) to Silver & Co London, a sword
cutler who used that trading name from 1845 to 1875.
The 32 3/8 inch blade is well etched, in good condition and firm
in the hilt. The hilt / guard is also in good condition, though
with a steady patina age and some wear / loss to the fishskin grip;
the twisted grip wire bindings appear good. The once browned steel
scabbard has some age / wear / rust / minor dents, but is overall
good to very good. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
A good example of a volunteer artillery officer's sword, yours
for only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
AA53 (0051). Further / full sized images available upon request.