Edward 7th 1892P British Corps Officer's
In very good condition, a scarce Edward VII British Corps officer's
1892 pattern sword.
For infantry officer's, the 1892P was replaced in 1895/1897. But
Corps officers continued to carry what is said to be the most attractive
British army sword ever. What makes this sword unusual is that there
is no Corps designation or maker's / retailer's name to the blade,
raising the specter it was for a regular army officer who simply
did not want the 1895/1897P (hence no maker's / retailer's name
as they could not be officially associated with a non-regulation
sword). In any event, this is a fine sword and in very good condition.
The 32 inch blade is well etched and in very good condition; some
light scuffing but not much. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt /
guard retaining pretty much all gilt. The black fishskin grip is
very good, as are the gilt twisted grip wire bindings (one minor
wire a little astray, but only a little). The plated steel scabbard
in very good condition except for a small patch near the middle
suspension ring. The sword sheathes and draws very well. The original
sword know it very good.
A really superb condition example of a stunning sword. A show piece
and investment for just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference number AB03 (0080). Further / full sized images upon