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Mid 19C Crimean War Scots Guards Officer's Sword, Sold

In sound but aged and worn condition, a super rare Crimean War era Mid 19C Scots Guards officer's sword.

Mid 19C Scots Guards Fusiliers Officer's Swordimage AC02 11

Sold Item Notice

A rare circa 1846-1854 acanthus hilted Scottish infantry field officer's sword, but uncommonly with the regimental badge of the Scots Guards (then Scots Guards Fusiliers). It is quite possible the pipeback blade was originally in another earlier sword but for whatever reason, the officer wanted to keep it over the new (1845) fullered blade, as the earliest documented record for this hilt type for Scottish infantry officers is 1846. In any event, it is a very, very rare sword.

The 32 1/8 inch period sharpened blade with some sign of use to the cutting edge, firm in the hilt. The hilt overall good but with rust spots. The grip has lost most of its fishskin, the twisted grip wire bindings are complete. There is a Freemason's Protection Amulet engraved to the front of the hilt / guard, which would indicate the officer was headed to battle in the Crimean War.

Sure, the sword is aged and not in the best condition, but just try finding another, anywhere. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AC02 (1018). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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