Boer War SA Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles
Officer's Sword, Sold
In worn condition, a rare Boer War Victorian South African Duke
of Edinburgh's Own Rifles Officer's Sword.
If you want a 100% served throughout the Boer War sword (not some
maybe was there, mostly likely not, Boer War era sword), this one
is for you! The etching is very, very feint now, but still discernable
is the name "Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles", a British
South African regiment that was very successful during that war.
No doubt hence the wear and tear and bent drag end of the scabbard;
this sword was worn in battlefield conditions, not left safely at
The 31 3/4 inch period sharpened blade is worn and has some pitting
but is sound and firm in the hilt. The hilt is overall good but
with patina. The grip is worn and there are some broken / missing
grip wire strands. The steel scabbard is worn, has some pitting
and is bent towards the chape, though the sword sheathes and draws
well (the blade is not bent).
A rare regimental sword; a bargain at £? (too late, now
sold). Please quote item reference AD02 (0397). Further / full sized
images available upon request.