1854P Victorian British Infantry Officer's
Sword, Pillin, Sold
In very good condition for age, an 1854 pattern Victorian British
infantry officer's sword by Pillin, owner's initials, circa 1891.
Serial number 99032 which places this sword around 1891 which,
with the owner's initials "H T J" to the blade hopefully
will allow the original owner / officer to be identified (by referring
to the Army List for 1892 and looking for those initials - most
likely a newly commissioned officer).
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, some grazing /
scuffing / wear, firm in the hilt. Fishskin grip and twisted grip
wire in very good condition. The steel scabbard is good but with
age / patina here and there; the scabbard has lost one throat screw.
The sword sheathes and draws well.
A truly lovely example with good research potential. Easily worth
£? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number
AD05 (0395). Further / large images available upon request.