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1845P Senior British Infantry Officers Patent Hilt Sword, Sold

In good to very good condition, a rare 1845P Senior British Infantry Officers Patent Hilt Sword by Reeves & Greaves, Toledo Works, Birmingham.

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Sold Item Notice

Dateable from 1852 to 1853, this is a rare early / Crimean War period Patent hilt sword made by Reeves & Greaves, the fine sword maker accredited with first developing the Patent Hilt. This one with family crest, so the original owner may be identifiable. The blade being period sharpened, this sword may well have once been to the Crimea!

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is supremely well etched and firm in the hilt, of course! The hilt has suffered a knock / slight indentation but is overall good as these brass hilts are not strong and this one, given its likely history, has faired well. The grip with some age but good. The brass scabbard with ding after ding and is not that straight any more, but is still good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Such a fine and rare sword. Don't blink it it will be gone at only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AE11 (0663). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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