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Victorian 1821P British Heavy Cavalry Pipe-Back Sword, Sold

A rare Charge of the Heavy Brigade era British 1821 pattern heavy cavalry officer's sword in good order.

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Sold Item Notice

A rare Victorian pipe-back heavy cavalry officer's sword made rarer by the fact it was apparently issued to a troop sergeant by the regiment. We say this because the blade has been period marked with a "rack" number "695", increasing the prospect it saw active service in the Crimean War.

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The blade etching is now only just visible, and the maker's name is too dull, though the VR cypher can just be made out. The rack number 695 is clearly period, not later. The mighty 36 inch blade is in very good order and firm in the hilt. The hilt is good except for a damaged area which looks period (there is a small piece missing and a break, and the age of the break looks to be very old) and does nothing to detract from the sword, the reverse being true. The fishskin grip is very worn but complete, and the twisted silver wire ring bindings are present and correct.

Truly a great and evocative investment at £xxx (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item reference number B28 (578). Further / full sized images upon request.

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