1827P Victorian British Cambridge University
Rifles Officer's Sword (sold)
In very good condition, a rare if not unique Victorian British
Cambridge University Rifles officer's sword and scabbard.
I do not suspect many of these swords were made (etched to the
Cambridge University Rifles), so this is one of the rarest swords
you can buy! A Victorian Rifle Regiment / Volunteers officer's sword,
but marked to the prestigious university at Cambridge, who have
a long tradition of rifle shooting.
The 32 blade is well etched and in very good condition, and still
firm in the hilt, marked to make Parfitt of London and Cambridge,
with the Victorian cypher one side and "Cambridge University
Rifles" the other. The hilt has some signs of aging, but not
much, and is generally very good. The fishskin grip has a little
wear but again, is generally very good with the twisted grip wire
bindings all present and correct. The steel scabbard has some signs
of light pitting here and there, but is bright and in good condition
for its age. The sword sheathes and draws very well. A very good
investment. Further / large images available upon request. Our item
reference number B92 - (601).