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1827 Pattern Victorian British Rifle Brigade Officer's Sword (sold)

In very good condition, a scarce Rifle Brigade (as opposed to Rifle Regiment) officer's sword.

1827 Pattern Victorian British Rifle Brigade Officer's Swordimage B93 1

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This is a scarce Rifle "Brigade" sword made rarer by its superb condition. Apart from some tiny patina spots and the odd scuff / wear, you could almost believe the sword is new, which it most certainly is not.

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The 32 1/2 inch blade is exceptionally well etched and the etching is as crisp as when it was first made, except for some slight wear around the ricasso where it holds into the scabbard, as you should expect. There are a few spots of patina but nothing much and typically away from the etched areas. The blade is firm in the hilt, the guard is in superb order, the fishskin grip with one small rubbed area but otherwise pristine, the twisted grip wire bindings equally impressive. The scabbard is very good. The sword sheathes and draws very tightly as if it were new; could use a little grease perhaps; I would leave as is.

A well, well above average example and well priced. Further / large images available upon request. Our item reference number B93 (598)

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