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1895P Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, India Service, SOLD

In good condition, an Indian service 1895P British infantry officers sword and scabbard by Johnstone.

1895 Pattern Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, India Service

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A good example with deep etching by quality manufacturer Johnstone and highly unusual Victorian royal cypher.

An incredibly long 34 inch blade (for this pattern of sword) with period sharpened double edged tip area show signs of use. The blade has excellent etching with highly unusual Victorian royal cypher, firm in the hilt. The steel hilt is very sound with patina, but being steel rather than plated steel, it can be cleaned up if desired. The fishskin grip is good but very worn in places; it is clear this sword has been held a lot during its service life and compliments the signs of use to the blade tip section. The twisted grip wire bindings are still present and correct, all credit to the maker. The leather scabbard with lower steel shoe is in worn but good order. The sword sheathes and draws well. A lovely and evocative example. Full sized / additional photos available upon request. Please quote item reference number C22 (621)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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