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1821/96P EVII 9th Queens Own Royal Lancers Officers Sword, sold

In very good condition, a really lovely 1821 / 1896 pattern British cavalry officer's sword, etched to the 9th Queens Own Royal Lancers.

1821 / 1896 Patt. Edward VII 9th Queens Own Royal Lancers Officers Sword

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A superb "honeysuckle" hilt King Edward 7th cavalry officer's sword, the blade etched to the prestigious 9th Queens Own Royal Lancers. The blade marked to upmarket outfitters "Lesley & Roberts, George Street, Hanover Street, (West) London".

The 35 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, some scuffing but overall excellent for the age, well etched with Edward 7th's royal cypher and the 9th Queens Own Royal Lancers. The blade is firm in the hilt. The face of the hilt is very good, there is some former light rust to the inside of the bowl but this does not detract. The fishskin grip is good, clearly having been held so a little worn, the twisted grip wire bindings with some strand loses. The steel scabbard in very good order and the sword sheathes and draws very well.

A superb well above average example of this iconic cavalry sword made even more valuable by the markings to the 9th Lancers. A great investment; you will drive fellow collectors crazy with envy with this one! Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number D14 (697).

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