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1822/1845 Pattern Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, sold

In very good condition, an 1822/1845 Pattern Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, datable from 1845 to 1859.

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An exceptionally good example of the folding guard 1822/45 pattern British infantry officer's sword, datable from 1845 to 1859 courtesy of the maker's inscription "Smith & Sons Piccadilly London" (the only years they etched the blades so and would have used the fullered 1845 pattern blade). The blade in virtually mint condition, a few minor scuff marks and tiniest of spots. The brass scabbard indicates the original owner was a field officer.

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is superbly etched as only the Victorians could and firm in the hilt. The hilt retains a good amount of gilt, the fishskin grip is excellent for its age plus the twisted grip wire bindings are very good indeed (one strand one side slightly astray; nothing compared with most grips). The sword sheathes and draws well, if a little loose, into its fine brass scabbard which is in very good condition and would clean up even more if required.

This is a well above average example of a very fine pattern of sword carried by British infantry officers when Great Britain was the world's super power. Truly a beautiful and sound investment. Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item reference number D18 (709).

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