1822/1845 Pattern Victorian British Infantry
Officer's Sword (sold)
In very good condition and with original leather hilt pad, an
1822/1845PVictorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, datable to
An exceptionally good example of the folding guard 1822/45 pattern
British infantry officer's sword, datable to 1860 courtesy of the
maker's inscription "Stillwell & Son Barbican London"
(the only year they etched the blades so). The blade in virtually
mint condition, complete with hilt inner leather pad and sword knot.
The brass scabbard indicates the original owner was a field officer.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is lovely, can not put it any other way,
and firm in the hilt. The hilt retains much gilt, has its original
leather insert and the black fishskin grip plus twisted grip wore
bindings are very good indeed (a little wear, some minor looseness
to one or two strands of grip wire; nothing to detract). The sword
knot is believed to be original and is sound. The sword sheathes
and draws well, if a little loose, into its fine brass scabbard
(a couple of dings), which is 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 great investment. Further / full
sized images available upon request. Please quote item reference
number D19 (694).