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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 1860.

1822/1845 Pattern Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword

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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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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