1827P Victorian British Queen's Own Royal
Rifles Officer's Sword, sold
In very good condition, a British rule Irish rifle regiment officer's
sword to the Queen's Own Royal Rifles, made 1832-1838.
The Queen's Own Royal Rifles are one of the regiments which merged
to become what is became the Royal Ulster Rifles and is now the
Royal Irish Rangers. An interesting sword for many reasons, not
least its early fullered blade, which is still very curved and with
a clipped point, and with the Georgian / early Victorian tablet
style etching. Marked to maker Moore & Co 14 St James's London,
the trading style of which dates it from 1832 to 1838.
The 32 blade is in exceptionally good condition for its age, some
scuffing not nothing much; the etching still very, very clear. Blade
firm in the hilt; the hilt with very old style solid slung bugle
cartouche, a little worn but very good. The fishskin grip still
in very good shape and the twisted grip wire bindings in excellent
condition. The steel scabbard with some age / light pitting, but
still very good. The sword sheathes and draws very well. A superb
sword. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please
quote item reference number D21 (699).