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1827P Wilkinson Victorian Rifle Regiment Officer's Sword, sold

A stunning Wilkinson Patent Solid Hilt Victorian Rifle Regiment Officer's sword in very good condition, in very good condition, original named owner with family crest.

1827 Pattern Wilkinson Patent Solid Hilt Victorian Rifle Regiment Named Officer's Sword

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This is about as good a Victorian rifle regiment sword as you can hope to find; a Wilkinson Patent solid hilt to a named officer and in exceptionally good condition. Etched with original owner's initials C. F. (for C. Fairfowl / Fairfoul) and the family crest for Fairfowl / Fairfoul. The Wilkinson serial number is 9170 for 1858.



The 32 3/4 inch blade is both a beast and a beauty, the widened / strengthened ricasso area plus the elegance of Wilkinson craftsmanship and etching. The blade was probably sharpened and there is a small nick to the forward cutting edge that would imply some action. The blade generally is very good and as solid as a rock in the hilt of course; some aging to the point end and ricasso section, but these could easily be cleaned up with some good metal polish if desired. The hilt with some patina / light pitting but solid and in very good condition generally. The grip is solid, of course. The scabbard has a couple of dents and dings near the chape / drag, again a sign of active use. The sword sheathes and draws wonderfully, a real pleasure to hold and to pull in and out of the scabbard.

Really a breed apart from most rifle regiment swords and with provenance and in such good condition.. Further pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number D22 (721)

 

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