1827P Victorian Warwickshire Volunteer Rifle
Officer's Sword, sold
In good condition, a very individual Victorian Warwickshire Rifle
Volunteers sword with bespoke guard bearing the regiment's emblem
and a continental style pommel.
This is based on / a variation of the 1827 pattern for rifle regiments,
but with a lot of interpretation! The flat blade, continental style
pommel and regiment crest guard are very unique. Made by Reeves
of Birmingham, the blade has a very stylized VR royal cypher and
also bears the regimental name and motto for the Warwickshire Rifle
The 31 3/16 inch blade has been replated at some stage and while
the etching is very clear, there is some plating loss towards the
tip. The blade is one of the rare flat blades; an option offered
by most quality makers but rarely seen. The blade is firm in the
hilt, the hilt also replated and with some plating loss to one edge,
probably wear. The black fishskin grip is good, some aging, as are
the associated twisted grip wire bindings. The black leather sword
knot we suspect is later, though quite old, also in good condition.
The steel scabbard is a little aged but very sound. The sword sheathes
and draws very well.
A rare sword. Further / full sized images available upon request.
Please quote item number D24 (725).