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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.

1827 Pattern (Variation) Victorian Warwickshire Volunteer Rifle Officer's Sword

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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 Volunteers.

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).

 

 

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