1827 Pattern Victorian British Rifle Brigade
Officer's Sword, sold
In very good condition for its age, a pipe backed 1827P Victorian
British Rifle Brigade officer's sword.
This is a lovely rare example of an early Victorian pipe-back Rifle
Brigade officer's sword, shown to have been made by Cripps of London
which dates it from 1837 to 1845. The blade etching is still very
Very good condition period sharpened 32 inch tablet form etched
blade bearing the slung powder horn for a rifle regiment one side,
and "Rifle Brigade" with a "3" (denoting brigade
or battalion) plus the maker's name the other. Blade is form in
the hilt, the steel hilt in very good order with the slung powder
horn under Victorian style Georgian crown in the cartouche. The
leather grip shows this sword was built for use, not show, is in
good order though a little worn, the twisted wire bindings also
good. The steel scabbard with a kink (straightened) and few small
dings in overall good order; the sword sheathes and draws well.
A rare sword and well worth the price. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Please quote item reference number D26 (695).