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1857P Victorian Irish / British Royal Engineers Officer's Sword, sold

In good to very good condition, a stunning brass acanthus hilted Victorian Irish / British Royal Engineers officer's sword in its brass scabbard.

1857 Pattern Victorian Irish / British Royal Engineers Officer's Sword

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Almost as stunning sheathed as it is with the blade drawn, this 1857P Royal Engineers officer's sword was probably carried by an Irish officer, as the maker "JB Johnstone Dublin & London" was one of the foremost in Ireland and the etching has some very Gaelic overtones.

The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition with some patina and wear, plus a small band of rust where the ricasso meets the hilt (where the blade was slightly exposed to the air during its no doubt many years in storage). The blade is etched with Royal Engineers thunderbolts, Victorian cypher and mounted artillery motives, plus is firm in the hilt. The gilt brass hilt is still very good, the fishskin grip sound to good, the twisted wire grip bindings also good, but with some slightly astray. The brass scabbard is in good order but has a number of dings here and there. Overall, an above average example and quite a rare sword, so our price should ensure this is a very sound investment. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number D28 (698).

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