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Circa 1850 British Constabulary / Police Officer's Sword / Sabre, sold

A mid-19th Century British policeman's sword in overall good condition.

Circa 1850 / Mid 19C British Constabulary / Police Officer's Sword / Sabre

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Quite a scarce item, a so called 1850 Pattern British police officer's sword, though the date is in reality only an estimate. This sword has been well used and shows the signs of a long service life and age. The locking pin mechanism on the hilt is still there, but the large thumb button has gone, and the corresponding section of the top fitting of the scabbard, where the locking mechanism would have located, is gone. In addition, the fishskin has shrunk, as is normal / common, over the grip's wooden base.

The hilt's quillon just beyond the "09" rack number stamp has been officially shortened some time; it has been regilted. The leather scabbard has a weak (floppy) section, but the sword and especially the blade itself are good. The 23 1/2 inch blade is double edged towards the final 1/3 of its length towards the point, and was period sharpened. Blade firm in the hilt. Hilt overall good. Scabbard complete if minor damage / age. The sword sheaths and draws well. Further / full sized images are available upon request. Please quote our reference number D67 (767).

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