Victorian 1830-1834 Pattern Royal Horse Guards
Officer's Sword, sold
In good condition, a rare 1834 Pattern (introduced circa 1830)
British Royal Horse Guards officer's sword, massive blade.
A very long 38 3/4 inch bladed version of a 1830-1834 Pattern Household
Cavalry officer's sword, this one was made from 1853 to 1872 by
"Hawkes & Co London", "Manufacturer to the Queen".
The almighty blade is plain except for the maker's mark. There
is a little bit of movement in the hilt. The grip has some loss
to the fishskin just under the pommel. The twisted grip wire bindings
are not complete. The scabbard is aged with patina spots throughout,
and the inner wooden slat liners are nearly all perished, so there
is some movement of the sword when sheathed within the scabbard.
But, this is an exceptionally scarce sword and the blade is incredible,
awesome; worth noting it has traditional hatchet point but which
has been slightly spear pointed and clearly was period sharpened,
so it was ready to defend Queen Victoria in the all important sense.
This is an exceptionally well priced sword. Please quote item reference
number D72 (758).