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1845P Victorian British Army Staff Officer's Gold Embossed Sword, sold

In good to very good condition, a fine gold / gilt embossed bladed 1845 Pattern Victorian British General Staff officer's sword, marked to Captain H. P. Hawkes, Assistant Commissary-General, Madras circa 1859.

1845 Patt Victorian British Army Staff Officer's Gold Embossed Sword

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This is a very rare gilt or possibly gold embossed blade version of the 1845P British general staff officer's sword. This would have stood out, to say the least, a very fine item which was carried by a very important person, in this case Captain H. P. Hawkes, Assistant Commissary-General, Madras.

The unusually long 34 inch blade no doubt testifies that Capt. Hawkes was a very tall man. The blade is exceptionally rare and in generally good condition, better one side than the other, marked to Silver and Gold expert, and sword cutler, Gordon of London (1859 - 1872). The hilt is in very good shape, the grip excellent but then it is a later replacement. Good brass scabbard, though with some dings, etc. as they are prone. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

You will not find another like this almost for sure, so our price is a very fair one and a solid investment. Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item reference E46 (880).

 

 

 

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