1845/54 P Victorian Infantry Officer's Sword,
In very good condition, a Victorian Royal North Lancashire Regiment
Infantry Officer's Sword with owner's initials, who almost certainly
saw heavy action in the Boer War.
Etched to the 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal North Lancashire Regiment
and bearing the original owner's initials, E C, this is a very good
condition 1845/54 pattern Victorian British infantry officer's sword
with original knot and scabbard. Made and marked to quality sword
maker Hobson & Sons, 1-3-15 Lexington Street, London, dating
the sword from 1887-1895.
The 33 inch blade is well etched and in overall very good condition;
some patina spots but not too much. It is also firm in the hilt,
the hilt retaining much original gilt and in very good condition.
The superb black fishskin grip is in very good condition, as are
the twisted grip wire bindings. Complete with original crimson and
gold sword knot in good condition, especially bearing in mind its
age. The original steel scabbard is also good, and the sword sheathes
and draws very well, the scabbard able to support / hold the weight
of the sword when inverted.
A lovely sword and the chance of research on the original owner
and his role, if any, in the Boer War makes this exceptional value.
Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote
item reference number E47 (820).