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1845/54 P Victorian Infantry Officer's Sword, sold

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.

Victorian Royal North Lancashire Regiment Infantry Officer's Sword

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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).

 

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