1854 Pattern Victorian British Infantry Officer's
In good overall condition, an 1854P Victorian British infantry
officer's sword, scabbard and knot.
Some parts excellent, some parts rusted, but overall a very nice
1854P infantry officer's sword in good condition.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition; some parts,
thankfully the main etched parts are VGC, some parts, especially
the ricasso area, are rusted. Blade firm in the hilt, the hilt retaining
some hilt and in good condition; a little blue oxidation, easily
cleaned if desired. The black fishskin grip is in good order, as
are the twisted grip wire bindings, a couple of minor strands a
little astray one side. The steel scabbard is "browned"
(a treatment to brown the scabbard), so the brown you see is only
a little down to rust. In good condition, the sword sheathes and
draws well enough, if a little loosely, the wooden liners clearly
have perished. But a very nice sword all in all.
Etched to makers "mann & Son, Late Buckmaster, Frederick
Street, London". Additional / full sized images available upon
request. Please quote item reference number E62 (808).