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1895P Thurkle Made Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, Sold

A very good 1895P Victorian British infantry officer's sword by quality maker Thurkle.

1895 Pattern Thurkle Made Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword

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In overall good condition, this scarce 1895 pattern was replaced in 1897 by a near identical 1897 pattern, the only difference being the 1895P has no turned down inner hilt (done to prevent uniform wear and discomfort). Most 1895P's were either physically converted (had the inside hilt turned down) or rehilted. This sword has been replated at some stage, some time ago and well done.

The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, a couple of rust spots to the spine but nothing much, the etching still fairly clear despite having been replated. The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt / guard with VR Victorian Royal Cypher to the cartouche is in very good condition, the inside of the bowl a little aged. The black fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are in very good condition. The plated scabbard has several rust / plating blister spots though is very sound (may be worth having it replated). The sword sheathes and draws well, a little stiff to the end. A very, very good sword Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote item reference number F07 (860)

 

 

 

 

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