1897 Pattern Edward 7th British Infantry
Officer's Sword, sold
In good condition, an Edward 7th British infantry officer's sword
with distinctive snakeskin (possibly patterned leather) grip.
A very good and well / quality etched sword with a very distinctive
and no doubt highly fashionable (for the time) snakeskin grip; we
are sure it is authentic snakeskin but would like to put the caveat
in that it may be patterned leather (in any event, the grip is particularly
good / unique).
The 32 /1 2 inch blade is very nicely etched with British Royal
Coat of Arms and King Edward VII's Royal Cypher. No maker mark.
Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt generally good to very good. The
snakeskin / patterned leather grip in very good, though the twisted
grip wire bindings have some loss. The sword sheathes and draws
well into the plated steel scabbard which again is in good condition.
A well above average example. Further / full sized images upon request.
Please quote item reference F10 (867).