1897P Victorian West Yorkshire Regiment Officer's
In good condition, a Victorian British 1897 pattern West Yorkshire
Regiment Officer's Sword, etched to regiment and with original owner's
A very high quality, Hobson & Sons of London made 1897P infantry
officer's sword, etched blade to the 1st Volunteer Battalion West
Yorkshire Regiment. together with the original owner's initials.
We can not work the initials out, our best guess is QHO; if you
can work them out, you can no doubt identify the original owner!
Superbly etched 32 inch blade in very good condition, with Victorian
royal cypher, etc. Blade firm in the hilt. The steel guard has a
very attractive patina which could be "cleaned" but we
would leave it as is. The inside of the guard with a light rust,
nothing much. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wires worn but
in very good condition for the age. The period leather and metal
fittings field scabbard in good order. The sword sheathes and draws
This sword was purchased by us from the York Army Museum.
This is a very good price, especially if you determine the initials
and then identify the original owner / officer. Please quote item
reference F85 (921). Further / full sized images available upon