1827P Victorian British 1st Cambridge Rifles
Officer's Sword, sold
In good condition, a mid-Victorian (pre-1871) British 1st Cambridge
Rifles officer's sword.
Marked on the blade to "1st Cambridge Rifles" and to
the ricasso "Milligan and Johnson" of Cambridge and London
(ceased trading in 1871), this is a rare find.
The 32 3/8 inch blade blade is in good condition, albeit a little
worn and with patina throughout, the etching still clear. The blade
is firm in the hilt, the steel hilt with some pitting but overall
good. The fishskin grip has lost some of its colour (dark grey)
but is good and sound, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The
steel scabbard is a little dinged in places but generally good.
The sword sheaths and draws well enough, the scabbard able to to
hold the sword in place while inverted. A great sword. Please quote
item reference number G39 (957). Further / full sized pictures available