Circa 1850 British Constabulary / Police
Officer's Sword, Sold
In well above average condition, a superb Parker Field & Sons
mid to late 19C British constabulary / police officer's sword.
What a beauty! This must be one of the best 1850 Pattern British
police officer swords to be found. Etched blade to premium maker
"Parker Field & Sons 233 Holborn London" one side
and "O. C. no 45" the obverse (believed to be a police
station identification number).
The 22 1/2 inch blade is in Superb condition and firm in the hilt.
The hilt also in very good order; the fishskin grip still very sound.
The scabbard release stud is a later aesthetic replacement, though
the retention clip mechanism is present and works fine, so a working
replacement release button could be made. Almost every one of these
sabres you find the original button stud has come off, though the
replacement looks the part it does not actually do anything; currently,
a little wriggle of the scabbard releases it from the catch.
The sword is a beauty and well worth the money. Please quote item
reference number G50 (973). Further / full sized images available