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1827P 6th Devonshire Rifles Officer's Presentation Sword, sold

In very good condition, a superb Pillin made presentation sword for Lieutenant Charles Edward Roberts Chanter of the 6th Devonshire Rifle Volunteers, dated 1871.

1827P 6th Devonshire Rifles Presentation Sword of Lieutenant C. E. R. Chanter

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This is about as good a Victorian rifle regiment officer's sword gets. "Presented to Lieutenant Chanter by the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the 6th D.R.V. Octr 31st 1871", quality maker marked "Pillin Manufacturers Gerrard St Soho London", with VR cypher, strung bugle and family crest. This sword does not need words from us to state just how fine it is. There is a fair amount of information on Charles Edward Roberts Chanter on the Internet.



The superbly etched blade (for 3/4 of the length) has some patina spotting, mostly near the point and not very much. Blade firm in the hilt. The gilted steel hilt aged but still highly impressive and in good condition. The lovely fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are near perfect, just one slightly wayward strand one side. The browned steel scabbard is in good condition. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

An exceptional sword for only £xxxx (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item reference number I61 (1050). Further / large images available upon request.

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