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Victorian The King's Own Scottish Borderers Field Officer's Sword, sold

Quality Hawkes made The King's Own (Scottish) Borderers Field Officer's Sword, named to important officer Charles T. Becker

Victorian The King's Own Scottish Borderers Field Officer's Sword

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Etched to the blade; "CT Becker The Kings Own Borderers Lieut 19th Aug 1873 - Captain 1st July 1881". Charles T. Becker would have carried this sword in the Tirah Campaign (a battle honour for the Borderers). Charles T. Becker went on to command the 58th Infantry Brigade (19th Western Division) during World War One.

The 32 1/2 inch blade is in excellent condition, some staining towards the point (very little) which would remove. Blade firm in the hilt. The steel hilt with patina but pleasingly so. The hilt is in good order as is the grip, though the fishskin has lost a little colour and worn through being held, plus one turn of the lesser twisted grip wire bindings has gone. The original field service steel scabbard was originally browned, a little of which remains, and is aged and worn but solid. The sword sheathes and draws very well. The original crimson red with royal blue edging hilt liner is in very aged condition, but nice to have and of course included.

We heard that CT Becker went on and up further in the ranks burt can not find anything him past 1914, so perhaps some further research would enhance significantly the already fine provenance.

A lovely sword with clear provenance to an important senior officer and exceptionally good condition blade. Ours is therefore a very fair price and should make for an excellent investment in time. Please quote item reference J35. Further / full sized images available upon request.

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