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1857P London Tower Hamlets Royal Engineers Officer's Sword, sold

An 1857 pattern British Royal Engineer's sword, etched to the Tower Hamlets Engineers and renowned architect / officer William Wigginton, in overall very good condition.

1857P London Tower Hamlets Royal Engineers Officer's Swordimage J57 1

Sold Item Notice

A nice sword made better by having a rare Battalion (Tower Hamlets) and the original owner's name (a freemason and renowned architect) plus freemason architect's set square and compass symbol etched to the blade.

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The 32 1/2 inch blade is well etched (retailer W Jackson & Co 58 Gracechurchs London) and in very good condition, plus firm in the hilt. The brass hilt has some deformation / bending to it, as is normal for these hilts (a good metal worker can correct it quite easily if desired). The fishskin grip is in very good condition; the twisted grip wire bindings a little astray but no much. The steel scabbard is in good condition; the sword sheathes and draws very well.

A great buy. Please quote item reference J57 (1141). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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