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