1857P Victorian British Royal Engineers Volunteers
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good to very good condition for its age, a high quality Victorian
British Royal Engineers Volunteers Officer's sword.
Marked to tailor / retailer "T Neary Hanover Street London
W (West)" to the ricasso with original owner's initials "J
G C" to the obverse, this is a very fine and high quality RE
The typical Victorian deeply etched 32 3/4 inch slightly curved
blade is a little worn in places, with patina of course, but the
etching is still clear and impressive. Blade firm in the brass hilt,
a little bent here and there but truly hardly noticeable, and to
be expected (brass hilts are not that strong). The black fishskin
grip is in very good condition, the twisted grip wire bindings are
very good still. The chemically browned steel scabbard is in good
condition overall. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A lovely sword with the potential to research the original owner.
Please quote item reference number J76 (1146). Further / full sized
pictures available upon request.