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1892P British Royal Army Medical Corps Officers Sword, sold

In good condition, a scarce Victorian / Edwardian British Royal Army Medical Corps officer's sword.

1892P British Royal Army Medical Corps Officers Swordimage J87 1

Sold Item Notice

The blade is late Victorian (has VR cypher) while the hilt has King Edward 7th's royal cypher, so this sword belonged to a career army doctor who had the blade remounted into a new Edward 7th hilt when Queen Victoria died. Of course, blade etched with the emblem and motto (In Arduis Fidelis) of the British Royal Army Medical Corps.

image J87 2 In Arduis Fidelis

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The 32 1/3 inch blade is in very good condition, some aging and wear but the etching still very clear. The blade is firm in the copper and brass hilt. The hilt has dents and bends; it is a very soft metal hilt, never intended for fighting and prone to damage from the slightest knock. This sword would have been worn a lot by a career army officer and it shows. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are good. The steel scabbard is in good order but with a small crease near the chape. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A very scarce sword, so a bargain at only £xxx. Please quote item reference number J87 (1152). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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