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1861 Pattern British Infantry Staff Sergeants Sword, Sold

In overall very good condition, a scarce 1861 pattern British infantry staff sergeant's sword, Birmingham maker.

1861 Pattern British Infantry Staff Sergeants Sword

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This is an 1861 Pattern by courtesy of the fact it has a leather and gilt steel fitting scabbard, though the sword was made in 1891.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt overall good. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire are all good. The leather scabbard is weak in places, especially near the chape (the bottom fitting will droop if not supported), and there are losses to the leather surface in places, but overall good considering the age. The sword sheathes and draws well. The ricasso shows "Birmingham", so the maker is almost certainly the world famous Mole.

A really nice and above average example for way under what it should be sold for; just £350. Please quote item reference O16 (1345). Further / full sized images upon request.

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