Boer War Victorian British Infantry Officers
Sword & Belts, Sold
In good condition, a good Boer War Victorian 1897 pattern infantry
officer's sword with belts bearing the officer's initials.
If you want a researchable officer's sword, one that clearly has
been worn in the Boer War (just look at the period rubbing to the
inside lip of the hilt / guard and wear to the scabbard chape, plus
the wear wrinkles to the belt), this sword is for you, and what
a beauty. Marked to an interesting (theatrical retailer) Angel
& Co of Shaftesbury Avenue London, given the initials to
the inside of the belt are "R K A", this may well have
been worn by a family member, or at least someone connected with
the theatre (who then clearly wore this sword in a theatre of war).
We have no doubt this sword is researchable if you have the time.
And, overall, the sword is still in very good condition, the blade
especially. The non-plated steel hilt has a light rust spotting
to it, but being steel would clean up if desired, though we very
much would leave this one the way it is right now.
The 34 1/16 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt guard has an even light rust spotting, but nothing
serious; the inside lip is worn as the sword has been worn and rubbed
against the officer's tunic over an extended period of time (lovely
aspect!). The fishskin grip with signs of wear is still in very
good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The scabbard
has seen a lot of wear; the chape end is well, well worn. But still,
the leather scabbard, sword knot and belts are perfect in terms
of authenticity and more. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Such a great sword. Yours for a paltry £x (too late, now
sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote
item reference number O84 (1400). Further / full sized images upon