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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.

Victorian British Infantry Officers Sword & Belts

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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 request.

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