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Boer War Era / Browned British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword, Sold

In good overall condition, an 1821 Pattern Boer War era British Royal Artillery officer's sword.

Boer War Era / Browned British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword

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Marked / etched don the blade to retailer "Blamey Charing Cross London", Blamey were a highly reputed tailors whose clients included the important sword maker John Latham, who worked for Henry Wilkinson. The sword may therefore have been made by Wilkinson, or indeed another prestigious maker "Pillin" who were documented as making swords for them.

The 32 1/2 inch blade is nicely etched with thunderbolt Royal Artillery motif one side, the VR Victorian cypher the other. The blade has a light finely speckled rust spotting / patina throughout, but is generally very good and firm in the hilt. The browned (camouflaged) hilt / guard indicating late Victorian / Boer War era. The hilt generally good, some age, some later tiny white paint spots (sorry, only saw them after the item was photographed and then boxed - easily removed of course). The grip and twisted grip wired bindings in overall very good condition. The browned scabbard with some smaller dings and a small rust hole right at the bottom where the scabbard body meets the chape. The sword sheathes and draws well enough but is a little tight when fully sheathed (just add oil).

A lovely well above average example of this iconic sword, yours for only £xxx (sorry, too late, now been sold - but we will divulge the original sales price for a small fee). Please quote item reference number O86 (1402). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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