1897P Victorian British Infantry Officer's
Sword by Hawkes, Sold
In overall very good condition, a very well made 1897 Pattern
Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword by Hawkes.
The original black leather sword knot shows this sword was a rifle
officer's (from within an infantry regiment). Ricasso famously etched
"To the Queen Hawkes & Co Piccadilly London". This
sword most likely made for Hawkes by Wilkinson Sword.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, some light patina
patches mostly towards the point. Blade firm in hilt. The steel
hilt / guard in very good shape. The fishskin and twisted grip wire
are both good. The field leather scabbard with steel fittings in
good order. The sword sheathes and draws very well, nicely firming
towards being fully sheathed.
This really is an exceptionally good sword in well above average
condition. Worth every penny of £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference P35 (0256). Further / full sized images available