1854P Victorian British Infantry Field Officer's
In very good overall condition, a 1854 pattern Victorian British
infantry field officer's sword.
The brass scabbard indicates senior / field officer rank; adjutant
(captain), major, lieutenant colonel, colonel. This is a good yet
unpretentious sword without any maker / cutler / retailer name to
the ricasso, therefore probably made for a retailer's (outfitter's)
customer who did not want the retailer name on the blade.
The impressively long 34 3/4 inch blade clearly indicates the original
officer was a tall man. Blade very well though minimally etched
with Victorian cypher, leaves, etc. , in very good condition and
firm in the hilt. The hilt with some age / tarnish (will clean up).
The fishskin grip generally very good. The fine copper twisted grip
wire bindings also overall very good. The brass scabbard with some
minor dings and aging / tarnish is, none the less, very good. The
sword sheathes and draws well.
A beauty, well above average. Yours for £? (too late, now
sold) . Please quote item reference number P43 (0025). Full sized
/ additional photos available upon request.