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1854P Victorian Senior British Infantry Officer's Levee Sword, sold

In good to very good condition, an 1854 Pattern Victorian Senior British Infantry Officer's Dress / Levee Sword.

1854P Victorian Senior British Infantry Officer's Dress / Levee Swordimage P53 1

Sales enquiries

Slender blade and brass scabbard show this sword once belonged to a senior British infantry officer. No maker's name to the ricasso; the proof slug with an unusual "7." (never seen before, possibly a regimental denomination for the Royal Fusiliers).

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Very nicely grey etched blade in generally very good condition; a couple of small rust patches in less prominent positions, nothing much. Blade firm in the hilt. The gothic hilt with some tarnish (easily removed if desired) in recesses. The fishskin grip in very good order, a little gap between it and the backpiece (very common as the wooden grip base dries and shrinks a little). The twisted grip wire bindings also very good; a couple of lesser strands one side slightly astray. The remnants of the sword knot now tied between the two scabbard suspension rings. The brass scabbard in very good shape. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely (adjustment of the scabbard throat screws might correct this).

All in all a very nice sword in well above average condition. A great low price of £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number P53 (0023). Full sized / additional photos available upon request.

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