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.
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).
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