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1845P Senior Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, Sold

In good condition, an 1845 pattern Senior Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword, dated to 1845-1850, etched to Nicholls & Sons.

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Sold Item Notice

Gothic hilt, folding guard, fullered blade = 1845 pattern. Nicholls & Sons traded until 1850. The brass scabbard shows this sword was carried by a senior officer; the scabbard is actually quite unique in that the chape / drag is actually (rusty) steel.

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The 32 1/2 inch blade is in good condition with etching clear, the tiniest tip end is rounded, there is patina / pitting to around the ricasso / forte era. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt generally good but with some bending damage to the cross bar (these brass hilts are so prone to damage; this one is good by comparison with most). The fishskin grip is mostly very good, some breakage under the pommel, the twisted grip wire also good (a couple of lesser strands slightly astray one side). The original sword knot is aged and grubby and frayed in places but good considering and a real bonus. The mostly brass scabbard is overall very good. The sword sheathes and draws loosely, so the internal wooden slats are gone.

A well above average example. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P85 (0293). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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