Victorian British 3rd Dragoon Guards Officer's
In very good condition, a Hawkes made Victorian British 3rd (Prince
of Wales) Dragoon Guards Officer's Sword.
"To the Queen. Hawkes & Co, Piccadilly, London" etched
to the ricasso / forte, with the 3rd Dragoon Guards badge and VR
cypher to the blade, this sword was made for use, although never
was (as the blade was not sharpened), courtesy of the (patent) leather
grip over fishskin. A very robust and well made sword indeed, as
you would expect from Hawkes.
The 35 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, though some black
rust to the spine. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard good.
The patent leather grip looks new, so this sword was never used
for anything but dress once or twice most likely. Grip wire in good
order. The steel scabbard is browned though with some areas of wear.
The sword sheathes and draws exceptionally well, a smooth, satisfying,
increasingly firm end sheathing.
A lovely well, well, well above average example! Well under-priced
at only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
number P95 (0279). Further / full sized pictures available upon