Victorian RIC / Royal Irish Constabulary
Officer's Sword, sold
In aged but sound condition, a Victorian RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary)
Officer's Sword, by Ireland & Sons of Dublin.
The maker's / retailer's name etched to the forte / ricasso is
very feint, but it is "Ireland & Sons, 12 & 13, Elliss
The 32 1/2 inch flat blade, engraved with RIC harp badge one side,
Victorian cypher to the obverse, is in aged but good order, and
firm in the hilt. The hilt has aged, but is sound. The grip has
all but lost its fishskin one side. The scabbard has rust pitting
(now treated) but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A rare sword at a rare low price, just £? (too late, now
sold) . Please quote item reference R45 (0534). Further / full sized
images available upon request.