1845P Victorian British Infantry Officer's
Campaign Sword, Sold
In good condition, a scarce 1845 Pattern Victorian British Infantry
Officer's Campaign Sword.
With a plain and unmarked blade, this is not a sergeants / issued
sword, but an officer's campaign / fighting sword. The blade is
fullered but has the older style clipped point, so it is on or very
close to 1845 for the year of manufacture.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt in generally very good shape (very little disfiguration
- these brass hilts are quite frail). The fishskin grip is in slightly
worn but very good condition. Single large twisted grip wire in
good condition. The folding guard works well. The dark brown leather
with brass scabbard is very good for its age. The drag / chape has
the blade point just protrudes through, most likely because of leather
shrinkage. The sword sheathes and draws well if a little tightly.
A lovely example of a scarce campaign sword. Just £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference S69 (0681). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.