Victorian 1895 pattern British Infantry Officer's
In good condition, a Victorian 1895 pattern British Infantry Officer's
Sword, two scabbards and case.
The rarer 1895 pattern has no inner hilt lip (like the 1897P).
With both leather field and plated steel scabbards, plus carry case.
The 32 1/2 inch inch blade is in very good condition, just a few
small patina patches, and firm in the hilt. The hilt is equally
very good but the inner edge has wear and with that rust along the
edge itself. Fishskin grip in very good condition, as are the twisted
grip wire bindings. Plated steel scabbard has some patina spots
and a ding. Leather over steel field scabbard has wear but is very
good. Carry case and sword knot have aged and suffered losses, splits,
etc. The sword sheathes and draws very well into / out of both scabbards.
No maker's or retailer's name etched to the blade but the T proved
disc was mostly used by retailer Leckie, Graham & Co., Glasgow.
Well above average condition for a great sword. A great buy for
£? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference S79 (0709).
Further / full sized images available upon request.