1845P Victorian British Infantry Officer's
Sword by Buckmaster, Sold
In overall good condition (modern "repairs" to scabbard
and pommel), an 1845P Victorian British Infantry Officer's Sword
by Buckmaster of London.
A good 1845 pattern by Buckmaster, 3 New Burlington Street, London.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is well etched and in good overall condition
for its age, some patina patches, firm in the hilt. The hilt is
mostly very good for such a fragile brass "Gothic" hilt
with the folding guard section working well. There is a modern repair
(small replacement patch) to the pommel (hint: get some model gilt
paint). The grip is overall very good but some of thee lesser grip
wire bindings are a little astray. The leather scabbard has a large
taped repair section towards the chape but, what is nice is that
it has retained its frog button (it os so rare to find these still
attached). The sword sheathes and draws OK except it can catch around
the repaired section when sheathing.
A good example with scope for improvement. just £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference T68 (0844). Further / full
sized images available upon request.