Edward VII British Royal Artillery Officer's
Sword, VGC, Sold
In very good condition, a Edward VII British Royal Artillery Officer's
Sword With, Officer's Initials.
No maker's or retailer's name to the ricasso, so it was bought
by the officer through a smaller bespoke tailors or similar outfitters.
The quality of the etching is so good though, that it had to have
been done by one of the top makers, for sure. The officer's initials
to the blade, "L A H", so it may be possible to identify
and research him.
The superbly etched high quality blade is in very good condition
and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard has seen the test of time
with a good amount of patina. The fishskin grip is in very good
condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The leather field
service scabbard has age but is good, the frog and belts are less
good. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
One of the best blades for this sword model we have seen. The
hilt could easily be refurbished if desired. Lovely sword, good
price: £? (too late, now sold). Please quote reference number
T74 (0805). Further / full sized images available upon request.