Edwardian British County of London Regiment
Officer's Sword, Sold
In aged / worn condition, a rare Edwardian British 21st County
of London (Surrey Rifles) Regiment Officer's Sword, owner's / officer's
An unusual sword in that it has a dyed green leather grip, no doubt
to match the British 21st County of London (Surrey Rifles) Regiment's
uniform. This sword has the owner's / officer's initials to the
blade, C W H. The royal cypher is difficult to determine buts looks
to be Edward 7th, so it may well be possible to identify the officer.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is worn and aged with a cloudy tarnish; etching
quite feint, maker's / retailer's name to the ricasso / forte is
indistinguishable. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt is medium pitted
but sound. The grip is aged with a few very hard to remove paint
spots; the grip wire however is generally good. The leather scabbard
has lost its chape / drag and is very aged but sound. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
Rare and unusual sword with research potential, all for just £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference T77 (0872). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.