Victorian 1895 pattern Infantry NCO's Sword,
In good condition, a Victorian 1895 pattern Infantry NCO's Sword
An officer's Thurkle made sword but with regimental type markings
to the spine "4.19.1", so likely bought by the regiment
for an NCO.
The 32 3/4 inch dress weight blade is in very good condition and
firm in the hilt. The steel hilt / guard is good but with age /
tarnish and a fair amount of patina plus tiny rust spots. The fishskin
grip has some wear but is good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings.
The steel scabbard has tarnish and a small amount of patina, but
is overall good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
NCO (rather than sergeant and officer) swords are rare to the
market, so this well above average example is well worth £350.
Please quote item reference T82. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0802-1m (1.701).