Victorian British Light Infantry Rifle Regiment
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good condition, a Victorian British Light Infantry Rifle Regiment
NO maker or retailer name to the ricasso, so the sword was made
for the retailer / outfitter trade but the retailer was small or
the officer did not want their details on it. Besides that, a really
nice sword with its chemically blackened scabbard.
The 32 5/16 inch blade is in overall very good condition and firm
in the hilt, a little patina but not much. The steel hilt has a
light steady pitting but is good. Grip with wear and some twisted
grip wires are gone, but overall good. Very nice period chemically
blackened steel scabbard is good, some loss of colour and a very
light pitting / patina towards the throat, but not much. The sword
sheathed and draws well.
A very nice, well above average sword for just £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference T93 (0832). Further / full
sized images available upon request.