Victorian British Household Cavalry 2nd LG
Officer's Sword, Sold
In very good overall condition, a scarce Victorian British Household
Cavalry (2nd Life Guards) Officer's Sword by Hawkes.
An authentic (beware of fraudulently aged reproductions) iconic
Victorian Household Cavalry officer's sword that 100% would have
escorted Queen Victoria on numerous public appearances.
The 34 5/8 inch plain, except for Hawkes logo, blade is in very
good condition and firm in the hilt. The sensational brass on steel
hilt / guard with 2nd Life Guards badge is aged but complete and
very good. The fishskin grip bears witness that this sword saw plenty
of service life (it has wear). Silver metal twisted grip wire bindings
are good. The steel with brass lockets and chape scabbard is aged
but good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A beauty of a sword that has been aside probably the greatest queen
the world has ever seen. Hold it and drift back in time. So much
for so little, £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item
reference U30 (0829). Further / full sized images upon request.