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Victorian Boer War Bucks Yeomanry Veterinary Majors Sword, Sold

In very good condition, a superb and stylish Victorian Boer War Royal Bucks Yeomanry Veterinary Majors Sword, named to H. G. Lepper.

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Sold Item Notice

Made by Hobson of London and Woolwich, this is one very well made and etched sword, with the owner officer's name and function, "Vety. Surgeon, Lepper". Lepper attained the rank of Major on the 17th June, 1896. The Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars) saw service in the Boer War as part of the British Imperial Yeomanry. Veterinary Major H. G. Lepper resigned his Commission, with permission to retain his rank and wear the uniform of the Regiment on retirement, on the 2nd November, 1901.

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The supremely well etched 35 1/2 inch blade has hardly a blemish on it; apart from the slightest of wear and a few very small patina spots, you would think the blade was brand new. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with some age but still very good. The fishskin grip in excellent condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard with spots / patches of patina / slight rust, but good. The sword sheathes and draws well enough if a little loosely.

A really well above average sword with full provence. This would take special place in any collection and is just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference U43 (0849). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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