In good to very good condition, a 1899 Pattern Boer War British Army Veterinary Corps Trooper’s Sword, by Enfield, complete with original camouflage paint.
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An iconic scarce sword made rare by its “A V C” (Army Veterinary Corps) markings and original dark green camouflage paint. Marked “EDF” to the blade for maker “Enfield”.
The 33 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition but with some pitting and staining towards the point end. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt with most camouflage paint remaining a little distorted / damaged but not much. The black scaled grip in very good condition. The black sword knot probably a later addition. The heavy steel scabbard with most green camouflage remaining is in good order. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Nice to have a sword that shows horse vets rode with swords with the cavalry they supported. A nice, nice was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AC45. Further / full sized photos available upon request. Box 0284-1.18 (3.115).