Victorian 1st Lanarkshire Volunteer Rifles
Officer's Sword, for sale
In good to very condition, a Victorian 1st Lanarkshire (Glasgow)
Volunteer Rifles Officer's Sword, complete with original officer's
/ owner's initials.
Etched to sword cutler Hobson and Sons of Lexington Street, this
dating the sword to 1887 onwards. As the blade shows the sword was
for an officer in the 1st Lanark VF, it is quite probable this sword
saw service during the Boer War in South Africa. The owner's / officer's
initials are on the blade but appear to be 5 characters, making
it very difficult to determine individually.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, some age / tiny
rust spots, some wear, but nothing major. Blade firm in the hilt.
The steel hilt with a little more age has been cleaned up at some
stage but is very good none the less. The black fishskin grip with
wear but very good. The twisted grip wire bindings are all present
but are not all perfectly straight, again due to wear. The leather
field service scabbard has some age and scuffing but is well above
average for its age. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A great example in very nice condition. Well priced at £450.
Please quote item reference number AE89. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Box 1048-101x18x16 (1.699).