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Victorian 1st Lanarkshire Volunteer Rifles Officer's Sword, sold

In good to very condition, a Victorian 1st Lanarkshire (Glasgow) Volunteer Rifles Officer's Sword, complete with original officer's / owner's initials.

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Sold Item Notice

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.

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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 £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AE89 (1048). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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