Crimean War British 11th Hussars Officer's
Sword, for sale
In very good condition, the late Crimean War British 11th Hussars
Officer's Sword of Baronet Sir Edward Cludde Cockburn, Aide-de-Campe
to General Simpson Commander in Charge of the Crimean War.
Etched "XI P.A.O. (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars" to one
side of the blade, "E.C. Cockburn" to the obverse. The
sword likely dates to 27th September 1855 (after the Charge of the
Light Brigade) when Baronet Sir Edward Cludde Cockburn was commissioned
into the 11th Hussars and served as Aide-de-Campe to General Simpson
(related copy documents and photograph provided).
The 35 inch blade has not been sharpened and is in very good condition,
firm in the hilt, some patina patches but mostly toward the point
end away from the etching. The hilt with a pleasing light brown
patina is in good condition. The fishskin grip is in good order
but worn under the pommel, so Sir Cockburn had his hand on the sword
a lot, but as a rest / comfort piece, not carried in battle. Twisted
grip wire bindings in good order. The steel scabbard is good but
with rust patches. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely.
This one should not be on our books for long, especially not at
£1250. Please quote item reference number AF29. Further /
full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1081-121x19x16 (2.269).