In good condition, the Victorian British Northumberland Fusiliers Officer’s Sword and Scabbard of Lieutenant F.C. Garrett O.B.E., D.Sc.
Joined the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, the Northumberland Fusiliers as a second lieutenant, made lieutenant on 28th November, 1900. Served as commanding officer with the 2/1 Northern Cyclist Battalion during WW1. Apparently wrote several books. Plenty of research potential. His name etched to the sword blade; no maker’s / retailer’s mark, so probably bought through a smaller provincial army outfitters. Dress weight blade but then fusiliers did not use their swords in battle at the turn of the 19th/20th Century.
The 32 1/2 inch levee (dress weight) blade marked “London Made” to spine, in good condition though with patina and wear. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt / guard in good condition, some small rust patches to guard rim. The fishskin grip in good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The scabbard with some wear, minor dings and plating loss is otherwise good. The sword sheathes and draws well if a little loosely.
Rare George and Dragon in a flaming bomb badge hilted sword of the Northumberland Fusiliers, and with full provenance. Worth every penny of £900. Please quote item reference AG10. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1317-121x18x16 (2.032).