In very good condition, a Hill Brother’s Victorian British Cavalry Officer’s Sword and Scabbard
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Hill Brothers were a sword cutler and military tailors; the later by appointment to the Queen (Victoria). So a very prestigious military outfitters and this is a supreme quality sword. The trading style and address (“Hill, Brothers, 3 Old Bond Street, London”) dates the sword from 1856 to 1889.
The supremely well etched full width 35 inch long blade is in very good condition, just a small amount of wear and age. Blade firm in the hilt. The steel hilt / guard also veryÂ good, as are the black fishskin grip (some minimal wear) and associated twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard with some slight signs of age (speckles of light rust) is good. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely so the the scabbards internal wooden slats are likely gone.
This looks and feels a yard apart from most swords of this period. Just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG36. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1399-117x14x14 (2.411).