In poor but sound condition, a Victorian British 1st Life Guards Officer’s Sword & Scabbard
(was) £400, now £280 ! OK, not in pristine condition, to say the least, but I had to buy and offer this sword as it reminds me so much of my first ever sword (I bought it at a provincial auction in the UK after having bought my target Napoleonic sword; it came up and I felt compelled to buy it for nostalgia and the belief I could find it a good home). The proof slug indicates this is a Hamburger Rogers of London sword, who made a lot of Household Cavalry swords. And yes, age has the better of this one, but it does not change the fact this sword once escorted Queen Victoria.
The 36 inch blade is pitted but sound and firm in the hilt. The guard has lost its 1st Life Guards badge and is well aged, but sound. The grip has lost its fishskin grip. The scabbard has rust and pitting and a few holes. The sword does not sheath fully.
But still, an authentic Victorian 1st Life Guards officer’s sword and scabbard for just (was) £400, now £280 ! Someone has to love it besides me. Please quote item reference AG49. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1491-117x15x14 (2.209).