In VGC, a rare Reeves Toledo Works Birmingham Victorian Warwickshire Rifle Officer’s Sword**
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Etched “Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers”, “Reeves Maker Toledo Works Birmingham” and “VR” (Victorian Cypher) to the blade, engraved “Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers” to the special rifle regiment hilt / guard. The Toledo Works in Birmingham was where Reeves made there very best sword from the early 1850’s to mid 1860’s.
The quality 32 inch blade is exceptionally well etched and in virtually as new condition, a few minor scuffs from sheathing / drawing the sword, nothing much. Blade firm in the special rifle officer’s steel hilt / guard which has some light rust speckles, nothing much. The fishskin grip with some wear and age discoloration is nonetheless very good, as are the associated silver metal twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard with age and patina is still good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Absolutely stunning rare sword at the ridiculously low price of was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AH31. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box?