In good condition, a Victorian British (HAC) Honourable Artillery Officer’s Sword
A scarce sword, circa 1870. The etching is feint but you can still see “HAC” for the Honourable Artillery Company. The maker’s / retailer’s details at the forte / ricasso are unfortunately too feint to determine, but the brass “P” proved slug to the obverse probably means it was made by Pillin.
The 32 1/2 inch flattened diamond blade is feintly etched but in good condition and firm in the hilt. The HAC Fusilier badge hilt is in aged but good condition, as are the fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings. The leather with brass fittings scabbard is in aged / scuffed but good condition; the middle brass band is loose and does move (can simply be glued as it was originally). The sword sheathes and draws well.
Scarce sword, scarce low price: £750. Please quote item reference AH38. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1728-107x15x14 (1.377)