1857 Pattern British Royal Engineer Officer’s
Good condition Victorian British 1857 P Royal Engineer officer's
sword in field service gun metal, marked to the 1st West York Volunteer
Engineers, complete with scabbard.
Very good example of a much sought after 1857 Pattern, with the
pierced acanthus leaf design hilt. This particular sword is of the
rarer gun metal hilt type, made by Passey and Tucker of London.
The 32 inch (81.5 cm) blade is crisply etched with foliate designs,
Victorian Royal Cypher and the thunderbolt, lightening and wings
design of the artillery, showing this engineer was assigned to an
artillery regiment, no doubt to maintain their guns. The sword is
in very good condition for its age with some patina to the blade,
which is firm in the hilt. The hilt itself is a little worn in places
but retaining its fishskin and ring bindings in overall good order.
The scabbard is in good condition and has been refinished in gun
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