Late 19C Afghan Army / Infantry Officer's
Sword, for sale
In good overall condition, a late 19C Afghan Army / Infantry Officer's
Almost certainly a war trophy bought back by a British soldier
from the Second
Anglo-Afghan War. The guard is loose due to a clearly period
break between the stirrup guard and pommel, a sign the sword was
taken as a result of a battle. The blade with Afghan maker's / armourer's
The 31 7/8 inch curved blade, clearly well hand forged is in good
condition but with several aged / period nicks to the cutting edge.
The hilt is loose as stated, but sound. The guard and engraved grip
in good condition.
A spectacular and rare sword; a great find, £750. Please
quote reference U88. Further / full sized images available upon
request. Box 0928-101x19x16 (1.821).