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1854 Pattern British Infantry Officer's Sword, Sold

In very good condition, an 1854 Pattern British Infantry Officer's Sword.

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Sold Item Notice

The finely etched blade is pretty much as new, save for some minor rust intrusion where it joins the hilt. Complete with original sword knot, a rare thing indeed, we doubt this sword was worn a lot. No maker's / retailer's name, just two figures with flags shaking hands on the ricasso, which must represent a story for the original owner.

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The 32 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt is very good, it has been cleaned of tarnish and could use a brass finishing paste to take away the fine cleaning scratches, but still, very good. The fishskin grip is in very good shape, as are the twisted grip wire bindings though one minor strand is slightly astray. Sword knot aged and a little frayed but sound. The steel scabbard is brown (it was originally chemically browned and now has patina on top of this) and in very good order. The sword sheathes and draws well.

This is a well, well above average 1854P with scope to improve. Worth every penny of £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference U90 (0925). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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