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