Mid 19C Victorian British Rifle Volunteer
Officer's Sword, Sold
In overall good to very good condition, a mid 19C Reeves Birmingham
Victorian British Rifle Volunteer Officer's Sword.
Marked to the ricasso, "Reeves Maker Toledo Works Birmingham",
which means the sword was probably made circa 1859 when the Rifle
Volunteer movement came about (in response to fears of another war
with France). The blade is absolutely superb and in very good condition.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is virtually as new and firm in the hilt.
The hilt good but some age. Grip with a couple of small moth holes;
grip wire good. Scabbard with pitting, now cleaned bright. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
A truly great sword with exceptional etching to the blade. Under-priced
at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference V26
(0970). Further / full sized images available upon request.