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1892 Pattern Victorian British Army General's Field Service Sword, sold

In good overall condition, a rare 1892 Pattern Victorian British Army General's Field Service Sword, with crossed sword and baton to both the blade and the hilt's / guard's cartouche.

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Rare? First, 1892 pattern officer swords are scarce enough (1892 pattern = 1854 pattern "gothic" hilt with 1892 pattern "dumbbell" / central fullered blade), because it was a peaceful period in British history and most 1892 patterns has their hilts removed in 1895 to 1897 to have the new stronger steel hilts fitted. But then, this becomes rare because it is a general's field service sword when most general staff never went near a field and wore fancy mamelukes. Etched at the ricasso to sword cutlers "Sible & Linney 46 Albermarle Street London", who used that name / address from 1886 to 1909.

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The 32 3/4 inch blade is overall good but with a couple of inert rust patches; blade firm in the hilt. The hilt good but with a slight bend of the top outer rim as is very common with these soft brass hilts. The hilt has a patina / tarnish but this is fairly easily removable if desired. The fishskin grip good, the twisted grip wire bindings good but a couple of lesser strands are astray (can be repositioned and glued in under the backpiece if desired. Re,aims of original field service knot in sound condition. The leather and steel fittings scabbard is sound, but there is a minor kink, the leather is aged a bit and the fittings have small rust spots / areas. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A truly rare sword in good condition; don't let this one slip you by! Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number V75 (1058). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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