Rare Top Catch Victorian Police Constable's
Sword, for sale
In good condition, a rare top latch / catch Victorian Police Constable's
Sword by Hebbert & Co of Pall Mall, London.
Etched (partly removed by sharpening) "Hebbert & Co, 8
Pall Mall East, London", dating this rare top catch / latch
sword from 1830 to 1864. Unlike most police sword which have side
button release catch / latch systems, this one has it on the top
of the blade.
The 23 inch blade is in good condition but with some patina black
rust patches, has been period sharpened and sports a few ominous
nicks to the cutting edge. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt good,
as is the fsihskin grip though the later had wear one side. The
leather and brass fittings scabbard is good for its age and the
locking pin catch / latch system works well. The sword sheathes
and draws well. The leather frog is in sound condition.
Top latch / catch police swords are rare and we probably have this
well under prices at £650. Please quote item reference number
V81. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1069-102x19x17