In good condition, a Victorian British 15th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Named Officer’s Sword.
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Made by quality maker Hobson & Sons, etched to the 15th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers and the original officer owner, A W Croft.
The 31 3/4 inch blade’s etching is a little dull / feint, most likely from being sheaved and drawn; but etching still clear. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard in good shape but with patina and some inert light pitting, though not much at all. The fishskin grip is good but with wear to some edges where it meets the back piece. The silver metal twisted grip wire bindings are good. The steel field service scabbard is good but some discolouration etc. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Research potential! A great price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W21. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1136-101x18x17 (2.140)