Victorian Grey Etched British Rifle Regiment
Officer's Sword, sold
In very good overall condition, a Victorian Grey Etched British
Rifle Regiment Officer's Sword.
No maker's or retailer's details to the ricasso, so this superb
quality sword was made by a top maker for a retailer (outfitter
etc.) who did not want to pay to have their name added, or where
the officer did not want it added (perhaps to "hide" it
was not a certain maker / retailer). The blade is dress weight but
not the lightest / narrowest though hey, what do rifle officers
fight with anyway!
The quality etched blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt has lost some of its original chemical browning and
acquired a very little light rust pitting, but is overall very good.
The black fishskin grip is very good save for a tiny scrape one
side; the twisted grip wire bindings are very good. Like the hilt,
the steel scabbard has lost some browning and acquired minimal light
pitting here and there. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A stunning well above average sword and yours for only £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W33 (1157).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.