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Victorian British 1854 Pattern Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In good condition, a Victorian British 1854 Pattern Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword, Lieutenant (becoming Lieutenant Colonel) Harry Rich Farquhar of the 24th Regiment of Foot.

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Sold Item Notice

Serial number 15192 for 8th June 1867, the Wilkinson sales ledger confirms this sword was sold to a Lieutenant H Farquhar and there was only one H Farquhar at that time, Harry Rich Farquhar of the 24th Regiment of Foot. Harry Farquhar remained with the 24th (South Wales Borderers) throughout his long military career and almost certainly present at the Zulu Wars which included the fateful, bloody Battle of Isandhlwana on the 22nd January 1879. This sword was likely with him.

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The 32 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition with a steady patina and is firm in the hilt. The brass hilt is good but has some deformation, probably period service wear. The fishskin grip with some wear but good, as are the associated twisted grip wire bindings. The steel field service scabbard has some wear and age but is good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Nice sword, important officer, full provenance: £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W38 (1161). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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