Edwardian British Rifle Regiment Officer's
Sword, for sale
In fair condition, an Edwardian (King Edward 7th) British Rifle
Regiment, possibly Scottish Officer's Sword.
No maker's or retailer's name to the ricasso. Possibly for a Scottish
officer as the scabbard is for a Scotsman (ball chape), presuming
the scabbard is original to the sword, which it appears to be.
The 32 1/8 inch blade is in fairly good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt with age / tarnish / wear / some slight rust. Grip
in good but faded and worn condition, a couple of small patches.
Twisted grip wire mostly good but some lesser strands missing. Plated
steel scabbard has lost most plating and has a steady light rusting
(now treated) pretty much throughout. The sword sheathes and draws
well enough if a little loosely.
An honest example at a low price. A snip at just £225. Please
quote item reference number W42. Further / full sized pictures available
upon request. Box 1185-121x19x16 (2.386).