Edwardian British Rifle Regiment Officer's
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 £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W42 (1185).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.