In aged / worn condition, a Thurkle made VRI 1861/1866 Pattern Infantry Sergeant’s Sword.
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Basically an issued British 1854 pattern infantry officer’s sword, issued for sergeants from 1861/1866, denoted by the government / army issue marks; these for the British army in India.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is aged and worn with a steady patina, firm in the hilt. The gilt on brass “Gothic” hilt with VRI cypher to the cartouche is good but has some abrasion / minor denting to the knuckle bow. The fishskin grip has wear, the twisted grip wire bindings a little wayward in places.
Truly, a scarce sword at a scarce low price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X98. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1412-121x18x17 (1.913).