In VGC, a Victorian British 1897P Infantry Officer’s Sword, Scabbard & Sword Knot
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No maker’s or retailer’s name, but excellent Victorian craftsmanship (just look at the detail to the hilt / guard). Likely refurbished at some point and very well done; in pretty much parade ground condition. NB The slight white effect of the hilt cutaway areas is due to the flash catching unpolished steel / old cleaning polish (you don’t really see it with the naked eye).
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard very good. The fishskin grip with a little wear but still good; the associated twisted grip wire bindings good but with a little movement. The replacement sword knot is very good. The plated steel scabbard also very good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
They don’t make them like this any more. Yours for was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item, reference Z86. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box?