~ 1822/24 Pattern Edward VII Rifle Brigade Officer’s Sword And Scabbard ~
The fullered blade is double edged towards the tip and is decorated on one side with floral etchings, Crown and the Rifle brigades badge.
On the other side can be seen King’s Edward VII monogram beneath the Crown. The manufacturer’s details are worn away.
The hilt bears the Royal Rifles badge beneath the Queen’s Crown suggesting that the sword was made between 1901-1902.
The grip is made of black copper wired shagreen.
The sword comes with its steel scabbard.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 32 ½ inches (82 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 38.25 inches (97 cm).
The sword in its scabbard length is 39 ½ inches (100.3 cm).
It weighs 1.4 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in good condition for its age with minimum nicks on the edge and the expected amount of darkening.
The hilt has aged and developed some pitting and surface rust.
The grip remains damage free.
The scabbard is in good order with no significant dents.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £25 or it can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.