~ 1845 Pattern British Victorian Infantry Officer's Sword ~
The sword has a fishskin grip with twisted wire bindings. The blade is marked on the left side of the ricasso ‘Hebbert & Co., Pall Mall, London’ and bears the proof star on the other.
The blade is decorated with scrolled etchings and bears on both sides the Victorian cypher beneath the Queens crown.
The brass hilt is also decorated with the Queens Crown and cypher. Part of the inner leather cover of the basket is still attached to the hilt.
The sword comes with its black leather and gilt brass scabbard which bears a cartouche reading ‘Hebbert & Co., London'.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has a length of 33 inches (83.75cm), with the sword having an overall length of 38 inches (96.5cm).
The sword and scabbard weigh 1.15 kg.
~ Condition ~
The blade is blackened with some nicks to the edge but the etchings are excellent. The fish skin grip remains in good condition with minimum wear.
One of the hilts bars is snapped off at one end but is still firmly attached at the other and the leather cover is worn, as seen in the pictures.
The scabbards leather has some fair amount of wear and cracking, its metal fittings retain some of the gilt finish and on its tip it has a white paint stain.
The top fitting has a dent on one side, as seen in the pictures.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the sword can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth.