~ 1845 Pattern Victorian Infantry Rifle Volunteers Sword And Scabbard By Mole ~
This is an excellent example of a Victorian sword. It comes with its steel scabbard and cream coloured leather knot.
The blade is decorated with floral etchings bearing the Rifle Volunteers badge beneath the Queen’s Crown and the proof star on one side and the Victorian cipher and name of the manufacturer on the other.
The manufacturer’s mark reads ‘Robt Mole & Sons Makers Birmingham’.
The gilded brass hilt bears Queen Victoria’s cipher beneath the crown.
The grip is made of copper wired black shagreen.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 33 ½ inches (82.5 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 38.18 inches (97 cm).
The sword and scabbard length is 39 ½ inches (100.5 cm).
It weighs 1.25 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The blade is in pristine condition, free of any damage or darkening.
The hilt has minimum signs of age with minor loss of gilt.
The grip is excellent.
The scabbard has some age pitting but its overall condition remains very good.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £25 or it can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.