~ 1862 Sword Presented To General Carl Beauchamp ~
This is an 1954 sword pattern. The basket bears Queen's Victoria cipher and comes with its original red and silver bullion knot.
On the blade can be seen the Victorian cipher beneath the crown, on both sides, and "Virtute et non vi" motto (meaning, "By virtue, not by force") on the right side.
On the left side the ricasso bears the maker's embossed stamp "Patent Solid Hilt, Andrews & Co, 9, Pall Mall, London".
The edge of the grip is stamped...
"Presented to Cnsn (Constantin?) (...) Barneby 58th Regiment by General Carl Beauchamp 27th May 1962".
as far as we can read.
The sword comes with its original leather and brass scabbard.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 32.5 inches (82.5 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 38 inches (96.5 cm).
It weighs 1.15 kg.
~ Condition ~
The blade's chrome has some lifting and loss.
The grip and hilt are in a very good used condition with a minimum amount of wear.
The scabbard is generally good except the lower end, were the leather started to degrade with surface loss.
Its brass fittings have the expected wear and oxide for its age, but are undamaged.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.