~ Rare Circa 1896 Military Knights Drummer’s Sword ~
This is a rare late Victorian Military Knights drummer’s sword.
In full dress and undress, the Military Knights wear their own specific pattern of sword. The hilt is cruciform in design and cast in one piece with the cross guard with its trefoil finials.
The hilt bears the embossed Tudor Rose on one side and the Fusiliers grenade badge on the other.
The grip is stamped on one side with number ‘52’ which could mean the sword was owed by a member of the ‘52nd Lowland Regiment’.
The other side is stamped with cross swords above ‘38’.
The pommel and the cross guard are stamped with a pair of ‘P’s.
The brass scabbard is stamped with the number ‘42’.
The markings on the ricasso were erased at one point in time by one of its owners.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 26 inches (66 cm) and the overall sword length is 31 inches (79 cm).
In its scabbard the sword length is 33.5 inches (85 cm).
It weighs 950 grams.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in fair condition for its age.
The blade is slightly bent, has lost some of its chrome and has several nicks. The blade is slightly loose in its grip.
The brass hilt has the expected signs of wear with some amount of nicks but its overall condition is good.
The scabbard has numerous dents and is a little out of true, the sword sheaths well.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.