~ 1845 Pattern Victorian Infantry Officers Sword and Scabbard by Wilkinson ~
This is a nice example of a Victorian infantry officers sword and steel scabbard.
The blade has developed a nice patina and is serial numbered by the Wilkinson manufacturer “13960”, indicating 1865 as the manufacturing year.
The handguard basket bears Victoria's crown above the cipher and comes with its leather tassel..
The grip is made of copper black wired shagreen with a brass spine and pommel.
The wide blade is foliage decorated and engraved on one side with the monogram “GSG” in a cartouche and the Queen’s Crown above the cipher.
The reverse also bears the crown and cipher and Wilkinson’s trademark.
The sword comes with its metal scabbard.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade is 32 inches (81 cm) and the overall length of the piece is 38 inches (97 cm).
The sword in the scabbard is 39 inches (99 cm) long.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in fair condition for its age.
The blade has a number of dents towards the tip but otherwise remains in good condition with clean etchings.
The basket lost some gild and shows signs of usage.
The shagreen is fine.
The scabbard is missing its locket and it has been shortened on its lower section, opening a small hole.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £25 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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