~ 1845 Pattern Victorian Infantry Officers Sword ~
This is a fair example of a Victorian infantry officers sword.
The blade has developed a nice patina but the etchings have faded to extinction, unfortunately. The Queens crown can still be seen on a more thorough examination.
The handguard basket bears Victoria's crown above the cypher.
The grip is made of copper wired shagreen with a brass spine and pommel.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade is 32 ½ inches (82.5 cm) and the overall length of the piece is 38 inches (97 cm).
~ Condition ~
The sword is in fair condition for its age.
As described above the etchings are almost gone.
The tip developed some minor surface rust and there are few minor nicks on the edge.
The grip remains in good overall condition.
The basket lost some of its gilt, as expected for the age.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.