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Cheshire, North WestUpdated 9 years ago
Sale typeTrade
Your referenceed 2350
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British 1827/97 Pattern Officer's Sword With Etched 1827 Pattern Blade To The 6th North York Rifle Volunteers By Henry Wilkinson London Blade No. 10409 & P.1897 Hilt With Copy Of Original Wilkinson Record Of Sale Dated 1860, Cord, Knot & Scabbard. ED 2350 ED 2350

This is an original British Officer's Victorian Era Sword & Scabbard. It has a has a 32 1/2" blade (38 1/2" overall) with partial fuller. The blade is clean and beautifully etched on both sides. One side has decorative foliate panels and Queen Victoria Royal Cypher with Crown. It is also has the ordnance acceptance star with roundel. The reverse has 'North York VI Rifle Volunteers' above militia 'horn' and foliate panels. The blade is fitted with original leather washer. The blade is also etched by the manufacturer 'Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London'. The back of the blade is stamped with number '10409'. It has a full 1897 Pattern knuckle guard incorporating the Militia 'Crown with horn' badge & King George Crown indicating that the sword was re hilted after the death of Queen Victoria for WW1 Service as was common with military swords of that era (see page 166 plate 158 of Swords Of The British Army by Robson for an illustration of the 1897 pattern knuckle guard). The guard is fitted with original leather strap/ cord and 'acorn' knot. It has a curved stepped pommel with ball end, fish skin grip with wire binding in superb condition. It is complete with leather covered wood scabbard with brass throat mount and large shoe. The sword is accompanied by a copy of the original Wilkinson archive record which describes blade number 10409 as being a 'Medium Rifle Sword In Steel' proved on 28/03/1860 & finished on 18/04/1860. The record also shows the sword being sold to a J.H. Aspinall (James H. Aspinall 2nd Lieut. Royal Cornwall Rangers 23/02/1876). The Price for this excellent Militia sword with archive record worthy of further research includes UK delivery. ED 2350


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