A good example of a British 1845 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. With a typical gilt brass “Gothic Hilt” with a royal “VR” (Queen Victoria – 1837-1901) cypher to the pierced hilt. The grip is bound with original fishskin and copper twistwire. The sword is quite rare in that it retains the original Army officer’s sword knot and the leather hilt liner – very few hilt liners remain on swords of this great age. The blade is etched to the forte with what I believe is a retailer’s name of Crindlay and Co. Cannot find them listed in my books but pretty certain that they were not a manufacturer of swords but a purveyor of swords to military officers. The blade is very well etched with foliage and there is a royal crown and cypher to the centre. Condition of the blade is generally good with some commensurate age wear in places. The sword comes complete with a steel service scabbard. Blade length is 32.5 inches (38 inches overall).
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