A rare British 19th Century Orkney Artillery Volunteers Officer’s Sword
This sword was carried by an officer in the Orkney Artillery Volunteers during the 19th Century – probably c.1860’s. This far flung string of Scottish islands (around 10 miles north of Caithness) probably had quite a small military contingent so this sword must be pretty rare. The sword has a typical artillery pattern three-bar hilt with fishskin and brass twiswire to the grip. The blade is etched with a regimental designation, including “Orkney Artillery Volunteers” and “Staff 1st Administrative Brigade”, artillery cannon, royal crown and cypher and scrolling foliage.
Condition of the Sword
In fair condition – wear to hilt and blade – some edge nicks. Scabbard is has nickel-plated mounts – probably associated although a good fit with no movement.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 31.75 inches (38 inches overall).
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