Scarce example of a British 19th Century Scottish Volunteer Artillery Officer’s Sword
This sword would have been carried by an officer in the Ayrshire and Galloway Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers towards the end of the 19th Century. it is of standard 1821 Pattern Royal Artillery Officer’s type and comprises a steel, three-bar hilt and grip wrapped in fishskin and silver twistwire. The blade is decorated with the owner’s initials (looks to be FFG but difficult to make out because it is extremely elaborate), artillery motifs, royal crown (VR – Queen Victoria) and royal coat of arms. Sword comes complete with leather field service scabbard.
Condition of the Sword
In excellent shape – clean blade.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 35.5 inches (42 inches overall).
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