Unusual and possibly unique British Victorian c.1850 Military Band Sword
With brass cuciform hilt and bone grip, this British Victorian c.1850 Military Band Sword. It has a plain blade and is complete with leather and brass mounted scabbard. Unusual piece and probably for a volunteer regiment. This example is likely to be for a volunteer band - probably a local militia. During this period, many regular army regiments and volunteer battalions carried their own individual style of band sword and it was only in 1856, when an official pattern of band sword for drummers and buglers (with trefoil hilt) was introduced. This was superceded in 1895 with a new design.
Condition of the Sword
In good overall condition and with with some age staining to the blade.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 22 inches (28 inches overall).
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