Huge 19th Century British Ceremonial/Parade Sword
Massive 19th Century British ceremonial sword.
A very unusual and possibly unique British 19th Century ceremonial or parade sword. Probably used for formal or official events of state either nationally or regionally. This “sword” is purely for decorative use and never had a blade – it was meant to be always carried sheathed as it was paraded around. Could even have been used for theatrical state performances or kept in a civic office. Comprises a very large cruciform sheet metal hilt with a gold wash. In the middle of the crossguard is an ecusson of the British royal coat of arms with Victorian crown. The pommel features a large “S”. Is sheathed in a metal and velvet scabbard. Would make a very impressive central display piece for any sword collection. If you could find a suitable blade to attach to the hilt, you would have a terrific piece. Both hilt and scabbard are currently held together but could probably be taken apart quite easily. Total length from top of the pommel to bottom of the scabbard is 55 inches.
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