The sword of Alfred Barton, Longmead House, Bishopstoke.
London Gazette 1st January 1868. "Commissions signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Southampton.
Hampshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Comet Alfred Barton to be Captain, vice Arundell, resigned. Dated 30th December, 1868."
Even untouched patina to the exterior of hilt and scabbard. Shagreen and original twistwire all present and correct. Domed chequered pommel. The whole would imorove with some gentle cleaning.
Extremely fine blade with family crest, over the initials "A.B." Wilkinson proof slug, serial number, and makers cartouche, along with standard foliate etching and crowned VR cypher.
Blade length 34.5 inches.
Housed in its original steel scabbard with two hanging rings, and Wilkinson marking to the throat.
A fine example to this sought after unit, with potential for plenty more research. Sold with a digital copy of the Wilkinson sword proof ledger entry for this sword.
Strictly over 18's only.
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