A late Victorian, Boer War period 1827 pattern Rifle officers sword.
This untouched example in need of some TLC to bring it back to collectors standard.
The gothic 1827 pattern guard, chequered back strap and domed pommel all have a dark, plum coloured patina, with traces of the original plated finish still visible. Shagreen grip in good condition, with some shrinkage towards the edges, retaining most of its original twistwire binding.
The single fullered 32.75 inch blade of 1892 pattern, with known Wilkinson makers crown proof slug to the ricasso., the other being blank, further indicating a sword sold into the trade. "London Made" etched to the spine, which is a further indication of Wilkinson manufacture.
There is also a strung bugle, crowned VR cypher and the standard foliate engraving. The blade is generally bright with fully legible, clear etching. It has some areas of scattered light staining, and would be improved by a gentle polish. The hilt and blade are solid with no movement. The point/tip of the blade is slightly bent, but could be realigned if desired.
Housed in its original brown leather field service scabbard.
A good satisfying project for the right person, and an opportunity to add value.
Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.
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