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British Pattern 1889 Staff Sergeant's Sword
British Pattern 1889 Staff Sergeant's Sword


 
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£550.00
£454.00

Product Code: 1889

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An extremely pleasing British Pattern 1889 Staff Sergeant's Sword, the first I have been lucky enough to ogle!
By Mole.
Very well used; the fishskin has not so much come off, but worn down...and down. The wiring is still tight and all present.
Tang nut and rest of hilt are great, never been apart by the looks of her, no unseemly wobbles.
Extensive and matching markings on hilt and scabbard, more marks on blade. This sword may have had several owners and looks as if it did time with the RAMC.
The scabbard is awesome, all intact and snug, no dents at all.
The blade is pitted, but evenly and not horribly, does not detract in my opinion. There was a Mole crest on the blade, seems they did it a bit in the late 1880s. I have 2 1885 Pattern Cavs with it... Anyway, you know it's there even if you can't read it...
The guard on this sword is simply beautiful. Aged to perfection, beaten up, loved, but not diminished. No repairs or damage, just great usage. Victorian.
A genuinely great bit of honest kit. Fairly rare these days, I imagine.