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

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.
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British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword
British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword

Very nice infantry sword, George V, Wilkinson, containing their Hexagonal proof disk which signifies that the sword is of their top quality. (Most expensive when originally sold)
Scabbard is without dents but has minor scuffs - similarly the blade: no rust or damage, just a few spots.
The sword remains sharp enough for current army standards - easily.
Original purchaser is researchable and kindly, they did not have their name engraved, allowing a future Infantry officer to do so.
Army officers (or WAGS) - please feel free to call to discuss. (07500015444) Buying swords can be a mine field!
Suitable for most Infantry regiments and Corps.

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British Infantry Sword
British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword

Parade Condition Sword, suitable for Infantry, Engineers, Signals, Logistics, REME, Royal Marines, Medical, Army Air Corps, Royal Tank Regiment, Paras, AGC, Royal Military Police. ETC - If in doubt, ask!

Gorgeous cut steel guard, extremely hard wearing. The guard is flawless and retains a very high polish finish, The grip retains all of its original sharkskin and tight wiring, great cross hatched backstrap.

The blade is plain other than a crown inspection stamp and a number to the spine. The blade is slightly curved which is very unusual, suggesting the intention of use from horseback. The scabbard is curved to match and has taken on an aged patina. It is flawless, as are the linings. The sword remains snug even when inverted. Nice.

The lack of markings on the blade suggests that it once belonged to a non-com, but it is of unusually high quality. It is really a top bit of steel of equal interest to collectors and serving army officers. The marginal curve in the blade does not preclude this sword from army use. In fact, it will make you the envy of any of your brother officers unlucky enough to compare this antique sword with a Pooley or similar.
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