BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, PATTERN 1822
Dimensions: Blade length: 82cm; overall length: 97cm.
R4 000 – R6 000
Etched blade with crowned Victorian monogram and foliated decoration, cracked black leather scabbard with brass chape, band and locket with large shoe, loose rings and decorated brass frog stud on locket. Scabbard is damaged. Bottom shoe fractured from leather of scabbard, but held in place by blade, leather is cracked. Hand grip covered with fish skin and bound with brass wire, tarnished brass hilt with crowned VR (Victoria Regina) monogram in a cut-out cartouche.