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Title 1st Middlesex (Metropolitan) Light Horse officer's undress sabretache badge
Nationality British
Period c 1861-66
Price £100.00

Mr D J Knight has kindly enlightened me about this badge (which might also be an other ranks pouch badge, though I think it is too big)! The company was raised in 1861 and disbanded in 1866. The dress version has a similar design in embroidery. This badge measures 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches.

Its condition is almost 'as struck', ie excellent. Two of the securing prongs at the reverse are missing. It would appear to be made of gilding metal with an electro-gilt wash to the front. There are no traces of splash-over, as found with fire gilding, so I presume it is the later method.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


Received it safely this morning and extremely happy with it!

S S, UK, 06.01.2010

Incredibly, I received your shipment today. Super fast delivery, I was expecting it on Saturday. The helmet was, as you said, 100%. The side cap is excellent also...

L T, USA, 08.06.2006