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Title Infantry officer's sword, 1822 pattern, staff scabbard
Nationality British
Period 1881-1902
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This late Victorian staff sword was made by Septimus John Pillin of 31 Gerrard St. Soho, London (engraved at the forte). This would have been worn by staff officers (major and up). The unusual feature here is the unfullered flat blade and the gilding metal hilt. Earlier hilts tend to be of brass and also have folding inner guards.

The blade has virtually all its original factory finish and is 32.75" long. The scabbard, like the blade, is in near pristine condition, with its original leather liner. However, it has one small dent to the upper portion and some service wear to the drag at the bottom. The hilt would originally have had a gilt finish, but this has now gone, leaving only faint traces. The blade has its original buff leather washer. There is some minor finger print marking to the finish overall, but generally it's still in excellent shape. The original sword knot now accompanies this----it needed careful cleaning to be presentable. I have replaced the missing hook/eye fastener on the knot with a small brass safety pin.

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

[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 19th Century]


Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.

G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013

The bayonet arrived safe and sound this morning. It is absolutely magnificent. I am thrilled to bits with it. Thanks for all the interest you have shown.

My very best wishes, and thank you, very sincerely, once again.

L L, UK, 08.06.2005