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Title Royal Artillery officer's sabretache badge
Nationality British
Period c 1880

This is a particularly nice example, retaining virtually all its gilt finish, identical in style to the 1871 pattern Home Service helmet plate, but I suspect the sabretache badge predates this design-wise. It would have been worn on a black patent leather example when full dress was not required.

It is in superb condition, almost as it would have been when it left the tailor's shop. It is a die-struck badge, made of gilding metal with a mercury fire gilt finish.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


The knot has arrived safely and it looks great thank you.

J G, New Zealand, 06.02.2012

The sword [knot] arrived today, very pleased with it. Your service is very quick and you are always a pleasure to buy from.

M H, UK, 20.01.2011