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Title Royal Engineers officer's sword, 1856 model
Nationality British
Period c 1860
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The blade is marked Engineer Volunteers with the winged thunderbolt on one side with the royal cypher VR on the other. At the forte, it is marked 'R.BROWNE / & CO. / NEW BOND ST. / LONDON W.' The brass scabbard indicates staff rank, majors and above, and, sadly, is quite badly dented in places.

The last 8 inches of the blade on both sides show considerable wear, perhaps through damp storage at some stage. However, in view of the relative rarity of this pattern of sword, I felt this was not too great a put-off.

If a purchaser wanted the dents removed from the scabbard, I could recommend a UK restorer who would probably do this for about £30.

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

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


Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Pot arrived in good shape, thanks for your assistance.

it is a pleasure dealing with you and I hope this is one of many dealings.

B N, USA, 18.02.2012