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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]

testimonials

Briquet has arrived, and I'm very satisfied.

P S, Norway, 28.02.2014

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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