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Title Warrant Officer's sword
Nationality British
Period c 1860
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

This sword, unusual on account of the solid brass grip, is also intrinsically extremely rare because these swords were issue items, not the property of the owner, and were handed on from one WO to the next, as they left the army or, indeed, were commissioned.

The blade is maker marked 'Mole' at the forte, together with the broad arrow stamp and ordnance inspection stamps for the Birmingham depot. Apart from these markings, it is completely plain with a modified pipe back element at the point. The leather scabbard is in excellent condition for its age, with the seam intact. The brass hilt is also in good shape, with a few minor distortions from service wear, but essentially intact with no repairs.

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

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


I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

Arrived this morning thank you, liked the 'Packaging'.

M W, UK, 20.11.2009