BRITISH 1856 MK1 BAND SWORD - DRUMMERS SWORD – VICTORIAN

Stock Ref: AST 1664

A very good example by Reeves marked to the Royal Engineers.

48.5cm (19”) straight parallel sided diamond profile blade with prominent medial ridge and spear point. The blade etched on one side with a foliate design and the makers name. The back of the blade by the hilt is stamped with a Birmingham inspection mark (Crown BR 21)

Heavy brass cruciform hilt , the quillons ending in trefoils and the ecusson bearing the cypher of Queen Victoria. The back of the hilt is stamped 8.1884, and the top of the pommel 11. RE 1

Maker: Reeves, Birmingham

Dated: August 1884

Black leather scabbard with heavy brass mounts. The locket with a single frog stud and stamped 8.1884.

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition for their age and service use. The blade is free from rust or staining. The hilt is intact with only minor knocks to the brasswork and firm on the tang. The scabbard leather has some wear but the stitching is intact. The brasswork has some dents and the rivet to the chape is missing.

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£345.00