BRITISH 1897 ROYAL ENGINEER OFFICERS SWORD – VICTORIAN – BOER WAR

Stock Ref: AST 1743

A very good example of a late Victorian Engineer Officers sword by Mole with a fine frost etched blade.

This sword has been reserved and is not available for sale.

83cm (32.75”) straight dumbbell shaped blade with central fuller and needle point. The blade is single edged except for the last 3.5”. The blade is frost etched with heavy etched decoration. On one side a crown above Ubique  above the Royal Coat of Arms above the Royal Artillery motto ‘Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt’ (Everywhere That Right And Glory Lead) , extensive foliate designs and the makers name. On the other winged thunderbolts with Royal Engineers above a laurel wreath, extensive foliate designs and a brass proof disc. The back of the blade is numbered M3487.

Plated steel three-quarter basket hilt with a scroll pattern and pierced strap work incorporating a crown and the royal cipher of Victoria. Black fish skin grip with Copper/Brass wire. Cross hatched backpiece and domed pommel with flattened circular tang button. Brown leather sword knot.

Maker: Robert Mole & Sons Makers to the War and India Offices

Dated: 1897 - 1901

Polished brown leather field service scabbard with sword frog.

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition for their age and service use. The blade has some minor rust spots to the edges but is otherwise in very good condition. The etchings are as new. The hilt is undamaged except for the loss of some of the plating on the pommel and beneath the sword knot. The hilt is firm on the tang. The fish skin grip is in good condition and the wiring intact. The scabbard has scuff marks commensurate with service use. The seam is sound. The sword frog is in good condition the fixing strap to the scabbard is broken.

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£475.00

SOLD