Stock Ref: AST 1827

A very good example of a frost etched fighting weight Infantry Officers sword dating from the Crimean War period.

This sword has been reserved until the 13 December 2017.

83cm (32.5”) heavy slightly curved single fullered blade with rounded back and spear point. The blade is ingle edged except for the last 8” and has been combat sharpened. The blade is frost etched and has on both sides the crowned royal cypher for Victoria and scrolling foliate designs. On one side is the royal coat of arms and makers name, and on the other a family crest and initials CCC plus a brass proof disc.


The family crest is that of a number of families including the Churchill’s, the Cory’s, the Cross’s and the Cure’s – further research is necessary.

Brass gothic style hilt with cartouche containing the royal cypher for Victoria, folfing inner guard. Acanthus decorated back piece and stepped pommel with bone insert and flattened tang button. Fish skin grip with copper/brass wire bindings.

Maker: Buckmaster 3 New Burlington Street, London (William Buckmaster traded from this address between 1845 – 1884)

Dated: 1845 – 1854 (The Wilkinson single fullered blade was adopted in 1845 and the fold down inner guard discontinued in 1854)

Steel scabbard with brass throat. Two loose rings and inner hanging loop.

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition for their age and service use. The blade has some minor staining but is free of rust. There are no knicks. The frost etching is as new. The hilt is in very good condition and is firm on the tang. The grip has wear commensurate with service use. The bindings are intact. The scabbard has a grey patina from former staining but is intact with no dents.