Stock Ref: AST 1822

A good example of an early Victorian band sword – probably for a cavalry regiment.

65cm (25.5”) curved unfullered single edged blade with flat back and hatchet point. The blade is plain except for a panel bearing the makers name.

Cast brass lion headed hilt with plain grip, cross pieces and langets. Both cross pieces end in acorns one with a brass ring. The hilt is stamped with the number 33.

Maker: E Thurkle & Co. 104 High Holborn, London (Thurkle traded from this address between 1865 – 1875)

Dated: 1865 – 1875

Black painted steel scabbard with brass bands, throat and chape and two loose rings.

The sword is generally in god condition for its age. The blade is free from rust and has an overall grey patina there are some minor knicks. The brass hilt is in good order although the upper ring in the lions mouth has been lost and probably the connecting chain. The hilt is firm on the tang. The scabbard is in good condition with small knocks to the black painted surface.

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