Stock Ref: AST 1925

A very good example of a later Victorian General or Staff Officers sword with a fine frost etched blade by a leading cutler.

81cm (31.75”) flat unfullered blade with clipped point. The blade is frost etched with on both sides the crowned cypher for Victoria above a laurel wreath and crossed sword and baton. Scrolling foliate designs and on one side the makers name and on the other a brass proof disc. The blade has been factory sharpened.

Two piece ivorine (see note) hilt with floret headed rivets. Gilt brass crosspiece with central cartouche containing a crossed sword and baton within a laurel wreath. Red and gold sword knot.

Maker: H Poole & Co Saville Row, London W (Henry Poole & Co traded from 36 – 39 Saville Row between 1867 – 1891)

Dated: 1867 – 1891

Brass scabbard with two loose rings

The sword and scabbard are in good condition. The blade has only minor staining and is otherwise as new. The etchings remain very clear. There is a crack in one of the ivorine grips and a surface fracture. The sword knot is worn and frayed where it goes through the hilt.

Note - Ivorine is an artificial product resembling ivory in colour and texture widely used on British swords from the Victorian period onwards.

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