Stock Ref: AST 1685

A very good well marked example to the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

48.5cm (19”) straight parallel sided diamond profile plain blade with prominent medial ridge and spear point. The forte of the blade edges stamped with various inspection marks.

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 B 12.87 and 2 DM 6 with an out of service stamp, and the otherside has an inspection mark. There are also other inspection marks on the cross guard.

Maker: Not known – probably Mole

Dated: December 1887

Black leather scabbard with heavy brass mounts. The locket with a single frog stud and stamped Mole on the edge and 18? On the top mount. The chape has an out of service stamp.

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition for their age and service use. The blade has minor rust marks and some small knicks on the edges. The hilt is intact with only minor knocks to the brasswork and is 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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