Stock Ref: AST 1686

SUMMER SALE - Price reduction to £350.00 from £395.00

A rare special variant pattern in white metal with Light Infantry bugle horn on the escusson marked to the 1st Volunteer Battn Gloucester Regiment.

48.5cm (19”) straight slim parallel sided diamond profile plain blade with medial ridge and spear point. The forte marked with the makers name.

Heavy white metal cruciform hilt , the quillons ending in trefoils and the ecusson bearing the light infantry bugle badge. The back of the hilt is stamped 1st VBGR  54.

Maker: E Thurkle – Soho, London (Traded from 5 Denmark Street, Soho between 1876 - 99)

Dated: 1876 – 1895

Black leather scabbard with white metal mounts. The top mount with a single frog `stud stamped on the back 1st VBGR 54

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition for their age and service use. The blade has some minor rust marks and some staining. The hilt is intact with only minor knocks to the metal and is firm on the tang. The scabbard leather is in very good condition and the stitching is intact. The metal work has some minor dents and the rivet to the chape is missing.

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