1895 P Victorian Infantry Officer’s Field Sword
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This is a rare 1895 Pattern Victorian Infantry Officer’s steel hilted field service sword with corresponding leather scabbard. The 5 inch fishskin grip is firm, some of the pattern is missing (this is a well-used sword that obviously saw a lot of action in the field). The blade is still very firm in the hilt, it has a standard scrolling foliage decoration and is marked E. Thurkle, Maker, London with a proper Thurkle proof disc; it is quite sharp and has a few nicks. The nickel plated steel bowl guard has a VR cypher. The original brown leather service scabbard has a wood core (these were generally made with Obeche, a West African hardwood) and has a brass alloy throat and chape.
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