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Early Victorian Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment Officer's Sword, For Sale

In good condition, a rare Early Victorian (circa 1840) Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment officer's sword, initials "W K".

Early Victorian Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment Officer's Sword

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The Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment existed from 1840 to 1870 and were comprised of experienced officers from other regiments; the blade is etched both to the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment and show a pendant flag with the number 60, indicating the officer came from the King's Royal Rifle Corps (formerly the 60th Royal American Regiment). Etched with officer's initials "W. K.", the officer may well be researchable. A rare sword as it is likely very few were made and with such fine regimental etching. Marked to cutlers "Landon & Co, 17 Jermyn Street, London" (trading style for 1835 to 1847).

The 32 3/8 inch blade is well and quality etched; it suffers a little from age, wear, some rust spots and a couple of nicks, but is still in very good order and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard is aged with a firm patina; two of the bars have fine cracks / breaks but is overall good. The fishskin grip and associated twisted wire bindings are good, though aged. The steel scabbard has patina and a dent or two but is otherwise very sound. The sword sheathes and draws well still.

You are unlikely to find another! Well worth £600! Please quote item reference AB69. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 0155-1m (1.988).


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