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Victorian British Military Train Officer's Sword, Sold

In very good condition for its age, a rare Victorian British Military Train Officer's Sword.

Victorian British Military Train Officer's Sword

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A very rare sword indeed. Etched "Military Train" who operated under that name between 1856 and 1870 (originally called the "Royal Waggoners" then "Royal Wagon Corps", then "Royal Wagon
Train"; absorbed into the Army Service Corps after 1870. This sword is etched to retailer Simmons, Hemmins Row, London.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, some patina of course, the etching still crisp and clear, and firm in the hilt. The period browned (chemically browned for camouflage) hilt / guard and scabbard are all good. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings all sound. The sword sheathes and draws well enough, is a little loosely at first (tightens nicely when nearly fully sheathed).

A very good condition example of a very rare sword. Well priced at only £650. Please quote item reference AB76 (2.231). Further / full sized photos available upon request.

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