Early Victorian Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good condition, a rare Early Victorian (circa 1840) Royal Canadian
Rifle Regiment officer's sword, initials "W K".
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
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 £(too late,
now sold)! Please quote item reference AB69 (0155). Further / full
sized pictures available upon request.