1857P Victorian British Artillery Volunteer
Engineer Officers Sword, sold
In good to very good condition, a 1857 pattern Victorian British
Artillery Volunteer Engineer Officer's Sword, made by Pillin.
A great example only let down by the loss of browning to the scabbard.
The 1857 pattern engineer officer's sword is said by many to be
the most attractive British military pattern sword ever made. This
one was made by quality manufacturer Pillin.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, some signs of
age (not much) and a single small nick. The blade is firm in the
hilt. The brass hilt is in very good condition, as is the fishskin
grip and associated grip wire. The scabbard is in good condition
but is aged visually. The sword sheathes and draws a bit loosely.
Lovely looking sword in well above average example and from a
quality maker. A snap at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference AC38 (0283). Further / full sized photos available