1892P British VRI Infantry Officer's Sword,
In overall fairly good condition, a rare 1892P British Victoria
Regina et Imperatrix Infantry Officer's Sword.
The 1892 pattern was made from 1892 to 1895, when the brass gothic
hilt was replaced with the all new steel hilt. Not only was the
1892P made for a relatively short time, but most blades were rehilted
into the new 1895P steel hilt, so very few 1892P's remain. The 1892P
replaced the 1854P only courtesy of the new "dumb bell"
blade (1854P's had a fullered blade). There really are very few
VRI 1892P's like this.
The 32 1/4 inch blade has some patina but is generally very good,
the etching still clear (no visible maker / retailer name) and firm
in the hilt. The hilt good but the quillon has gone. The grip is
now down to its hardwood bade, which has been blackened and more
modern grip wire added. The steel scabbard is good but with patina
and a couple of small dents. The sword sheathes and draws a bit
A rare sword for £300. Please quote item reference AC44.
Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0303-1m