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Victorian British Staffordshire Rifles Wilkinson Sword, for sale

In aged but good condition, the Victorian British Staffordshire Rifles Wilkinson Sword of Capt Abraham (Abram) Bass, famous cricket patron, member of the famous Bass brewing family.

Victorian British Staffordshire Rifles Wilkinson Sword, Capt Abraham (Abram) Bass

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Wilkinson logo to ricasso, serial number to spine 10435 for 1860, "Captain Bass" etched to blade. This is the sword of Capt Abraham (Abram) Bass of the Staffordshire Rifles; details here.




The 32 1/2 inch blade is aged but sound with the etching still clear and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard equally is aged but sound. The fishskin grip with moth or wear patches but still quite good; the twisted grip wire still good. The leather with steel fittings scabbard is good and the sword sheathes and draws well.

Nice sword, nicer original important owner provenance. A great buy at £600. Please quote item reference AD87. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0637-127x17x16 (2.006).

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