1845P Victorian British Infantry General
/ Staff Officer's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, an 1845 Pattern Victorian British Infantry
General / Staff Officer's Sword, Edinburgh cutler.
A very nice example of the 1845 pattern general's sword, etched
to Tailors and Army Clothiers "Millan & Mann, George Street,
Edinburgh". This sword dates 1845 to 1854 (when the folding
guard design was replaced by a solid guard). This is a rare pattern
of sword as most general staff carried the 1831 pattern mameluke,
which was a dress sword. So this sword was for a general / staff
officer who was more likely to be on a battlefield than in an officer's
The 32 1/4 inch finely etched blade is in very good condition,
some patina towards the point and near the hilt, but otherwise really
very good and firm in the hilt. The hilt generally good but with
some bending of the knucklebow and the folding section os very tight,
but works. The grip in overall very good condition but with some
wear to the edges, the twisted grip wire is also good. The brass
scabbard is in generally very good condition, a small ding and slight
staining here and there. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A really very good example. A bargain for only £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference Q81 (0416). Further / full
sized images available upon request.