Victorian 1st London Artillery Officer's
Sword, F A Prout, for sale
In good though aged condition, a Victorian 1st London Artillery
Officer's Sword, marked to the original owner / officer, F A Prout.
The blade is etched to the 1st London Artillery (City
of London Artillery), retailer Ascher of London and Woolwich,
and bearing the original owner officer's name, "F A Prout".
Rudimentary research shows he was commissioned into the regiment
in 1872 and in 1877 was operating an advertising company with two
partners from offices in London Bridge and Berlin.
The 32 inch blade has a steady patina throughout and the etching
is feint but still visible. Blade firm in the hilt. The steel hilt
in good order. The fishskin grip good for its age (some age evident
to edges); the twisted grip wire bindings very good. The steel scabbard
with patina and a light pitting but sound. The sword sheathes and
Nice to get such a regimentally marked sword with the owner's name
to it. A bargain in City of London terms, yours for £550.
Please quote item reference Q83. Further full / sized images available
on request. Box 0425-1m (1.749).