RARE PRE WW1 1850s BRITISH ARMY LIFE GUARDS NCO’S SWORD & SCABBARD LONDON MADE
Offered is an exceptionally fine condition Circa 1850’s British Army Non Commissioned Officer’s Life Guards sword & scabbard.
The sword features a gilt brass half boat shell guard, with gilded brass mounts and urn shaped pommel The silver wire twisted grip retains all of it’s original binding to a wooden base, with a small amount of movement from age. The 83cm long thick nickel spear point, single fullered blade, shows little or no use and retains the maker engraved details for Andrews of 9 Pall Mall London. Full length black leather scabbard in good condition, with all of the stitching present, with brass frog stud and chape, showing a repair to top of leather portion towards frog stud. Blade fits into the scabbard without issues. Andrews, of Pall Mall, were the preferred maker of swords to the Life Guards during the middle of the 19th Century, with most of the surviving examples being the officer’s type, making these NCO’s swords very scarce and in this great condition, highly desirable.
Overall length: 101 cm.
||115 x 15 x 15 cm