Victorian Colonial Wars - Crimean War -
American Civil War
This sword is the modified version of the 1822 pattern when the folding guard was officially discontinued and the back of the blade became flat, opposed to the 1822 piped-back blade. This sword saw incredible service in the 19th century including the Crimean War, the American Civil War, Boer War (unofficially) and the Zulu, Australian, New Zealand and Indian Colonial Conflicts. It was officially replaced in 1897 with a new pattern Infantry sword. However it continued to be used by some officers into the 20th century with some Canadian officers carrying the pattern to South Africa during the Boer War.
During the American Civil War, not only did the British observers have this side arm but Confederate officers paid top dollar for one. One British observer noted in 1863: "In Houston, I myself saw an English regulation infantry sword exposed for sale for $225." Our price is almost the same today as it was over 130 years ago! Even the Mexican Army used this sword as early as the Battle of the Alamo. The serving examples of British Infantry swords used by American officers in the Civil War almost all had the leather and brass scabbard offered here.
The stories around this sword are too numerous for this short description. The sword itself has a gothic type hilt with the VR Royal Cypher and Queen's Crown on the guard. The brass backstrap/pommel piece is finely detailed, and is finished with a pommel nut at the top. The grip is blakc leather wrapped with twists of wire. In addition the 32 1/2 inch blade is masterfully etched with the appropriate devices, including the two triangle star design indicating the sword is proofed to Army specifications. Many mistakenly think it is the Star of David. Completing the sword is its two ringed leather and brass scabbard.
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