Lot 121

An 1888-dated cavalry officer’s sword, named to Henry Vincent Bailey of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers. The blade is longer than regulation, being 36 inches (91.5cm), and features extensive detailed etching to both the regiment, with battle honours, as well as the officer’s initials and date of commission. The sword is etched to maker S. J. Pillin of London. Regulation 3-bar hilt, with chequered thumb-placer and pommel, together with black shagreen and silver wire grip. The sword comes with a page of research on Major H V Bailey, who served in the Second Anglo-Boer War and WW1. (1)

Estimate: £280-£320