Lot 130

Victorian (circa 1860-1870) rifles officer’s sword, featuring full-width tang (Reeves’ patent solid hilt), with damage and faults. The bright and clean blade features the knot emblem of the Staffordshire regiments and volunteers. Also etched to the blade are the officer’s initials, which seem to be CFC, CIC or CJC, as well as the strung horn of the rifles and light infantry. The composition grips are secure on the tang, but the left plate has lost a section at the pommel end. The guard and backstrap are covered in light rust and the tang nut is missing. Blade 32.5 inches and heavy brass scabbard. Probably made by Reeves of Birmingham.  (1)

Estimate: £200-£250