1845 British Rifle Brigade Presentation Sword


1845 British Rifle Brigade Presentation Sword Gothic hilt in nickel chased with scrolls and foliage. Crowned stringed bugle with wreath in cartouche. Highly decorative back strap and pommel and complete with fish skin grip secured by silver wire. The slightly curved blade is etched to within 3.5 inches of the point and with presentation inscription which reads Presented as a mark of esteem to Captain Williams M.C.P principle of Duro House School by the Duro House Cadets who took part in the Volunteer Cadet Review held at Chrystal Palace Sept 1861. Complete with silver plated scabbard showing age wear. The blade is maker marked but worn all that can be seen is Holborn London but looking at the proof plug it seems likely that it is B Thurkle who operated from this address 1834 – 1864

Reference: Robson Swords of the British Army Plate 127 – 128
Blade Length: 32.50 inch
Overall Length: 38.0 inch

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