An 1827 pattern post 1902 officer's sword
An 1827 pattern post 1902 officer's sword of 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Queens. The blade, by Hobson & Sons 1-3-5 Lexington St, London W, is etched with the crowned EVIIR cypher, 1st VB THE QUEENS, and the owner's initials R.D.C. all amidst foliage. Regulation steel guard and chequered gripstrap retaining traces of plating. The grip is covered with fishskin and bound with twisted nickel wire. In its steel dress scabbard with 2 hanging rings.
Blade length 32½" (82.5cms) Overall length including scabbard 40" (101.5cms)
The sword of Captain R. D. Cheeswright, 4th Queens, Capt 1st V.B. 4.8.06, on Reserve 1911, Capt 11.9.14.