A Victorian Royal Artillery officer's sword.
A Victorian Royal Artillery officer's sword. The blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, No 18997, is etched and polished with crowned Royal Arms, regimental title and devices amidst scrolling foliage, together with the owner's crest. The steel guard and chequered gripstrap of regulation pattern, the grip is covered with fishskin and bound with twisted silver wire. Contained in its steel dress scabbard. Supplied by Wilkinsons in 1873
Blade length 34½" (87.9cms) Overall length including scabbard 41" (104cms)
The sword of Philip Saltmarshe RA, Lt 9.1.73, Capt 31.12.81, Maj 10.10.89, Lt Col 6.10.98. Afghan War 1878-9 medal, S African War 1899-1900 Commd Heavy Art Natal FF, Natal, Laing's Nek, QM with 3 clasps. Sold with research material.