A Victorian 1845 pattern Infantry officer's sword.
A Victorian 1845 pattern Infantry officer's sword. The blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, No 17144, is etched with a crowned VR amidst scrolling foliage, together with the owner's crest and initials D.S. The brass guard and gripstrap of regulation pattern, the grip is covered with fishskin and bound with twisted copper wire. Contained in its steel scabbard which has been covered in brown leather for field service.
Blade length 32½" (82.5cms) Overall length including scabbard 41¾" (106cms)
Wilkinsons confirm that this sword was sold to the Honourable D. Sandilands 6.12.1870. Douglas Sandilands (brother of Baron Thorpichen) 12th Baron, Lieut 43rd Regt (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry)