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1827 Pattern Rifle Officer's Presentation Levee Sword VR

Description: A rare and beautifully etched presentation sword from the NCOs of the Birmingham Battalion of the Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers to Captian Everitt date June 1860. The hilt is in good order with just some slight loss of the plating to the top of the guard. The wiring is present and correct and there is no damage to the shagreen.

The blade is flawless and it looks almost as it did when left the hands of Robert Moles workshop in 1860. It carries the presentation etching to one side with the Royal crown and the strung bugle of the light infantry to the other. The ricasso was etched by Mole in the 1860s, though the brass proof plug to the other side does not carry Mole’s logo (if anyone can identify the maker then please let me know) which would indicate that this sword pre-dates 1860.

The scabbard is likewise in excellent order; there are just one or two areas of light corrosion where the plating has lifted.

Provenance: Research pending.

Price: £595

Catalogue No: ES0042

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