rare infantry officers sword by wilkinson sword london and scabbard mid 19th century

Rare Infantry Officers Sword By Wilkinson Sword London and Scabbard Mid 19th Century



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A Rare Antique Mid 19th Century Infantry Officers Sword By Wilkinson Sword London. This sword is an early example of a major design change implemented to strengthen the blade of fighting swords. Earlier pipe back versions having failed to penetrate during the Crimean War during mortal combat situations. Sword No 6696 was made in 1855 and was sold to a Mr. Platt who later purchased a commision as Captain in the 1st Battalion 16th (the Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot. Captain Platt was sadly to pass away in 1857 when on Garrison Duty at the British Army camp The Curragh in Ireland. The sword is with a possibly later Sam Browne Belt and Service Scabbard.
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Height = 106 cm (42")
Width = 13 cm (5")
Depth = 10 cm (4")

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