British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword

British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword

The auction listing doesn’t make a lot of sense. I think they are trying to say that this is for an officer of the Madras Native Infantry, but they don’t actually state that the sword is marked as such. They then go on to talk about officers of the 95th using this sword throughout the 19th century. Well, not really. But sort of. The 95th was the precursor to the Rifle Brigade, but from 1823 the 95th Regiment of Foot was the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot. So yes, officers of the Rifle Brigade, previously the 95th, did carry this pattern beginning in 1827. Officers of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot would have used the Pattern 1822 and Pattern 1845 Infantry Officers’ Swords.