British Police Cutlass, 19th Century
A nice example of a Victorian police cutlass – this example etched on the blade to the Staffordshire Constabulary. The sword is complete with its scabbard and the spring catch which secures it is fully operational. The blade, unusually for a police sword, has been service-sharpened. The tip is a little rounded from wear and tear. The sword is in good condition overall, with a bright blade firm in the hilt, the shagreen in good condition on the grip. The scabbard is also in good condition, though the end chape needs re-gluing back onto the end of the leather and some of the stitching has gone from the back of the seam.