Category: 1874

A Set of Fireplace Tools and Andirons Made from French Mle. 1874 Bayonets for the Gras Rifle

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British Pattern 1874 Royal Horse Guards Officer’s Sword for the 1st Life Guards

1874 Royal Horse Guard / Life Guard Officers Sword dates from the late 19th Century. It is mounted with a straight blade that measures 34 inches in length. The blade has not been abused, however due to bad storage; it has developed some surface pitting scars on both sides near the point. The blade does continue to wears its beautiful etching on either side. The steel guard is wonderfully enhanced with a brass regimental motif with the original crimson leather backed liner still present. The hilt is fish skin covered with its twisted wire wrap still in place and the guard is beautifully accentuated with the original portepee. The metal scabbard has survived nicely with only a couple of dings and one small rusted spot near the drag. Overall measuring 42 inches in length.

Photos from OldSwords.com (Item

39045).

Various 19th Century Bayonets

This was what my bayonet collection looked like about 12 years ago. From top to bottom:

  • British Brown Bess Socket Bayonet
  • British Pattern 1876 Martini-Henry Socket Bayonet

  • Italian Bersaglieri Sword Bayonet Dated 1851 
  • French Mle. 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet
  • French Mle. 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet
  • Brazilian Light Minie Rifle Sword Bayonet, made in Germany and probably diverted to the United States during the Civil War.

victoriansword:

British Pattern 1874 Royal Horse Guards Officer’s Sword for the 1st Life Guards

1874 Royal Horse Guard / Life Guard Officers Sword dates from the late 19th Century. It is mounted with a straight blade that measures 34 inches in length. The blade has not been abused, however due to bad storage; it has developed some surface pitting scars on both sides near the point. The blade does continue to wears its beautiful etching on either side. The steel guard is wonderfully enhanced with a brass regimental motif with the original crimson leather backed liner still present. The hilt is fish skin covered with its twisted wire wrap still in place and the guard is beautifully accentuated with the original portepee. The metal scabbard has survived nicely with only a couple of dings and one small rusted spot near the drag. Overall measuring 42 inches in length.

Photos from OldSwords.com (Item

39045).

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British Household Cavalry Officers’ Swords