British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword for an Officer of the Royal Army Medical Corps
This is a rare pattern which was used by officers of the [Royal] Army Medical Corps [RAMC]from 1892 to right after the First World War when they switched to the more common 1897.
This particular sword has a solid hilt with a nice deep patina. The guard and blade are marked to Edward VII.
In 1895, infantry officers were required to update their hilts from the old brass “gothic” hilts to the new P1895 steel hilt. RAMC officers continued to use the 1892 pattern through WWI, although some switched to the steel hilt prior to The Great War.