Category: swords

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Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword for an officer of the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), with presentation inscription.

Description: Presentation sword with the original scabbard etched on the blade.Lieut. Capel Fothergill Adey. “This sword presented to him at the public examination on the (…) by the Honorable Court of Directors of the East India Company as a mark of the court’s approbation of his general good conduct while at the Company’s Military Seminary.Maker: E & W Bond, 45 Cornhill, London.

Source for the presentation address: Google Books

victoriansword:

Superb silver-gilt presentation sword and other items relating to the early history of the H.E.I.C.’s Steam Navy and, more specifically, the celebrated paddle sloop Hugh Lindsay, and her master Commander John Henry Wilson

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Slender fullered Damascus steel blade, inscribed “Eisenhauer” on the obverse. Symmetrical iron bar hilt with pierced shell-guards, struck on the obverse with crown/Saxon steed, the reverse crown/“W”, fishskin grip with silver wire wrap and iron grip strip, finger loop. Iron scabbard with two movable suspension rings, attached the remains of a hanger with silver lion head buckles. Length 110 cm.

This is a stunning take on the British “Gothic” hilt which is associated with the Pattern 1822 (and 1845) Infantry Officer’s Sword and the Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword. This sword has the a symmetrical guard as opposed to the asymmetrical guard of British “Gothic” hilts, and substitutes Hanoverian emblems of the crowned horse and the crowned W (presumably for for William IV). William was King of the United Kingdom and Hanover.

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