A Extremely Rare Band Sword of the 2nd Lifeguards
Lot 55*Y
A Extremely Rare Band Sword of the 2nd Lifeguards
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,995) inc. premium
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A Extremely Rare Band Sword of the 2nd Lifeguards
83cm slightly curved blade double edged towards the point etched with scrolls and VR cypher, silvered brass hilt, the crossguard decorated with scrolls and a flaming grenade on the ecusson, lion's head pommel with loose ring for knot, carved ivory grip (chipped), in its steel scabbard, two suspension rings.

Footnotes

  • A similar sword with wire bound fish skin grip, is in the National Army Museum and illustrated in Robson, 'Swords of the British Army' revised edition, p.255, and it is stated 'so far, other examples have not been encountered'.
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