Iron hilt with each with wheel cut faceted decoration employing the same technique as for cut glass. Additionally, each element inset with separate faceted studs in cluster patterns. 31" concave face triangular blade. The forte decorated with scrolling foliage and maker's name, HILL BROS OLD BOND ST LONDON. That maker active at that address 1856-89 dating the sword to that periods. Steel mounted black leather scabbard with studded frog mount matching the hilt. Excellent throughout with just light surface toning to soft patina as expected. Likely a military officer's privately purchased sword and dating to a period of intense military activity for England including the Sepoy Rebellion, Crimean War, Zulu War, first Boer War and several others on four continents.

Stock Number: FNS733

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