A very rare British 1850 Royal Engineers Driver's Sword and Scabbard
This is one of the rarest of British regulation military swords for the collector. The sword was actually manufactured by Schnitzler & Kirschbaum of Solingen for the Prussian Guard Hussar Regiment. The sword was rejected during trials and eventually sold to the British Army who issued it the Royal Engineers. Very few have survived and this sword has become a major target for British sword collectors. It comprises a heavy iron, three-bar hilt and ribbed leather grip. The blade is marked with British Army issue and sold out of service marks - there are also German issue stamps (dated to 1850) to the blade spine. Complete with scabbard.
Condition of the Sword
In good overall condition - dark age patina and wear to the hilt and scabbard.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 35 inches (40 inches overall).
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