British 19th Century Orkney Artillery Volunteers Officer’s Sword

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A rare British 19th Century Orkney Artillery Volunteers Officer's Sword

This sword was carried by an officer in the Orkney Artillery Volunteers during the 19th Century - probably c.1860's.  This far flung string of Scottish islands (around 10 miles north of Caithness) probably had quite a small military contingent so this sword must be pretty rare.  The sword has a typical artillery pattern three-bar hilt with fishskin and brass twiswire to the grip.  The blade is etched with a regimental designation, including "Orkney Artillery Volunteers" and "Staff 1st Administrative Brigade", artillery cannon, royal crown and cypher and scrolling foliage.

Condition of the Sword

In fair condition - wear to hilt and blade - some edge nicks.  Scabbard is has nickel-plated mounts - probably associated although a good fit with no movement.

Specifications of the Sword

Blade length is 31.75 inches (38 inches overall).

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