An original British Victorian Benjamin Thurkle Presentation Sword
A British Victorian Benjamin Thurkle Presentation Sword. This sword was presented from British sword maker Benjamin Thurkle to a T. Harding - am currently unable to identify who that was. This is definitely a unique and highly unusual British presentation sword from Mr Benjamin Thurkle. The famous Thurkle sword making family are noted as working in London from around 1766 and Benjamin is known to have worked from 1834 - 1864. The company had a long and proud working history and were eventually ceasing trading in 1899 and were taken over by Gaunts. Thurkle produced many blades for officers in the British Army throughout the nineteenth century and his blades are particularly sought after by sword collectors due to their high quality.Condition of the sword is excellent, with very crisp etching. Leather and copper twistwire to the grip. Complete with scabbard. A nice piece of sword making history. Blade length is 22 inches (27.5 inches overall).
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