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Old 26th May 2017, 05:00 AM   #267
Cathey
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Default Scottish Staff Sergeant Mark I Sword

Hi Guys

Picked up this Sergeants Basket Hilt Crimea Period recently by Garden.
Nationality: British
Date: 1852 pattern
Maker/Retailer: GARDEN
Overall Length: 40 3/8 102.4 cm in scabbard 39 99cm sword only
Blade length: 33 83.9 cm, fuller 8 21.7 cm
Blade widest point: 1
Hilt widest point: 7 17.5 cm
Inside grip length: 4 10.5 cm
Marks, etc.: Stamped I over 4 on the Wrist Guard, Etched GARDEN 200 Piccadilly LONDON in the fuller

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Scottish Staff Sergeant Sword Mark I.
Large Steel Basket with Fishskin grip bound with copper wire. Plain Broadsword blade with short central fuller engraved GARDEN 200 Piccadilly LONDON. Leather scabbard with two steel mounts and frog.

Interestingly it is marked with a 1 over 4 on the wrist guard, no idea what this means but probably confirms that this is a NCO sword not an Officers.

Cheers Cathey and Rex
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