RAMC. Edwardian officer’s sword with brass hilt


The sword is of the infantry 1892 pattern but belonged to a medical officer because the hilt is of brass, which was abandoned by the infantry later in the 1890s with the the adoption of a steel guard in 1895 and 1897. The sword, by HOLT & SON, SACKVILLE ST, LONDON W , is in sleepy, uncleaned consdition and comes complete with its leather sword knot, leather service scabbard, and outer leather carrying case, the lid stamped with the original owner’s initials J. A. L. The Royal Army Medical Corps did not finally adopt the standard infantry pattern steel hilted sword until 1934. The blade is just under 33 ins in length. jun8/1

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