Wed, Aug 16, 2017 10:00AM EDT - Thu, Aug 17, 2017 10:00AM EDT
Imported German-made P1822 Royal Artillery Officer's sword having steel three bar hilt as carried by officers of that corps until 1910. Sword is 37.75" oa length with 32.5" blade. The artillery pattern was virtually the same as the P1822 carried by officers of light cavalry. This example has the motto and cannon device of the Royal Artillery etched in the blade. The brass prove disk at ricasso indicates that the sword was manufactured by "Gebruder Grah, Solingen," in business from 1854-1867. A German import for the English market probably coinciding with the Crimean War when demand outstripped domestic supply.