We are delighted to offer for sale a Superb!! And Rare Antique 19th Century English Indian Bengal Engineers Regiment Officer's Sword. In its gilt brass furniture with a fine shark skin grip and royal cipher to the guard.
Blade with fine quality etched decorations including regiment name and insignia as well as the royal cipher of the period monarch. Ricasso with well preserved maker's logo. Made by Henry Wilkinson sword, London, Pall Mall address.
Blade detail and proof stamp. Indeed a very attractive and scarce piece, that will make a collector very happy!! The Indian Army Corps of Engineers is one of the oldest arms of the Indian Army, dating back to 1780, when the two regular pioneer companies of the Madras Sappers were raised, as a part of the East India Company's army. Prior to its formation, by 1740s officers and engineers from the Kingdom of Great Britain served in the Bengal Engineers, Bombay Engineers and Madras Engineers, formed with the respective Presidency armies, while British soldiers served in each of the Presidencies' engineering companies, namely the Madras Sappers and Miners, Bombay Sappers and Miners, and the Bengal Sappers and Miners. The Bengal Sappers and Miners was originally the Corps of Bengal Pioneers, which was raised from two pioneer companies in 1803, part of Bengal Army of the Presidency of Bengal; one raised by Capt T.Wood at Kanpur as Bengal Pioneers in November 1803, also known as "Roorkee Safar Maina". In 1819, at the conclusion of Third Maratha War, a part of Bengal Pioneers merged with the Company of Miners (raised in 1808) to become the Bengal Sappers and Miners, and raised at Allahabad, with Captain Thomas Anburey as the Commandant. The remaining part of the Corps of Bengal Pioneers was absorbed in 1833. In 1843'Broadfoot's Sappers', which had been raised in 1840, merged into the Bengal Sappers and Miners. Measurements: The Sword measures approx. 39-1/4 (99.7cm) Long (Inside the Scabbard) x approx.
32 (81.3cm) outside the Scabbard. Condition Report: We do our very best to describe the condition to the best of our knowledge. The overall condition of this sword is very good!
And it presents very well!! Wear commesurate with age and use, some denting to the scabbard. Please read all of the description and terms of sale. Antique RARE English Indian Bengal Engineers Regiment Officer Sword 19thC London.
Antique RARE English Indian Bengal Engineers Regiment Officer Sword And Scabbard 19thCentury By Henry Wilkinson London. And Rare Antique 19th Century. English Indian Bengal Engineers Regiment Officer's Sword. Henry Wilkinson sword, London, Pall Mall address. Indeed a very attractive and scarce piece, that will make a collector very happy!!We will do all that we can to help the situation to the best of our ability. We try to maintain a high status of excellence through helping our customers with any issues that may arise. Customers satisfaction is paramount for us. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique RARE English Indian Bengal Engineers Regiment Officer Sword 19thC London" is in sale since Wednesday, April 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Other Collectible Swords". The seller is "antiques-belle-epoque-usa-rare-currency" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.