A Victorian 1892 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword. With etched dumb-bell blade, double edged towards the point, blade etched with scrolling foliage and VR cipher, retailer etched at the forte, ‘J B Johnstone, SACKVILLE ST, LONDON and DUBLIN’.
There is no sword cutler at this time and so it probably the details of the retailer.
This pattern retained the P1854 gothic hilt with the new P1892 blade. This was until 1895 when the new hilt was adopted and blades had to be re-hilted.
Blade Length: 33 Inches
Overall Length: 38 Inches