A PRESENTATION OFFICER'S SWORD TO WORCESTERSHIRE RIFLES,
dated 1864, with 32in. slightly curved single-edged nickel-steel blade with single fuller ending 9in. from the point, the last 9in. of the blade being double-edged, finely etched with foliate design, Queen's crown and stand-of-arms and a bugle with '39' in the tube loop, with foliate etching over and a central presentation panel with the inscription 'PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN PARKER BY THE OFFICERS / NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, AND MEMBERS OF THE XIVth COMPANY OF / WORCESTERSHIRE RIFLES, IN TOKEN OF THE HIGH ESTEEM WHICH / HE IS HELD AND FOR HIS UNIFORM KINDNESS AND LIBERALITY / Worcester May 23rd 1864', ricasso with brass 'PROVED' plug, nickel-steel gothic hilt with crowned bugle with '39' in the tube loop, black fish-skin grip bound with copper wire, together with its nickel-steel scabbard with two suspension loops, a little staining to the blade, a little wear to the grip, scabbard with smoothed shallow pitting, a few rust stains and minor denting
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