Boyle & Gamble Foot Officer's Sword

29" slightly curved single-edged blade with 4" false edge and 22" median fuller. 5.25" sand cast brass hilt with two-branch guard, face of which is cast with the markings: BOYLE, GAMBLE & MACFEE over RICHMOND. Lightly grooved wood grip with thin leather cover and 15 wraps of single-strand copper wire. Brass mounted, top-seamed leather scabbard with incised line decorations along edges. Upper and middle mounts with thin, crudely-made suspension rings that have approximate diameters of 1.125" on the exterior and .9" on the interior. Middle mount and drag decorated with two incised lines.

Provenance:From the Sword Collection of William Koch


Very good. Blade lightly cleaned with a mottle grayish patina and some lightly scattered oxidation. Hilt with an uncleaned patina, grip with leather in fine condition. Remnants of leather sword knot in guard. Scabbard fine, with light wear and crazing, stitching tight and mounts with an lovely uncleaned patina. Upper suspension ring nearly worn through at one spot from carry wear. Throat is slightly loose.

Estimate: $8,000 - $15,000
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