1897 British Infantry Officers Sword- Costume
1897 Pattern British Infantry Officer’s Sword. This pattern is almost identical to the 1895 pattern, except for a slightly turned down part of the base of the basket hilt that is close to the body. This sword is the pattern still carried today; the changing being the cypher of the reigning monarch.
Our large collection of swords are available for hire.
They fall into 3 main categories. Costume or Antique, Stunt or Fight ready and safe or prop only.
Costume and antique swords are for wearing and set dressing only. They are not suitable for any type of contact work and must not be used in any fight routines.
Fight ready or Stunt swords have been manufactured and prepared for stage combat use. The blades are made from either high tensile sprung steel or from an alloy compound (Duralium) Swords for stage combat must be paired and use compatible blades.
Prop swords are usually moulded rubber or plastic replica. often referred to as “Safe” swords.