1872 Life Guard’s Officers Sword- Costume
Victorian Life Guard’s Officer Dress Sword. Officially sanctioned in 1872, this sword was carried by this famous regiment through the Boer War and WWI until 1922 when the 1st and 2nd Life Guards were amalgamated. This did not end the life of this impressive pattern. Instead the “2” was dropped from the guard’s ornamental cypher and it became the official state sword of the Life Guards.
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.