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British Pattern 1895 Infantry Officer’s Levée

Sword

This example appears to be a levée or picquet weight sword for dress rather than a sword intended for active service.

Picquet weight swords, sometimes called

levée

swords, were light weight versions of service swords and were not intended for combat.

Here is an example of a cased set of swords; one for service, one for dress.

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