Root-ball sword cane made by Brigg of London, hallmarked and maker marked. Hallmark letter for London, 1912. Brigg were a prestigious maker and retailer of high quality walking sticks, umbrellas and sword canes.
The cane is 86.5cm long and conceals a 50 cm diamond section blade with a needle sharp point. The blade is in good condition with minimal speckles of tarnish, which could easily be polished out. The blade sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the cane.
The cane itself is in excellent condition without cracks or damage, showing only one or two light scuffs and marks of use. The hallmarked silver collar bears the initials of the original owner; two back-to-back letter “C.” The quality brass and steel ferrule is possibly a period replacement as it shows minimal wear however, I believe it to be original to the cane and an indication that the cane saw very little use. Given its manufacture date of 1912, this is entirely possible. The cane’s original owner may not have returned from the War and had he done so, times were different and the golden age of sword canes had passed.