On the 23rd day of Swordvent were looking at three unique pieces of British history which all took interesting twists of fate.

Firstly there is the sword of a Boer war KIA to the South Staffordshire regiment killed in the Boer War, secondly there is a staff and general officers sabre carried by a man whose actual regiment never saw action during his time of service but when on detachment was involved in a desperate defence of a British Lieutenant Governor and lastly a sword I can date to within three months to a regiment of soldiers raised by John Jacobs to use his famous Jacobs Double Rifle.