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An amazing thing the likes of which I have never seen before. At first glance this appears to be a standard British artillery officers Sabretache, but this is where the similarity ends. The Sabretache opens on a leather hinge to reveal a fitted book of original writing paper manufactured in the shape of the sabretache and two black leather fitments for writing implements. The bullion work to the front of the Sabretache writing set is in exceptional condition with the Victorian Royal coat of arms, motto and gilt metal field gun, there are no metal fittings on the top edge which would normally be found on a sabretache proving with out doubt that this was the way it was manufactured and that it is not a latter alteration. The reverse side of the writing set is black leather with gold embossed owners initials, G.S.M.B, from these initials it should be possible to discover the original officers name. The Sabretache writing set is contained in its original leather velvet lined protective cover. Probably a unique items, if any one knows of another I would be interested hear of it. [Condition: Exc++].