1821 Pattern British Royal Artillery Officer’s
Very good condition, well etched Wilkinson 1821 Pattern British
Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword with owner's initials and
Initialed “RWS” with family crest / motto “Carid
Nam Fecham” (Love for those close?) English Infantry Officer
Sword, Wilkinson made with serial number 10164 on spine. I have
tracked this sword on the Wilkinson ledger and it was sold on the
20th January 1860 to Hunter and Guthrie (Tailors and Sword Cutlers
of 12 Cork Street, Bond Street, London) for their client "Smith";
so the owner was almost certainly one First Lieutenant Robert William
Smith who made officer rank on the 9th December 1859. RW Smith served
with the Bengal Artillery which was merged into the Royal Artillery
under their new name the "Royal Horse Artillery" in 1862.
The sword is in very good condition, as is the scabbard but for
one dent. The 82.5 cm blade is firm in the hilt which has very good
condition fishskin. Further pictures available upon request.