Wilkinson British 1822 P Senior Army (Adjutant)
Officer’s Sword (Sold)
Very good condition Wilkinson made 1822P British Infantry Adjutant's
(Captain's or Major's) sword and scabbard.
One of the finest 1822P's I have held, the sword looks 15, not
150+ years old. The steel scabbard but lack of staff officer's crossed
baton and sword to the hilt (it has the regular VR Cypher) means
it is an adjutant's sword. Made by Wilkinson Sword, serial number
5223; like many early serial numbers, the Wilkinson sales ledger
just states its existence and that it was proofed (tested). This
sword was sold to either a Captain or Major who was acting as adjutant
to his regiment's colonel. Responsible for adminstration, discipline,
organization and operations, this sword belonged to a very senior
The etching is a little worn on one side but very good still the
other. The blade generally is in good condition although there are
some black patina spots near the tip. Blade firm in hilt, hilt very
good; fishskin in very good condition, ring bindings very good (one
side strand of the lower ring a little loose but not seriously),
a small break in the VR cartouche (not very noticeable), the gilt
particularly good still, the folding guard in good order. Sheathes
well into its very good condition steel scabbard (some blemishes).
Further pictures available upon request.