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1854 Pattern Irish Guards Officers ERII Sword by Wilkinsons (sold)

In very good condition, a stunning Irish Guards sword etched with battle honours by Wilkinsons.

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Sold Item Notice

Is this sword in parade ground condition? Just, I suspect; the sheer Wilkinsons quality and etched battle honours making up for any brand new sparkle. The serial number is 76831, so the sword was made in 1956; it is in very good condition for a sword over 50 years old. Although old, it bears the Royal Cypher for Queen Elizabeth 2nd, so is still very much correct for a serving Irish Guards officer if he is not beaten to this sword by a collector looking for such a pristine example.

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The 32.5 inch blade is in excellent condition; the etching still crisp and clear with Irish Guards battle honours to the Hindenberg Line and Hazebrouck in WW1. Blade firm in the hilt; the plating of both in nearly new order. The fishskin grip a little aged, not much; the twisted wire grip bindings in good order. Original metal scabbard; sword sheathes well but the scabbard does not hold onto the blade if you release your grip. Original sword knot a little aged; perhaps needing replacement if the sword is for parade use.

A scarce sword in superb condition. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. My item reference number is 664 (271).

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