1897 Pattern George 5th / WW1 British Infantry
Officer's Sword (Sold)
A very good condition 1897P British infantry officer's sword and
plated metal dress scabbard.
Typical late WW1 sword in respect of the etching and lack of a
maker's name to the forte / ricasso. I suspect the officer who once
owned this never actually wore it that much based on the lack of
wear and certainly not on a battlefield in its bright steel dress
scabbard. Who knows the story behind it?
The 32.5 inch blade is in exceptionally good condition with virtually
no rust / patination anywhere. Nicely etched with George 5th cypher
one side, the British Royal Coat of Arms the other. Plated hilt
in very good order too; some very small spots. The fishskin grip
in very good condition with the twisted wire grip bindings present
and correct. Sheathes exceptionally well into the plated metal scabbard,
firming as it reaches fully sheathed, the scabbard holding firm
to the blade as if it were new. The acorn of the sword knot gone,
an easy replacement. A well above average example and great value.
Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Sword reference