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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.

1897 Pattern George 5th / WW1 British Infantry Officer's Sword

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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 number 690.

 

 

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