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1897P GV King's Own Royal Regiment Presentation Sword, sold

A 1932 Wilkinson presentation sword to then Lieutenant RA Heape of the King's Own Royal Regiment.

1897P George 5th King's Own Royal Regiment Presentation Sword

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Made by Wilkinson Sword, serial number 61950, in 1929 and etched on the sword to RA Heape, King's Own Royal Regiment. I believe the location of the etching and style means this was a sword presented to RA Heape, rather than one he had his name added to, probably given to him by his family. RA Heape survived World War 2 despite his battalion being virtually wiped out in Leros Greece (November 1943) and made Major. So plenty of data and scope for anyone interested in researching this man further. A photo of him in India as a Captain can be seen here: King's Own Royal Regiment Museum (he is probably wearing this very sword).

In good but well aged general order, the blade well and evenly patinated, firm in the hilt. The hilt with some rust spots / bubbles but generally good. The fishskin well worn in places, the twisted grip wire grip bindings in good shape. Leather scabbard and sword not remains included. Further pictures available upon request. Item reference number 707 (280).

 


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