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1897P GRI British Infantry Officer's Sword by Gaunt (sold)

A good 1897 pattern British infantry officer's sword, GRI denoting India service during George 5th's reign, made by J R Gaunt & Sons.

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J R Gaunt are believed by many to be the top maker quality wise for officer swords of this period, and it shows. This George V India infantry officer's sword is very nicely made indeed. "GRI" (India service) swords are in the minority when it comes to WW1 era British swords as most officers were of course on the killing fields of France, Belgium and Holland; fortunate indeed the British officer stationed in India throughout the "Great" War.

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Lovely 33 inch blade with superb etching, a little spotting and patina here and there, not too much. The nickel plated hilt is mostly good, some spots, a little rust along one edge, not too much. The fishskin grip in good order with the twisted wire grip bindings present if a little loose in places, but not so bad. The original leather knot and field service scabbard both in good order; sword sheathes well. Further / full sized images upon request. My item reference number is 721 (289)

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