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1908P Wilkinson Leather Clad British Cavalry Trooper's Sword (sold)

An exceptionally rare WW1 fully leather clad 1908P British cavalry trooper's sword, dated 1914, for a premier regiment.

1908P Wilkinson Leather Clad British Cavalry Trooper's Sword

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An early WW1, dated November 1914, British cavalry trooper's sword made by Wilkinson for a premier / elite cavalry regiment, with the scabbard, outer guard bowl and inner guard bowl all fully leather clad.

This is one of if not the most attractive 1908P's I have ever seen. Fully clad in leather, clearly for an elite cavalry regiment at the beginning of World War One. I pondered whether to treat the leather (leather balsam - an inexpensive treatment that enriches the leather) but decided not to, as I truly like the existing aged look. The 35 inch blade in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The bowl guard and grip in good order, the leather aged but robustly sound. Equally, the leather clad steel scabbard in very good order. The leather sword knot has broken in one place. Sword sheathes and draws well. These leather clad cavalry swords rarely come onto the market. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Item reference number 813.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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