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1920 Pattern George 5th British Air Force Officer's Sword (sold)

An exceptionally difficult to source George 5th British Air Force officer's sword.

1920 Pattern George 5th British Air Force Officer's Sword

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A scarce authentic George 5th RAF officer's sword; be warned, 99% of these swords are reproductions; I 100% guarantee this is an authentic period RAF sword. Made by Wilkinson in 1927 (serial number 60977), this sword has been semi-restored in that the blade has been replated and therefore is very bright and new looking. So the sword can be left as is, or sent to a refurbishment company like Crisps & Sons to have the hilt, grip and scabbard done.

The 32 /12 inch blade is good and bright, the etching is not as crisp as it once was because it has been replated of course. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt has lost its once bright gilt finish. The fishskin grip is very worn, though the original twisted grip wire bindings are present and sound. The scabbard is aged, the fittings lost their gilt, the shoe / drag / chape is not secure.

This is a very good price for such a rare sword and if you are looking for a a much better example, pay to have it refurbished! Top condition George 5th RAF swords easily fetch £1500. Though I like keeping my swords like this as is, so the choice is yours. Further / full sized photos available upon request. Item Ref: 878 (383).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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