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Wilkinson Marked ERII Rifle Regiment Officer's Sword, Sold

In very condition, an ERII British rifle regiment officer's sword marked to Wilkinson.

Wilkinson Marked ERII Rifle Regiment Officer's Sword

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Q. When is an officer's Wilkinson Sword not a Wilkinson Sword?
A. When it does not have a serial number (many other makers used to put Wilkinson's name on their blades if their customers required this).

This generally very fine Queen Elizabeth 2nd etched British rifle regiment officer's sword has the Wilkinson logo on the blade but no serial number, yet I believe it was made by Wilkinson. I bought it with two other Wilkinson's, an 1897P infantry officer's sword with serial number for 1974, and a horrible "commemorative" sword Wilkinson were once mad or desperate enough to make, all from the same man who swears be bought all three from Wilkinson's Acton factory in 1974. And I believe him.

This is a fine sword in great condition but the hilt detail / lines in one area are not perfect. I believe this is or was a second. Could it still be used for ceremonial purposes by a serving officer? Yes, I think so. I know of small portable electro-plating equipment and perhaps one of the many electro-plating service providers that have sprung up in the UK could improve upon it. but from a distance you would need a very critical eye to see this as anything other than a very fine sword with a superb blade. Everything else I have to say is very high quality and in very good condition.

The 32 1/2 inch blade is lovely and firm in the hilt. The hilt generally very good with the grip in very good order. The sword sheathes and draws well into / out of its nickel plated steel scabbard. The sword knot is good but brown; rifle regiment sword knots tend to be black. Still, a stunning ERII rifle regiment officer's sword is exceptionally good value. Further / full-sized pictures available upon request. Item reference number 941 (438)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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