1912P ERII Wilkinson cavalry officer's sword,
bag & belts (sold)
In very good condition, a Wilkinson made 1912P cavalry officer's
sword, scabbard and carry case, together with belts, former property
of Capt. A.C. Anderson of the 13/18 Hussars.
What you see above is what you get, the full monty! A superb Wilkinson
sword 1912P for a cavalry officer, serial number 80172 for 1958,
complete with original scabbard, sword knot, sam brown, and carry
case (marked on the outside "A C A" and "Wilkinsons"
on the inside), together with Capt. Anderson's associated belts
(including whistle). Still has the original Wilkinson tied label
to the back of the carry case confirming the owner was a Capt. A.C.
Anderson of the 13/18 Hussars.
The 35 inch blade has some small "patina" (black, inert
rust) patches, but not much or too many; generally very good, well
etched and with the initials "A C A" to the blade. The
blade is firm in the hilt. The honeysuckle pattern bowl guard is
in very good condition, as is the faux fishskin grip and twisted
grip wire bindings. The scabbard, carry case, sam brown and belts
all with some minor wear, the most noticeable the scabbard's frog
loop and sword knot of course, but still good none the less.
I have not researched the original owner, Captain Anderson, so
there is some extra pleasure to be derived from this sword for someone.
What I can tell you is that in my opinion, this sword is good enough
to be used by a serving officer and having a Wilkinson is as good
as it gets. I can also honestly say that finding such a beauty and
with all the bits is a very rare event indeed and therefore just
perfect for the dedicated British military sword collector. I am
sure this sword cost the original owner the equivalent of well over
the asking price here. And as there is only one and not likely to
be another coming along for a good while, I would snap it up if
you have been looking for a good 1912P. The item reference number
is 998. Further / full sized images available upon request.