WW1 era Royal Canadian Engineers Named Officers
In good condition, a scarce WW1 / George V Royal Canadian Engineer
Officer's Sword, etched to (Capt) J J Hartley. Complete with photo
of Capt Hartley and associated book (From the Rideau to the Rhine
and back. The 6th Field Company and Battalion Canadian Engineers
in the Great War. (A narrative compiled by K. Weatherbe).
From what the previous owner said and what little information is
available, Captain J J Hartley served during WW1 and after was a
reverend minister whose daughter Flora Adler (nee Hartley) was a
journalist who travelled the world for the Christian Science Monitor.
The blade in particularly good condition; please note, some photos
show a white reflection (it is not blade wear, etc.).
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, well etched and
firm in the hilt. The steel (not plated) hilt and plated steel scabbard
have suffered somewhat the test of time and humidity, with a light
rusting / patina evident in many areas. The fishskin grip is still
very good, but has lost its twisted grip wire bindings. The sword
sheathes and draws very well.
Scarce sword with great blade / owner's details and research potential.
£? (too late, now sold) is a steal. Please quote item reference
AA40 (0032). Further / full sized images available upon request.