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WW1 era Royal Canadian Engineers Named Officers Sword, Sold

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).

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Sold Item Notice

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.).

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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.

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