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British ERII 6th Gurkha Rifles Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In very good condition, a scarce British ERII 6th Gurkha Rifles Officer's Wilkinson Sword.

British ERII 6th Gurkha Rifles Officer's Wilkinson Sword

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With serial number 71748 for 1953 to the blade's spine, and original owner's initials "D. F. N." on the blade and all weather / carry bag, so it is very probable that the original officer's name can be researched.

The 32 1/3 inch blade is well grey etched with rare "ERI" (Elizabeth Regina Imperatrix) cypher over crossed kukris, EIIR and more. The ricasso is etched "By appointment to his late Majesty King George VI, Wilkinson Sword Co. Ltd. London". Blade firm in hilt. The hilt / guard generally very good (a good metal finishing polish such as Simichrome would do wonder), the grip a little faded and some fraying / wear under the backpiece but also good; around the ferrule there is a little rust, but not much. Black sword knot good. Both scabbards are generally good; the plated steel scabbard has freckling, a kind of staining, which would probably also come right our with Simichrome. The roeskin inner bag stained and aged but complete and sound. The all weather / carry bag is a little aged but good.

It is a nice thing to have a scarce sword in such good condition and with both scabbards, etc. Don't wait too long on this one; £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AB57 (0120). Full sized / additional photos available upon request.

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