WW2 era (George VI) British Infantry Officer's
In good condition, a WW2 era (George VI) British Infantry Officer's
Well made with a crown proved slug but no maker's / retailer's
name etched to the ricasso / forte, this is almost certainly a mid-WW2
The 32 1/4 inch blade is generally very good, a few patina spots,
some wear, firm in the hilt. The hilt with some plating loss, especially
to the edge, with some resultant light rust. The fishskin grip with
wear, which shows it was regularly held (though not in battle);
the twisted grip wire bindings are generally good but some lesser
strand turns a tiny, tiny bit astray. The browned steel scabbard
is generally good, some small rust patches. The sword catches as
it sheathes unless you point it towards the back of the scabbard,
draws well when sheathed properly.
A good WW2 example. Under-prices at £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference AC30 (0239). Further / full sized images
available upon request.