Edwardian Scots Guards Sword of Guy Temple
Montacute Nevill, Sold
In good overall condition, an Edwardian Scots Guards Sword of
Sir Guy Temple Montacute Larnach-Nevill (formerly Guy Temple Montacute
Nevill), 4th Marquess of Abergavenny.
The sword has the serial number 39906 for 1903. The Wilkinson Sword
sales ledger confirms it was sold to G Nevill, Scots Guards. Then
Guy Temple Montacute Nevill was commissioned into the Scots Guards
as a second lieutenant on the 28th November 1903. He changed his
name (to reflect and honour his wife's maiden name "Lanarch")
Temple Montacute Larnach-Nevill.
The blade has been replated so the etching is feint. This appears
to have been done some time ago and professionally as the brass
proof slug was not plated (a failing of modern replatings). We suspect
it was done by his family, perhaps for his funeral in 1954.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in good condition but has suffered light
rust towards the point. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt in good condition.
The grip is good but some of the twisted grip wire bindings are
missing. The plated steel scabbard has suffered some bubbling /
rust spots but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely.
Full provenance, noble officer, scarce sword. Yours for £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AD53 (0537). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.