WW1 Irish Fusiliers of Canada Named Officers
In good though aged condition, a rare WW1 Irish Fusiliers of Canada
Sword, etched to Lieutenant T. B. Harston.
A rare sword with a flaming bomb to the hilt, as also used by the
Northumberland Fusiliers. The blade etched to Lieutenant T. B. Harston
and maker Hobson & Sons of London.
The 32 1/2 inch blade has been replated but the etching can still
be seen; it has some wobble / bending but not too much. Blade firm
in hilt. The hilt with some plating bubbles and rust spots. The
fishskin grip in good condition; the twisted grip wire has some
losses. The leather field service scabbard is very worn and aged,
has a kink in it, but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws well
enough, if a little tightly.
Rare sword, named officer, plenty of research potential. All yours
for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AD97
(0628). Further / full sized images available upon request.