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WW1 Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry Officers Wilkinson Sword, Sold

In very good condition, a 1912 pattern British cavalry officer's sword for a named officer (Walter Kerr Neilson) in the Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry, includes original all weather bag.

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Serial number 50750 for 1915. Initials "W. K. N." to outside hood of all weather bag and etched to blade for Walter Kerr Neilson (confirmed by letter to beneficiary). Walter Kerr Neilson survived the war and died in 1952. The beneficiary wrote his initials on various leather inners (can be removed - we have left for provenance).

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The 35 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The plated steel bowl hilt also very good, as are the grip and grip wire bindings. We have nourished the leather components with leather balsam which are all original and good, if a little aged (they were dry). The sword sheaths and draws well. The hood of the all weather bag is detached and the fastening strap gone.

What a beauty of a sword, well above average and with full provenance to do plenty of research. Worth every bit of £?. Please quote item reference AE12 (0667). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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