Sheikhdom of Abu Dhabi Army Officer's Wilkinson
In very good condition, a rare Late 60's Sheikhdom of Abu Dhabi
Army Officer's Wilkinson Sword.
Made by Wilkinson Sword in 1969 (serial number 84829) for Conway
Williams (The Mayfair Tailor), 48 Brook Street, Mayfair, W.1. who
was the agent / outfitter / contractor for the Sheikhdom of Abu
of the Trucial States, now known as the Emirate
of Abu Dhabi. Devoid of maker's credit to Queen Elizabeth II
in their logo, devoid of any country or other markings to the blade,
and also a plain hilt / guard.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The plated hilt is a little cloudy (a good metal polish would
restore to the original shine) and has a couple of minor scratches,
but very good. Faux fishskin grip very good, as are the twisted
grip wire bindings. Plated steel scabbard in very good condition.
The sword sheathes and draws well.
A really unusual and rare sword. A great buy for just £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AE47 (0866). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.