WW1 / George 5th Scots Guards officer's sword
In very good order, a scarce WW1 Scots Guards officer's sword.
One of the best WW1 Scots Guards swords I have ever handled, with
full battle honours to blade up to South Africa 1902. Marked to
cutler Thompson of Dover Street in London (1910-1915), so whoever
was the original owner of this sword must have seen some action
and been lucky if they survived.
The highly impressive 32 1/2 inch blade is finely etched with battle
honours and regimental bade for the Scots Guards of course; there
is some again and a small number of small rust spots but nothing
really. The blade is both firm in the hilt and sheathes / draws
well. The hilt is in good order with some aging but not too much.
The grip is a little aged but generally very good with the twisted
grip wire present and correct. The scabbard is aged and shows some
use signs, so maybe this officer saw a long service. The original
leather sword knot is a little tired with one broken section but
a welcome bonus to have. This fine and scarce sword is priced to
sell. Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote reference