1897 P George VI WW2 British Infantry Officer's
Wilkinson Sword, sold
In good to very good condition, a Wilkinson made British infantry
officer's sword dated to 1938; original officer research potential.
A very good Wilkinson made British infantry officer's sword, serial
number 67068 for 1938, this sword is un-researched but the original
owner should be identifiable from the Wilkinson sales ledger (costs
£10 to get a copy). So this sword was made just before World
War 2 for a British officer, most likely in a rifle regiment given
the black sword knot. Update: I have been told that the sword was
original bought by Major Tim Basel Ellis of the Kings own Shropshire
Light Infantry; I was told this by someone who has a copy of that
page of the Wilkinson sales ledger.
The well etched 33 inch blade is in very good condition except
for a few small spine edge rust patches and some tiny spot blemishes
here and there, but not many. The blade sheathes and draws well
and is form in the hilt. The hilt in generally very good order.
The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings equally good. The
leather field scabbard a little aged but overall good, the original
leather sword knot is aged and a bit tatty with one break but a
great bonus to have. Very good value with a lot of potential for
research. Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote
reference number B07 (449).