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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.

1897 P George VI WW2 British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Swordimage B07 1

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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.

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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).

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