Edward 7th Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword,
An Edward 7th Coldstream Guards officer's sword, initialed to
blade, in good condition.
A good Coldstream Guards officer's sword by Edward Smith Cutlers
of London. The blade etched with initials OFC (or in a different
order). This sword is not researched and given the period (Edward
7th) could yield some very interesting and profitable results.
Both sides of the 32 inch blade etched with battle honours to the
Coldstream Guards, one side with the initials and Coldstream Guards
badge, the other the cutler's name ("Edward Smith 139 Ebury
St SW" - for South West London) and Edward 7th's royal cypher.
The blade with patina (darkness) and a little worn, but the etching
still very clear, the last double edged section has been period
sharpened, so the officer suspected it might be used rather than
just worn. The blade is firm in the hilt and sheathes / draws well
into the leather field service scabbard. The hilt is in good order
but tiny speckles and small patches of rust are present throughout.
The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are complete and
in good order. A good investment with tons of opportunity to research
for only £500. Further / full sized images available upon
request. Please quote item reference number B22 (446).