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1897P GV Infantry Officer's Sword, scabbard, knot & carry bag, sold

In good overall condition, a full WW1 / George V 1897P British infantry officer's sword, knot, scabbard and carry bag.

1897P George 5th Infantry Officer's Sword, scabbard, knot & leather carry bagimage C26 1

Sold Item Notice

A great collector's / display piece. OK, the leather is aged in places and there are some rust spots to the hilt, but overall in good to very condition, especially the blade (some small rust spots).

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This 1897P has a 32 1/4 inch blade, marked to the well known military outfitter "Alkit Ltd, Cambridge Circus, London"and with George V royal cypher and British royal coat of arms, etc. The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt good though with some rust spots. The fishskin grip is in very good condition as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The leather components overall sound to good; the hood of the carry case has detached (stitching come apart) from the main body and the leather fastening strap has broken off at some stage, and the stitching down one side is pretty much all gone (easily resown), but still a good carry bag. The leather field service scabbard is a perfect fit but I suspect later, not least as it is marked to "Wilkinson", though this is logical as it is known that Wilkinson made swords for Alkit Ltd; but it fits like a glove in any event.

On offer at £320. Full sized / additional photos available upon request. Please quote item reference number C26 (684).

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