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Queen Elizabeth 2nd (ERII) British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword, sold

A good condition well etched British ERII Royal Artillery officer's sword, German made.

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Sold Item Notice

This is a German made early 1950's Royal Artillery officer's sword, almost certainly originally MOD owned. It has clearly been handled a lot, the fishskin grip being worn through in places, the scabbard is unstitching along the spine (would perhaps recommend gluing it and then hiding the glue with brown polish). Is it in parade ground condition? No. Could it be fairly easily put into parade ground condition? We think yes, if you are not too pedantic. It is a lovely sword with deep, typically German well etching. There is no maker's name.

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The 83.5 cm blade is in good condition, could use some TLC to improve / shine, and firm in the hilt. The hilt is mostly good, there is some abrasion / plating loss to the front bar of the guard, not too noticeable. The fishskin grip has been clearly held and held and held in the past, various small sections now worn through. The twisted grip wire bindings are still good. The leather scabbard again testifies that this sword was worn a lot; perhaps it is a former Woolwich Royal Military Academy sword, we suspect so. The stitching is coming apart along the back seam. The sword sheathes and draws very well, there is a small gap between the top of the scabbard and hilt when sheathed because the leather scabbard buffer has gone; these are fairly easily made if you can access a small piece of thick cow hide.

Still, well worth £? (too late, now sold). Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item number C40 (649).

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