1912 Patt 12th Lancers British Cavalry Sword
by Wilkinson (sold)
In generally very good condition, a 1912 pattern presentation
British cavalry sword by Wilkinson to R M Kennard of the 12th (Prince
of Wales) Lancers.
A very good 1912P cavalry officer's presentation sword to Gentleman
Cadet R. M. Kennard of the 7th Lancers while at the Royal Military
College in July 1932. Mr. Kennard went on to become Lieutenant Colonel
with the Royal Armoured Corps, surviving WW2, retiring in 1959 (See:
The sword is in mostly very good condition for its age, though
there are two small areas of plating loss to the hilt, and some
very small patina areas to the blade, plus typical age / wear to
the leather field scabbard, and a little bit of wear / discoloration
to the grip. The 35 inch blade is very well etched with 12th Lancers
emblem incorporating the Sphinx over Egypt battle honour, George
V royal cypher and presentation script to Cadet R. M. Kennard.
The blade is firm in the hilt and sheathes / draws well enough
(not the tightest of grip). Wilkinson Sword logo to the blade with
serial number 63627 for 1932. A lovely example with solid provenance
and elite regimental markings. Please quote item reference number
C60. Full sized / further images are available upon request.