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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.

1912 Patt 12th Lancers Named Officer British Cavalry Sword by Wilkinson

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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: London Gazette).

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.

 

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