1897P George 6th / WW2 British Infantry Officer's
In good overall condition, a WW2 British infantry officer's sword,
scabbard, straps and bag; former own (by repute) Lt. Col Pell of
the Duke of Wellington Regiment.
Bought by us from the family of Lt. Col Pell; the sword is not
marked to him, this is just "by repute" provenance and
there seems no reason to disbelieve them, especially as they were
selling other items of his at the same time. A rare example with
the scabbard, frog, straps, knot and carry bag all present and included
in the price. The sword is exceptionally good except for the blade
which has been replated and thus the etching detail is feint.
The 32 3/4 inch blade is very bright, some small rust patches,
firm in the hilt. The hilt is in very good condition, the fishskin
grip and twisted grip wire bindings equally so. The leather scabbard,
frog and straps also very good, the sword sheathing and drawing
well. The sword knot is good, the leather carry bag aged but sound.
A very attractive and complete item. Further / large images available
upon request. Please quote item reference number C70 (658).