1897 Pattern WW1 / George 5th British Infantry
Officer's Sword, sold
In good to very good condition, a WW1 / King George 5th British
infantry officer's sword, original owner's initials to blade.
A very nice example with the blade and hilt still bright and clean.
Plus, the added benefit of having the original owner's initials
"H E" to the blade.
The 32 1/2 inch (7/8 inch width at ricasso) is in overall very
good condition, etched with George 5th's royal cypher, etc and original
owner's initials; there is no maker's or retailer's name to the
ricasso, so this sword was bought through an outfitters. Blade firm
in the hilt, the hilt well above average with the guard plating
intact. Nice black fishskin grip, some wear to edges, the twisted
grip wire bindings are all good. The field leather scabbard complete
with frog and straps is aged and the shoe / chape bent where the
sword has been left standing upwards for some time.
Anyway, a lovely example and well above average. Further / full
sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference