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1821P Wilkinson Victorian Light Cavalry Sword, Lt C E Montagu, sold

In very good condition, a good Wilkinson made Victorian light cavalry officer's sword with etching to Cecil Edgar Montagu (relation of Lord Montagu Earl of Beaulieu), then of the 21st Hussars.

1821 Patt Wilkinson Victorian Light Cavalry Sword, Lt C E Montagu 21st Hussarsimage D10 1

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A very good 1821P light cavalry officer's sword with the original owner's name and family crest to the stunning condition and quality blade. Cecil Edgar Montagu - Peer. The Wilkinson blade has the serial number 18675 for 1872, which is when C E Montagu made Lieutenant (23 November 1872).

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The 82cm blade is in very good condition, a very few small number of patina spots, the etching still clear as the day it was made. The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt in good condition, the fishskin grip and twisted wire bindings also good. The scabbard has some small dings / dents but overall very good. The sword draws and sheathes very well.

A very good example with full provenance and a well known family connection to boot. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number D10 - (702)

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The sword of Cecil Edgar Montagu. 21st Hussars; Lieut 23 November 187,2 Captain 15 March 1881. Retired 28 Oct 1885 (London Gazette 8 Dec 1885). Born 2 Jul 1851, died 4 Aug 1923. Wrote the book "Disenchantment" regarding WW1. His only son was R P A Montagu.

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