1854P Victorian British Grenadier Guards
Officer's Sword, Sold
A stunning Victorian Grenadier Guards officer's sword by Wilkinson,
in very good condition.
An iconic sword which is very difficult to source in such good
condition. Etched with battle honours, the Wilkinson serial number
is 9682 for 1859; yes, this sword is over 150 years old. The Wilkinson
sales ledger still exists and for a small amount you can hopefully
obtain the original owner's details; we have not made any enquiries,
so this sword is genuinely un-researched and has bags of potential
for the same.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in exceptionally good condition, some
very feint speckling but nothing much, etched with battle honours,
the Grenadier Guards grenade, VR cypher, Wilkinson name, etc. and
firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good condition, some aging to
inside of guard, the backpiece having some patina / lost plating.
The heavy steel scabbard is very good but one throat screw is missing
and the original wooden liners inside the scabbard have obviously
gone as the sword does move in the scabbard. What is particularly
nice is the blade was period sharpened, and is still quite sharp
now, but sharpened exceptionally well, we presume by Wilkinson,
so as not to diminish the beauty of the blade.
A sensational sword, truly. Further pictures available upon request.
Please quote item reference number D20 (720)