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WW1 / George 5th British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword, Sold

In good condition, a WW1 / George V British Royal Artillery officer's sword, with Gaelic style etching

WW1 / George 5th British Royal Artillery Officer's Sword, Gaelic Etching

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A very stout example of a George 5th British Royal Artillery officer's sword, but with Gaelic style etching to the blade, implying it was owned by an Irish born officer. In any event, the etching style is very unique and exceptionally well done. Made by C Boyton of Clerkenwell Street in London, dates this sword to 1912 or earlier, we suspect 1910 to 1914; the high bespoke quality is indicative of pre-WW1 manufacture.

The impressive 34 1/2 inch blade, 1 1/4 inches at the ricasso, is finely etched as above. There are a few scuff marks and a low number of small black patina patches, but nothing much. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt has aged a bit but is in good condition generally, the black fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are in very good shape. The leather scabbard is good, a little aged, the shoe / chape bent where it has been stood for some time (fairly easily corrected). A great example. Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote reference number D55 (773)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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