1854 Patt George 5th Welsh Guards Officer's
Sword, initialed, sold
In aged condition, a scarce Welsh Guards officer's sword, etched
with WW1 battle honours and original officer's / owner's initials.
A slightly post-WW1 Welsh Guards officer's sword, etched with WW1
battle honours (hence it is post-WW1) and original owner's initials
"G H M-L" so, they should be researchable with a little
The 32 inch blade is covered with patina spots and some pitting,
but the etching is still quite clear. The blade is firm in the hilt;
the hilt equally patinated. The fishskin grip mostly sound to good,
two small patches missing one side. The twisted grip wire bindings
are good, just a little waywardness here and there. The leather
field service scabbard is generally sound to good. The sword a little
loose in the scabbard.
A very scarce sword. Further / full sized images available upon
request. Please quote reference number D74.