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ERII 1897P British Royal Marines Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In very good condition, a Wilkinson made British Royal Marine officer's sword, with both leather and plated steel scabbards.

ERII 1897P British Royal Marines Officer's Wilkinson Sword

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In very good condition generally, some relatively minor attention required if for use by a serving officer, a 1953 made Wilkinson Sword for an officer in the British Royal Marines. The sword was clearly at one stage at least owned by the British armed forces as the steel plated scabbard has the date 1983 marked to it, along with a Nato part number. So the scabbard is later, possibly the leather scabbard too. The sword has been replated during its service life, so the etching is not as crisp as it once was, but is still clear.

The 32 1/2 inch blade is in good condition, a couple of former rust spots that have been etched over. There is some speckling that is typical of a replated blade, but some time and effort with a good metal polish (Simichrome recommended) will probably cure that. The blade is firm in the hilt. The front of the guard is in very good condition, save for one minor scratch. The inside of the bowl has some metal age. The grip is generally very good, the fishskin has lost some of its black stain (can be restained), the twisted grip wire bindings a little astray here and there, but all there and sound. The leather field scabbard is generally very good, the frog loop is aged / cracked a little bit. The suspension frog is good. The plated metal scabbard could do with replating, but is overall good. The sword knot is a little aged. The sword sheathes and draws very well. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number E27 (800).

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