Rare King Edward 8th British Infantry Officer's
A rare Edward VIII British infantry officer's sword in good condition
and a prime candidate for low cost refurbishment.
King Edward 8th was only the British Monarch from 20th January
to 11th December 1936; as such, very few swords were marked with
his royal cypher. This is therefore a very rare sword. True, there
is some rust to the hilt, but getting a specialist such as Crisp
& Sons to replate the hilt would only cost around £140
including sales tax and you would then end up with a fine and quite
valuable sword. Or you could simply leave it as it is, good and
rare enough as is.
The 32 1/2 blade is in good condition; it has light patina spots
throughout but the distinctive King Edward VIII cypher still stands
out. The blade is firm in the hilt; the hilt has suffered rust mostly
to one edge section at the front and also in various areas in the
inside bowl. But the hilt is sound and the fishskin grip with twisted
grip wire bindings are in very good condition. The leather sword
knot is good, though a little aged. The leather scabbard and frog
are also very good for the age. The sword sheathes and draws well.
The best part is the price. Additional / full sized images available
upon request. Please quote item reference number E72 (788).