1922-37 Irish Free State / Óglaigh
na hÉireann officer's sword, sold
In overall very good condition, a very rare 1922-37 Irish Free
State (Óglaigh na hÉireann) officer's sword.
This is such a rare sword. In Ireland, they sell at auction for
over €2500 (see
the last one sold at auction in Ireland in 2010 went for €2000
plus 20% + VAT premium), and it is very rare to see them available
on the market. OK, the scabbard has been replated and the etching
to the blade is fairly feint (we think it was feint when it was
made), but the sword is still a very fine example.
The 33 inch blade is etched with Celtic scrolls, harps and Óglaigh
na hÉireann emblem, in good condition, firm in the hilt.
The brass hilt very good and bright. The fishskin grip and twisted
grip wire bindings are also good to very good. The plated steel
scabbard has some bubbling, but not too much. The sword sheaths
and draws well enough.
Our price on this sword is well below market value and a great
investment. Please quote item reference F38. Further / full sized
images available upon request.