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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.

1922-37 Irish Free State / Óglaigh na hÉireann officer's swordimage F38 1

Sold Item Notice

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.

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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.

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