1897P George VI / WW2 British Infantry Officer's
Wilkinson made and in good to very good overall condition, a King
George 6th / WW2 British infantry officer's sword, owner's initials.
Apart from some lifted plating / rust spots to the edge of the
hilt, this sword is in very good condition; certainly a candidate
for the perfect WW2 British infantry officer's sword if you have
the hilt re-plated. Wilkinson serial number 66349 for 1937, the
blade bears the original owner's initials, "R. N. W."
This stands for "R N Wilson" of the East Lancashire Regiment
(copy of Wilkinson sales ledger provided).
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, some aging, not
much, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt with some plating loss and
light rusting to one side / edge, otherwise very good. The black
fishskin grip has lost a little of its colour, but is in good order,
as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The field leather scabbard
is also very good. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
Please quote item reference number F49 (909). Further / full sized
images available upon request.