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Wilkinson Sword Basked Hilted Broadsword, sold

A Wilkinson Sword Scottish infantry officer's basket hilt in very good condition.

Wilkinson Sword Scottish infantry officer's basket hilt

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This sword was made by Wilkinsons in 1983 (serial number 111412). It is one of many made by Wilkinson without the British Monarch's (Queen Elizabeth 2nd / ERII) Royal Cypher on the blade. Which is good news for when her majesty is succeeded. However, the dedication plate area of one side of the blade is untouched, so either the Monarch's cypher or your own name could be etched there if desired. The sword is in virtually parade ground condition, so would be suitable for a serving Scottish infantry officer with a little care / improvement.

This 32 1/4 inch blade is well etched and in very good condition, and firm in the hilt. The hilt is a little tarnished but would clean up with a good metal polish if desired. The scarlet hilt insert is overall very good, some marking, not much. The royal blue edging and ribbon are a little feint, could be enhanced if careful. The faux fishskin grip with associated grip wire bindings is good, some scuffing but not much, could easily be made to look like new. The leather with steel fittings scabbard is in very good shape; the sword sheathes and draws well.

This was a rare chance to own a very good condition Wilkinson. Please quote item reference number F66 (904). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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