1854 Pattern Victorian Scots Guards Officer's
Wilkinson Sword, sold
In good condition, a Victorian Scots Guards officer's sword with
initialed carry bag, serial number 29315, dated to January 5th 1889.
Regrettably the Wilkinson sales ledger does not show a buyer for
serial number 29315, which is the number on the blade's spine of
this sword. However, the carry bag that comes with it bears the
initials "D.J.B. Scots Gds", so it should be possible
to trace the original owner thereof.
The 32 1/2 inch blade with battle honours, Royal Cypher, etc. has
been replated at some stage, is in very good condition and firm
in the hilt. The hilt is also very good, pretty much parade ground
condition. The grip has a little of the black patent coating worn
away (many people simply use patent leather shoe wax in a bottle
to make the grip look like new again) but is still very good, as
are the twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard is unusual
as it has a ball chape and therefore is normally associated with
a basket hilt, not a Scots Guards sword. The scabbard clearly has
lost its wooden liners, as the sword is a little loose when sheathed.
The scabbard has been left as is. that is not replated, and shows
some remaining browning, which may mean it saw active service in
South Africa perhaps.
In any event, Scots Guards swords come at a premium, and this one
is certainly one of the brightest examples for display as you could
hope. Therefore, our price is exceptionally low. Please quote item
reference number F73 (902). Further / full sized pictures available