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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.

1854 Pattern Victorian Scots Guards Officer's Wilkinson Sword

Sales enquiries

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 upon request.

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