WW1 British Infantry Officer's Sword, Army
& Navy Stores, sold
In very good condition, a WW1 era British infantry officer's sword
supplied by the Army & Navy Store (Co-Operative Society)
This is a very good and well above average 1897 pattern George
5th British infantry officer's sword with steel hilt. The hilt and
use of the so called "dumb bell" blade says this is a
The 32 1/4 inch blade is well etched and in very good condition,
plus firm in the hilt. The steel hilt is very good too, the fishskin
grip and twisted grip wire bindings very good, though the original
black patterning has mostly worn away as should be expected (can
be "restored" with shiny black liquid shoe polish, though
we would leave as is). Complete with original steel scabbard, also
in very good shape. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A well above average example. Please quote item reference F76 (910).
Further / full sized images available upon request.