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1897P Late George V / WW2 British Infantry Officer's Sword, sold

In good condition, a Wilkinson made King George Fifth British infantry officer's sword, initialed, full provenance for Henry Albert Victor Spencer of the West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment.

1897P Late George V / WW2 British Infantry Officer's Sword, Full Provenanceimage F83 1

Sold Item Notice

Blade with serial number 63236 for 28th February 1933, etched initials H.A.V.S., confirmed by the Wilkinson sales ledger for Henry Albert Victor Spencer, who served throughout World War 2 and is the author of the book "A Short History of the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire-XIV and XV Foot-1685-1966".

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The 32 5/8 inch blade has some aging (grey tarnishing) but would likely shine up with metal polish if desired; there is a little patina here and there, nothing much. Blade firm in the hilt. Some tarnishing and a little light rust (to the backpiece), nothing much. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are good. The leather sword not a little aged but sound. The leather field service scabbard in good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well. The sword was bought by us from the York Army Museum.

A very nice sword with full provenance and the chance for a good read and research for only £375. Please quote item reference F83 (928). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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