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.
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".
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.