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1895P Victorian British West Yorkshire Regiment Officer's Sword, sold

The 1895P Wilkinson made sword of A W Ingles of the West Yorkshire Regiment, in good overall condition.

1897P Victorian British West Yorkshire Regiment Named Officer's Swordimage F84 1

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This is the Victorian sword of A W Ingles of the West Yorkshire Regiment, who went on to become Major A W Ingles, killed in action 20th September 1914 aged 45, while serving for the 1st Battalion.

image F84 2 A W Ingles

Deeply etched blade bearing his name "A W Ingles" one side, plus Victorian cypher and British Royal Coat of Arms of course. The serial number on the spine is rubbed and the first digit is very feint, but appears to be 31314 for 1892 when this style of "dumbbell" blade was first introduced. The 32 inch blade is firm in the hilt, there is some period abrasion to the forward cutting edge, not much but worth investigating if this sword could have been used as he did serve in the Boer War. The guard tarnished but would possibly clean / shine up with some good metal polish if desired. The fishskin grip is quite worn, suggesting he kept this sword from the time he bought it. The twisted grip wire bindings complete and good. The steel scabbard in good order. The sword sheathes and draws well.

This sword was purchased by us from the York Army Museum.

Own the sword of a named British / Yorkshire senior field officer killed in action in 1914. Please quote item reference F84 (919). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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