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Queen Elizabeth 2nd British Army Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In good condition, an Elizabeth 2nd (ERII) 1897 pattern British army / infantry officer's sword, by Wilkinson.

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Sold Item Notice

Serial number 86632 for 1964, this 1897P British infantry officer's ERII Wilkinson sword is in good condition, and could, we believe, be brought back to parade ground condition with some TLC and a good metal polish (e.g. Simichrome); it would also require a new scabbard and sword knot if desired for serving officer use.

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition, a little rust patch here and there but nothing serious. The blade is firm in the hilt. The guard is "frosted" (tarnished) but this should clean up very well if desired. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are in good condition, a little loss of blackening to the fishskin (easily compensated for with liquid shoe polish if desired). The sword knot is worn, the scabbard clearly shows signs of having been hung over a fire place (one side is a little blackened). The sword sheathes and draws well.

It is possible to trace the original owner as the Wilkinson sales ledger exists (costs £10 have a search done and a copy produced of the entry for this sword), though he or she almost certainly served for the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire (now The Yorkshire Regiment), as the sword was purchased by us from the York Army Museum.

A nice sword at a good price. Please quote item reference number F86 (935). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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