1897P George V / WW1 British Infantry Officer's
Sword & Belts, sold
In good condition, a well made King George V / WW1 British infantry
officers' sword, scabbard, knot and belts.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is very nicely etched, no maker's / cutler's
/ retailer's name so we suspect 1917-1918, minimal patina / aging
and firm in the hilt. The hilt most good, some small rust areas.
The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are good. The leather
sword knot is aged and has broken at one point. The sword sheathes
and draws well enough (sheaves and draws well but the scabbard does
not hold the sword in place when inverted). The belts, etc are aged
but sound. Like all swords with no provenance of this era, one can
only hold it and wonder what fate befell the officer.
A great sword and package for only £350. Please quote item
reference G03 (929). Further / full sized images available upon