WW2 British Royal Engineer Officer's Sword,
Medals, Memorabilia, sold
In good condition, a WW2 British Royal Engineer's sword, medals,
large amount of military memorabilia for Captain C.H. Holland-Keane.
This is a real time capsule. The sword alone with the original
owner's name etched to the blade is good enough, but included are
the medals and a good sized bag of military and personal memorabilia
for Captain C.H. Holland-Keane, Royal Engineers while serving in
India. It is clear he put all of his papers, etc. into a bag after
the war and they have remained pretty much untouched since then.
The memorabilia includes army manuals, large 1940's road map of
India (50 miles to one inch), and large war map of SE Asia, medals,
telegrams, Christmas cards, his war diaries, photos (of him and
his wife, their son, their home, their servant), CV, etc.
The 32 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition, some patina, but
not much, etched with George VI's cypher, the Royal Engineers emblem,
Captain C.H. Holland-Keane's name, the sword cutler (John Jones
& Co 33 Bruton St, W1). Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt in
good condition with some blemishing. The fishskin grip and twisted
grip wire bindings are in good shape. The leather sword knot aged.
The leather field service scabbard in overall good condition. The
sword sheathes and draws well.
Hours and hours of reading material (you will feel like you know
him well if you read everything) plus a fine sword. Please quote
item reference G04 (923). Further / full sized images available