WW1 1854P Grenadier Guards Officer's Sword,
Well etched with battle honours in good condition, a World War
One Grenadier Guards officer's sword.
The superbly etched blade in excellent condition, this sword was
one of two Grenadier Guards swords we bought from the same estate,
indicating this sword was once owned by a member of the Villiers
family, who have a long association with the Grenadier Guards. We
know this is a WW1 era sword, not a post war George V sword, because
of the etched address of the maker Rogers & Co, shown as "30
King Street", which Rogers & Co occupied until 1918.
A really fine dress (picquet / levee) sword complete original sword
knot and plated steel scabbard. The blade is very good, some patina
spots but not much, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt too is good,
as are the fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings.
The plated steel scabbard has quite a bit of bubbling and also plating
loss / rust patches at the shoe, but is overall very sound. The
sword draws and sheathes very well.
A lovely, well above average example. Please quote item reference
G66 (956). Further / full sized images available upon request.