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WW1 Coldstream Guards Named Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In very good condition, a rare WW1 Coldstream Guards officers sword with all weather bag, initials "F H H" on blade for Major F H Hardy.

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Sold Item Notice

Wilkinson sword serial number 48193 for 1914 / 1915, one of the lost serial numbers (Wilkinsons lost 3 years of customer files). However, the blade bears the initials "F H H" and the only fit for these within the Coldstream Guards officer lists for World War One is Lieutenant / Captain / Major F H Hardy, one of the lucky ones to survive all the way through the war, promoted several times, at least twice injured, recipient of the French Croix de chevalier and Chevalier Legion d'Honneur (the French awarded these for gallantry to British soldiers).

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The 32 1/4 inch blade with battle honours, George V Royal Cypher, badge of the Coldstream Guards, etc. The blade is in exceptionally good condition except for the lower third (point end), which has much patina. Most of this is away from the etching though fortunately, and would be a candidate for a partial re-plating of the blade if the patina was not appreciated. The blade is firm in the hilt; the hilt in very good condition. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are equally very good. Complete with original leather sword knot and field service scabbard, also both good. The sword sheathes and draws very well. Finally, includes the original all weather bag (some losses).

Our price is exceptionally good given the original owner details, scarcity of these WW1 Coldstream Guards swords generally, and the very good condition. Please quote item reference number G68 (954). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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