WW2 / George VI British Irish Guards Officer's
In good overall condition, a scarce Irish Guards officer's sword,
George VI / WW2, etched with WW1 battle honours.
Perhaps the rarest of the British guards swords, with the possible
exception of the Welsh Guards, a WW2 era Irish Guards officer's
sword, etched at the ricasso to tailors E Smith in fashionable Cork
Street (number 25) London. The blade etched both sides with the
many Irish Guards battle honours from World War One.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is well etched, some light rust patches (now
treated), bearing the aforementioned battle honours, badge of the
Irish Guards, retailer E Smith's details and royal cypher of King
George VI. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with some plating loss
from rust spots. The grip faded but in generally very good order
complete with twisted grip wire bindings, also very good. The plated
steel scabbard has some creases and rust areas, but is sound. The
sword sheathes and draws pretty well. It is rare for Irish Guards
swords to come onto the market, so grab this one while you can.
A very good price, just £650. Please quote item reference
number G79 (968). Further / full sized images upon request.