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ERII British Royal Naval Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In good to very condition, a Wilkinson made ERII British Royal Naval officer's sword.

ERII British Royal Naval Officer's Wilkinson Sword

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If being considered for a serving officer, the only aspect of this sword that is not parade ground condition in our opinion is the blade, which has some rust patches to it. However, with some careful cleaning / home renovation, it is quite likely a serving officer would be glad to wear this sword while on duty. Serial number 98970 for 1970.

The 31 inch blade is in good condition generally, but with a little rust pitting to the spine, and light rust spots to the blade mainly on one side. We have treated the rust spots now and feel that the blade could be easily improved in appearance with tome TLC. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt retaining much if not all its gilt. The white faux fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are in very good order for the age. The sword knot is very good, maybe some fraying, but not much. The folding guard section works well and locates firmly onto the securing pin on the top locket of the scabbard as it should. The gilt metal and leather scabbard is good, some wear to the gilt, some scuffs to the leather (can be rectified with liquid shoe black). The sword sheathes and draws well.

A very nice example. Please quote item reference number G84 (970). Further / large images available upon request.

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