ERII British Royal Naval Officer's Wilkinson
In good to very condition, a Wilkinson made ERII British Royal
Naval officer's sword.
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
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
A very nice example. Please quote item reference number G84 (970).
Further / large images available upon request.