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King George VI / WW2 British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In very good condition, a King George 6th / World War 2 British infantry officer's sword, Wilkinson made, serial number 68388 for 1939.

King George VI / WW2 British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword

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Probably bought by or for a newly commissioned officer at the beginning of WW2, we can only imagine what became of him. Unfortunately there is a row of blanks in the Wilkinson sales ledger, and serial number 68388 is one of them, so the original officer's name is lost to the winds of time.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is well etched and in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt is very good, as are the fishskin grip and its associated twisted grip wire bindings. The field service scabbard is in good order, some scuffing to the shoe / drag and the suspension frog loop is worn which indicates use, so the officer clearly wore the sword a number of times and may well therefore have survived the entire course of the war. We believe the officer did survive and went on to become a tax inspector (we bought the item and others from a deceased lady widow's estate whose former husband served in WW2 and after was a tax inspector); the family name was "Nixon" in case you fancy some research. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A truly well above average example. Please quote item reference number H36. Further / full sized images available upon request.

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