WW1 Sheffield Made British 1897P Infantry
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good condition, a solid Sheffield made WW1 British infantry
officer's sword, made 1912-1915.
Marked "H H Sheffield" to the ricasso for "H Hill"
who was a sword cutler from 1912 to 1915, so this is an early WW1
sword, and a very distinctively solid one with bulbous guard and
very strong blade.
The "dumb bell" shaped well etched 32 1/4 inch blade
is firm in the hilt. The steel hilt is in very good condition. The
leather grip is well worn, so it was held a lot. With unusual copper
rather than the normal brass twisted grip wire bindings, which are
in good order. The leather scabbard and sword knot are aged, but
sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A nice example given the pronounced hilt and being Sheffield made.
A very nice example of a WW1 sword. Please quote item reference
number H43 (1028). Further / full sized pictures available upon