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WW1 British Grenadier Guards Named Officer's Sword, sold

In good condition, a WW1 Grenadier Guards officer's sword, Capt. Richard George Briscoe, MC.

WW1 British Grenadier Guards Officer's Sword, Capt. Richard George Briscoe, MC

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On the blade is etched the initials "R G B". The battle honours do not include any WW1 honours, so it is not post WW1. Searching the Army List, the only officer we could find with those initials was Richard George Briscoe who was given a special commission into the Grenadier Guards on the 24th August 1916; he went on to be awarded the Military Cross, survived WW1 and went on to be Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Cambridgeshire from 1923 to 1945. He was born on the 15th August 1893 and died on the 11th December 1957. he was involved in some of the bloodiest battles of World War One.

Richard George Briscoe

The 32 1/4 inch levee weight blade is covered in pre-WW1 battle honours, the original officer's initials, badge of the Grenadier Guard and cypher, etc. The blade is overall in good to very good condition but has a medium sized patina patch half way. The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt a little tarnished which can be cleaned off but may be best left as is to compliment the overall age appearance of the sword and scabbard. The fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are in good shape, one minor twisted wire a little off, some aging to the fishskin one side. The leather field service scabbard has knocks and scuffs but is very sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.

You can own this VIP officer's sword for only (price removed). Please quote item reference number I15 (1021). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

 

 

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