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WW1 British Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword, sold

A WW1 British Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword, the blade in very good condition.

WW1 British Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword

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A late war (1917) sword; the telltale sign being the "proved" mark is stamped, rather than being the normal brass "slug". Unusual in that the hilt is at a slight angle to the blade; the previous owner took the sword apart with a view to correcting this but said that the tang appears to have been made at a slight angle deliberately, so he left it as is. The blade is especially well etched with Coldstream Guards battle honours, including and up to the Boer War.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, and firm in the grip, though there is slight movement in the guard (from where the previous owner took the hilt apart), but this should be easily corrected. The hilt generally is in very good order, as is the fishskin grip with its associated twisted grip wire bindings. The leather field service scabbard has a break one side which has been crudely glued (should be fairly easily improved). The sword sheathes and draws well.

An authentic WW1 British Coldstream Guards officer's sword with a superb blade; Bargain! Please quote item reference J12 (1012) Additional / full sized photos available upon request.

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