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WW1 British Infantry Officer's Sword, by Hawksworth Sheffield, sold

In very good condition, a superb late WW1 Wilkinson made British Royal Artillery officer's sword.

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Sold Item Notice

A really lovely condition WW1 British infantry officer's sword with rarer "snakeskin" (patterned leather) grip, preferred by some officers. The stamped "proved" mark indicates this sword was made around 1917.

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The 31 1/2 inch well etched blade has some virtually no wear / patina and is firm in the hilt. The plated steel hilt is almost as new; a little polishing will probably make it as new. The lovely leather "snakeskin" grip and slanted twisted grip wire bindings are very individual, very good. The leather field service scabbard is a little aged but still good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A stonking, well above average example; we must be mad selling it for only £xxx. Please quote item reference number J86 (1134). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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