British 3rd Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards
Officer's Sword, Sold
A rare King Edward 7th (Edwardian) British 3rd (Prince of Wales)
Dragoon Guards officer's sword in good overall condition; the blade
in excellent condition.
A lovely sword with bags of potential to turn it into a near perfect
example. The hilt / guard and scabbard are of plated steel with
much plating now lost to time / humidity, but thus could be fully
restored to befit the absolutely beautiful blade.
Etched at the forte / ricasso to "H. Maxwell & Co, 161
Piccadilly, London W (West)", Maxwells were a leading spurs
and spur sockets maker and retailer, so a rare name on a sword.
Given the solid build of the blade and the fact it has a serial
number to the spine of "104862", we are fairly sure the
sword was actually made for Maxwells by Hamburger Rogers & Co.
The impressive 35 3/4 inch blade is etched with "Prince of
Wales 3rd Dragoons" with the triple plume of feathers crest
for the Prince one side, plus the royal cypher of King Edward VII
the other. The blade is in very, very good condition; a little rubbed
from sheathing / drawing and a few patina spots, but not many and
the etching vivid. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt looks attractive
with some plating remaining, but mostly steel and patina. No pitting
to speak of, so it would clean well for replating. The fishskin
grip is in good shape though there are a couple of small moth holes;
the twisted grip wire bindings are good. The steel scabbard is the
least attractive component, with plating loss, a ding, and quite
a bit of patination but, again, would clean up for replating. Or
you could just leave the sword as is, without trying any refurbishment
apart perhaps from a little TLC to the scabbard, perhaps removing
the remaining plating and patina to leave a clean steel scabbard.
The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely as the thin wooden
slats which would have originally lined the scabbard have clearly
A great sword marked to a great British cavalry regiment, yours
for on £xxx (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged
for small fee) . Please quote item reference L17 (1198). Further
/ full sized photos available upon request.