1897P WW1 / George V British Royal Engineer
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good to very good condition, a WW1 / George V British RE Officer's
Etched at the ricasso to Samuel Brothers, 65 & 67 Ludgate St,
London, E.C. - Samuel Bros were a very high end and profile tailors,
outfitters and sword cutlers.
The well made 32 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition, some
rubbing and patina (rust spots), but not too much, nicely etched
and firm in the hilt. The steel hilt has some patina to the edges
mostly, but is overall good, some rust to inner bowl. Grip also
good; a couple of minor twisted grip wire strands slightly askew.
Leather and steel fitting scabbard in good order, a little aged,
the suspension loop cracked as is normal. The sword knot is complete
and good, though aged and with one minor glue repair. The sword
sheathes and draws very well.
A very nice and above average example, for only £? (too late,
now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please
quote item reference number L20 (1223). Further / full sized pictures
available upon request.