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WW1 Officer's Presentation Sword, The Royal Irish Regiment, Sold

In very good to excellent overall condition, a George V / WW1 era officer's presentation sword for D M Christie, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment.

WW1 Officer's Presentation Sword, D M Christie, The Royal Irish Regimentimage L86 1

Sold Item Notice

2nd Lieutenant D M Christie was commissioned in 1918; we presume this sword was for that occasion. We have not been able to research the officer beyond this, though he does not appear to have been seriously wounded or killed during World War One.

image L86 2 D M Christie 3rd Bn The Royal Irish Regimet

The 32 7/8 inch long (longer than normal), 3/4 inch wide at forte / ricasso blade is in very good condition, some rubbing, but otherwise excellent; the etching pattern very Irish and unique (no maker's / retailer's name as was the norm / very common during the last two years of WW1, or possibly that they did not want an English maker's name to the blade). Interestingly, also, no royal cypher to the blade (well, the regiment was based in Dublin). Blade firm in hilt and in very good condition (with Royal Cypher of King George V as was required). Plated steel scabbard in good condition, just some small blisters / black spots. Tiny amount of movement in the hilt. The sword sheathes and draws well. Complete with black (for a rifleman) sword knot.

A lovely sword and with the potential for original officer research (may be some connection with the Royal Dublin Racecourse), yours for only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference L86 (1217). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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