WW1 / Irish War of Independence British KSLI
In overall good to very good condition, a rare WW1 / Irish War
of Independence British King's Shropshire Light Infantry officer's
sword with "KSLI" to the strung bugle rifle regiment motif
in the cartouche.
A rare version of the 1827P Rifle Regiment officer's sword. The
King's Shropshire Light Infantry served throughout World War
One and also the Irish War of Independence and whose regiment bears
the dubious distinction of being the first casualties (one dead,
four injured) at the hands of the IRA in 1919; who knows, perhaps
this sword was there.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, some patina spots
and rubbing, but not much. Blade firm in hilt. The steel hilt /
guard in good shape, some patina. The fishskin and twisted wire
grip is good, a few wire strands slightly astray. The field leather
scabbard in good order, but aged and worn. Complete with sword knot,
frog, belts and sword knot; all aged and worn. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
Nice! Price: £? (too late, now sold), very nice!. Please
quote item reference N18 (1308). Further / full sized images available