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WW1 era Wilkinson (Southsea) British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, Sold

In good condition, a scarce Wilkinson Southsea British Royal Naval Officer's Sword, WW1 era.

WW1 era Wilkinson (Southsea) British Royal Navy Officer's Swordimage N36 1

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Marked at the ricasso "Wilkinson & Co, St James's St, Southsea" (Wilkinson & Co, 16 St James's Street, Southsea), this Wilkinson was a retailer, not a maker, and the sword was not made by the more famous Wilkinson Sword (as there is no serial number). This sword is actually therefore a very rare item, as Wilkinsons of Southsea would not have sold that many swords, whereas Wilkinson Sword sold them by the thousands of course.

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The 31 1/4 inch blade is very nicely grey etched and remains in good condition, some patina spots but not too many. The hilt is in good order. The grip a little grubby but good. Original sword not included, in aged and worn condition. The folding guard section of the hilt works well and locates properly on to the retaining pin on the top locket of the scabbard. Scabbard aged and with wear and a kink. Sword sheathes and draws well.

A great example for only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference N36 (1313). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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