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1912P 10th Hodson's Horse Lancers Officer's Wilkinson Sword, Sold

In fair to good condition, a rare regimentally etched 1912P Wilkinson Sword to the 10th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers (Hodson’s Horse), the sword of Capt. A R Whistler.

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Wilkinson sword serial number 58134 for 1919, this is the post war sword of Capt. A R Whistler of the 10th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers (Hodson’s Horse), who saw extensive service in France / Flanders and the Middle East (including the Capture of Damascus) and Battle of Megiddo (which saw the Ottoman Syrian forces totally destroyed) and then the Battle of Palestine. In France, it is likely Capt (then 2nd Lieutenant or Lieutenant - he made Captain on 8th August 1918) Whistler saw service as a tank commander, though in the Middle East Hodson’s Horse were traditionally mounted.

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The 34 3/4 inch blade is in good condition, well etched, a little light rust spots, some patina, firm in the hilt. The bowl guard hilt has suffered the test of time and humidity, with rust patches, though would likely make a superb restoration piece / a good candidate for having the hilt re-plated. The grip is good, but the grip wire a little loose, especially at one end. The field service scabbard is in good though aged shape. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A rare regimentally marked sword and to a named officer for only £600. Please quote item reference O25 (1353). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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