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Rare Edward VIII Welsh Guards Sword of Lt P J Mc Call, Sold

Rarer than rare, the Edward VIII Welsh Guards sword of Lt. P J Mc Call, WW2 Battle of Boulogne POW, in very good condition.*

Rare Edward VIII Welsh Guards Sword of Lt P J Mc Call, Battle Boulogne POW

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Rare 1: A rare Edward VIII etched sword. Rare 2: A Welsh Guards pattern sword (with WW1 Battle honours etched to blade). Rare 3: Etched to Lt. P J Mc Call who was rushed into Boulogne with the Guards Brigade in May 1940 to defend the city and port against the advancing German army, listed as missing 24th May 1940 when he was probably captured; Boulogne capitulated to the Germans on the 25th May. Lt. P J Mc Call was then a Prisoner of War.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is well eteched and in very good condition, except for a couple of nicks or rather slight dents on one side of the blade (these do not look like some later sword practice / foolery damage, they may be period; they look like transit knocks), but nothing to really detract. Blade marked to Edward Smith 25 Cork Street, a specialist Guards outfitters in fashionable Mayfair, firm in the hilt. The plated steel hilt with Welsh Guards leek badge cartouche in very good condition. The grip and twisted grip wire also very good; some slight rust staining to the ferrule, but nothing too much. Original sowrd knot good though a little aged. The leather over plated steel scabbard a little aged but still very good; the sword sheathes and draws very well. Complete with lambskin cover (torn in places) and leather all weather cover with "P J Mc C" to hood in aged but good condition.

Lovely, unbeatable, yours for only £(too late). Please quote item reference O67 (1365). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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