Rare Edward VIII British Infantry Officer's
A rare King Edward 8th British infantry officer's sword, in worn
/ aged but good condition.
King Edward VIII was only on the British throne for a few short
months before he abdicated to marry an American divorcee, and his
reign was during a relatively peaceful time in the world, especially
for Britain. So very few swords were made with his cypher and many
of those that were made had the cyphers subsequently removed as
the events surrounding his abdication was seen as a disgrace by
The 32 inch blade in good condition, the etching somewhat faded
and with spotting age blemishes, but still firm in the hilt. The
hilt is a steel (only) hilt, not a plated hilt as most were; this
indicates that the sword was intended for active service. And, in
fact, the sword has clear signs of use (wearing), so it was probably
worn while on active service by the original owner in spite of the
King's abdication. The grip is worn but good with the twisted grip
wire bindings present and correct. The leather field service scabbard
has wear commensurate with that of the sword, as has the original
These are rare swords and this is a very nice and evocative true
steel hilted example, and just £xxx to you (too late, now
sold, but we will divulge the original sales price for a small fee)!
Please quote item reference number O78 (1393). Further / full sized
images available upon request.