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WW1 Scottish Infantry Field Officer's Sword, Sold

In good condition, a scarce WW1 Scottish Infantry Field Officer's Sword.

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Caveat: We believe this is a Scottish infantry field officer's sword despite the fact it has a standard blade and (non-ball chape) scabbard, because there were no other branches of the British armed forces during the reign of King George V (the blade is etched to him). The Royal Engineers whom this style of hilt was originally designed for stopped using it in favour of the 1897 Pattern infantry sword just before 1900, so it is not likely to have belonged to an engineer officer, despite the scabbard. Alternatively, it could have been a non-regulation sword made for a particular officer, perhaps retired, but we doubt it because it has a late war (circa 1917) blade with proof mark rather than proof slug. We have kept the price low to reflect the above and that it could be a bespoke Royal Engineer's or other officer's sword.

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is worn and has patina throughout but is overall in good order; It appears to have been field sharpened at some stage. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt is good condition, some small plating loss to the edges, nothing much. The faux fishskin grip in good shape, as are the twisted grip wire bindings.

A good acanthus leaf hilt WW1 sword in any event. If we could prove it was for a Scottish infantry field officer, it would be worth double what we are asking. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P03 (0198). Further / large images available upon request.

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