WW1 British Cavalry Officer's Wilkinson Sword,
scabbard, etc, Sold
In sound condition, a WW1 British Cavalry Officer's Wilkinson
Sword, scabbard, frog, etc.
Serial number 54998 for 1918.
The 35 inch blade has patina and inert rust pitting (not too heavy),
firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard with some inert rust spots and
an old / period label inside (left in case someone can work out
what it says), The grip is generally very good as are the twisted
grip wire bindings. Leather work all aged but overall very good
(some low cost leather balsam may improve it even moire). The sword
sheathes and draws well.
Good honest example and price: £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference R80 (0562). Further / full sized images available
Please note, the long back strap that sticks out in the photos
is rigid, it has a steel band inside it. We have bent it double
to be able to get it into the box. It should bend back, but you
need to know about it, and that it may not bend back perfectly.