Edward VII British Army Officers Sword, Two
Scabbards, VGC, Sold
In very good even parade ground condition, a Edward VII British
Army Officers Sword, Two Scabbard, Knot & Carry Bag (bag with
Apart from the carry case and a little old / dry metal polish remnants
here and there (easily cleaned off), this 100+ year old sword is
in pretty much parade ground condition.
The 32 1/4 inch grey etched blade is in very good condition, just
a few small age spots / rubs, and firm in the hilt. The hilt is
equally very good. Fishskin grip in very good condition, as are
the twisted grip wire bindings. Plated steel scabbard in superb
condition. Leather field scabbard has some wear around the chape
/ drag but is very good. Original sword knot good. Carry case is
aged and the top and lower sections have separated (stitching gone).
The sword sheathes and draws very well into / out of both scabbards,
the plated steel scabbard feels especially good when sheathing.
No maker's or retailer's name etched to the blade, so a smaller
tailor's / outfitter's / retailer's item (where the maker did not
have an etching template for them), or where the officer specifically
asked for no such etching.
A great sword and a great buy for £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference S91 (0714). Further / full sized images
available upon request.