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WW1 British Coldstream Guards Named Officer's Sword, sold

In aged but sound condition, a WW1 British Coldstream Guards Named Officer's Sword.

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Sold Item Notice

An elusive and potentially interesting officer story here. Blade etched to "J M B Fletcher" resigned his commission as a 2nd lieutenant with the Coldstream Guards on the 12th April 1917, right in the thick of World War 1. For us that is unreal, an officer allowed to resign during a war with conscription and with no further information available on this person. Avid researcher needed!

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The 32 3/8 inch blade etched with battle honours for the Grenadier Guards including South Africa (Boer War). Blade with patina and sometimes the etching is worn / weak. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard with some wear and patina. Fishskin grip with some wear and age. Twisted grip wire bindings good. The scabbard is not original to the sword but fits well (we had a spare one - the sword came to us without one). Scabbard with repaired break but is otherwise sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.

What a potentially interesting officer / story! What a great price; £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference T07 (0730). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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