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Victorian 1895 pattern British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword, for sale

In good overall condition, a Victorian 1895 pattern British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword.

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Sold Item Notice

Serial number 33086 for 13th March 1895. The Wilkinson sales ledger indicates it was sold to a "Flight" or "Hight" but no mention of a regiment; you can get a copy of the sales ledger for this sword for £10 from Royal Armouries. The hilt is marked "steel hilt" (not plated) and has been period chemically blackened presumably for anticipated conflict / field use. There are several small old nicks to the forward section of the blade, so it may have seen some action.

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The 32 1/8 inch blade is in very good condition except for said small nicks and is firm in the hilt. The steel hilt is good and has the remains of its period chemical blackening. The grip good but with clear wear which adds to the specter that the sword saw battle conditions; the twisted grip wire bindings are good but a little bent from wear / use. The remains of the sword knot and leather field service scabbard are aged and with defects, though the scabbard is fairly sound overall. The sword sheathes and draws well.

An iconic Boer War era sword by the most recognized name in English sword makers, a very good buy for £400. Please quote item reference T08. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0734-1m (1.866).

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