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WW1 British Rifle Brigade Officers Wilkinson Sword, Sold

In overall good to very good condition, a WW1 British Rifle Brigade Officers Wilkinson Sword, Major B M Curwen.

WW1 British Rifle Brigade Officers Wilkinson Sword, Major B M Curwenimage T21 1

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This is one of two swords we bought from the Curwen family, the other sword, of Lieut C N Curwen (KIA 1916), can be found here. Brian Murray Curwen, the second / youngest son of Thomas Cecil and Margaret Curwen, unlike his brother, survived World War One and made the rank of major. Serial number 48151 for 1914. We found very little information for Major Curwen; more research needed.

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt with age / tarnish but good. The grip is good but aged, the grip wire bindings with tarnish and some lesser strands are either loose or missing. The original black rifles sword knot is aged with leather surface losses. The field service scabbard and belts are good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A super sword, especially the blade, and plenty of research opportunity. Easily worth £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference T21 (0751). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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