Edwardian ERI British Infantry Officer's
Sword by Hawkes & Co, Sold
In very good condition, an Edwardian ERI British Infantry Officer's
Sword by Hawkes & Co.
ERI for Edwardus Rex Imperator (King Edward 7th) showing this sword
was for a British infantry officer serving in India. This sword
etched to Hawkes and Co, which means it was made by Wilkinson Sword,
and the quality shows.
The 32 3/8 inch blade is both extremely well etched and in very
good condition, plus firm in the hilt. The steel hilt is very good,
some tiny patina spots for the front / outside, the inside of the
hilt with small rust / patina freckles. The fishskin grip and twisted
grip wire bindings are both very good. The plated steel scabbard
with stain and small patina spots, but good. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
The ERI is a scarcer sword than the standard EVII Edward 7th version,
and this one is in super condition. A great addition for any collection
at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference T30
(0743). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.