Boer War 7th Dragoons Officers Wilkinson
Sword, J.E. Holland, Sold
In good condition, a Boer War 7th Dragoons Officers Wilkinson
Sword, Lieut J.E. Holland.
Serial number 37965, sold by Wilkinson Sword on the 14th May, 1900
to J E Holland Esquire of the 7th Dragoon Guards. John Edmund Daniel
Holland d.o.b. 15.12.79, 2nd Lt 23.5.00, Lt 13.5.01, Capt 4.7.08,
to 5DG 10.6.14, Boer War QM with 5 clasps, WWI MID, MC, DSO 8.1.18.
The 7th Dragoon Guards famed and feared for their night time raids
on Boers. J E Holland, co-author of the book "The Story of
the Regiment 1688 - 1882 Seventh (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
and With the Regiment in South Africa 1900 - 1902".
The 34 5/8 inch period sharpened blade in exceptionally good condition
and firm in the hilt. The hilt with some age / patina and a little
denting / bending, but not very much; overall good. The fishskin
grip in very good condition, as are the silver metal strands of
grip twist wire. Steel field service scabbard (not dress) in good
condition but with some age. The sword sheathes and draws well but
can be stiff when sheathing.
Very nice sword with full provenance on a successful Boer War
British cavalry officer. A great deal at only £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference T69 (0808). Further / full
sized photos available upon request.