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George V British Royal Engineers Officer's Wilkinson Sword, Sold

In very good condition, a George V British Royal Engineers Officer's Wilkinson Sword with officer's / owner's initials.

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Most Royal Engineers would carry the 1897 infantry officer's pattern of sword. This is the 1821 pattern of a cavalry / artillery officer's sword but bearing the Royal Engineer's insignia, so the officer was attached to the Royal Artillery. Serial number 61288 for 21st May 1929, the Wilkinson sales ledger shows this sword was sold to the "P M B Officer's Mess", most likely as they had a special arrangement (discount prices) with Wilkinson. The blade etched with the owner / officer's initials "C L G" and the date "6-6-29" (most likely their commissioning date, so it should be fairly easy to identify the officer.

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The 34 1/4 inch blade is pretty much in new condition (save for some small patina spots to the ridge which are hardly noticeable) and firm in the hilt. The hilt is also very good, as are the grip and twisted grip wire bindings. The sword itself is in pretty much parade ground condition. The leather field service scabbard is good, some scuffs. The leather all weather / carry bag is aged but sound. The sword knot with some age but good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Well, well above average condition. A lovely piece for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference T70 (0820). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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