George V / WW1 British Royal Engineers Officer's
In good overall condition, a George V / WW1 British Royal Engineers
Officer's Sword, by Gaunt / Thurkle.
Etched to the ricasso / forte, "J.R.Gaunt & Son Limited,
Late Edward Thurkle, London & Birmingham".
The 32 5/8 inch blade is in very good condition, some small patina
patches but not many. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with speckled
light rust spotting, otherwise good. The grip with some wear but
good. The grip wire bindings have a little movement but are good.
The leather scabbard with age and wear but sound. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
A very nice example at a low price, just £? (too late, now
sold) . Please quote item reference T80 (0868). Further / full sized
images available upon request.