Victorian Wilkinson British Cavalry Officer's
A good Victorian British cavalry officer's sabre by Wilkinson,
made in 1871, owner's initials to blade.
A good condition 1821 pattern British cavalry officer's sword by
Wilkinson, with original owner's initials MHW, so he can likely
be researched / established. I did check the Wilkinson sales ledger
for the serial number 18137 but it came up with a blank or missing
entry. However, if someone were to buy the Hart's
Army List 1872 (£9.99 downloaded, £10.99 on disk)
and go through each of the regular and yeomanry cavalry regiments
for new admissions of officers with names that match the initials,
it is likely the original owner could be identified.
Impressive 34.5 inch blade is mostly in very good condition except
for a few rust spots, most notably around the owner's initials shown
above. Blade well etched including Queen Victoria's royal cypher
and firm in the hilt. Hilt mostly good, grip a little worn, scabbard
leather a little tired in places but sword sheathes well and feels
superb. Original leather sword knot included. Lovely example and
worth the time and research to establish who the original owner
might be; perhaps some British army hero! Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Item reference number 270.