George V 1st Life Guards (Household Cavalry)
Officer's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, a George V British 1st Life Guards (Household
Cavalry) Officer's Sword by Hamburger Rogers & Co, with original
owner's / officer's initials to blade.
The initials on the blade are "G S C H" for George S.
C. Hayes. Surgeon Captain George S. C. Hayes had a long military
career but was only with the 1st Life Guards at the end of his service
before he retired (February 1911 to December 1912). Which is why
this sword is in such, well above average condition.
You can see Surgeon
Captain George S. C. Hayes's uniform here, though they got their
years wrong, no doubt perhaps confused by the battle honours.
The 36 5/8 inch blade is in very good condition, some small plate
bubble / rust spots (no much / many), firm in the hilt. The hilt
/ guard is very good, as is the fishskin grip. Original leather
buff hilt liner and sword knot in good condition. Steel with brass
suspension ring scabbard very good, a few rust speckles. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
Look, try buying any 1st Life Guards sword, especially one in such
good condition, especially one with original officer identification,
and then you will understand why our price of £? (too late,
now sold) is such a deal. Please quote item reference AE75. Further
/ full sized images available upon request.