ERII British Rifle Regiment Officer's Wilkinson
In good condition, an ERII (Queen Elizabeth 2nd) British Rifle
Regiment Officer's Wilkinson Sword, blade etched with original owner's
/ officer's initial.
Serial number 74314 for 1954, etched "P E W" to blade.
Royal Armouries have a copy of the Wilkinson Sales ledger and will
research and provide a scan of the entry for £10, which would
hopefully identify the original officer / owner.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition but with some patina
spots and a couple of small rust patches, firm in the hilt. Hilt
generally good but with light rusting inside and a few spots on
the outside. Grip with wear and a couple of small moth type holes.
The grip wire is good but with some tarnish and a little movement.
Original leather sword knot with a weak section near the knot itself.
The leather field service scabbard and belts good but with age and
wear. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Nice example, research potential. A good deal at just £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference AE78 (1014). Further
/ full sized images upon request.