Early Victorian Kings Royal Rifles Corp Officer's
Wilkinson Sword, sold
In good to very good condition, an early Victorian Kings Royal
Rifles Corp Officer's Wilkinson Sword.
Wilkinson logo to the main blade (not the ricasso / forte) and
no serial number, so pre-1855. Fullered blade so post 1845; this
sword was made between 1845 and 1855. The Kings Royal Rifles Corp
( 60th Rifles, Royal Americans) was formerly known as the Duke of
York's Own Rifle Corps and before that the 60th (Royal American)
Regiment, now the 1st Battalion of the Royal Green Jackets.
The 32 inch period sharpened blade is in exceptionally good condition
for its age but with some clouding (which might come out with a
good metal finishing cream), firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard
is good, highly polished, polished former rust pitting (vast majority
inside the hilt, plus backpiece and pommel). The grip and associated
grip wire worn but in good condition. The steel scabbard is aged
with polished out / inert rust pitting and some slight dings, but
is good / sound. The sword sheaves and draws a little loosely but
quite firmly when fully sheaved. The remains of the original sword
know are just that, remains.
Nice to get such an early Wilkinson and to an important regiment
where the blade is in such superb condition. Well worth £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AF52 (1127).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.