In good overall condition, a rare 1912P / WW1 Royal Horse Guards (Household Cavalry) officer’s active service Wilkinson Sword and scabbard.
The RHG (Royal Horse Guards) carried this special active service sword in France in World War One. The RHG fought mounted for much of the war and it is highly probable this sword was carried, mounted, in active service as it was intended. Serial number 44838 is one of the very first serial numbers to be missing from the Wilkinson sales ledger (a block right up to and including 1917 is lost to the winds of time), so we can not identify the original officer owner.
The 35 inch plain (except for the Wilkinson logo) blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The special pattern RHG hilt / guard is in good condition, some minor rust patches around the edges. The fishskin of the grip is clearly worn and has split / come a way a little; a sign this sword saw active service. The leather field service scabbard haw age / wear but is good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
These do not come up onto the market often, so grab it quick. Very well priced at £1250. Please ask for item reference AF92. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1294-121x18x16 (2.603).