In very good condition, a WW1 era London Made British Infantry Officer’s Sword and Scabbard
No maker’s or retailer’s name to the ricasso / forte, so probably 1917-1918 when detail was less important to delivery. A very well etched London made example of a World War One British infantry officer’s sword.
The 33 inch blade is exceptionally well grey etched and in excellent condition, just a little rubbing from the scabbard and light scratching around the ricasso, plus is firm in the hilt. The plated steel hilt / guard in good condition, some rust spots along the edge, nothing much. The fishskin grip is good but a little grubby (and has a white paint spot I missed), but nothing a toothbrush and olive oil wouldn’t improve; grip wire bindings also good. Original leather sword know is aged and cracking, but sound. Leather field service scabbard good, some scrapes and wear, the frog loop perished and gone. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A truly very good sword in well above average condition. Very much worth £550. Please quote item reference AG16. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1349-124x17x16 (2.038).