In overall good condition, a scarce WW1 Scots Guards Officers Sword, Scabbard and Sword Knot, owner’s / officer’s initials.
The blade has been replated so the etching is feint, especially the original owner’s / officer’s initials, but appear to be “R W B”. Etched to sword cutler “W C Cater & Co Ltd 56 Pall Mall SW (London)”, which means the sword was made between 1912 and 1923; as there are no WW1 Battle Honours (the latest on the blade are for 1899), the sword would have been made prior to 1916 when WW1 honours were awarded to regiments. Serial number to spine is 13219.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard in good condition but with tiny tarnish freckles (probably could be removed with a metal finishing polish such as Simichrome). Fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are in good condition. The sword knot with some age / wear, probably original (implying the original officer or his family replated the sword at some stage). The scabbard is aged but good. The sword sheathes and draws well but a little loosely.
Plenty of scope for research and a scarce sword for £875. Please quote item AG33. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1391-122x14x14 (1.861).