In good condition, an Óglaigh na hÉireann Irish Free State Army Officer’s Sword
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The brass hilt has some bending (can be rectified if done carefully, preferably by a professional), but then this is to be expected as brass is such a soft metal. The sword knot has been incorporated into the scabbard frog, presumably by the Irish Free State Army officer on retirement.
A good Ãglaigh na hÃireann officer’s sword complete with scabbard and frog. The blade etched with Celtic motif and OGLAIGH NA HÃIREANN FF crest on both sides, with badge to the hilt’s / guard’s cartouch “SAORSTÃT NA HÃIREANN / FF”. No maker’s name, but believed these were made by Wilkinson, London. These typically sell at auction for over was £? (too late, now sold).
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in good condition, etching clear, some patina patched, firm in the hilt. The guard with some indentation is nonetheless good. The fishskin grip is in good condition but the grip wire bindings are a little astray. The leather field service scabbard is in overall good condition, some scratches / wear / scrapes, the leather sword knot acorn now attached to the frog. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Pay around â¬â3000 at auction in Ireland for one of these rare swords, or buy this one in the UK from us for only was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG96. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1610-111x15x14 (1.792).