In good condition, a Wilkinson WW1 / George V British Infantry Officer’s Sword.
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A rare sword, and proof that Wilkinson did make swords without serial numbers. No serial number to the spine, but a War Office Broad Arrow and crown view mark; the War Office would not have bought a reproduction / falsely marked “Wilkie” (from another maker), would they? Not a sergeant’s version, but an officer’s Wilkinson Sword.
NB: On close examination, it may well be that this sword did have a serial number originally, but that it was removed for the Crown view and Broad Arrow stamps.
The 32 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt / grip. The plated steel hilt / guard is in very good condition with pretty much only minor scuffing / fine surface scratches. The fishskin grip very good, as are the associated twisted grip wire bindings. Original sword knot with some wear / age is still good. The leather field service scabbard is a little aged and scuffed but very good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Very nice and rare. Just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AH35. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1712-110x15x14 (1.841)