In very good condition, a George VI British RAF Officer’s Wilkinson Sword, Scabbard and Knot.
Serial number 72012; the Wilkinson sales ledge confirms the date of 30th March 1953, so very likely bought for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, following her father George VI’s death in 1952. This sword is in very good condition and would be suitable for a serving Royal Air Force (also Australian etc Air Forces) officer.It was sold to the Ministry of Supply, so the officer is not identified sadly.
The 31 1/2 inch well etched (with British Royal Coat of Arms, Royal Air Force insignia, Wilkinson Sword maker’s details, etc.) and in very good condition. Blade firm in hilt and grip. The superb gilt guard / hilt with crowned GVI royal cypher under crown and RAF eagle under crown in the hilt’s cartouche is in very good condition. White fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are all good. Sword knot, a little aged but still very good. Patent leather scabbard with gilt brass fittings, some wear but still good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
You really don’t find many of these on the market, let alone in such good condition, so grab it quick or weep once it is gone. £1200. Please quote item reference AH47. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1802-104x15x14 (1.644)