Victorian British Royal Engineers Officers
Field Service Sword, Sold
In overall good condition, the Victorian British Royal Engineers
Officers Field Service Sword of Lieutenant G S Knox, R.E.
The sword made by Thurkle, bearing the name to the blade and scabbard
of "G S Knox". The Knox family have a long family association
with the Royal Engineers. George S Know earned his commission at
the end of Queen Victoria's reign and saw service in both World
Wars, including as a signals staff officer Lieutenant-Colonel for
the famous Desert Rats during WW2. He had a long and varied career
in the British Army, at one time in East Africa before WW1.
The 32 3/4 inch blade, also bearing the Knox family crest and motto,
has suffered a bit at the test of time, both wear and some plating
loss. Blade firm in the hilt. The brass hilt with some distortion
as is common with brass, but overall is very good, certainly above
average. The black fishskin grip is in very good condition, as are
the twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard for field service
officers is good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A good example from an important officer, grab it quick at just
£? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number
U60 (0902). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.