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WW2 Royal Sussex Regiment Named Officer's Wilkinson Sword, Sold

In very good condition, the WW2 Royal Sussex Regiment / British Expeditionary Force Wilkinson Sword of J.H. Woodrow.

WW2 Royal Sussex Regiment / BEF Named Officer's Wilkinson Sword, VGCimage u97 1

Sold Item Notice

In virtually parade ground condition. Serial number 66882, bought (finished) 2nd September 1938 by 2nd Lieutenant J.H. Woodrow of the Royal Sussex Regiment. Lieutenant J.H. Woodrow was a member of the British Expeditionary Force at the outset of WW2, escaped via Dunkirk, and survived the war to become a major in that same regiment.

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The 32 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition and bears the officer's initials "J H W", some minor patina to the scabbard stop area, some wear but not much. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good condition, some scrapes / wear to the outer rim edge area but, again, not much. The grip and grip wire bindings in very good order. The leather field service scabbard in very good condition, the original sword knot also good. The leather carry bag aged but good with the roeskin inner bag (aged, grubby, torn) still present. Comes complete with frog and straps. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

A well above average example and with full provenance. A great sword to own in its own right and / or as an investment. £750. Please ask for item reference U97. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0936-101x17x19 (2.461).

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