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.
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
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
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).