WW2 British Recce Corps Named Officer's Sword,
In good condition, a WW2 British Recce (Reconnaissance) Corps
Named Officer's Sword, Scabbard & Belts.
Named "W J Bradburn" to the belt, Lieutenant Bradburn
was transferred from the South Staffordshire Regiment to the Recce
Corps in 1941. To be fair, he probably had this sword while with
the South Staffs.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition with some wear and small
patina / rust patches, but not many and thankfully almost all along
the blade's edges. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt with a milky tarnish
(can be polished out) and speckled small rust spots to the inside
of the bowl guard. The grip in good order, as are the twisted grip
wire bindings. The leather sword knot and belts with age and clear
wear (this sword did not stay in a drawer all its life). The leather
field service scabbard in good condition. The sword sheathes and
Plenty of research opportunity here on a good WW2 sword with provenance.
Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
V15 (0959). Further photos available upon request.