George VI / WW2 1912P British Cavalry Officer's
Wilkinson Sword, Sold
In good condition, a George VI / WW2 1912P British Cavalry Officer's
Wilkinson serial number 68417 for 25th August, 1939 sold to Messrs.
Rogers & Co. Ltd. (outfitters) just a few days before Great
Britain declared war on Germany (3rd September, 1939). So we do
not know and likely will never know the officer who bought the sword
from that outfitter, but he got it at the outbreak of WW2.
The 35 inch blade is in good but aged condition with some small
inert rust / patina spots. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / bowl
guard is also good but also in similar condition as the blade; the
inside of the bowl guard is stained from now inert corrosion. The
grip is worn but good, the twisted grip wire bindings also good
but there is a little movement. The leather field service scabbard
has a large section of leather missing towards the drag; we have
used leather balsam on it all as the scabbard was very dry. The
sword sheathes and draws well.
Good example. Just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference V52 (1004). Further / full sized images available