Rare ERII British RFA Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Officer's Sword, sold
In good condition, a rare ERII British RFA Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Officer's Sword, marked to Wilkinson Sword.
With RFA to the cartouche's crowned fouled anchor, this is a rare
sword for an officer of the Royal
Fleet Auxiliary. Etched at the ricasso to Wilkinson Sword but
there is no serial number to verify the maker.
The 31 1/4 grey etched blade is in good condition, some wear, some
packing grease one side (sorry), firm in the hilt. The hilt good.
The fishskin grip has wear and is losing some of its white, plus
there is a "moth hole" one on side (can be filled). Twisted
grip wire is good. The leather and brass fittings scabbard is good
but with a crease one side towards the chape (the scabbard is rigid
and holds horizontally). The sword sheathes and draws well. The
folding section of the guards works well and locates onto the scabbard
as it should.
A rare sword (actually the first we have ever seen). So probably
well under priced at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference number W29 (1146). Further / full sized pictures
available upon request.