George V / WW1 era British Infantry Officer's
In very good condition, a George V / WW1 era British Infantry
Officer's Dress Sword.
Slightly narrower blade and plated steel scabbard for formal dress
occasions. But then, very few swords were carried into battle by
infantry officers in WW1; they carried revolvers. To maker's or
retailer's name to the ricasso but the brass "S" proved
slug indicates Samuels sword cutlers of London.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, though some original
storage grease or varnish remaining (can be removed with care).
Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good condition. Fishskin
grip very good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. Original
sword knot very good for age. Plated steel scabbard very good. The
sword sheathes and draws well.
Well above average example that smacks of being a new sword for
a new officer left at home who never came back to hold it again.
A bargain at just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item
reference number W59 (1189). Further / full sized pictures available