Edwardian / WW1 Army Service Corps Named
Officer's Sword, for sale
In good condition, a Edwardian / WW1 Army Service Corps Named
Officer's Sword, Lieutenant G H Furness.
Etched to "G H Furness, A.S.C." and retailer (tailors)
"Standen & Co 16 Waterloo Place London SW ". Guy
Haswell Furness was a Lieutenant
in the Army Service Corps from 1915 to 1919. This ASC officer's
sword is unusual in that is has an earlier King Edward VII hilt
with a King George V blade; maybe the hilt was a family item.
The unusually long 35 3/4 inch blade (may indicate Furness was
a very tall man or was a mounted officer) is well etched and in
good condition except for some rust in the area of the point. Blade
firm in hilt. The hilt with patina / tarnish and a little light
rust in one area is in good shape. Fishskin grip is good but has
lost its twisted grip wire bindings. There is no scabbard.
A great research piece. £250. Please quote item reference
number W61. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.
Box 1223-128x17x17 (2.171).