Victorian British Royal Engineers Named Officer's
Wilkinson Sword, for sale
In very good condition, a Victorian British Royal Engineers Named
Officer's Wilkinson Sword, with later associated RE swagger stick
and walking stick.
The Royal Armouries reports this sword, serial number 32782, was
sold to a H or A Moore Esq on August 22nd 1894. It comes from the
same deceased's estate with a George V swagger stick, and a walking
stick with brass ferrule engraved "A M" and with a very
old sticker (part damaged) marked to "Colonel A Murray, Headbourne
Worthy House, Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7JG
Tel 0962 880239"; Headbourne Worthy House was and still is
a retirement home, where we presume Col Murray OBE ended his days
at a ripe old age.
The 32 3/8 inch blade is in excellent condition and firm in the
hilt. The steel hilt with VR cypher in very good condition, as are
the fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings. The
leather sword knot and field service scabbard in excellent condition
for their age. The leather all weather carry bag and roe skin inner
in aged / tatty condition. The swagger stick very aged. The walking
stick in good but worn condition. The sword sheathes and draws well.
What a great piece with tons of research potential (seems he had
a New Zealand connection, was connected with railways, served in
two world wars and more). Just £700. Please quote item reference
number W84. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.
Box 1221-118x17x17 (3.091).