In very good condition, a Victorian British Royal Engineers Named Officer’s Wilkinson Sword, with later associated RE swagger stick and walking stick.
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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 was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W84. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1221-118x17x17 (3.091).