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WW1 KIA Scots Guards Named Officer's Wilkinson Sword, sold

In good condition, the WW1 Scots Guards Officer's Wilkinson Sword of Lieutenant Eric Robert Coats, Killed in Action.

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Sold Item Notice

Serial number 54003 for 1917, Lieutenant Eric Robert Coats was killed in action on 17th May 1918. You will find plenty of information on this officer and his family just by searching his name on Google.

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The 32 3/8 piquet (narrow blade / dress weight) blade is in good condition, the etching including battle honours up to and including the Boer War still very clear; some patina / wear but not too much. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard with Scots Guard badge to the cartouche in good condition. The grip also good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The plated steel scabbard with plating bubbles and light rust is otherwise good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

OK, a dress weight blade but officers did not normally carry swords into battle any more, obviously. So almost every WW1 infantry sword particularly is going to be a dress sword in effect. The steel scabbard has protected the blade and can be quite easily replated to improve the sword as a whole.

A WW1 KIA Scots Guards officer of some repute, his sword in above average condition for just £? (too late, now sold) is a great and evocative investment, truly. Please quote item reference number W85 (1212). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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