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George V Irish Guards Officer's Sword with WW1 Battle Honours, sold

In fair condition, a scarce George V Irish Guards Officer's Sword with WW1 Battle Honours.

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A post WW1 (hence it has WW1 battle honours) Irish Guards officer's sword with leather field service scabbard. The sword has been replated at some stage (period) and then had varnish applied to protect it against rust; unfortunately the fresh plating has reacted with the varnish (now removed) to leave streaking, etc.

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is in sound condition, the etching now feint as a result of the second plating but still visible. The blade firm in the hilt. The hilt sound but with the same plating / varnish reaction issue as the blade. The fishskin grip in very good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The leather field service scabbard, possibly a replacement, is very good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

With careful use of metal finishing polish, it may be possible to greatly improve the plating. In any event, a real bargain at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W86 (1218). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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