George V Buckinghamshire Battalion Rifle
Officer's Sword, for sale
In good condition, a WW1 era / Buckinghamshire Battalion (Oxford
& Bucks) Rifle Officer's Sword.
Supremely etched blade one side, rubbed / replated the other. None
the less, a very fine rifle officer's sword by renowned Hobson &
Sons of London.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt (etching very feint one side). The plated steel hilt in very
good condition. Fishskin grip in very good condition, as are the
twisted grip wire bindings (a couple of lesser strands very slightly
astray). Leather with steel fittings field service scabbard in good
though slightly aged condition. Sword not with age. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
A very nice, well above average example. A bargain at just £550.
Please quote item reference number W88. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Box 1217-101x19x16 (1.959).