Edwardian (Edward VII / George V) sword made by one of the very best makers, J R Gaunt & Son (late Edward Thurkle) of London & Birmingham.
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The 31 1/4 inch superbly grey etched blade in very good condition (some wear, plus some little staining patches towards the point) and firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good condition too; the folding guard section works well and locates properly onto the scabbard securing pin. The white fishskin grip in good condition, a little grubby perhaps in places; the wire bindings good. The sword knot with age but good, as is the leather and brass fittings scabbard. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Well above average example at below average price: was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X44. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1292-101x19x16 (2.217).