In very good condition, a Hawkes 1897 Pattern Victorian British Infantry Officer’s Sword and Scabbard
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Restored by Crisp & Sons in 2011, etched at the ricasso to Hawkes, a sword cutler who actually sold swords made by Wilkinson (so, yes, Wilkinson Sword made it). A VR 1897P means it dates from 1897 to 1901. The blade has been replated so the etching is more feint than it once was. The grip is a well known Crisps faux fishskin replacement. Use of a good metal finishing polish such as Simichrome would probably bring this up from very good condition to as new.
The 32 1/8 inch blade is in good condition, the etching more feint one side that the other, some misty freckle patch age, firm in the hilt. The plated hilt in very good condition. Faux fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are very good. Plated steel scabbard in very good condition. Sword sheathes and draws well if a little loosely.
Lovely example. Low price: was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Y07. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1375-120x15x15 (1.792)