In very good, nearly parade ground condition, the sword of Captain / Major H B Pegrum, MC
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As he was then, Lieutenant Pegrum was with the Lancashire Fusiliers during WW1, where he was awarded the Military Cross for bravery at The Somme. It appears he then was appointed to Field HQ as Acting Captain when possibly, he bought this sword circa 1917. After the war he was headmaster at a military school and went on to being commissioned into the Royal Artillery, being promoted to Major just before WW2. The retailer’s name “Humphreys & Crook Ltd, 3 Haymarket, London SW1” does not help us confirm the estimated sword date as they traded during WW1 to WW2. Due to lack of the Royal Artillery motif / badge, we are certain this is an ASC (Army Service Corps) sword dating to the end of WW1 or just after.
The 31 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard very good but with some tarnish in the grooves of the three bard guard (likely could be removed). The black fishskin grip and associated grip wire bindings are very good. The steel scabbard in good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A great research job for someone, and a great buy for anyone, was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Y17. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1407-117x14x14 (1.935).