In good condition, a scarce WW1 British Infantry Sergeant’s Sword, Scabbard, Knot & Straps
The blade is British War Office marked to 1900, so it originally had a VR (Victorian) hilt / guard, then an EVII (Edward 7th), and finally a George V hilt / guard (WW1 era). So the blade may well have seen service in the Boer War and World War 1. The scabbard is typical Victorian being curved.
The plain 32 1/4 inch blade has blemishes (patina and staining) and a little rust but is still good and firm in the hilt. The steel hilt is good but with speckling (can be removed with TLC and a good metal finishing polish). The black fishskin grip has wear / fading but is still good, as with the twisted grip wire binding. The leather sword knot has age and some related defects. The field service scabbard and frog / straps are aged but remarkably good given they are antique. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Very nice example and much scarcer than officers’ swords. Well priced at £650. Please quote item reference Y46. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1437-117x17x17 (1.921).