In good condition, a George VI British Infantry Officer’s Wilkinson Sword & Scabbard
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Retailed by and etched accordingly on the obverse side of the ricasso to Boyd Cooper (uniform retailers) of 12 Bruton Street London. Serial number 69522 for 1951 (the year before George VI died). Replacement sword knot (remains of original in small plastic bag with sword). The Victorian style scabbard indicates this was bought by a retired officer for dress purposes.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is generally good but with some small rust and patina / tarnish patches. Blade firm in hilt. The plated steel hilt with some slight wear marks is nonetheless very good. The sword knot is a modern replacement. The fishskin grip very good, as are the associated twisted grip wire bindings. The Victorian style scabbard is clearly a dress scabbard, not field service, and is in very good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A very attractive GVI 1897P officer’s sword with that scabbard. Bargain, just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Z94. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1624 golf (1.679).