In overall VGC, a WW1 / WW2 Named British Royal Naval Officer’s Wilkinson Sword.
Serial number 58161 for 1919 (just after WW1), the folding guard engraved to the original officer, “T.P.G. Bennett”; he was Paymaster Commander / Assistant Naval Liaison Officer in Port Said, Egypt (now the entrance to the Suez Canal) and ultimately made the rank of Captain. It is very likely that this sword would have been worn by him a lot during World War Two in Port Said. One side of the ricasso is etched to maker Henry Wilkinson, the obverse to their main retailer Gieves Ltd. Leather initials “T P G B” patch to the hood of the carry bag.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is well etched and in very good condition, plus firm in the hilt. The brass hilt / guard in good condition. The fishskin grip has aged colour wise but it good, as are the associated twisted grip wire bindings. The sword knot is good but aged, some fraying (e.g. around the clasps). The leather and brass scabbard is quite good, some age / wear to the leather, the middle fitting loose (can be re-glued), the chape with a ding / slight kink and tarnish. The brown leather carry bag is good but aged and hood detached.
Great example with provenance, just £625. Please quote item reference ZY10. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1822-107x17x15 (1.953)