In as new condition, a Wilkinson Sword made Scottish bask hilted broadsword made in 1989
Serial number 120798 for 1989. No Royal Cypher, so not made for a military officer (making it perhaps ideal for one now, given King Charles III’s cypher could be etched to the blank name plate section of the blade). There is an unknown coat of arms to one side of the blade (had a Heraldry expert look at it and it appears to be a fanciful coat of arms, not a true family / clan coat of arms, so you can claim it!). There is no scabbard; Pooley Sword of Shoreham, West Sussex have quoted £283.20 including VAT to have one fitted (they have scabbards but need to have the sword and fit / tailor the scabbard to the sword / blade). Just imagine, the ONLY genuine Wilkinson Sword basket hilt with King Charles III’s cypher and no ERII (Queen Elizabeth II) or earlier monarch’s cypher on it, and in mint condition! OK, the sword does need a little careful TLC with a decent metal polish to make it mint, but it is so very nearly there.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is superbly etched and in near as new condition, plus is firm in the hilt. The hilt is in near as new condition, some careful minor cleaning would make it indistinguishable from brand new. Grip in very good condition. Scarlet and buff hilt liner (with blue trim) in very good shape; some careful cleaning would probably improve. Scarlet tassel very good.
They do not make them like this any more. OMG, a Wilkinson basket hilt in superb condition for just £650! Please quote item reference ZZ04. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1630-102x19x16 (2.265).