In good overall condition, a Sheffield made WW1 era British Infantry Officer’s Sword
Etched “H H Sheffield” to the forte / ricasso for “H Hill of Sheffield”, a sword cutler from 1912 to 1915, so an early WW1 sword. This is a steel (not plated steel) 1897 pattern George V / World War One era British infantry officer’s sword.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is well etch and in good condition, some minor pitting patches, firm in the hilt. The steel guard / hilt in very good condition for its age, as are the black fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings. Original sword knot with age / wear and has a broken strap but is otherwise sound. The leather field service scabbard and age, wear, and scuff damage, but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Sheffield steel is said to be the best! This sword is very good and costs just £425. Please quote item reference ZZ69. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1719-104x15x14 (1.675)