Stock Ref: AST 1737

A very good example of an early WW1 cavalry officers sword by Wilkinson

89cm (35”) Straight single fullered blade with flat back and spear point. The blade is decorated on both sides with the royal cypher for George V  beneath the royal coat of arms and above a laurel wreath, extensive scrolling foliage. On one side there is the royal warrant and on the other a proof disc stamped HW. The back of the blade is stamped 44965. Leather washer.

Plated steel bowl guard heavily embossed with a honeysuckle ladder pattern. Fishskin wrapped pistol grip with german silver wire . Embossed stepped pommel.

Maker: Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London

Dated:  1914

Brown leather scabbard. Black leather cavalry sword frog.

The sword and scabbard are in good condition for their age and service use. The blade has minimal staining and there is no rust or pitting. The etchings remain clear. Earlier polishing has removed the makers name although the Royal Warrant to Henry Wilkinson remains visible and the proof disc is stamped HW. The bowl guard has staining on the inside. It is firm on the tang and there are no dents. The fishskin grip is in very good condition, the wire although intact is slightly loose near the top The scabbard has scuffing and wear commensurate with service use. The seam is sound. The black leather sword frog may be associated – the leather is stiff with age.

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