Stock Ref: AST 1774

An outstanding example of a pre WW1 Scots Guards Officer’s sword the blade etched with the Regiments battle honours through to South Africa. The sword has been refurbished and would be suitable for a current serving officer.

83cm (32.5”) straight dumbbell shaped blade with spear point. The blade is single edged except for the last 5”. The blade is etched on one side with the crowned royal cypher for George V, and on the other with the crowned regimental badge of the Scots Guards. On both sides are listed the regiments battle honours commencing with Namur in 1685, and ending with South Africa in 1902. There is a brass proof disc and the makers name. The back of the blade is numbered 13247.

Gothic style hilt with the cartouche containing the badge of the Scots Guards. Cross hatched back piece and rounded pommel with ball tang button. Fish skin grip with copper brass wires. Gold sword knot with gold acorn.

Maker: William Cater & Co Ltd. 56 Pall Mall, London

Dated: 1912- 1918

Plated steel scabbard with two loose rings.

The sword, scabbard and sword knot are as new. The sword has been professionally refurbished and would be suitable for a current serving officer.

The sword is reputed to have been owned by Lt Colonel Andrew Peter Harold Parsons, and may have been a family sword. Further research is necessary.

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