BRITISH 1897 INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD EDWARD VII – BOER WAR and WW1

Stock Ref: AST 1808

 A good example of an Edwardian pre WW1 Officers sword.

82.5cm (32.5”) straight dumbbell shaped blade with central fuller, rounded edges and a spear point. The blade is double edged for the last 4.5” and has been combat sharpened at the point. Heavily etched blade with on one side the crowned royal cypher for Edward VII above a laurel wreath, scrolling foliate designs, the makers name and manufactures marks D/K O and 4. On the other side the crowned royal coat of arms above a laurel wreath, scolling foliate designs and the makers name. The back of the blade is numbered 1174 and stamped London Made.

Plated steel three-quarter basket hilt with a scroll pattern and pierced strap work incorporating a crown and the royal cypher of Edward VII. Fish skin grip with silver wire. Cross hatched back piece, brown leather sword knot.

 

Maker: Guthrie & Valentine, 12 Cork Street, London (G & V traded from this address between 1890 and 1924 – they were known to have been supplied swords by both Wilkinson and Mole and were listed as trade customers by both Companies – they were Military Outfitters – the London Made on the back of the blade indicates that this sword was probably made by Wilkinson.)

Dated: 1901-1910

Brown leather field service scabbard.

The sword and scabbard are generally in good condition for their age and service use. The blade is free from rust with minor staining towards the point. The etchings remain clear. The guard has some loss of plating on the bowl, but is otherwise in good condition and firm on the tang. There is minor wear to the fish skin grip commensurate with use. The wire bindings are intact. The scabbard leather has wear and scuff marks, the seam is good.

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