BRITISH 1897 INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD – GEORGE V – WW1

Stock Ref: AST 1833

A very good example of a frost etched Infantry Officers Sword from WW1

82.75cm (32.5”) straight dumbbell shaped blade rounded on the back and edge with a deep central fuller and spear point. The frost etched blade is decorated on both sides with the crowned royal cypher for George V, and foliate and designs. On one side there is the makers name and on the other a stylised proof mark. The blade has been factory sharpened.

Plated steel three-quarter basket hilt with a scroll pattern and pierced strap work incorporating a crown and the royal cypher of George V. Fish skin grip with copper/brass wire. Cross hatched back piece. Brown sword knot.

Maker: Sanderson Bros and Newbould Sheffield

Dated: 1914-1918

Plated steel scabbard with two loose rings.

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition.The blade is as new with no staining or rust, the original etchings remain very clear. The guard is as new and remains firm on the tang. The fish skin grip and wire bindings are as new. The sword knot is a new replacement. The scabbard has some minor damage to the plating near the throat, but is otherwise as new and the seam is good. 

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£475.00