BRITISH 1827(92) RIFLE OFFICERS SWORD – GEORGE V – WW1

Stock Ref: AST 1836

A good example of a WW1 Rifle Officers sword.

82.75cm (32.5”) straight dumbbell shaped blade rounded on the back and edge with a deep central fuller and spear point. The blade is decorated on both sides with the crowned royal coat of arms above the cypher for George V and scrolling foliage. On one side there is a laurel wreath and the makers name and on the other a strung bugle horn and a brass proof mark. The back of the blade is numbered 12528.

Steel gothic style hilt with cartouche, containing a crowned strung bugle horn. Domed pommel with prominent tang button. Crossed hatched back piece. Black fish skin grip.

Maker: Army and Navy Co-operative Society, 105 Victoria Street, London

Dated: 1910 – 1918

Brown leather field service scabbard with brown leather sword frog.

The sword and scabbard are in good condition for their age. The blade has some staining but no rust damage. The hilt is in good condition and firm on the tang. The fish skin grip has been replaced and there is no wire binding. The scabbard is in good condition. The seam is sound. The sword frog has a break in one of the belt straps – repaired.

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£325.00