Stock Ref: AST 1971

A good example of a George V Officers sword made during WW1

83.5cm (32.75”) straight dumbbell shaped frost etched 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 cypher for George V, and foliate designs. On one side there is a brass proof mark, and on the other the makers name.

Plated steel three-quarter basket hilt with a scroll pattern and pierced strap work incorporating a crown and the royal cypher of George V. Dark fish skin grip with copper brass wire. Cross hatched back piece dome shaped pommel and circular tang button..

Maker: William Batson London

Dated: 1914-1918

Brown leather scabbard

The sword and scabbard are in good condition. The blade has some staining but no pitting or knicks. The original etchings remain very clear. The guard is in good condition with wear to the plating on the inside of the bowl and remains firm on the tang. The fish skin grip and wire bindings are in good condition. The scabbard leather has some minor scuffing and small loss at the chape.

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