1922-37 Irish Free State / Óglaigh
na hÉireann officer's sword (sold)
A very rare and good condition Irish Free State / Óglaigh
na hÉireann officer's sword, complete with scabbard, frog,
belts and sword knot.
They really do not get much rare or nicer than this. An authentic
1922-37 Irish Free State / Óglaigh na hÉireann officer's
sword with all the bits and in very good condition.
The 33 inch blade is in very good order, a little patina here and
there but not much. Well etched with harps, Celtic motives and OGLAIGH
NA HÉIREANN FF crests on both sides, and firm in the hilt.
The brass basket hilt in very good order too, the fishskin grip
very good, the twisted grip wire bindings also very good (one tiny
strand astray a little). The field leather scabbard, frog, belts
and sword knot all very good; the sword knot simply needs a button
sewn on; it is not broken. The sword sheathes well.
One of these (I believe in not so good condition as this one) sold
at Whytes Auctions Dublin in 2008 for €3000, and I have not
seen one come to the market since. So it is well worth the price
tag I had on this fine sword; Grab it quick, when this one is gone
I really do not expect to see another at anywhere near as low a
price. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Item
reference number 640.