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WW1 era Royal Canadian Engineers Named Officers Sword, for sale

In good to very good condition, a scarce WW1 / George V Royal Canadian Engineer Officer's Sword, etched to (Capt) J J Hartley. Complete with photo of Capt Hartley and associated book (From the Rideau to the Rhine and back. The 6th Field Company and Battalion Canadian Engineers in the Great War. (A narrative compiled by K. Weatherbe).

WW1 era Royal Canadian Engineers Officers Sword

Sales enquiries

From what the previous owner said and what little information is available, Captain J J Hartley served during WW1 and after was a reverend minister whose daughter Flora Adler (nee Hartley) was a journalist who travelled the world for the Christian Science Monitor. The blade in particularly good condition; please note, some photos show a white reflection (it is not blade wear, etc.).

The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, well etched and firm in the hilt. The steel (not plated) hilt and plated steel scabbard have suffered somewhat the test of time and humidity, with a light rusting / patina evident in many areas. The fishskin grip is still very good, but has lost its twisted grip wire bindings. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

Scarce sword with great blade / owner's details and research potential. £350 is a steal. Please quote item reference AA40. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0032-1m (2.072)

Please note: The book and photo are in a separate box which can not fit inside the sword box. I do not consider it wise to tape the book to the outside of the sword box but will if asked and at the buyer's liability. Otherwise they will need to be sent separately at an associated increase in the total shipping price. Or the buyer can simply refuse the book (madness).

 

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