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.
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).