Rare Edward 8th British Royal Engineer Officer's
Sword, For Sale
In good to very good condition, a rare Edward VIII British Royal
Engineer officer's Sword.
Due to the fact King Edward VIII was only British monarch for a
few months before he abdicated to marry an American Divorcee (Mrs.
Wallis Simpson), because he was monarch during a time of peace (1936),
very few Edward 8th swords were made. Because he was disgraced in
many people's eyes, and in order to comply with convention (to have
the correct monarch's cypher on the sword guard / hilt), most officers
had their blades rehilted. So, very, very few Edward VIII swords
exist, and this one of the few.
The 32 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition, some surface rust
spots, some scuffing, not much. Blade firm in the hilt. The guard
with Edward VIII cypher in good condition, some light pitting spots;
not much / many. Grip with some age but overall very good, as are
the twisted grip wire bindings. Leather field service scabbard in
good condition, some scuffs, the frog loop stitching going to obverse
but scabbard stitching all good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Try finding another Edward 8th Royal Artillery officer's sword
and then you will know £750 is a great prices. Please quote
item reference number AB08. Further / full sized images upon request.
Box 0079-1.18 (2.101)