WW1 Scottish Gordon Highlanders Wilkinson
Sword for sale
A WW1 Scottish Gordon Highlanders Basket and Infantry Field Officer's
Hilt Wilkinson Sword, in good condition generally.
It is rare to get one of these with both hilts. Etched to the Gordon
Highlanders to the blade, and with their badge to the cartouche
of the hilt / guard. The serial number is 51179 for 1917, which
means this sword is one where there is no record on the Wilkinson
sales ledger unfortunately. The sword comes apart courtesy of the
pommel nut and thereby the hilts are interchangeable. There is obvious
wear and one of the forward facing bars is broken, probably period.
This sword came from the estate of the late Alistair Morris, the
former MD of Sotheby's Sussex.
The 32 1/2 inch blade in very good condition. Both hilts in good
though aged condition, one crack to a forward bar of the basket
hilt. The grip generally good but with some wear or moth patches.
The leather field scabbard in overall good though aged condition.
The frog loop band's stitching has come apart. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
A lovely and scarce sword in good condition. Available for £1200.
Please quote item reference number AC56. Further / full sized images
available upon request. Box 0312-1.18 (2.976).