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WW2 / George VI British Irish Guards Officer's Sword, Sold

In good overall condition, a scarce Irish Guards officer's sword, George VI / WW2, etched with WW1 battle honours.

WW2 / George VI British Irish Guards Officer's Sword

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Perhaps the rarest of the British guards swords, with the possible exception of the Welsh Guards, a WW2 era Irish Guards officer's sword, etched at the ricasso to tailors E Smith in fashionable Cork Street (number 25) London. The blade etched both sides with the many Irish Guards battle honours from World War One.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is well etched, some light rust patches (now treated), bearing the aforementioned battle honours, badge of the Irish Guards, retailer E Smith's details and royal cypher of King George VI. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with some plating loss from rust spots. The grip faded but in generally very good order complete with twisted grip wire bindings, also very good. The plated steel scabbard has some creases and rust areas, but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws pretty well. It is rare for Irish Guards swords to come onto the market, so grab this one while you can. A very good price, just £650. Please quote item reference number G79 (968). Further / full sized images upon request.

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