WW2 / George VI British Royal Corps Signals
Officer's Sword, sold
In very good overall condition, a George VI Royal Signals Corps
presentation sword to Lieutenant Ernest Stanley Butcher who died
a Captain on 02/09/1945.
It appears, though we are not sure, that then Captain Ernest Stanley
Butcher dies in Malaysia in 1945 at the very end of WW2. This sword
is etched to him thus; "Presented to E. S. Butcher. By the
officers Royal Signals, on the occasion of his promotion to Lieutenant".
We understand he was a Inspector of Permanent Communications.
The 33 inch blade is in very good condition, some patina patches
here and there but not many, the etching still very clear, and firm
in the hilt. The hilt in very good order, some aging, the grip good
as are the associated twisted grip wire bindings. The leather field
service scabbard is in very good condition. The sword is a little
tight when full sheathed.
A lovely sword with plenty of research potential for just £400.
Please quote item reference K88. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 1182-1.18 (2.156).