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WW1 British D.L.I. Rifle Regt Officer's Sword of H A Cotching, For Sale

In good condition, a very nicely made WW1 British Rifle Regiment / Durham Light Infantry officer's sword, named to Houghton Aldgate Cotching. This sword is now reserved with a deposit under our layaway plan until 4th January 2018.

WW1 British D.L.I. Rifle Regt Officer's Sword of Houghton Aldgate Cotching

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A great example with black fishskin grip and quality patterned leather scabbard. Comes complete with details of original officer owner, his family and the Durham Light Infantry. Etched with his name and regiment, dated 4th June 1915.

The 31 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition but with a steady patina throughout, and firm in the hilt. The steel hilt in very good order. The black fishskin grip and associated grip wire bindings are very good. The beautifully made scabbard in aged and worn but overall very good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Well made, a very good sword with full provenance; yours for £550. Please quote item reference P12. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0204-1.18 (2.405).

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