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Victorian British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword, Sold

In fairly good condition, a Victorian British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword.

Victorian British Infantry Officer's Wilkinson Sword

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Serial number 34540 for October 6th 1896, the Wilkinson sales ledger apparently has the buyer as a Col. Percy (possibly initial H); a copy of the entry can be purchased from Royal Armouries for £10.

The 32 1/4 inch blade has a steady patina throughout but the etching is still clear. Blade firm in hilt. The non-plated steel hilt is actually good but lightly rusted inside. The fishskin grip is mostly good but with scuffs and wear; the twisted grip wire mostly good, one lesser stand broken. The leather field service grip aged but good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Good sword with research potential if you get the Wilkinson sales ledger entry copy. Nice price; £(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number P29 (0250). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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