E Thurkle Victorian British Royal Engineers
Officer's Sword, for sale
In overall very good condition, an E Thurkle Victorian British
Royal Engineers Officer's Sword with scarce Army & Navy logo.
Etched at the ricasso / forte to E Thurkle Maker, Soho, London,
and with a rare adjacent badge logo for "A & N C S Ld London,
Bombay Karachi" (Army and Navy Co-operative Society Ltd); this
Thurkle made sword was sold through the Army & Navy London store
(courtesy the fact it has a VR, not VRI, royal cypher to the hilt's
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, a few small patina
patches but not many. Blade firm in the hilt. The steel hilt in
good condition, a few minor scratches, etc. but nothing much. The
fishskin grip overall very good but with a couple of scratches and
the grip wire a little loose here and there, but again generally
very good. The original sword know good but faded / aged. The plated
steel scabbard in overall good condition (some age misting). The
sword sheathes and draws loosely.
A great sword with scarce maker and retailer markings. A very good
buy at £450. Please quote item reference P66. Further / full
sized images available upon request. Box 0262-1.18 (2.389).