Edwardian Solid Guard British RN Officer's
Wilkinson Sword, Sold
In good condition, an Edwardian Solid Guard British Royal Navy
Officer's by Wilkinson Sword.
Serial number 40114, etched to maker Wilkinson Sword, etched on
the obverse to Matthews Outfitters of Portsmouth who sold Wilkinson
Swords. This is a quality sword, with a solid guard (no hinged folding
section), the scabbard secured with a dirk style catch.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is in good condition but with a few patina
spots here and there, but not many. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt
/ guard very good. The white fishskin grip a little grubby, some
of the lesser grip wire strands a little astray; not many and not
by much. The leather with metal fittings scabbard is aged, the leather
has dried and cracked / lost some of its surface, and there is a
kink that allows the unsupported to flop near the chape. The sword
sheathes and draws very well.
A well above average sword in above average condition. Well priced
at; £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AC41
(0289). Further / full sized images available upon request.