WW1 era / GV British Infantry Officer's Sword,
In good condition, a WW1 era / GV British Infantry Officer's Sword,
etched to Walters & Co (Oxford) Ltd.
A good 1897 pattern George V British infantry officer's sword.
Leather, rather than fishskin grip indicates it was intended for
use, not just dress. The stamped proof mark as opposed to brass
proof slug indicates 1917-1918, the height of World War One. Walters
& Co (Oxford) Ltd (company registered 3rd February 1912)
are a tailors / outfitters in business to this day.
The 32 /13 inch blade in good condition, etching still vivid, some
patina mostly towards the point, firm in the hilt. The steel hilt
in sound condition; has been cleaned. The leather grip and twisted
grip wire bindings in aged and slightly worn though good condition.
The leather field service scabbard is aged with scrapes / wear but
good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Nice WW1 example with provenance to Oxford. Yours for £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference S29 (0614).