WW1 Scots Guards Officer's Wilkinson Sword,
In overall good condition, a WW1 Scots Guards Officer's Wilkinson
Serial number 45240 for early WW1 (1914); regrettably part of the
gap in the Wilkinson sales ledger, so we are unable to identify
the officer. Blade complete with battle honours such as Egypt (with
Sphinx) and Waterloo, all the way to South Africa (Boer War).
The 32 1/2 inch blade has some rust towards the point and plenty
of patina. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard mostly very
good but with some age inside and small rust spots to the edges.
The grip and grip wire generally very good. The leather scabbard
has a break / tear one side (can be easily glued). The leather work
is generally good except for the sword knot which only the strap
remains. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Would probably restore (if blade cleaned and replated) but looks
good as it is. And the price looks good too; £675. Please
quote item reference S61. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0673-121x17x17 (2.057).