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WW1 British 2nd Life Guards Officer's Sword, Initials, for sale

In good condition for its age, a rare issued WW1 British 2nd Life Guards Officer's Sword with initials "A P G".

WW1 British 2nd Life Guards Officer's Sword, Initials

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An officer's 1912 pattern sword and scabbard but with an Enfield view / inspection mark, so this sword was issued, probably to an officer who was promoted from the ranks. Marked "2" L G" to the bowl guard lip for the 2nd Life Guards and "A P G" which is probably the officer's initials as we can find no official designations for them. We bought this sword from an auction in Rochefort, France. The auctioneer says the vendor stated it was their grandfather's and he had it for as long as anyone can remember.


The 35 inch blade has some former rust / patina but is in generally good condition and quite firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard in good order with remains of black camouflage paint is in good shape. The fishskin grip overall very good but with some wear / fading. Grip wire good and present. Leather scabbard with break one side but overall sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Researchers, get moving! Who or what was "A P G"?. A perfect WW1 cavalry sword (they really do not get much better). Yours for £800. Please quote item reference S70. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0685-1.18 (2.244).

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