A very good Elizabeth II Royal Marines Officers Sword.
This example of the 1897 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword was produced by Wilkinson Sword, London in around 1975. It should be possible to research via the serial number to see if the original owners name appears on the Wilkinson proof ledger. I shall leave it to the new owner to further research whom this sword originally belonged to.
The 1897 pattern infantry officers guard with the ERII crowned cypher. The plating to the guard in good clean condition, with minor blemishes/scuffs to the outer edges. Domed pommel and chequered backpiece. Shagreen grip with twistwire binding. Some light service wear to the grip, but no loss.
The 32.5 inch single fullered blade marked at the ricasso "By Appointment To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Sword Cutlers Wilkinson Sword. Made In England" and with their later "W" proof etch to the other. The blade is well etched, featuring two vacant presentation panels, foliate decoration, and crowned ERII cypher and royal coat of arms. To the other side the Royal Marines crowned globe badge, surmounted by the words "The Royal Marines" Minor staining to the blade at the point and spine. No or loss or wear to the etching,
The blades spine with serial number.
Generally good bright condition overall. A good addition for the collector of modern Wilkinson swords, or with the staining addressed, suitable for use by a serving officer.
Housed in its original Wilkinson produced Sam Browne Field Service scabbard, in good sound condition, minor wear to the drag, and suspension strap. The hilt is complete with it's brown leather sword knot, which I am told is tied in such a way as to denote a Lieutenant Colonel.
Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.
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