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1897 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword by Wilkinson.
Attributed to Lieutenant George Mayall, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshireand Derbyshire Regiment)
2nd Lieutenant 27th Febuary 1901 (L.G. 14/5/1901)
On 21st July, 1908, George transferred to the Berkshire Royal Horse Artillery as a Lieutenant. A preliminary glance shows that he served with the RHA during WW1.
A very good example, untouched, bearing the initials "G.M." to the blade. The hilt retaining all of its shagreen and twistwire binding. Some loss to the plated finish on the hilt and scabbard. Blade generally clean, with good clear etching. The whole would benefit from some gentle cleaning.
Blade length 32.5 inches.
Complete with a digital copy of the Wilkinson Sword Proof Book, showing sale to a "G. Mayall" of the Deby Regiment in March 1902.
Plenty of scope for further research.
Strictly 18's only.