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WWI Scottish Infantry Cross-Hilted Field Officer's Sword by Wilkinson

Description: This is a good example of this sought-after pattern of sword. This particular example has a hilt design that is associated with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; it bears the Wilkinson blade No 51460 which puts its date of manufacture between 1914 and 1918.

The grip and hilt are in good order with just some slight loss of shagreen to the grip. The wiring is intact and there is only some slight loss of plating to the cross-guard and the pommel.

The blade is tarnished overall and there is some light pitting near the hilt. The etching is clear and sharp, however, and both sides of the blade are decorated with the thistles of Scotland with the GRV cypher also to one side of the blade.

The leather service scabbard is in excellent order; it is complete and undamaged and carries the ball chape that is a distinguishing feature of most Scottish sword scabbards.

Provenance: None known.

Price: Final sale price withheld.

Catalogue No: ES0062

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