WW2 BRITISH OR AUSTRALIAN ARMY 1897 PATTERN SIGNAL OFFICERS SWORD & SCABBARD
Offered is a George VI era (1937-1952) 1897 Pattern British Army Officer's presentation sword, as worn by a Signal Corps Officer. The sword features a wire bound fish skin grip, mounted onto an all chequered back strap and pierced bowl guard, featuring the royal cypher of King George VI. The nickel finish overall is very good to outer bowl, showing smooth wear to inner bowl. The blade has battle & laurel leaf etchings running 1/2 down the length of both sides of the 82 cm straight blade. Very good etched royal arms and motto's running along both sides of the blade, including the crowned royal cypher & Signal Corps 'Jimmy' & motto. Some service wear to blade, which could be easily polished out. The leather service scabbard is in very good servicaeable condition. Generally, a well cared for/used sword, which would be a great addition to your collection. It is rare to see these Signal Corps attributed swords for sale.
Overall length: 103 cm.
|Dimensions||110 × 20 × 20 cm|