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Title RAF officer's sword, George VI
Nationality British
Period c 1940
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This is a good example. However, the bulk of the gilt finish has been polished off the hilt and guard, leaving approximately 10% original traces. The grip is giant rayskin on beechwood and there is a retailer's mark at the forte: 'CONWAY / WILLIAMS / MILITARY / OUTFITTER / 48 / BROOK ST. / W.1.' (London).

The leather of the scabbard shows a little age wear, but is generally in excellent serviceable condition. The blade has 90%+ original factory finish. On the forte opposite the maker's mark, there are a few minor rust spots

Increasingly now a hard sword to find. Wilkinson used to sell these in their heyday for the best part of 2,000, but, since they have gone out of business, RAF officers have no option but to source them from dealers like myself!!

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 20th Century]

testimonials

The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)

M M, UK, 12.02.2013

The package arrived safely today. Thank you very much for the easy transaction and prompt shipping. I am very happy with the sword and hope to do business with you again.

T L, Slovenia, 28.05.2008

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