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Title RAF officer's sword, George VI
Nationality British
Period c 1940
Sold
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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

I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010

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