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Title Court sword
Nationality Swedish
Period c 1940-50
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This is from the reign of Gustavus V (1858-1950), Gustavus VI (died 1973), or possibly Gustavus VI's son Charles XVI (born 1946). It would have been worn by Swedish diplomats and senior members of the royal court. It is a high quality item made by Wilkinson Sword of London, with their logo etched at the forte.

The coat of arms dates from the reign of Gustavus V and was used by all subsequent Swedish monarchs. The gilt strapwork elements of the hilt are identical to the Norwegian sword, so one can fairly decisively date them to within ten years of one another.

The mounts are gilt bronze with mother of pearl grips. The design is a mid-19th century one, of French origin. Some 95% plus of the original gilding remains. The blade is a back sword type, ie with a single edge, also of French design. The scabbard is black calf leather, in very good shape with a tiny little scuff at the base on the reverse.

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


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

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The bayonet arrived safely this morning, it's excellent and exactly what I've been looking for, I'm very pleased with it! ... I've bookmarked your site and will keep a regular check to see what you have.

S A, UK, 05.01.2006

Arrived safely. Excellent item. Really good condition. A good addition to the collection. Many thanks for a stress free transaction.

R B, UK, 17.10.2005

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