Refurbished P1897 current pattern army officer’s sword in fantastic condition. The blade and guard have been re-plated.
Major Thomas William Brand MBE of the Worcester & Sherwood Foresters and the late Suffolk Regiment refurbished the sword for parade use. The sword belonged to his father and was a bespoke order.
The 815mm single edged, thrusting blade has a short central fuller on both sides. The slightly rounded spine bears the serial number 04132 and terminates in a spear point. The refurbished blade is in excellent condition and is etched with the Georgian crown and George V royal cipher bordered by floral scrollwork. The obverse bears the royal coat of arms and a laurel and palm wreath bordered by scrollwork.
The steel bowl guard is of 1897 pattern and bears the royal cypher of George V with the crown in relief and pierced foliate design. The plating is in excellent condition. The crosshatched steel back strap has an oval pommel and rounded tang nut. The fish skin grip is in excellent condition as is the twisted wire binding.
The dark brown leather covered field scabbard is in very good condition and remains strong with all the stitching intact. The scabbard has minor use related scuffs and marks. The sword sheaths and draws well and is held firmly in the scabbard.
This is a robust, high quality sword in parade ready condition. This sword would suit a serving army officer or make an excellent addition to a collection.