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    'Wilkinson, London 1856 Pattern Brass Hilt Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm By Wilkinson Regime Swords
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    'Wilkinson, London 1856 Pattern Brass Hilt Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm By Wilkinson Regime Swords

    BladesSwordsUsed£ 595

    BOER WAR ERA, Victorian British WD 1900 & 1901 Dated 1856 Pattern Brass Hilt Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm By Wilkinson Regiment Marked ‘V.2. LAN’ To The 2nd Battalion The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Volunteers & 1903 Dated Scabbard - 14877

    The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) was formed on 1 July 1881. The 2nd Battalion embarked for South Africa in December 1899, to serve in the Second Boer War, and saw action at the Battle of Spion Kop . This is an original 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (see page 173 of Robson's book Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” long spear point blade with deeply cut saw back and measures 27 ½” overall. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson London' & is dated ‘9/00’ (Sept 1900). The reverse is stamped with War Dept arrow and inspection marks. It has a heavy ribbed brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted for lanyard and rolled quillon. The back of the cross guard is crisply date stamped '4.01' (April 1901) & Regiment marked ‘V.2.LAN’ To the 2nd Battalion The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (see page 95 of Broad Arrow by Skennerton) and weapon number ‘5’. The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. All stitching and leather of the scabbard are intact. The throat of the upper mount is crisply date stamped '6 03' (June 1903) and marked ‘M2/8F’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14877
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    CategoryBlades
    SubcategorySwords
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 595
    Sale typeTrade
    Make'Wilkinson, London
    Manufactured YearBOER WAR ERA
    Your reference14877
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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