A late Victorian Heavy Cavalry officer's undress sword.
A late Victorian Heavy Cavalry officer's undress sword. The blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London No 37965 is etched and polished with the crowned VR cypher and Royal arms amidst foliage, and is sharpened for field service. The steel guard and chequered grip strap of regulation pattern, the grip is covered with fishskin and bound with twisted silver wire. Contained in its steel dress scabbard.
Blade length 35" (88.5cms) Overall length including scabbard 42¼" (107.5cms)
Wilkinson confirm that this sword was supplied to J.E. Holland, 7th Dragoon Guards in 1900. John Edmund Daniel Holland, 7DG, d.o.b. 15.12.79, 2nd Lt 23.5.00, Lt 13.5.01, Capt 4.7.08, to 5DG 10.6.14, Boer War QM with 5 clasps, WWI MID, MC, DSO 8.1.18.