British 19th Century Named Wilkinson 18th Hussars Cavalry Officer’s Sword

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A fine British 19th Century Named Wilkinson 18th Hussars Cavalry Officer's Sword.  A good example of a named Wilkinson Sword 1821 Pattern Cavalry Officer's Sword for an officer in the 18th Hussars. This is the sword of Lieutenant George Birch and was purchased from Wilkinson in 1886.  He was born in 1864 and made lieutenant in 1885 and Captain (1890).  His promotion was noted in the London Gazette - see images below.  Have not researched his service history.  The sword is of standard 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry type and comprises a steel, three-bar hilt and the grip is wrapped in fishskin with silver twistwire.

Sword blade with 18th Hussars regimental badge

The blade is of exceptional quality and featires the regimental badge of the 18th Hussars, royal crown (VR), cypher and scrolling foliage.  Comes complete with its original steel scabbard.  In good overall condition - little wear to the grip.  Blade is very clean and crisp.  Blade length is 35 inches (41 inches overall).

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