George V infantry officer's sword, this is in good condition and features a heavy, solid hilt. Some gilding or brass paint still remains on the steel hand guard as well. The blade doesn't have any etching, but appears to have been made that way and is completely free of rust. The lack of etching could be a request for a "fighting sword", where the officer in question wanted to have a regulation pattern weapon and didn't care for it to be decorated. This kind of sword was still used in the First World War, particularly earlier on before it was discouraged by snipers targeting officers. The only issue with this weapon is the leather service scabbard, where the lower drag has been broken off, but the important thing is it did its job and protected the blade.
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