1895 Pattern Picquet-Weight Sword by Wilkinson
This sword belonged to Captain Charles Kendall Greene of the Buffs (East Kent Regiment). He entered the Army in 1884, serving in South East Asia, Bengal, Calcutta and then as part of the Army Ordnance Department before retiring in 1900. Digital copies of Captain Greene’s service and the original Wilkinson record for the sword will be supplied with the sale.
The sword itself is excellent. Being made by Henry Wilkinson, it is of the highest quality and it has been well cared for over the decades. The picquet-weight blade is in very good condition with little in the way of speckles, the cypher is the rarer mirrored variant and the etching is bright and crisp. As can be seen in the photographs, a small amount of the scabbard and hilt’s nickel plating has been lost.
Being an 1895 Pattern makes this an uncommon sword already, but the condition, maker and it being a picquet-weight makes it a gem for any collection.
Over 18s only, please.