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* BRAND NEW * GENUINE * CURRENT * AUSTRALIAN ARMY & BRITISH ARMY INFANTRY COMMISSIONED OFFICER'S BRITISH MoD APPROVED & ISO ACCREDITED CEREMONIAL PARADE DRESS DRILL SWORDType of Sword: GENUINE BRITISH MoD APPROVED 1897 PATTERN AUSTRALIAN & BRITISH ARMY INFANTRY OFFICER'S CEREMONIAL PARADE DRESS SWORD
Date of Manufacture: 2012. This sword is Not Australian Defence Force Property, it was purchased directly by our company from a British Ministry of Defence approved and ISO accredited manufacturer of fine superior quality military swords for the Armed Forces within the Commonwealth.
Specification: This is a genuine British MoD regulation Australian Army Infantry Dress Sword (Not A Replica) fully approved by the British Ministry of Defence for the British Armed Forces and therefore meets all Government specifications required for Australian Armed Forces current Ceremonial Parade Drill Duties.
State-of-the-art processes used, only the finest materials, made by the highest skilled craftsmen with decades of experience, the finest military sword for your needs, when nothing but the best will do.
Each sword is manufactured according to exacting government specifications. All sword & sabre blades are high polished government spec, detailed and appropriately etched according to regulation for current military use. The finely fitted leather scabbard feature the best materials.
Bowl Guard: has the current royal Queen Elizabeth II Cypher and is of a regulation three-quarter basket hilt, made from steel, nickel plated and polished to a mirror shine.
Ricasso: reverse is marked with the * Star of Damascus Proof Mark * a world standard symbol of sword excellence, and shows it is a genuine sword.
Grip: is rare original Ray Skin covered.
Fuller (Blade): is a Hand-Forged hardened to 48-52 HRC Rockwell well-tempered and hand polished, the etching is so deep, that you can feel it with your fingernail, it incorporates the current royal cypher of the current sovereign.
Scabbard: is regulation brown leather covered and comes with sword protective Cloth Bag.
Length: overall is 40." or 1250.mm - with a 32.5 inch or 825mm x6.mm x25.mm blade.
Condition Brand New: This Sword is BRAND NEW - MINT CONDITION this means, this sword is delivered in an un-opened manufacturers box, shipped in a special protective box with inserts to secure the sword whilst in transit, and will be delivered still wrapped in protective paper. Please note: we still get questions about what condition this sword is in 'MINT'.
MoD Ministry of Defence: Yes this an original MoD approved sword for military service - not a copy.
Original Wilkinson Machinery Used: The British Wilkinson company was the official supplier to the MoD, but sadly it closed it's sword manufacturing side of it's operations in 2005, and in the process it sold it's heavy and light machinery, this swords blade was forged by expert craftsmen using old original Wilkinson equipment, giving this sword the highest quality superior finish possible, and thus keeping with the finest of British Sword manufacturing traditions, to the very same fine standards expected by the British and Australian Armed Forces.
Maintenance of your new Sword: Avoid touching blade with your acidy fingers, if you do, then wipe the blade clean after use, store in it's scabbard, applying a thin film of protective oil, such as good non acid gun oil or even Vaseline.
History: By Royal Command “His Majesty having been pleased to order that the Battalion Officers are for the future to make use of swords, it’s His Majesty’s pleasure that the officers of the Infantry Corps shall be provided with a strong, substantial, uniform sword, the blade of which is to be straight and made to cut and thrust.” The history of the British Army Sword began with this official proclamation from King George III, replacing the antiquated spontoon or half-pike with the fighting sword that remains regulation issue to this day.
Ideal for current serving Officers that wish to purchase their own sword, or it would make an ideal gift for a graduating Officer from the military academy..
** Please NOTE: ** Shipping of this sword will take approx. 5 weeks from date of order.
* Note: prices shown above are exclusive of Aust GST - GST only applies to Australian based buyers