Lot 120

A Wilkinson officer’s 1896 pattern sword for a named officer of the 15th (The Queen’s) Lancers, with Patent Solid Hilt construction, dating to 1900. The sword was proved in August 1900 for Alfred Leonard Tate, of the 15th Lancers. He was commissioned in September 1900 and saw action in South Africa 1901-1902, during the Second Anglo-Boer War. The blade of 35 inches (89cm) is elaborately etched with the regiment, officer’s crest, maker’s name and other motifs. The blade has been service sharpened and it solid in the hilt. The patent solid hilt with full width tang, composition chequered grips, silver wire and fully chequered backstrap and pommel. (1)

Estimate: £320-£380