Lot 141

A Wilkinson heavy cavalry officer’s sword to an officer of 3rd (Prince of Wales’) Dragoon Guards (numbered 28968 for 1888). The officer in question was Francis John Ryder, who was commissioned in January 1889. He served in the Second Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and was mentioned in despatches. The sword is in overally good condition, with a bright 35 inch blade and crisp etching, featuring a few small patches of superficial rust. The hilt is all tight and the shagreen of the grip in good condition. The silver grip wire has some loss. The field service scabbard is present, but has been broken at around one third from the bottom. The original leather sword knot is also present. (1)

Estimate: £350-£400