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British Pattern 1919 Royal Air Force Officer’s Sword

A Royal Air Force Officer’s Sword
82.5cm blade etched with the Royal Arms, RAF badge, vacant panels and foliage, regulation gilt hilt incorporating GRV cypher, eagle head pommel, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its leather scabbard, with gilt mounts, complete with sword knot of gold and blue strap and bullion acorn.

The RAF Officer’s Sword shares design elements with the Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword. The hilt design is nearly the same, except for the RAF emblem on the guard and the hilt material, which is brass. The blade is that of the P1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword, but with RAF motifs etched on the blade.