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1870 British Lead-cutting Sword No.3 & Scabbard

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Price per item: Buy Now for (GBP) £795.00
(USD) $1,119.72
Quantity: 1
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Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom
Started : 18-Sep-2016 8:04:13 PM
Ended: 18-Oct-2016 8:04:13 PM
Seller: jcmilitaria (4)    

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1870 British Lead-cutting Sword No.3 & Scabbard | Militaria | WARSTUFF
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A rare Wilkinson 1870, 1st pattern, Lead-cutting sword No.3 in its original scabbard. There were 4 sizes, No.1 the lightest and No.4 the heaviest. This number 3 and is a very large sword with a 33" long, 2" wide single edged, flat back blade. It has a blackened metal cutlass style hilt and a black jappaned iron grip. It has its original black leather scabbard with brass frog stud. Its rear seam has opened but could be re-stitched and it has no chape. The lead cutting sword was used by Cavalrymen to stregthen the wrist and forearm and the stronger he was the larger the sword he used. Nicely etched on the top of the blade, "LEAD CUTTER NO.3," and "WILKINSON, PALL MALL, LONDON". For reference see pages 266, 267 & 268 in Brian Robson's 'Swords of the British Army'. Price includes UK delivery.
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Accept all major credit and debit cards except American Express. Credit cards carry a 2% surcharge. Paypal carries 4% surcharge, not available for deactivated weapons, ordnance and ammunition. Direct bank transfers, cash and cheque also accepted. Orders will not be dispatched until full payment received. Deliveries outside the UK will be subject to additional cost. Please await invoice confirming costs on committing to buy.
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