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Pattern 1821 Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword, belonging to  Captain Sir William Ffoulkes, Norfolk Militia Artillery

An immaculate Wilkinson artillery officer’s sword, to named aristocratic officer of the Norfolk Artillery Militia. The 32.5 inch blade is numbered 16237 (for 1869), is in superb condition, with detailed custom etching for the Norfolk Artillery, as well as the owner’s family crest and motto. The sword belonged to Captain Sir William Ffoulkes, JP, Deputy Lieutenant, High Sheriff of Norfolk, 1876, MP King’s Lynn 1880, KCVO 1904. He was a Baronet, educated at Harrow and Trinity College Cambridge, joining the Norfolk Artillery in 1869. The hilt is in as good condition as the blade, being clean and bright, with the silver grip wire and shagreen all in very good shape. The hilt is tight on the tang. The scabbard is present, though rather pitted and dark itself. A lovely sword and very nimble in the hand.