A sword/piece of memorabilia, created for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The Golden Jubilee Commemorative Sword is based on the winning design from a competition initiated and funded by Wilkinson Sword at the London Guildhall University Sir John Cass Centre for Silversmithing and Jewellery. It was be hand crafted in strictly limited numbers, and each owner's name was recorded in the Wilkinson Sword archive. A special first edition version of the sword (crafted from solid gold encrusted with precious stones) was presented to Her Majesty.
The hallmarked sterling silver hilt Hallmarked for London, WS Ltd. 2002 has24 carat gold plating & is embellished with enamelled decorations and ornate patterned silver bands. The sword has an attractive decorative polished stainless steel etched blade.Both sides have been etched with floral filigree comprising roses, thistles, daffodils and shamrocks, representing the four corners of the United Kingdom. The ricasso has the'Wilkinson Sword' crossed swords and Crown. At the centre is the "ER" cipher.
The reverse of the blade reads "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee 1952 - 2002" and has the limited number on the ricasso this particular sword is numbered 0132. Dimensions The blade has a length of 23.5 inches (59.7 cm), the sword measuring 30.5inches (77.4 cm) long, 31.5 inches (80 cm) long when in scabbard. The box has a length of 36 inches (91.4 cm), a depth of 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) & a height of 2.5 inches (6.4 cm).
The set weighs 4.6 Kg. The sword features a sterling silver hilt, with silver-gilt metal fittings. The scabbard is covered in a fine white leather, with bands of silver-gilt, and three beautifully enameled rosettes in white, red, and blue. The sword is truly magnificent in quality and presentation.The condition of the sword is as new, only with a couple scratches on the box and inside velvet - check posted pictures for details please. Return ONLY if item doesn't match listing description. In the event of a return, your item must reach us within 14 days of your receipt of item. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\European & Mediterranean\Modern". The seller is "axxesstel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.