Original British WWI Leather Covered Officer's Swagger Stick circa 1917

Item Description

Original Item: Only one Available. This is a genuine early WW1 British Officer's leather covered Swagger stick carried by the upper crust of the Officer Corp. These were introduced late in WW1 to replace officer's carrying the metal topped cane Regimental sticks. It is a fact that common even soldiers were issued cane swagger sticks when going on leave in WW1, so that they had something to occupy their hands. Early in the war delicate old ladies had bitterly complained that Tommies were often seen on Rail Road either "picking their noses or scratching their privates". The result from an outraged War Office was to give the officers something else to carry around with them.

This example measures 24 inches in length, and is in quite nice condition. The leather is excellent, with just a bit of wear on the ends, and the stitching is still fully intact. We suspect this example was issued late in the war, which accounts for the lack of the usual wear pattern on the leather.

An officer's quality WW1 leather covered Swagger stick, ready to display!

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