Original British WWI Royal Army Medical Corps Named Officer's Presentation Sword with Scabbard and Frog
Original Item: One of a Kind. This gilt/bronze mounted Officer's Sword bears the Royal Cypher of King George V, and it has a wire bound Ray Skin grip and 32 1/2 inch long engraved blade. Markings on the blade ricasso show the Maker to be HAWKSWORTH of SHEFFIELD and the reverse shows that it has been PROVED.
On the left side of the blade amidst the copious engraving is:-
Presented to LOUIS E. STRAMM ESQ., M.D. B.Sc.
ON RECEIVING HIS COMMISSION IN THE R.A.M.C.
BY THE PATIENTS AND STAFF OF THE
BRITISH HOME AND HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES,
AS A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION
& GRATITUDE FOR HIS KINDNESS TO THEM
DR. STRAMM had seen first hand the devastation to the human spirit that came from the massive trauma of WW1 with explosives and gas, his pioneering work in the field, both on the Western Front and then after action home care for ruins souls was recognized by the Army, the Government and patients alike.
Complete in its original leather covered field scabbard with sword carrier leather frog for use with the Sam Browne Officer's Belt assembly.
A fantastic Royal Army Medical Corps presentation Sword, Ready to display.
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