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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.685 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.685 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-10T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T10:16:53.875Z 70 Sword and scabbard Belonged to 12/2410 Captain James Doran McComish, 1NZEF Captain James Doran McComish Served: SAWar: Orange Free State, Transvaal to 1902 : service no 4320 7NZMR WW1: 1NZEF: 12/2410 Auckland Infantry Battalion & NZ Light Railway : Gallipoli, Egypt, West Europe. British Pattern 1897 sword and scabbard used by Captain James Doran McComish, WW1, Auckland Infantry Regiment, and post-war (NZ Territorials) sword: George V Officers sword [pattern 1897?] blade type: straight, single fuller to each side, royal cypher and foliage pattern etched to fullers, six pointed star to one side of shoulder, brass [rivet] to centre of star with illegible mark guard: half basket, chrome, pierced foliage, royal cypher: George V with Tudor crown, knot slit near pommel hilt mounts: chromed metal, chequered grip, hemispherical pommel, spherical tang button knot: brown leather strap with plaited acorn attached to hilt grip: fish skin bound with brass wire scabbard: brown leather over wood, leather belt loop to back, silver metal to opening markings: marked at top of blade: "ENGLISH"; NZ issue marks impressed under hilt: "N [broad arrow] Z / 179." sword & scabbard
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