Limited edition commemorative sword, 0531/2000, made by Wilkinson Sword of London in honor of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Stainless steel blade measures 30″ long and is engraved with depictions of the Saturn rocket launch, the Apollo XI lunar (LM) and command (CM) modules above the Moon’s surface, and the American flag; it is also engraved on a floating ribbon “Apollo 11 Moon Landing 20-7-1969,” Engraved at the bottom near the tang “By Appointment To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Sword Cutlers,” the logo of “Wilkinson Sword London,” and “Made in England.” Overall length measures 36″ long, with an 18-carat gold-plated crossguard and pommel, and a polished walnut grip. Sword is accompanied by its 39 x 6.75 mahogany plaque, with a gold-plated presentation plate reading, “Sword by / Wilkinson Sword of London / to Honour the Achievement / of the U.S.A. Moon Landing / 1969,” and also bearing an image of the Apollo 11 lunar module. In fine condition, with some wear and tarnishing to presentation plate. RR Auction COA.
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