whole description : SPECIMEN & (SEE) WEA/1007 & WEA/1011
blade (left flat) finish : etched decoration comprising rayed crown above text, "1ST. JUNE 1794", which is positioned above a naval crown and badge of the Worcestershire Regiment [eight-pointed multi-rayed star enclosing the Garter and lion] and motto "+FIRM+". Below the motto a "GVR" interlaced cypher and laurel and palm wreath. The whole within an ornate scrolled and foliate panel
blade (right flat) finish : four lines of etched text, "PRESENTED TO LIEUT. E.P. BENNETT. V.C., M.C. BY HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND IN RECOGNITION OF AN ACT OF CONSPICIOUS [sic] BRAVERY AT LES BOEUFS ON NOVEMBER 5TH. 1916." Inscription within ornate scrolled and foliate panel
Description: George V issue Pattern 1897; black-lacquered fishskin grip (smooth finish)
mark ; stamped & etched blade (left ricasso) small hexagonal brass insert enclosed by two etched overlying and interlinked triangles and overlying triangles
inscription ; stamped blade (back, near guard) 53318
mark ; etched blade (right ricasso) Royal Arms above scroll marked "BY WARRANT" and four lines of text - "+HENRY+WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON"