Antique military sword research and Wilkinson sword numbers
‘Privately purchased Wilkinson-made swords from 1854 onward carried serial numbers on the spine of the blade. Most of the records for these sales survive and are accessible through Richard Milner.
‘These records give the date of manufacture of each blade and sometimes include the buyer's name, which can aid in researching the officers who carried these swords. You can contact Richard Milner and find out how to order a record here: http://www.armsresearch.co.uk ‘