By famed maker Wilkinson and so marked at the base of the 34" broad fullered blade along with numerous ordnance makers and issue dated including 90 and 99. The last, undoubtedly for Boer War service and as it was in Africa, it may well have served in the Zulu War of 1885 as well. Iron hilt with rolled edge guard pierced with the Maltese cross. Diced leather grip scales. Hilt retains most original black lacquered finish. Blade with frosty gray patina blending to a little heavier oxidation at the point only. Marks crisp.