British Naval Officer's Sword For Sale
An 1800's pattern British Naval Officer's Sword with scabbard
from an Edinburgh sword mounter dated 1780-1810.
A very nice 1800's pattern British navy officer's sword with the
supplier's name "Jn White Edinburgh", John White of Edinburgh
who was a goldsmith and sword slipper who mounted swords from 1780
to 1810; this sword therefore pre-dates Trafalgar.
The curved fullered blade is 28" long and plain, while the
hilt of diced bone or ivory and beautiful silver fouled anchor set
against the copper and leather scabbard is truly impressive. The
fact the sword when worn would look as good as any other but with
a tough austere and highly functional blade indicates the owner
had taste but also a desire to wear a sword which could be used
and relied upon, without dress blue and gilt largely reserved for
dress / ceremonial swords. A slight course reduction along the sharp
edge of the blade towards the tip implies it was used. The sword
is in generally good condition with no looseness; the scabbard's
leather is a little worn and aged as should be expected from a service
sword. Further pictures available upon request.