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Pre-1810 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.

Pre-1810 British Naval Officer's Sword1800's pattern British Naval Officer's Sword

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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.

 

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