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1805 Pattern Georgian Blue & Gilt British Naval Officer's Sword (sold)

Very good condition Georgian British navy officer's sword by Salter, the same maker as for Lord Horatio Nelson.

1805 Pattern Georgian Blue & Gilt British Naval Officer's Sword

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Stunning and exceptionally rare 1805 pattern British naval officer's sword made by Salter. Recently refurbished by Crisps & Sons of England. Therefore in overall very good condition except for the blade which has aged / rusted over the years (now stabilized) for which there is no refurbishment available. Though, as can be seem, the blade retains a good amount of its original blue and gilt etching.

The 32 inch blade in good order though has lost some etching and suffered a little from rusting. It is firm on the hilt; a little movement, hardly noticeable. The ivory and gilt wire grip in stunning order, as the hilt itself having been cleaned and re-gilted. The scabbard is a replacement though with the original fittings; it is therefore in exceptionally good order. These swords seldom come onto the market and I have endured the 8 month wait for Crisps to refurbish it. As Crisp's trade is a dying art, the ability to get a sword refurbished to such a high standard is numbered in days. The refurbishment alone cost me £871.79; that does not include what it cost me to buy the sword in the first place. Further / full sized images available upon request. My item reference number is 322 (55).

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