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WW1 / George 5th Era British Royal Naval Officer's Sword (Sold)

Almost certainly mid to late WW1, British Royal Navy officer's sword in very good condition.

George 5th / WW1 Era British Naval Officer's SwordGeorge 5th / WW1 Era British Navy Officer's Sword

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This is either Edward 7th, George 5th or George 6th but, given the lack of a maker's name to the blade, a generic proof mark and etching type, I believe this has to be a sword made 1915 to 1918 during World War one during the reign of King George V.

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In very good shape compared with many especially naval WW1 swords I see; very little in the way of rust spots to the blade. Although there is no maker's mark, most likely as a result of being bought through a retailer or cutler such as Gieves who used blades from manufacturers like Wilkinson, not even the cutler's / retailer's name as you would normally find, no doubt during the time of greatest need for speed and efficiency and numbers over tradition and the norm.

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The 31 1/2 inch blade is in good order, some rust patination, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt in good condition with some blue oxidation which can be carefully removed if you have the time. The fishskin grip and the wire bindings (twisted grip wire) are in good order. The folding guard works fine. The scabbard is equally in good order though the top fitting is loose (can be glued if required).

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Further / full sized pictures available upon request. My item reference number is 456.

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