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1827 Pattern George 5th Royal Naval Officer's Sword (sold)

A scarce George 5th royal cypher 1827 pattern Royal Navy officer's sword.

1827 Pattern George 5th Royal Naval Officer's Swordimage 587 2

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Unlike most George 5th Royal Navy swords, this one has the Royal Cypher of George 5th on the blade; before Edward 8th, it was not required to have the current monarch's royal cypher on the blade, only the Royal British Coat of Arms. So this is a scarce sword to say to least.

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Made by Gieves, the 31.5 inch blade is clean, the etching a little feint (from having been over-cleaned) with a little evidence of rust patching, but not much. As well as fouled anchor, the blade bears the royal cypher of George 5th and is form in the hilt. The hilt is in very good condition; a good cleaning with a toothbrush and some oil would move the slight copper oxide bluing. The white fishskin grip is in good order but with some marks, the twisted grip wire bindings in good order too. The leather and gilt fittings scabbard a little aged but very sound and in good aesthetic shape. The sword sheathes well and the folding section of the hilt locks onto the retaining pin of the scabbard as it should. The folding guard is marked to the original owner, W H I Bowater RN. Included is its original sword knot which is in much better condition than most I see. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. My item reference number is 587.

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