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1827 P Victorian British Royal Naval Officer's Pipe-Back Sword (sold)

In very good original condition, a well etched pre-1846 British naval officer's sword with pipe-back and quill point blade.

Victorian British Royal Naval Officer's Pipe-Back Sword

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It is very, very rare to find one of these early Victorian British Royal Naval officer's swords in such good condition, really. Beautiful condition 28 1/2 inch pipe-back quill pointed blade, a small amount of rust patina towards the point, firm in the hilt. Yes, the blade is its original length; this sword was clearly made for a shorter officer before regulations became hard and fast and uncomfortable for some! Etched with crown and fouled anchor, plus swirls.

The hilt remarkably retains much of its original gilt; spectacular. The folding guard (pre-locking pin) works just fine. The fishskin is in superb condition, as are the twisted copper wire ring bindings. The scabbard a little aged by very good; the centre fitting is loose. The sword sheathes well. This is a rare chance to get such a very good condition iconic collector's sword for just £? (too late, now sold). Further / large images available upon request. My item reference number 630 (231)

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