1827 Pattern Victorian British Naval Officer's
Sword by Thurkle (sold)
In very good order, a Victorian Royal Navy officer's sword made
by quality maker Thurkle.
A very good example of a sought after Victorian RN officer's sword.
Yes the blade has some patina spots but not many; most Victorian
naval swords are in much worse condition given the elements they
were exposed to.
The nicely etched 32 1/4 inch blade is firm in the hilt. OK, the
hilt is more copper base metal than plated gilt now but it still
looks very good. OK, the fishskin is a little grubby from being
handled over 120 years or thereabouts, but the fishskin is in great
order and the twisted wire grip bindings are still superb. The sword
sheathes well and the locking mechanism is fine. OK, the leather
of the scabbard is a little aged and tired, but still very good
considering. A well above average example. Further / full sized
pictures available upon request. My item reference number is 639