VGC British WW1 Era Royal Naval Lieutenant's
In very good condition, a WW1 era British Royal Navy lieutenant's
I believe this to be a late WW1 sword, for a British naval lieutenant.
Made by Batson of London, the sword is exceptionally well made and
attractive. These black fishskin grip swords are much rarer than
more senior officer's swords, and this one is in very good condition
indeed, well above average
The 31 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, nicely etched
with fouled anchor one side and British Royal Coat of Arms the other.
Blade firm in the hilt, the folding guard working fine and locating
onto the scabbard locking pin. The hilt retaining gilt. The fishskin
grip exceptionally attractive and in very good order with twisted
grip wire bindings intact. The leather scabbard a little aged in
places but in good general order. A very fine example. Further /
full sized pictures available upon request. Item reference number