Georgian / Victorian Pipeback British Royal
Naval Officer's Sword (sold)
In very good condition for such a sword, a Georgian or early Victorian
British Royal navy officer's sword with scabbard.
The scabbard's top locket marked to "Selby Portsmouth",
dates this sword from 1830 to 1862. The scabbard lockets are all
original, I had the perished leather replaced (you can age or shine
it to your own preference). These swords are so rare, and it is
even rarer to find one in such good overall condition, the etching
still visible on the blade.
The 29 inch pipe-backed blade with quill point tip is in very good
order, showing some etching including the maker Selby's name, and
firm in the hilt. The hilt retains a little gilt and is in very
good order. The fishskin grip a little grubby but sound, as are
the grip wire bindings. The folding guard is good. The new leather
for the scabbard means this is currently a little tight, but has
been well done.
A great example of an iconic sword from then the world's greatest
naval power. A solid investment. Further / full sized pictures available
upon request. The item reference number is A07 (424).