1855 Model Imperial Russian Naval Officer's
Sword & Scabbard (sold)
An exceptionally rare Victorian era Imperial Russian naval officer's
sword with original scabbard.
This is one of those rare collector to collector "Do you have
one", "No, eat your heart out" swords. An exceptionally
rare Russian naval officer's sword complete with its original scabbard,
which makes it even rarer still. This otherwise unremarkable looking
sword with its typical fuller to the tip blade (yes, that is how
it is meant to be) is one of the main desires of all serious European
The 24 inch plain blade matches perfectly the original scabbard
and is firm in the hilt. The hilt is in very good condition, the
leather grip and twisted grip wire bindings firm and complete. The
leather and gilt scabbard is aged and the leather split in the area
of the shoe. The break actually is very easily repaired with epoxy
resin glue because a lot of the break is under the shoe itself;
serious buyers ask me for images and you will see.
Truly a chance to own something to gloat over to fellow collectors,
and a very sound investment; these swords sell for more in Russia.
Further / full-sized pictures available upon request. Item reference