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Victorian British Admiral's / Commodore's / Flag Officer's Sword, sold

In quite good condition, a scarce Victorian British Royal Naval Admiral's / Commodore's / Flag Officer's Sword.

Victorian British RN Admiral's / Commodore's / Flag Officer's Sword

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Denoted by the acorns and oak leaves around the scabbard suspension mounts and chape, this sword was once the property of a very senior British Royal Naval officer, an Admiral, Rear-Admiral or Commodore First Class (sometimes known as a First Captain), a so-called "Flag Officer" as a special pendant would be raised when he was aboard.

The 30 3/4 inch blade is in overall fair to good condition, being worn and having some light rust / patina areas. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt and other fittings retaining some gilt. The fishskin grip a little aged and grubby; the twisted grip wire bindings are present and correct. The leather and gilt metal scabbard is good for its age considering. The sword sheathes and draws well. The guard's folding section locates as it should onto the locking pin on the top scabbard suspension mount.

Who knows who once held this sword and what ship he commanded. A rare and desirable item for only £x (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item reference number AA18 (0008). Further / full sized images upon request.

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