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.
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.