George VI / WW2 British Royal Navy Officer's
In very good condition, a King George VI (WW2 Era) British Royal
Navy officer's sword.
Marked / etched to high quality naval outfitters "Moseley
and Poundsford, 32 The Hard, Portsmouth" (they often are connected
with outfitting for senior naval officers), this sword would have
been made by someone like Gaunt. There is a serial number, 17365,
on the blade spine and this would appear to put it at the beginning
of or just before World War 2, based upon other serial numbers for
the same retailer. This sword shows very little sign of service
life, and one can only speculate about the original owner officer
and his life.
The 31 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, just a little
marking / light patina. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt very good,
as is the faux fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings. Leather
and gilt metal scabbard in good condition, the patent leather with
some crazing lines (think shoe polishing it). The sword knot good.
The sword sheathes and draws well. The folding guard section of
the guard works well and locates onto the securing pin of the scabbard
as it should.
A lovely, well above average example, and just £xxx (too
late, now sold - though we will divulge the original sales price
for a small fee). Please quote item reference AA39 (0029). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.