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George VI / WW2 British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, sold

In very good condition, a King George VI (WW2 Era) British Royal Navy officer's sword.

George VI / WW2 British Royal Navy Officer's Swordimage AA39 1

Sold Item Notice

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.

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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.

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