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ERII Eickhorn Solingen made Royal Naval Officer's Sword, Sold

In very good condition, the ERII Eickhorn Solingen made Royal Naval Sword of Captain J A G Evans.

ERII Eickhorn Solingen made Royal Naval Sword of Captain J A G Evans

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John Alan Godfrey Evans initially served on the battleship HMS Nelson during WW2, he went on to be a submarine officer serving on several subs, and was eventually promoted to Captain proper in 1966. We believe he bought this sword in 1960 when he was promoted to Commander; he then went on to become Captain in 1966. John Alan Godfrey Evans made midshipman rank in 1941 when he was presented a dirk in person by King George VI (that dirk can be found here). Sword in pretty much parade ground condition.

The 31 inch grey etched blade is in very good condition, a little wear / scuffing but really not very much. Sword blade firm in the hilt, which has a reasonable level of gilt remaining. The white fishskin grip in good condition, some marks / stains but not too much; the twisted grip wire bindings in good order. The leather and brass fitting scabbard is in good order but there is very little gilt remaining on the fittings. The sword knot is a little aged but good. The sword sheathes and draws well. The folding guard locking pin system works well.

Nice to get such a great condition sword with clear provenance to a WW2 officer. A great buy for only £? (too latee, now sold) . Please quote item reference number AB86 (0142). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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