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WW2 British RN Officer's Sword, Lt J F Stewart, HMS Undine, POW, Sold

In good condition, the WW2 British RN Officer's Sword of Lieutenant John Frederick Stewart, an officer on HMS Undine, Prisoner of War.

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Details of HMS Undine are here, that was damaged and scuttled after losing her sonar. This sword would have been purchased for the 1st January 1939 promotion from 2nd Lieutenant to Lieutenant of J S Stewart. So this sword sat at home while he was a POW. There are parts of labels still attached to the sword and stuck to the all weather bag which we have left for posterity. NB The blade looks like it has a white line through the centre; this is just a reflection along its centre ridge (the blade is very good / does not have such a line)

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31 1/4 Inch blade in very good condition and superb etching, marked to Gieves (Wilkinson Sword made their swords), firm in the hilt. Hilt with gilt remaining, white fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings in very good order. Original sword knot good. The scabbard mostly good but a small gouge down one side (can only be seen when view scabbard side on) and the fittings a bit loose (can be glued, which is what the maker did originally). The leather all weather bag overall good, but some age. The inner roeskin bag in good order though a little grubby. The sword sheathes and draws well. The folding guard section works well and locates onto the scabbard retaining pin as it should.

A well above average condition sword and with full provenance. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AB89 (0135). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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