Edwardian British Royal Naval Reserve Officer's
In very good condition, a scarce Edwardian (Edward VII / George
V) British Royal Naval Reserve Officer's Sword.
RNR (Royal Naval Reserve) swords are much scarcer than the regular
RN (Royal Navy) swords. This one is probably WW1 era (as the trading
name of the cutler, Silver and their address of 67 Cornhill would
be right for circa 1914).
The 31 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt retaining most if not all gilt is very good; some
black tarnish around the "R N R" lettering of the cypher.
Grip also very good, a small nick and a tiny spot here and there,
nothing much. Twisted grip wire very good, one lesser strand very
slightly astray. Scabbard very good; the leather with a little wear,
the gilt fittings still very good. Original sword know has a little
age / wear, not much. The folding guard section works well and locates
properly on the scabbard securing pin.
Well, well, well above average. Grab it quick at just £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AD93 (0625).
Full sized / additional photos available upon request.