WW2 Royal Navy Sword of Lt. / Rear-Admiral
R L Alexander, Sold
In very good overall condition, the WW2 Royal Navy Sword of Lt.
/ Rear-Admiral Robert Love Alexander, DSO, DSC.
Robert Love Alexander was a consummate British RN submarine officer
during WW2. (WW2
history here) including his participation against Tirpitz and
several German U-Boats, as well as both German & Japanese merchant
shipping. A/S.Lt. 1st Sep 1933, S.Lt. 1st May 1934, Lt. 1 May 1936,
Lt.Cdr. 1st May 1943, Cdr. 31st Dec 1946, Capt. 31st Dec 1952, Rear-Admiral
7th Jul 1962 , Ret. 3rd Jun 1965. Here
is his dirk.
The 31 1/4 inch blade is very good except for tip end which has
some pitting. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt very good with much gilt
remaining. The fishskin grip but a little grubby and worn, the grip
wire also good. The sword knot in good order but a little frayed.
Leather and gilt brass scabbard in good order. The folding guard
section engraved "R L Alexander, RN" works well and locates
properly onto scabbard pin. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A cracking sword and for a famous Royal Navy officer. Go on, treat
yourself: £? (too late, now sold). Please quote reference
AE28 (0779). Further / full sized images available upon request.