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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.

WW2 Royal Navy Sword of Lt. / Rear-Admiral Robert Love Alexander, DSO, DSCimage AE28 1

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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.

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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.

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