Saddam Hussein / Ba'athist era Iraqi Naval
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good to very good condition, a super rare Saddam Hussein /
Ba'athist era Iraqi Naval Officer's Sword.
Iraq under Saddam Hussein had a tiny navy, 5 British built corvettes
and 1 Soviet era built patrol boat, so this Iraqi naval officer's
sword is very rare indeed.
The 28 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, just a sheathing
/ drawing line each side, the etching still very crisp and clear.
Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good condition, as are
the faux fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings. The leather
and gilt metal scabbard is very good but some signs of wear. The
sword sheathes and draws well if a little tight towards full sheathing.
We doubt you will ever get a chance at another. A sound investment
for sure, £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
AE50 (0862). Further / full sized photos available upon request.