ERII Wilkinson Royal Naval Master-at-Arms
An ERII British Royal Navy Master-at-Arms sword, by Wilkinson,
with scabbard, sword knot and all-weather bag.
Wilkinson serial number 93519 (for 1968) to the spine, there is
a light engraving on the reverse side of the ricasso (the other
side of where the Wilkinson logo is etched); "F L Mulloy Devonport
/ MX 891843 Master-at-Arms". I believe the sword is overall
suitable for a serving officer, if required by one, and that the
inscription could fairly easily be removed by a metal polisher,
again, if required.
The plain 30 3/4 inch blade is in exceptionally good condition
and firm min the hilt. The hilt retaining much original gilt; the
folding section working well and locating onto the scabbard's pin
as it should. The fishskin grip exceptionally good one side, a little
worn the other; the twisted grip wire bindings all present and correct.
The original sword knot is mostly good, a little grubby here, a
little frayed there. The leather and gilt fittings scabbard mostly
very good except for a kink in the lower leather section. The sword
sheaths and draws well. The black all-weather bag is mostly good,
some paint or other white spots to it, should come off; a little
creased as you would expect. These are very scarce onto the market
and thus £750 is a very fair price. Full sized / additional
pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number