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Victorian 1827P Naval Officer's Sword, Claymore Bladed, (sold)

In overall good condition, a scarce claymore blade Victorian British RN officer's sword by Mackay & Co.

Victorian 1827P Naval Officer's Sword, Claymore Bladee, Mackay & Coimage C01 1

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Claymore bladed RN swords are my favorite of the late Victorian era; they cost the original owners a little more, as they cost me a little more to acquire them over standard bladed swords, but they are supremely attractive and almost certainly mean the officer was well to do. Mackay and Co were outfitters in Devonport, the proof slug with a star and a dot means the blade was almost certainly made by Cater and Company of London.

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THe 30 1/4 inch blade has been zealously cleaned and has quite a bit of patina, but still looks impressive. The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt with some gilt remaining, the fishskin grip in good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The folding guard works well and located onto the scabbard's locking pin (the pin hole does not go right through the folding guard, just the first 2/3's, just in case you wondered why you could not see a hole above). The leather and hilt metal scabbard is aged; it might be worth removing the top fitting, binding with tape, and gluing the top fitting back on as it is a little loose. But the scabbard is sound enough and will last another 130 years if taken care of. A rare chance to buy a superb sword. Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote reference number C01 (613).

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