ERII British Naval Officer's Sword &
In very good condition, an ERII (Queen Elizabeth 2nd) British
Royal Navy / naval officer's sword.
In good enough condition to be used officially by a serving RN
officer in our opinion; perhaps some cleaning / maintenance work
required. No maker's name but certainly English made, circa 1970's
to mid-1980's. Bearing the name of the original officer owner on
the fold down guard section, "A C Catheart"; could be
removed and the area re-gilted if not desired.
What you see is what you get; sword, scabbard, knot, all weather
cover and belts.
The 79.5cm blade is well etched, some scuffing, but generally very
good, a lone patina spot on one side of the 2cm wide ricasso, firm
in the hilt. The hilt retaining much gilt, the fishskin grip and
associated twisted grip wire bindings in very good condition. The
sword knot good but a little aged in places and a little grubby
here and there. The folding guard with the original officer's name,
"A C Catheart", un-researched, locates onto the securing
pin of the scabbard's upper locket. The scabbard is generally very
good but the top fitting has some gilt loss / wear. The guard and
the scabbard fitting recesses have some typical blue brass oxidation;
easily cleaned off if required with a suitable metal cleaner. The
middle fitting on the scabbard is looses and moves up and down;
this is normal / typical as they were only aver glues on it the
first place; can be glued again if desired. The leather belts and
all weather cover aged but still usable. A very nice package. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item
reference number D39 (724).