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Rare Edward 8th British Royal Navy Reserve Officer's Sword, sold

In good condition, marked to Edward VIII, a British RNR Reserve officer's sword by Gieves.

Rare Edward 8th British Royal Navy Reserve Officer's Sword

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Because of the short reign of King Edward 8th, swords marked with his cypher are particularly rare. This one is marked to the original owner, "E S Hutchison R. N. R." on the folding guard.

 

The 31 1/4 inch blade with the very distinctive Edward 8th Royal Cypher, ropes, fouled anchor, etc. is in overall good condition, some rust spots and wear, not too much. Blade firm in the hilt which retains quite a bit of gilt. Hilt and grip in good condition. Folding guard works fine and locates properly onto the scabbard pin. Scabbard overall good to very good. Sword sheathes and draws well. Sword knot generally good but a little grubby and frayed a little here and there.

For an Edward 8th naval officer's sword is a very good price. Please quote item reference number F65 (893). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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