WW1 Royal Naval Officer's Sword of Gnr. Henry
Turner, D.S.C, sold
In overall very good condition, the sword presented to Gunner
Henry Turner, D.S.C., R.N., upon his attaining officer rank.
This is a rare WW1 Royal Navy junior officer's presentation sword
for Gunner Harry Turner - his medals are for sale on another site
and you can read his exploits there; Rennie
The 31 1/4 inch blade is etched with presentation script to Gunner
Turner, fouled anchor, etc. plus the cutler's details (Army &
Navy Co-Operative Society 105 Victoria Street London SW). The blade
is in good condition, some patina spots but not too many, the etching
still very clear. Blade firm in the hilt, the hilt / guard retaining
much original gilt. The black fishskin grip in very good condition,
as are the associated twisted grip wire bindings. Original sword
know a little aged but compete. The gilt fittings on leather scabbard
in good shape. The locking pin mechanism works well. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
Bearing in mind this Royal Naval officer's medals are on sale for
£4,500.00, our price for his fine sword seem to be truly under
priced. A well above average example of this scarce model of sword,
complete with presentation etching to this hero sailor giving you
more provenance then most, makes this one of the best deals on our
site. Please quote item reference G02. Further / full sized images
available upon request.