Victorian British Royal Naval Officer's Sword
by Firmin, sold
A good Victorian British Royal Naval Officer's Sword by Firmin
in good condition.
A well made Victorian British Royal Navy lower ranks officer's
sword, the black fishskin indicating it was carried by a Lieutenant.
Made by and etched to "Firm & Sons 153 Strand London",
a high quality maker, with fouled anchor both sides of the blade.
The 31 inch blade is well etched and well preserved, some patina
patches but not so many for a circa 130 / 140 year old naval sword
which of course has been exposed to salt water in its time. The
blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt in good condition. The black
of the fishskin grip is worn and faded, but still clear. The fishskin
itself and associated twisted grip wire bindings are in good shape.
The leather and metal fittings scabbard generally good. The folding
section of the hilt with earlier pin hole (where pin hole does not
go through the folding section entirely) works well and locates
on the associated pin of the scabbard. The sword sheathes and draws
well. A very good example. Please quote item reference number G21
(942). Further / full sized images upon request.