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WW1 / George V British Royal Naval Officer's Sword, sold

In very good condition, a WW1 / King George V British Royal Naval officer's sword, scabbard, knot and belts, and a mystery too.

WW1 / George V British Royal Naval Officer's Sword, VGC

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This is a lovely grey etched sword in very good condition. The mystery comes from the name etched to the ricasso of the blade and also the inside of the belt, where the maker / supplier put their name. Here it says "F J Money 104 Percy Road Southsea". The thing is, 104 Percy Road in Southsea is a 2 bedroom terraced house! And there is no mention anywhere of an outfitter or other business called "F J Money" that would supply swords to a RN officer; perhaps it is the Royal naval officer's name! A great research project!

In any event, this is a lovely sword, very well made and in well above average condition. It is also quite special in another way in that it actually bears the Royal Cypher of King George 5th; most naval swords of this period simply had the British Royal Coat of Arms.

The 31 1/4 inch blade in in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt with some gilt remaining is also in good order, the fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are in very good order, the sword knot too very good. The patent black leather scabbard with gilt fittings is well above average. The hilt's folding section locating well onto the pin of the top locket to hold the scabbard firm. The sword sheathes and draws very well. The belts, also marked to F J Money 104 Percy Road Southsea are in good condition. A beautiful sword in well above average condition.

Please quote item reference G59 (946). Further / full sized images available upon request.)

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