Victorian British Royal Navy Officer's Sword,
In good to very good condition, a Victorian British Royal Navy
officer's sword and scabbard
You rarely find antique naval swords in such very good condition.
This example is marked to sword cutler and renowned military tailors
Linney & Co of Regent Street in London, and would therefore
pre-date 1886, plus almost certainly have been made from 1884 to
The 29 1/4 inch blade is well etched and overall in very good condition,
some patina spots but not too many, the etching still very clear.
Blade firm in the hilt, the hilt with good levels of gilt remaining.
The fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings are
also very good; we are not sure if the grip was white fishskin and
is now grubby, or black fishskin (for a junior officer) and faded;
we suspect / believe the former. The leather and gilt metal fittings
scabbard is very good for its age. The locking pin of the top scabbard
locket locates well into the hole of the folding guard; the folding
guard section working very well. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Superb, a well above average example. Please quote item reference
number I60 (1064). Further / full sized pictures available upon