WW2 British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, a WW2 British Royal Navy officer's sword,
scabbard, knot, belts, epaulettes / shoulder boards, all weather
cover, lanyards, beret with badge, etc.
By repute, this is the sword of Captain D.S. Wyatt R.N. O.B.E.,
though the top locket of the scabbard is engraved with the initials
"S C W" (possibly his father or wife). In any event, the
sword was owned by a Captain of the British Royal Navy as the epaulettes
/ shoulder boards testify. It is a King George V era sword as there
is no Royal Cypher to the blade, just the British Royal Coat of
Arms. This is a superb opportunity for research (all WW2 RN officers
can be researched online).
What you see if what you get and more; everything in the photos
and also a kit bag with many buttons, etc.
The 31 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, the etching very
clear, a little patina towards the point and odd spot elsewhere,
but nothing much. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt retaining
worthwhile gilt. The fishskin grip in very good condition but for
a missing patch (it is worth buying another wreck of a sword or
some fishskin to cut out, stick and replace). Grip wire very good,
the folding guard works well and locates properly onto the pin of
the top scabbard locket. The leather and gilt metal fittings scabbard
in good shape; the sword sheathes and draws well. The accoutrements
are all in good condition, some more so than others, some showing
wear / age / use of course.
This is a lovely sword with bags of potential, especially regarding
the research. Because of the small missing patch of fishskin, we
are giving it all away at only £xxx. Please quote item reference
K31. Further / full sized images available upon request.