WW1 British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, Scabbard,
Straps & Belt, sold
In good to very good condition, a WW1 era British naval officer's
sword, complete with scabbard, knot, straps, belt and buckle.
Marked to "Moore, Scantlebury & Coote, Naval Outfitters,
The Hard, Portsmouth & 47 Conduit Street, London, W" on
the inside of the belt, the sword blade itself has no maker's or
retailer's mark, so is almost certainly late 1916 to 1918 (height
of World War One).
The 31 1/2 inch deeply etched blade is in very good condition,
some patina yes, but not too much, and is firm in the hilt. The
hilt / guard good, as is the white fishskin grip and associated
grip wire bindings.
The sword knot also good, presumed the original. The leather and
gilt metal fittings scabbard with some age to the leather, but good
overall. The straps and belt remain good, some cracking here and
there as you would expect. The sword sheathes and draws well, the
folding locking section of the guard locates as it should onto the
pin of the top scabbard locket, thereby securing the scabbard when
A well above average and complete example for only £xxx (too
late - now sold - original sales price revealed for small fee).
Please quote item reference M06 (1233). Further / full sized images
available upon request.