Circa 1840 Early Victorian British Royal
Navy Officer's Sword, sold
In overall good condition, a scarce early Victorian British Royal
Navy officer's sword quill pont blade, finely etched by Hamburger
Rogers & Co.
The quill / clipped point (sort of one and the other) fullered
blade and trading style of "Hamburger Rogers & Co 30 King
Street Covent Garden London" indicates the sword was made around
The 30 1/2 inch blade is finely etched with fouled anchor one side,
the British Coat of Arms the other. There are rust patches here
and there, fortunately mostly away from the etched areas. The blade
is firm in the hilt. The hilt retains a fair amount of gilt. The
fishskin grip is a little grubby but generally good, the twisted
grip wire bindings are complete and generally good. The folding
guard section of the hilt works well. The leather and gilt metal
scabbard has lost the chape / drag fitting, and has aged though
the leather has some cracking it is generally quite good. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
A very nice example of a very fine sword that has weathered better
than most. Please quote item reference M74 (1272). Further / full
sized images available upon request.