Victorian British RN Officer's Gieves / Wilkinson
A scarce Wilkinson / Gieves marked Victorian British Royal Naval
officer's sword, made rare by inclusion of special catch.
Wilkinson maker's logo to ricasso, with "manufactured for
J Gieves Portsmouth" on spine, serial number 36179 for 1898,
this RN officer's sword has a special catch system for the scabbard
and a solid guard (no folding section). If you like collecting unusual
/ bespoke British naval swords, this one is for you! We have not
researched the serial number on the Wilkinson sales ledger (costs
£10 if the buyer wants to do it).
The 31 1/4 inch blade is in generally good to very good condition,
but with some wear and pitting / patina. Blade firm in hilt. Hilt
retains much gilt and grip in good general order. Original sword
knot not bad for age. Scabbard mostly good but has small kink /
bend; fittings still retain good amounts of gilt. Special scabbard
catch system works well. Sword sheathes and draws well.
Scarce made rare and only £(too late, though we will tell
you the original price for a small fee!). Please quote item reference
N54 (1315). Further / full sized images upon request.