Solid Blade Variant Victorian British Royal
Naval Officer's Sword, sold
In fairly good condition, a very rare solid blade variant of a
Victorian British Royal Navy officer's sword.
Marked to "E A Seagrove Portsea", dating the sword from
1867 to 1891, this has a very rare "solid blade" (not
to be confused with solid hilt / tang). The blade is flat both sides,
no fuller, not raised. It is probably even more rare than Percy
blades, and certainly rare even than claymore blades in RN officer
The 30 1/8 inch blade is in good condition for its age except but
worn; the etching on solid blades tended to be less pronounced to
start with, so they become feint with comparatively very little
wear. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt is in good order and
the folding guard / scabbard pin locking mechanism works well. The
fishskin grip is a little grubby for sure, but sound. The twisted
grip wire bindings are aged but good. The leather and metal fittings
scabbard is well aged with a crease evident. The sword sheathes
and draws well. The original sword knot in very aged and frayed
A super rare sword and therefore a great buy at only £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference number O44 (1371).
Further / full sized images upon request.