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WW1 era British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, Matthews & Co, Sold

In good to very good overall condition, a Wilkinson made British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, marked to naval outfitter Matthews & Co of Portsmouth.

WW1 era British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, Matthews & Co (Wilkinson)

Sales enquiries

Matthews & Company (also of Gieve, Matthews & Seagrove) sold Wilkinson made swords with their retailer names on them. Matthews appeared to use this trading style until 1906, so, as the crown on the hilt is Tudor (post-Victorian), the sword dates from 1901 to 1906.




The 30 1/2 inch blade is well etched, a little worn, some rust spots, firm in the hilt. The hilt is generally very good, as is the grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings. The original sword knot is aged and frayed but remarkably good still. The leather and gilt metal scabbard in good condition overall. The folding guard section of the hilt works well and locates nicely on to the scabbard locking pin. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A good example for only £(too late - this item is now sold - but we will divulge the original sales price for a small fee). Please quote item reference O63 (1384). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

 

 

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