Victorian British Royal Naval Junior Officer's
In good overall condition, a scarce Victorian British Royal Naval
Junior Officer's Sword, by Hobson.
Marked to cutler Hobson on the ricasso, the black fishskin grip
for a junior officer makes this a much scarcer sword than the white
fishskin grip normal officers swords.
The 30 1/8 inch blade is in overall good order, the etching still
quite clear, but with patina and even rust patches here and there.
The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt aged but overall good. The
black fishskin grip is in good shape but the twisted grip wire bindings
have lost quite a few strands. The scabbard leather is aged and
split down the seam bit overall sound. The sword sheathes and draws
A very reasonably priced fair example; yours for £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference P04 (0194). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.