1805P British Royal Navy Officer's Blue &
Gilt Etched Sword, Sold
In good condition (langet gone), a rare 1805 pattern British Royal
Navy officer's blue and gilt etched sword.
OK, the langet has long gone (the break has corrosion), but this
can actually be repaired by someone like Crisp & Sons if an
issue. It is rare to find these Napoleonic / Battle of Trafalgar
era swords with so much blue and gilt etch remaining, plus a nearly
intact ivory grip!
The 27 inch blade is overall in very good condition with much blue
and gilt etch remaining. Blade a little loose in hilt. The langet
has long ago broken off the hilt / guard. The ivory grip in well
above average condition, though with missing chips one side and
under the pommel. The twisted grip wire bindings remain good.
A sword with a lot of blue and gilt and potential for a low price;
yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
P23 (1206). Further / full sized images available upon request.