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WW1 British RN Officer's Sword of Engineer-Lieutenant Williams, sold

In overall very good condition, the WW1 British Royal Navy officer's sword of Engineer-Lieutenant Tom Williams, photo and review.

WW1 British RN Officer's Sword of Engineer-Lieutenant Tom Williams & Photoimage P40 1

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Complete with framed photo showing Lieutenant T Williams wearing this very sword, together with April 1912 Naval Engineering Review with his photo and a full page on him / his career. His earlier (sub-lieutenant) junior officer's sword can be found here.

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The 31 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition except for some smaller but quite pronounced rust patches, mostly to / near the edge. Etching very good. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt retaining much gilt. The fishskin grip a little worn and grubby in places. The grip wire all there but some lesser strands a little astray. The leather and gilt metal fittings scabbard mostly good, some age, the fittings having lost most of their gilt. The sword sheathes and draws well; the locking pin mechanism / folding guard section works well. Sword knot aged, worn and frayed. Includes framed photo and naval review booklet.

A great example with 100% provenance; loads of potential for research. A good investment for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P40 (0212). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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