Early 20C British Royal Navy Junior Officer's
In overall very good condition, the Early 20C British RN Junior
Officer's Sword of Sub-Lieutenant Tom Williams, complete with original
all weather bag.
Complete with all weather bad, this Wilkinson made sword is etched
to retailer "R.G. James & Co, 13 Queen Street, Portsmouth",
with the name of "T Williams" etched to the blade's spine.
These junior officer swords with plain pommel and black fishskin
grips are much scarcer than normal officer swords, as they were
only carried by sub-lieutenants. The later RN sword of Tom Williams
can be found here.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is in good condition but with some rust patches,
mostly to the edges. Etching still fine. Blade firm in the hilt.
The hilt good but with little gilt remaining. The black fishskin
grip in good shape generally (some wear) as are the twisted grip
wire bindings (one lesser strand on one turn slightly astray). Leather
and brass fittings scabbard aged but generally good. The sword sheathes
and draws well and the folding guard section locates well onto the
scabbard pin. The black all weather bag and inside roeskin bag are
aged, but sound. Please note; the photos of him are only for reference
and not included with this sword (they are actually
included with his later sword).
A nice example and for a named officer. A good good buy for someone
at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P41
(0213). Further / full sized images available upon request.