Rare GRV Etched British Royal Naval Officer's
In good condition, a rare GRV Etched British Royal Naval Officer's
Although there are many George V naval swords, they do not have
George V's cypher on the blade (it was not until Edward 8th that
cyphers were mandated on naval officer swords - before that, it
was normal to have the British Royal Coat of Arms).
The 31 1/2 inch blade is very good but has some rust patches. Blade
firm in hilt. The hilt retaining much gilt (in very good condition).
The white fishskin grip is a little grubby, but it may wash out
with care. The twisted grip wire is good. The original sword knot
is good for its age. The leather and gilt fittings scabbard is good;
the central fitting is loose but can be simply glued if required
(this is how they were fixed in the first place). The sword sheathes
and draws well. The folding guard section of the hilt works and
locates onto the scabbard's retaining pin on the top fitting.
That GVR etching makes this sword rare and highly desirable. A
bargain price at only £?. Please quote item reference P84
(0282). Further / full sized photos available upon request.