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Edwardian British Royal Navy Officer's Sword by Matthews, Sold

In very good condition, an Edwardian (Edward 7th) British Royal Navy Officer's Sword by Matthews with belt.

Edwardian British Royal Navy Officer's Sword by Matthews with belt

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Etched to the ricasso and marked to the top scabbard locket "Matthews & Compy (Company) Portsmouth", so pre-1907, so Edward VII as the crown to the hilt cartouche is the Tudor Crown which was used after Victoria.

The 30 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, an odd spot of patina, etching still very clear and firm in the hilt. The hilt very good and retaining much gilt. The fishskin grip in good condition, a little grubby / worn here and there, the twisted grip wire is good. The leather and gilt metal fittings scabbard is good for the age. The sword knot is a little aged and frayed. The folding guard with officer's name "T. S. Jewitt" works well and locates properly onto retaining pin of scabbard. The sword sheathes and draws well. The belt aged but good.

Very nice sword, very nice price; yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Q06 (0310). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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