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.
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.