British WW1 Royal Navy Officer's Sword, A
In very good overall condition, a British WW1 Royal Navy Officer's
Sword etched to original officer A Murphy.
All we know about A Murphy is that there is a record
that he received the 1914 Star, so he was serving with the Royal
Navy at the start of WW1. You
can research Royal Naval officers here.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is in good condition except for some large
patina splodges at the point end, and some general wear to blade,
but overall very good and firm in the hilt. The hilt is very good,
with gilt remaining. The grip in very good condition as are the
twisted grip wire bindings. The sword knot very good for age. The
leather of the scabbard has lost some surface here and there but
is good; the brass fittings have lost their gilt. The locking pin
mechanism / folding guard section works well. The all weather bag
is aged but sound.
A well above average example and quite rare in that it has George
V's cypher to the blade (most did not, they simply had the British
Royal Coat of Arms). Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference Q73 (0400). Further / full sized images available