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WW1 / George V era British Royal Naval Officer's Sword, Sold

In overall very good condition (but with some scabbard and fishskin grip shrinkage) , a WW1 / George V era British Royal Naval Officer's Sword.

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Sold Item Notice

This sword has been kept in a low humidity environment. That is great regarding the blade and sword knot, less so for the scabbard and grip fishskin which have shrunk a little as a result; so the edge of the fishskin shows and the scabbard can not be fully sheathed. But the blade is superb for its age.

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The 31 inch blade is well etched and in very good condition; no maker's / retailer's name etched to the ricasso which is an indication this sword was made 1917 / 1918. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt retains a little gilt. The grip is very good but with some shrinkage; the twisted grip wire bindings are good. The original sword knot is good. The scabbard has shrunk a little and so he sword does not sheath fully.

A lot of quality sword for just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Q96 (0451). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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