WW1 / George V era British Royal Naval Officer's
In overall very good condition (but with some scabbard and fishskin
grip shrinkage) , a WW1 / George V era British Royal Naval Officer's
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.
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
A lot of quality sword for just £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference Q96 (0451). Further / full sized images
available upon request.