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WW2 era / George VI British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, Gieves, Sold

In very good condition, a WW2 era / George VI British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, by Gieves (Wilkinson Sword).

WW2 era / George VI British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, Gievesimage R11 1

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Gieves swords were made by Wilkinsons. This one is in what most people would consider parade condition. Engraved "P Harvey RN" to the folding guard, the only information on this officer we found by way of a cursory search is that he finished an emergency commission on the 4th Feb. 1967 suggesting he served as an RN officer previously, but was called up for perhaps the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation and then released again after that conflict ended.

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The 31 1/4 inch slender dress weight blade is in very good condition, minimal scuffing, no apparent patina, and firm in the hilt. The hilt with much gilt remaining. The fishskin grip a tiny little bit grubby, not much. The twisted grip wire bindings are good. The sword knot in good order. The folding guard section of the guard works well and secures onto the top fitting of the scabbard as it should. The scabbard with some minor age (liquid shoe polish may well fix this). The sword sheathes and draws well.

Well above average condition, so a deal at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference R11 (0475). Further / full sized images upon request.

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