WW1 (dated 1915) British Royal Navy Named
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good condition, a WW1 (dated 1915) British Royal Navy Named
Officer's Sword by Gaunt, etched to Engineer Lieutenant J Gordon
Serial number 14486, blade etched / dated 12.12.1915 under the
inscription for Engineer Lieutenant J Gordon Cheyne RN; probably
the date of his commissioning.
The 30 1/4 inch blade was once 30 1/2 inches but has had the tip
made safe (rounded) as many officers returning to civilian life
and families did. Blade in generally very good condition, grey etching
clear, firm in the hilt. The hilt brass / gilt dull through age,
the grip a little aged / grubby but in good order, as are the twisted
grip wire bindings. Knot is aged and has lost its "acorn".
Leather and brass fittings scabbard good for age. The sword sheathes
and draws well. Folding guard section works and locates properly
onto scabbard retaining pin.
Plenty of research potential. A bargain at just £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference S62 (0680). Further / full
sized images available upon request.