George V / WW2 British Royal Navy Officer's
Sword, F.M. Duthie, For Sale
In very good condition, a George V / WW2 British Royal Navy Officer's
Sword, Surgeon Commander F.M. Duthie.
A scarce example of a George V etched sword (the vast majority
simply have the British Royal Coat of Arms). The sword of Surgeon
Commander F.M. Duthie, R.N. who served throughout WW2, survived,
and retired on 27th May 1953. Sword marked to "Gieves",
so a Wilkinson made sword.
son's or younger brother's RN sword can be found here.
The 31 1/4 inch slender dress weight blade well etched and in very
good condition for its age. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt retains
much gilt. The fishskin grip and grip wires in very good condition.
Original sword knot with some age / grubbiness / wear but overall
very good. Leather and brass fittings scabbard also good; the sword
sheathes and well, the folding guard section locates onto the scabbard
securing pin. The black all weather bag and belts with age / surface
cracking, part strap, a tear to the hood but sound.
A lovely sword with accoutrements. Tons of research potential.
A snip at £550. Please quote item reference T99. Further /
full sized images available upon request. Box 0813-1m (2.283).