Napoleonic British Royal Navy Officer's Blue
& Gilt Etched Sword, Sold
In good condition, a rare Napoleonic British Royal Navy Officer's
Blue & Gilt Etched Sword.
Rarer still with a plain (not lion's head) pommel, with a post
1801 British Royal Coat of Arms to the blade, this sword most likely
dates from 1801 to 1805 (when the RN adopted a standard pattern)
and therefore likely in existence at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in overall very good condition for its
age and is firm in the hilt. The hilt with quite a bit of bending
as is common with these brass hilts. The ivory grip denotes a well
healed or even senior rank officer, possibly of flag rank, is in
good shape with just two small chips under the pommel where the
most stress from gripping is placed.
Really lovely to get a blue and gilt RN sword in such condition,
and what a bargain, just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference U54 (0892). Further / full sized images available