British Naval Lieutenant's Sword
A lovely WW1 era British navy lieutenant's sword, scabbard, knot
and belts in mostly good to very good condition; all weather bag
worn / as found.
In mostly very good condition this is a lovely complete example
of a WW1 era British junior naval officer's sword, belts, etc. Although
the blade is not marked to any cutler or retailer on the ricasso
(which implies it was WW1 made), the belts are marked to "E
W Cracknell, Naval Outfitter, 23A Elm Grove, Portsmouth" which
dates it from 1914 to 1929.
With the British Royal Coat of Arms nicely frost etched one side
of the blade (pre-Edward 8th naval swords did not have the current
monarch's royal cypher) and fouled anchor the other, the 31 inch
blade is simply marked "London Made" along the spine.
The blade has just two or three patina spots and is firm in a very
good condition hilt (black fishskin, ring bindings and folding guard
all very good). It sheathes well into the scabbard which has a few
areas of tarnish and wear to the fittings, but not too much, and
some compressions or wear to the leather, but again not too much.
The sword knot is complete and in good order. The all weather bag
is worn but nice to have. The belts are in very good order.
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.