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Fine WW1 George 5th British Naval Officer's Sword by Firmin (sold)

Very good condition George 5th (WW1 era) British naval officer's sword, scabbard and all weather bag by Firmin; owner's initials.

Firmin WW1 / George 5th British Naval Officers SwordFirmin WW1 / George 5th British Navy Officers Sword

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A well made Firmin of London WW1 era (George 5th) British naval officer's sword in very good order, complete with scabbard, knot and all weather bag; the later marked with the original owner's insitials "F.W.L."

image Firmin WW1 George 5th British Navy Officers Sword 3


31 inch straight blade very nicely grey etched with British Royal Coat of Arms one side and the traditional fouled anchor the other. Blade (some slight tarnishing / tiny rust spots here and there) firm in the hilt, fishskin and wire bindings (twisted grip wire) in very good order, gilt still quite bright, sword knot in good order, folding section of guard locks onto scabbard pin as it should, scabbard well preserved, the gilt fittings a little dull, the all weather bag sound but aged (I have applied leather balsam to preserve it) and end slightly bent with stitching loose (clearly the sword was stored in the bag standing up for some time).

image firmin etching

Further / full sized photos available upon request. Reference number 262

image naval anchor

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