In good condition, a rare Georgian British Senior Police Officer’s Sword.
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Etched to the ricasso “? Blake & Co London”; the first character(s) rubbed out, but it appears to be their trading style from 1817 to 1823. The hilt typically Georgian.
The 21 3/4 inch blade has feint etching remaining and is firm in the hilt. The hilt generally good, a little bending to the knuckle bow, not much. The fishskin grip in very good condition for its age, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The leather and gilt on brass metal scabbard is aged, only gilt remaining is that which sheathes under the sword langets; the top locket is loose (easily glued). The sword sheathes and draws well.
Your really will not find many of these around. A sound investment at was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference V25-AC62. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0322-1m (1.731).