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1805 Pattern British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, For Sale

In aged but sound condition, an 1805 Pattern British Royal Navy Officer's Sword.

1805 Pattern British Royal Navy Officer's Sword

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This sword was made for a real dandy junior Royal Navy officer by Wilding & Childe of 186 The Strand, London. The address should give it away, this was a very important company; they were silver and gold lacemakers (wholesalers to military outfitters of gold and silver fabrics, etc.) plus bespoke sword cutlers. This sword with an earlier style diamond section blade was a statement, but not as much of one as the exceptional scabbard fittings; real Georgian bling.

The 28 1/4 inch blade has some pitting and a steady patina. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt overall good with some gilt remaining. The black (for a junior officer) fishskin grip in very good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. All that is left of the scabbard are the fine gilt brass fittings.

A great bespoke sword; if only we knew who the officer was. An investment for sure at £725. Please quote item reference AE70. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0985-1m (1.504).

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