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