WW1 / George V British Royal Naval Reserve
Officer's Sword, for sale
In good to very good condition, a scarce WW1 / George V British
Royal Naval Reserve Officer's Sword.
Royal Naval Reserve officer swords are much scarcer then Royal
Naval officer swords. This one has a George V cypher to the blade
and is etched at the ricasso to "Miller & Sons, London
& Southampton", which dates it from 1910 to 1916.
The 31 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition with well below
average patina patches and firm in the hilt. The hilt with quite
a bit of gilt remaining but has also blue brass tarnish which takes
care to remove. The grip is good but some staining. The brass grip
wires good but with blue tarnish. The sword knot good, a little
grubby and some minor gilt strands are astray. The leather and gilt
brass scabbard very good for age, gilt remaining, some scuffing
to leather; the folding guard section of the hilt locates and holds
the retaining pin on the top scabbard locket. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
Scarce sword in very good shape. A very reasonable purchase price
of £650. Please quote item reference number AF24. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1078-102x18x16