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WW1 era British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, VGC, Sold.

In very good condition, a Gieve, Matthews & Seagrove (WW1 era) British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, VGC, with scabbard, bag and knot.

WW1 era British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, VGC, with scabbard, bag and knotimage v58 1

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The Gieve, Matthews & Seagrove maker's mark (sword actually made by Wilkinson) was used 1907 to 1911. This is one of the best condition WW1 era RN swords we have ever seen. The officer's name "C F Merchant, R.N." is engraved to the hilt's / guard's folding section and their initials "C F M" marked to the all weather bag. Trouble is, we can not find any record for this officer! Definitely one for the researchers!

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The 31 3/8 inch blade is supremely etched and has only a few small patina spots which are pretty much all to the edge and so these have minimal negative effect. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt retains much gilt and is in very good condition. The grip, a little grubby but not very much, is in very good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. Sword knot very good. Scabbard good. Belts with some wear. All weather bag with age and hood has separated. Original roeskin bag liner aged. The sword sheathes and draws well, and the hilt locking guard section locates onto the scabbard locking pin as it should.

A really superb WW1 RN sword; you are unlikely to find one better. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference V58 (1002). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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