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WW1 British Royal Navy Officer's Sword (Friedeberg), Sold

In very good condition, a WW1 British Royal Navy Officer's Sword by J Friedeberg, cutler, of Portsea.

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Friedeberg traded until 1917, so the sword is not post WW1 It actually dates from 1902 to 1917. Regrettably, there is no officer name to the inside of the all weather bag's hood as there is often. Instead, there is an old name label, so faded that it can not be read.

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The 32 inch blade is slightly longer than normal and implies a tall officer. Blade in very good condition with just a little wear and a few patina patches, plus is firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good shape; the folding guard section works well and locates onto the scabbard's retaining pin. The fishskin grip is good; the twisted grip wire has a couple of lesser strands a little wayward one side, nothing major. The sword knot in good condition, some age / grubbiness, some fraying, nothing much. The leather and brass fittings scabbard is in mostly good shape; a small crease and some wear. The all weather bag has suffered the test of time. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Lovely sword, well above average. Nicely priced; £600. Please quote item reference number W16. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1158-101x19x16 (2.356).

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